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College mourns the loss of Toby Woods ’27, holds vigil in his honor
Izzy Polanco February 28, 2024
Toby Woods ’27 died on the evening of Feb. 21. He was 18 years old. President Maud S. Mandel announced his death in an all-campus email on Feb. 23. In interviews with the Record, friends remembered Woods for his dedication, his intelligence, and the deep enthusiasm he brought to his relationships and passions.
Comic’s ‘racist’ heckler claimed to be College employee
Luke Chinman and Palvasha Khan February 28, 2024
A woman who identified herself as a College employee heckled Sammy Anzer, a traveling stand-up comedian, with comments he described as “racist” at his comedy show at Bright Ideas Brewing in North Adams on Feb. 3.
Directing deposits: Students reflect on the Personal Expenses Grant
Ellie Davis and Rebecca Call February 28, 2024
Many students receiving financial aid at the College are accustomed to seeing $925 hit their bank accounts from “Williams College Direct Pay” at the start of each semester. But this money — known as the Personal Expenses Grant (PEG) — has only existed in its current form since 2022, when the College established its all-grant financial aid program.
Letter from the editor: Honoring the memory of Toby Woods ’27
Izzy Polanco February 28, 2024
I write to you with a heavy heart as we mourn the loss of Toby Woods ’27. My thoughts are with Toby’s family, friends, and all who were part of his life.
‘Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation’ opens at WCMA
Aluna Brogdon February 28, 2024
The exhibition, which features works from seven artists, marks the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
WSU announces 12 new representatives, decreased voter turnout
WSU announces 12 new representatives, decreased voter turnout
Dylan Mealey February 28, 2024
The Williams Student Union (WSU) announced the results of its spring election on Feb. 25. Twelve students were elected as representatives this semester, with only the Class of 2027 representatives facing a contested election.
The Ephs faced a tough loss in the NESCAC Championship, conceding a promising half-time lead. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)
Men’s basketball loses to Trinity in NESCAC Championship, earns at-large bid in NCAA Tournament
Beatrice Larzul February 28, 2024
Last weekend, men’s basketball (21-6, 9-1 NESCAC) defeated the sixth-seeded Amherst Mammoths (15- 11, 5-5 NESCAC) on Feb. 24. However, the Ephs faced a nail-biting loss against the second-seeded Trinity Bantams (26-1, 9-1 NESCAC) in the NESCAC Championship game on Feb. 25.
Rock ’n’ roll girl group The Chiffons performed at Baxter Hall in 1964. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)
This Week in Williams History: The College receives a gift from France, bands perform at Winter Carnival, Ephs claim NESCAC Title
Quinn Casey February 28, 2024
“This Week in Williams History” is a column that looks back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, the College library received a gift from France, Winter Carnival welcomed famous music groups, and men’s basketball earned its fourth NESCAC Title. 
Chaplain’s Corner: Showing up for each other as we experience grief
Chaplain’s Corner: Showing up for each other as we experience grief
Valerie Bailey, Rabbi Seth Wax, Bridget Power, and Sidra Mahmood February 28, 2024
In this week's edition of Chaplain's Corner, the chaplains reflect on dealing with grief.
BSU Renaissance Gala dazzles with performances, speeches that celebrate Black community at the College
BSU Renaissance Gala dazzles with performances, speeches that celebrate Black community at the College
Inés Garcia February 28, 2024
The BSU’s Renaissance Gala on Feb. 24 featured student performances, speeches, and original student artwork.

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