Month: February 2000

Men’s basketball earns automatic berth in NCAAs

The Williams men’s basketball squad, well acquainted with playing for its own destiny, was forced to sit down, wait and hope. The fate of the Ephs’ postseason aspirations fell in the hands of Connecticut College and Amherst.

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Thoughts and time & the metric system

February has got to be one of the more ridiculous months of the year. There’s not really much worthwhile going on in February, when you think about it.

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15 minutes of fame, three lines of print: reflections on a summer of obituaries

Donald L. Newport. I wish I could have remembered that name. Instead, I had to look it up in the archives of the newspaper where I worked this summer.

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Bob Dole, McCain ‘fun’ politicians

Bob Dole may be the greatest ex-politician alive. Not for his politics (I absolutely abhor those), but for his actions after he left politics.

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Diallo’s murder reveals larger, underlying problem of inequality

Officers Sean Carroll, Edward McMellon, Kenneth Boss and Richard Murphy shot forty-one bullets into Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo. Forty-one is a large number, especially if it is used to denote an amount of hot, lethal, lead.

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Diallo killing shows justice is not for all

The verdict in the yearlong wait for justice in the murder case of Amadou Diallo, 22, was announced last week after three days of deliberation.

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The murder of Amadou Diallo: fearing the police

OXFORD, England. The four white police officers charged with killing Amadou Diallo in the Bronx were acquitted Friday on all counts.

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Unfortunate cultural barriers exist at Williams

On an extremely hot and stifling afternoon of August 31, 1999, after a flight of more than 20 hours (followed by two more), I finally landed in America.

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Abroad in America: when race is something new

I have lived in several different countries, yet I never had any idea of race issues or race relations. My knowledge of the subject was limited. Race relations in America: I had heard of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X; that was it.

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The other side of multiculturalism

Internationals are the least acknowledged minority group on campus. Different among themselves, they were brought up in diverse cultures each one with its own ideals. The only common factor they have that often links them together is that they are not American.

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