Month: February 2005

Ivory Towers: A Williams in Aftrica

Small liberal arts colleges are rare outside the United States. In the small West-African country of Ghana, they are unheard of. Until now, that is. Patrick Gyimah Awuah left Ghana…

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Diversity site fosters debate

The diversity initiative Web site, launched in the fall and designed to become a forum for members of the College community to share their experiences, has met with modest success.…

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Theater construction nears final act

Construction on the’62 Center for Theatre and Dance is wrapping up as the facility prepares to open its doors this April with the theater department’s performance of Shakespeare’s As You…

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Health center picks alternate birth control

Due to a recent increase in the prices of Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Alesse, two birth control medications, the health center will no longer make these drugs available to students. The…

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RNA provides link to ancient world

“What is life?” Wendy Raymond, associate professor of biology, opened her lecture last Thursday with this question. Her speech, which dealt with the ancient genetic material found inside every living…

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Water Street Books tweaks policies

Students frustrated by rising textbook costs and unavailable books may be pleased to learn they have an advocate. The Bookstore Committee – comprised of three faculty members, two staff members,…

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CEP to examine diversity across the curriculum

As part of President Schapiro’s campus-wide analysis of the status of minorities at Williams, the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) is working to implement diversity-minded reforms in the College curriculum.…

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Chanoff hired to plan guest performances

The College has named Rachel Chanoff director of programming for the guest artist series to be held in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance starting October 2006. Chanoff will…

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Debaters clash over clusters

Two teams of professors and students squared off over the Committee on Undergraduate Life’s (CUL) proposed Williams House System Wednesday night in Bronfman. The debate was sponsored by the Williams…

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CampusHabitat: Sparking interaction out of class

The oft-repeated adage about learning at Williams places a student on one end of a log and Mark Hopkins, the College’s esteemed former president, on the other. But the question…

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