Category: Top News

In increasing numbers, students turn towards careers in education

While the College does not offer any pre-professional programs for undergraduates, many enter the field of education upon leaving the Purple Valley. In the past, teaching as a profession was often discouraged at schools such as the College. But amid a changing economic scene, increasing community awareness and bolstered support on campus for future teachers, more students are entering – and are encouraged to enter – the field of education.

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After transitional summer, Student Life integrates new staff, policies

The Office of Campus Life was restructured over the summer and renamed the Office of Student Life. The office’s new title and a number of staffing changes were made to reflect a new mission statement that focuses on student leadership and building community on campus.

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Student Life ushers in latest revisions to a steadily evolving office

The former Office of Campus Life underwent several important logistical changes over the summer, reemerging this fall as the Office of Student Life. In addition to changing its name, the office has also added two internship positions and hired an interim assistant director for student involvement.

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Culinary turnover sweeps Spring St.

Spring Street is undergoing several key changes this fall, as new eateries such as Spring Street Pizza and Sweets & Beans, both next to the Purple Pub, are opening their doors to College students and locals. Meanwhile, That’s a Wrap has closed up shop and Lickety Split may follow suit when its lease is up at the end of October.

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J. Hodge Markgraf ’52 passes away

J. Hodge Markgraf ’52, emeritus professor of chemistry and former provost, passed away Thursday evening while running on the track in Lasell Gymnasium.

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Tenure verdicts delivered

The Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) has approved six assistant professors for the rank of associate professor with tenure to the Board of Trustees, which will be meeting later this week to vote on the recommendations.

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Merrill discusses goals for future as College dean

The next dean of Williams College lives within spitting distance of Amherst’s football field. (She also has an apartment in Williamstown.) But not even the daunting commute has tempered her enthusiasm for the projects coming to her new desk in Hopkins Hall starting July 1.

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Spotlight on Middlebury commons; Midd-way between old and new

Residential changes at Middlebury have not come easy. The liberal arts college, Williams’ Vermont peer, implemented what it calls a “commons” system of residential life in 1992, years before current students arrived on campus.

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CUL revises cluster house plan

The Committee on Undergraduate Life (CUL) went back to the drawing board and made substantial revisions to their cluster housing proposal to respond to concerns raised by students. Most importantly, the CUL now plans to advocate for a five-cluster model with larger clusters based more closely on campus geography than the previous six-cluster model.

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Black history month celebrations begin

As part of its celebration of the Black History Month theme “Deconstructing the Monolith,” the Black Student Union (BSU) has put together a comprehensive series of dinners, lectures, panels and performances for this month.

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