Month: October 2017

Students object to firing of beloved snack bar employees

Last Wednesday, Carl Sangree ’18 created a petition on change.org to be delivered to the College administration titled “Rehire Robin and Kristine.” As of Tuesday evening, over 4000 people had…

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Economics professor investigates conflicts of interest in medicine

In May 2017, Matthew Chao, assistant professor of economics, published (along with 10 others) an investigation into the association between pharmaceutical policies in teaching hospitals and physician prescribing. This study,…

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No. 3 Ephs clinch top seed despite first NESCAC loss since 2015

No. 3 women’s soccer (13–1–1, 8–1–1 in the NESCAC) clinched first place in the NESCAC regular season with a victory over Tufts on Saturday before suffering its first loss of…

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Homebrew brews grand applause at concert

Opening for Michael Christmas in Upper Greylock on Friday night, student band Homebrew closed its set with a funky rendition of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkeley. Mano Sundaresan ’19 took liberty…

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MinCo, MSU, CISA and IC protest Trump travel ban

Last week, members of the Muslim Student Union (MSU), Minority Coalition (MinCo), Coalition for Immigrant Student Advancement (CISA) and International Club (IC) teamed up to host a two-day event protesting…

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Diversity in the dean’s office: students call for change

Recently an article was published (“No Team in TeamEph: How Orientation Can Divide Us” (Sept. 20, 2017)) regarding a subculture on campus. Some members of the College community, especially those…

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Documenting microagressions: on the @femco_overheard_at_williams Instagram

A week after the launch of the Feminist Collective’s new Instagram accounts, a member of the board told us about negative comments she had heard about one of our pages.…

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Improving uncomfortable learning: Increasing the effectiveness of controversial speakers

After attending my first Uncomfortable Learning talk last Wednesday, Christina Hoff Sommers’ “Closing The Feminist Mind,” I felt uncomfortable, but not in the way intended. I did not feel my…

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Custodial pay restructured

According to information the Record has obtained from the Committee on Priorities and Resources (CPR), the administration of the College revised its pay structure for custodians about seven years ago…

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NEASC accreditation team visits College to conduct evaluation

From last Sunday to today, a team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is visiting the College to evaluate its performance under the association’s nine standards…

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