Month: December 2007

Student athlete appreciates College’s academic focus

Like the admissions office often advertises on tours, academics at Williams come first. Extracurricular activities, including athletics, come second. A distant second. It wasn’t until last week, when I told…

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Paresky Sit-in

It has come to my attention that the new policy in Paresky, while accounting for a minimal increase in sustainability, oppresses and infringes upon our rights as students to have…

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Where’s my Times?

Last week, after several days of waiting in vain, I was dismayed to find out that the College cancels its subscription to the New York Times for Winter Study. It…

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In Other Ivory Towers: Students convicted of robbery explain need for tuition money

Instead of continuing their educations at the University of Toledo in Ohio, Andrew Butler and Christopher Avery are now headed to prison for at least 20 years after they attempted…

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Campaign leader leaves for Amherst

Megan Morey, director of leadership giving, left the College last Friday to take on a position at Amherst as chief advancement officer. For the past seven years, Morey has been…

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Jaffer critiques States’ torture policy

It wasn’t until Jameel Jaffer ’94 visited U.S. detention centers that his academic interest in law took a sharp personal turn. “I saw the men in the detention centers and…

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Dodd neighborhood residents vote

Dodd quad residents will no longer need to trek to the Snack Bar for their morning bagel or caffeine fix, as Dodd dining hall plans to reintroduce its weekday breakfast…

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CUL to eliminate TA point system

Ever get free food because you are a Teaching Assistant (TA) or a friend of a TA? You are out of luck now, because funds in the Committee on Undergraduate…

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Four houses charged for damages, overall numbers below average

Despite the recent hype around bio-cleanups, total damage costs in student dorms this semester tally $2800 thus far, falling well below the $3400 fall semester average of recent years. Students…

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Herchel Smith, Martin-Wilson Fellowship winners announced

After reviewing the applications of 21 applicants and interviewing 13 finalists, the Office of Fellowships and the faculty and alumni selection committees have awarded fellowships to six seniors for two…

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