Month: April 2010

Women’s rugby mangles Keene State 59-5

Last Saturday, the Williams women’s rugby football club (WWRFC) played the third match of its spring season against Keene State at the women’s home pitch on Cole Field. The White Dawgs obliterated their opponents, 59-5.

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Women’s crew posts first on Onota

“Defend our house.” That was the mentality with which women’s crew went into last weekend’s home race at Lake Onota. Lining up against Marist, Bates, Ithaca and the United States Coast Guard Academy, the women set the pace of the regatta, taking first in the 1V, 2V, varsity four and novice four races and second in the 3V.

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Men’s lacrosse stumbles at Bowdoin

Men’s lacrosse (5-8, 4-4 in the NESCAC) was unable to build off the momentum from its overtime victory over Wesleyan on April 17. The men lost 12-5 Saturday against Bowdoin after succumbing 17-15 to Plattsburgh State on April 20.

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Percussion explores a musical universe

On Friday night, the pulse of musical ingenuity beat loud and strong in Chapin Hall. The Percussion Ensemble gave a compelling spring concert, Invisible Systems, where it unveiled the range of its talents by deftly executing compositions scored by contemporary masters.

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6 Degrees of Separation

Even at a small school like Williams, there’s no way to know absolutely everyone. Let’s face it, there will always be people at Williams who have absolutely nothing in common with you … or do they? Is it possible to find a link between any two students at Williams College? Our mission here is to put the Six Degrees of Separation theory to the test, and to discover whether the students here are more connected than we might have thought.

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Athletics dept. to contnue JV sports

Director of Athletics Harry Sheehy confirmed that the athletics department will continue to fund JV sports next year.

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Sigma Xi lecture highlights plant evolution

Although flowers are not generally considered to be particularly fast-moving creatures, Joan Edwards, professor of biology, challenged this preconception over the course of her two-part Sigma Xi lecture. In her talk, Edwards discussed plants’ rapidity in two very different contexts: the incredible rate at which flowers have evolved and speciated, and the lightning-fast physical motions certain plants perform to spread seed.

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CC vote establishes travel reimbursement for student groups

Last Wednesday, College Council (CC) voted to approve an initiative that will address the issue of students paying out-of-pocket for transportation and vehicle rentals when taking trips with student groups.  The initiative will make student transportation more feasible due to the limited number of College vehicles.

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College reforms summer housing and meal plan options

As students who plan to work and live on campus this summer complete their housing forms for the May 3 deadline, they will notice a slight change from last year’s process. Instead of using a housing lottery, the College will assign rooms to summer residents via e-mail. Williams College will also not offer the five-meal dining plan as an option for summer residents this year.

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College hires VP for alumni relations/development

On Friday, Williams College announced the appointment of John Malcolm ’86 to the position of vice president for alumni relations and development. Malcolm, currently the president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, will begin his tenure at the College on July 6.

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