Month: January 2006

In other Ivory Towers: Tulane uses cruise ship as makeshift dorm

Dispersed among 592 institutions nationwide during the fall semester, Tulane students returning to campus may face some unconventional living situations this spring. The strangest? Many will live aboard a cruise…

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Spring Street Blues

Sunday 1-1-06 4:45 p.m., Milham: A resident called and reported water leaking from her ceiling. Dispatch paged the on-call carpenter to shovel the 2nd floor deck to remove the snow…

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Johnson to head Williams in New York

The Williams in New York program has significantly expanded its offerings by signing on E.J. Johnson, professor of art, as director of its spring semester program in 2007 and 2008.…

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Blind mountaineer conquers Mt. Everest

Erik Weihenmayer, the motivational speaker who in May 2001 became the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, visited campus last Wednesday to tell his story to a packed Chapin…

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Four profs gain tenure

The Committee of Appointments and Promotions (CAP) made its 2006 recommendations for tenure: Laylah Ali, assistant professor of art; Joseph Cruz, assistant professor of philosophy; Liza Johnson, assistant professor of…

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Security cracks down on drug use

A campus-wide investigation into illegal drug use in early January resulted in three male sophomore students being asked to take time off from Williams, the Record has learned. Dozens of…

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Hill named next Vassar president

Cappy Hill ’76, provost and longtime member of the College community, has been honored as Vassar’s choice for its 10th president. She will assume her new post in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.…

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New proposal houses first-years in Mission

Mission may become first-year housing next year, as the administration is currently weighing a plan that would transform first-year housing on campus as part of the transition to the Williams…

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Petition to reduce carbon emissions attracts over 1000 signatures

A petition encouraging the College to reduce carbon dioxide emissions over the next decade has garnered the support of roughly 1000 students and 100 faculty and staff members, making it…

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Governance under clusters

The House Governance Subcommittee of the Committee on Undergraduate Life has recommended a model for student governance under the Williams House System that will reshape leadership on campus. In addition…

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