Month: May 2009

Sanders appeals CAP’s tenure decision

As the semester draws to a close, the tenure appeal decision of Nathan Sanders, assistant professor of Linguistics, is yet to be decided. Upon receiving word from the Committee on…

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On the Record: Merrill addresses year’s changes

Yesterday, Record staff Laura Corona and Yue-Yi Hwa met with Karen Merrill, Dean of the College to discuss how the College is moving forward, with respect to the future of…

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Aid given to record 50 percent of students

The Class of 2013 will have the largest percentage of students receiving financial aid in the history of the College. Approximately 50 percent of the class will receive monetary compensation…

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Schapiro prepares College for his departure

After more than 20 years in the Purple Bubble, President Schapiro’s days at the helm of the Good Ship Williams are waning. On Monday, he took a break to reflect…

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Vote ‘yes’ on dance, Claiming Williams

The fate of two deserving programs hangs in the balance in today’s faculty vote. The dance program stands to receive accreditation as an academic department, and the future of Claiming…

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Thank you, Morty

In a few weeks, the white house overlooking Route 2 will be empty, and President Schapiro will be on his way from the purple bubble to the slightly more cosmopolitan…

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‘A New Brain’ falls short of expectations

“This whole rigmarole is a joke I don’t understand,” lamented Gordo Schwinn, the main man of Cap & Bell’s production of A New Brain. Written by composer Bill Finn ’74…

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Malcolm and Lola: Step-crossed lovers

Williamstown, 1985. Madonna reigns supreme. When something is hot, it is “bad to the bone.” And Sankofa is the College’s passionate step team whose stomps and shouts are irresistibly infectious.…

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Dark lyrics fizzle out in White Lies’ new album

White Lies’ new album To Lose My Life…, debuting at No. 1 on the UK Album Chart, left me wanting a lot more - not more music, more material to…

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Research reveals obstacles for first-generation students

According to ongoing research conducted by Christina Cruz, research analyst for the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity (OSPID), some first-generation college students may be hindered from fully thriving…

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