Month: September 2004

The Artist Formerly Known As Hanna Na

How did you start playing the violin? Well, I started out playing piano, but then my brother took up the violin. I wanted to play that, too. So I started…

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‘Frontieres’ is a valiant effort weighed down by implausibility

Sometimes, a film becomes an important work of art due to the situation in which it was made rather than its actual aesthetics. “Frontieres” (“Borders”), the first feature film by…

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‘Maria’ tries to take all the fun out of drug trafficking

Maria Alvarez glances nervously at a bowl of pellets, each the size of a large grape. With a sudden determination, she picks one up, tilts back her head and tries…

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Chinese pipa seduces

On Sept. 23 the music department continued its exploration of non-Western traditions with the second in its series of World Music Concerts. This week’s featured performer: Wu Man, an internationally…

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Author Karen Shepard unleashes ‘Bad Boy’

Karen Shepard ’87, professor of English, read from her newly published book Thursday night at Water Street Books. “The Bad Boy’s Wife” is an ingeniously woven novel, about the realistic…

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Carroll talks of the new faithful

Colleen Carroll, fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of a book chronicling her research of young Christians, spoke at the College on Wednesday evening. Her focus…

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Artist Victoria Palermo goes with the ‘Flo’

It is hard not to be drawn in by Victoria Palermo’s “Flo-mation” exhibit at the Williams College Musuem of Art (WCMA). Set in a small, triangular room on the first…

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New York study away launched

Students looking to leave behind the ‘Green Acres’ of Williamstown for a taste of city life may soon be saying “Times Square” faster than “fresh air.” The fall 2005 pilot…

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Spring Street businesses seek more traffic

With the demolition of Baxter dining hall and the Snack Bar, some people speculated that restaurants on Spring Street would see a surge in lunchtime and evening customers. Business owners,…

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CUL to leave alcohol behind

After releasing an extensive report on alcohol use at the College last spring, the Committee on Undergraduate Life (CUL) has a new chair in William Dudley, professor of philosophy, and…

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