Month: October 2011

Broadening access to leadership: How to harness the ideas behind Frosh Leadership Weekend

Last Friday and Saturday’s Frosh Lead- ership Weekend (FLW) was the first lead- ership event hosted by the newly consti- tuted Office of Student Life. The event was implemented with new vigor, as dem- onstrated by a substantial increase in stu- dent attendance. Moreover, the weekend seems to have revitalized the Frosh Coun- cil, a leadership body tailored specifically to first-year needs. We applaud the Office of Student Life for seeking to expose first- years to the many leadership opportunities at the College by putting them in contact with upperclassmen mentors and College bigwigs, developing their leadership and interpersonal skills and teaching them to organize events at the College. Yet, while the event was clearly successful, we hope that the Office of Student Life will not become complacent as a result: FLW is a broad and multifaceted event, and each of its elements can be strengthened, restruc- tured and better presented to first-years.

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Ephs surge down stretch with 2 wins

Men’s soccer (8-3-2, 5-2-2 in the NESCAC) claimed two victories last weekend over RPI and Colby. The men defeated RPI 2-0 last Sunday after edging Colby 1-0 in a tight home contest on senior day last Saturday. 

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Kelton executes gameplan for an athletic based art gallery

The final installment of the Gallery of Crossed Destinies at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) opened on Monday with an installation from Head Football Coach Aaron Kelton. Now in his second year at the College, Kelton was awarded NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2010 after football completed a perfect 8-0 season.

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Women’s crew conquers Charles

Last weekend, women’s crew competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, one of the largest regattas in the world. As defending champions in the women’s collegiate eight division, the women had been training hard to prepare for the weekend throughout the fall season.

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1 in 2000

When I ran down Tirhakah Love ’15 in the library and asked him if he would like to be featured as “One in 2000,” he looked utterly perplexed.

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Film festival ushers indie cinema into Williamstown

The Williamstown Film Festival (WFF) is celebrating its “Lucky 13th” season with a series of films and events spanning from Oct. 21 to 29. The WFF began in 1998 when over 24 community members and graduates of the College realized that film was the only artistic medium unrepresented in the Berkshires.

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North of Wall Street, Occupy Albany finds its voice

On October 15, 2011, people in over 950 cities around the world participated in the Occupy Wall Street movement. In recent weeks, Occupy the Berkshires has sprouted in our backyard, with individual events and occupations in North Adams, Pittsfield, Great Barrington and Bennington.

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Men’s crew grabs gold at Head of the Charles

Men’s crew traveled to Boston last weekend to compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta. Both boats competed in the men’s collegiate eight category. The men’s 1V took home first place overall and the 2V snared 16th place.

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Clark readies for next phase of renovations, aims to finish in 2014

On Oct. 18, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute answered questions concerning the museum’s upcoming renovation, a $145 million construction project scheduled for completion in June 2014.

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Field hockey streaks to 3 consecutive wins

Field hockey (7-6, 4-5 in the NESCAC) had a successful two-win homestand last week. On the women’s senior day last Saturday, the women shut Colby down 3-0. The win came on the heels of a highly-contested 2-1 win over Hamilton on Thursday.

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