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“Unofficial guide” to navigating College life released in email

On Sept. 7, the student body was sent an email containing an “unofficial resource guide” to life on campus. This guide, which was spearheaded...

College Council holds semiannual elections

This past week, College Council (CC) conducted its semiannual elections. After initial technical issues with the online BigPulse voting system that required elections to...

Construction wraps up in Spencer after continuing into fall

Throughout the first weeks of the school year, continued construction in Brooks and Spencer Houses has caused disruptions to some students’ housing ar-rangements and...

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate proposes tax

Last Wednesday, Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jay Gonzalez proposed a tax on the endowments of the state’s largest colleges and universities, including Williams. The...

Steven Pinker speaks on Enlightenment

On Thursday night, Steven Pinker, cognitive psychologist and author of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, gave a lecture of...

Spring Street Blues: From the files of Campus Safety and Security

Monday 9-17-18 11 p.m. Hopkins Hall: A student came into Campus Safety and Security (CSS) to make a statement that someone had broken into their...

College awards Bicentennial Medals to four alums

Last Saturday, the College marked the start of the 2018-2019 academic year with the annual convocation ceremony in Chapin Hall, which included the awarding...

Honor committee revises code

On Sept. 10, Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom emailed the student body about two significant changes to the College’s academic Code of Conduct....

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‘Ironic columns’ stem from architectural innovations and quirks

During his 25-year career at the College, Professor of Art History Michael Lewis has watched hundreds, if not thousands, of tour groups pause in...

Organizations work to mobilize College student voter registration

The 2018 midterm election season has begun in the U.S., and the results of the Nov. 6 general election could have a profound impact...

Sartorial Observer: Jihong Lee ’22

“Jihong, you’re literally the only person I know who can pull off a beret!” Charlotte Hanson ’22 said the moment Jihong Lee ’22, wearing...

Behind the Uniform: Valerie Turner

This November marks Valerie Turner’s 28th and final year of working as a custodian at the College. Turner, or Val as her friends and...

Gammelgården Creamery adds new autumnal skyr flavors

Signs of fall are fast approaching: the Purple Valley has a deeper flush, the Patagonia fleeces are out and the pumpkins have made their...

One in Two Thousand: Neena Patel ’19

I met Neena during my first year when we realized that her mom and my uncle were good friends when they attended the College....

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