In what direction is our community headed over the next 10 and 15 years? How will the College improve to become more equitable, inclusive, sustainable and transparent?
Jan Padios, a professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, officially accepted a position at the College as a tenured associate professor of Asian American studies (AAS) in the American studies department on Feb. 17.
Andrew Quinn ’13 did not plan on becoming a speechwriter to one of the country’s most powerful and controversial politicians when he graduated from the College seven years ago with a degree in political science. But today, he works for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as chief speechwriter and strategic communications director.
In the past two months, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leticia Haynes, Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement Bilal Ansari and President Maud S. Mandel, among others, have presented a narrative of “structural changes” that have taken place at the Davis Center (DC). According to this narrative, the positions that previously existed at the DC have been reimagined to create new roles with substantially different responsibilities.
In hopes of better understanding the one-third of student body who actually know what goes on at “lift,” I decided to see if I, an unathletically-inclined Record editor, could walk a day in an athlete’s sweat-soaked shoes. In the words of NARP hero Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek, I was determined “to boldly go where no [nonner] has gone before.”
Walking toward Currier Quad on a warm day, one might see children climbing on the statuesque eyes embedded in the hill around the walkway, or possibly someone sitting on one of the eyes as they read. These moments of interaction between humanity and artwork are simple yet significant; they touch on the unique and multi-dimensional relationship between an artwork and its audience.
Podcast Editor Tali Natter sat down with Brandon Hilfer ’20 to learn more about his music thesis, an original opera titled “Actaeon, or the Hunter,” adapted from a story in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” The piece will be performed May 9 at 7:30 pm in The Directing Studio.
RUSSELL BLAKEY/THE WILLIAMS RECORD Podcasters Onder Kilinc ’23 and Harun Curak ’23 pose in their entry. Three weeks ago, Harun Curak ’23 and Onder Kilinc ’23 launched Cultures of Williams, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of international students on campus.
At this year’s JUNO awards, Assistant Professor of Music Zachary Wadsworth’s album When There Is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio has been nominated for the category “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral.” The album comes at the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I, and it was recorded live at Vancouver’s St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.
What are you most looking forward to this spring? “For my skin to stop being so dry and crusty.” – Carlos Cabrera-Lomelí ’20
“Grabbing a meal with you 😉 unix: adm3.” – Afoma Maduegbuna ’21
“For the sun to come out!” – Harrison Toll ’22
“I’m really looking forward to sun and being able to play soccer outside again!” – Ashlyn Oh ’23