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College receives anonymous $25 million gift for new WCMA building, athletics and wellbeing facilities, all-grant financial aid
Max Billick April 24, 2024
The College received a $25 million gift to support the construction of the first purpose-built site for the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), the renewal of athletics and wellbeing facilities, and the funding of the all-grant financial aid program, it announced in a press release on April 16.
Jeff Palmer hired as director of Campus Safety Services
Beatrice Larzul April 24, 2024
Jeff Palmer will step in as the next director of Campus Safety Services (CSS) on July 17, Vice President for Finance and Operations Mike Wagner announced in an all-campus email on April 11. He will replace Deputy Director for Operations Alison Warner, who assumed the role of interim director of CSS after Eric Sullivan resigned last summer, according to a Daily Messages announcement from Wagner on June 21, 2023.
Ballet, pickleball, and art for all
Tahlia Gerger April 24, 2024
In an op-ed, Gerger ’27 argues that art classes should be made lower stakes and more accessible for all.
‘New beginnings’: SASA and HSA welcome spring with Holi celebration
Rehema Mwamburi and Dilay Kalınoğlu April 24, 2024
Last Friday, students, led by members of the South Asian Students’ Association (SASA) and the Hindu Students Association (HSA) gathered to celebrate Holi, the traditional Hindu festival of colors, on Paresky Lawn. 
Photo courtesy of Maddie Feldman.
In Other Ivory Towers: Princeton to set financial aid, Pell Grant targets for undergraduate admissions following affirmative action ruling
Maya Prakash April 24, 2024
Beginning with the next admissions cycle, Princeton will target a student body in which 70 percent of students are eligible for financial aid and at least 22 percent are Pell Grant-eligible, the university announced on March 26. Princeton’s board of trustees set the new enrollment goals for low- and middle-income students following a review by The Ad Hoc Committee on Undergraduate Admission Policy, which the board of trustees established to examine undergraduate admissions in July 2023.
Despite grueling conditions, men’s crew fought hard, encountering mixed results in Saratoga Springs. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)
Men’s crew faces Wesleyan at Little Three Championship, brings home mixed results
Alina Ramirez April 24, 2024
Last Saturday, men’s crew traveled to Saratoga Springs to compete in the Little Three Championship. While the regatta, as the name suggests, used to feature the Ephs competing against both the Wesleyan Cardinals and the Amherst Mammoths, the competition is effectively a dual meet between the Ephs and the Cardinals as the Mammoths have rarely participated since restructuring their varsity rowing program into a club sport in the early 1990s.
(Photo courtesy of Julia Clark.)
One in Two Thousand: Aidan Slovinski ’26
Megan Lin April 24, 2024
Each week, the Record (using a script in R) randomly selects a student at the College for our One in Two Thousand feature, excluding current Record board members. This week, Aidan Slovinski ’26 discussed the contemporary art market in Japan, inflation, “WUF time,” and study spots.
Leave single rooms to upperclass students — first-years don’t need them
Leave single rooms to upperclass students — first-years don’t need them
Pauli Voelkel April 24, 2024
In an op-ed, Voelkel ’27 argues that Mission, a long-time first year dorm, should be converted to upper class housing.
Theatre department to perform Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Theatre department to perform Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Aliya Huprikar and Ava Rahman April 24, 2024
The theatre department will perform its first musical in a decade, Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, this weekend.