Author: William Newton, News Editor

Congressman Neal addresses tax reform in Griffin Hall

Last Friday, U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) spoke before an audience of students and faculty in Griffin Hall about the difficulty of accomplishing meaningful tax reform. Neal, who has served…

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Vega, Leonard perform in course on popular music

Last Thursday, Professor of music W. Anthony Sheppard invited two guest musicians, Suzanne Vega, an American singer-songwriter and mother of Ruby Froom ’17, and Gerry Leonard, an Irish lead guitarist…

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Professor receives CAREER grant

Last week, Matt Carter, assistant professor of biology at the College, received a CAREER grant worth $586,000 over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on…

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Free speech resolution passes

On April 18, College Council (CC) issued a resolution in support of “free, open and honest dialogue” at the College. Written by 2017 CC representatives Kevin Mercadante ’17 and Hanson…

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Lickety Split to relocate but remain open

Though the new Williams Inn will be built where Lickety Split is currently located, the College plans to make special accommodations to ensure that the local ice cream business stays…

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Dining tackles food insecurity with meal plan changes

After student activists brought forth concerns over food insecurity on campus, the College recently decided to make significant changes to dining services and the meal plan structure. Under the new…

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Student perceptions of rigor of College majors

Over the course of the last week, the Record conducted a survey asking students about their perception of the most and least rigorous College majors. Out of a randomized 500…

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Devadoss, White debate the role of God and religion in a liberal arts education

Last Thursday, the Veritas Forum hosted a discussion on religion in Griffin Hall titled “Does God Belong in the Liberal Arts?” The conversation, moderated by Professor of Physics Frederick Strauch,…

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Computer science addresses gender disparity

This is the second of a two-part Closer Look into gender disparities at the College, examining what departments and student organizations are doing to address this issue. Several groups at…

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Examining the gender disparity across academic fields at the College

This is the first installment in a two-part series that will look at gender disparity in majors at the College. The first part will look quantitatively at the gender gap…

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