Taking on the social calendar, one event at a time

The social calendar brought me to a variety of events, including (clockwise from top left) Storytime in Dodd Living Room, a hike-turned-hacky-sack-game on Stone Hill, Purple Valley Plays and the Amherst-Williams Homecoming football game. (Irene Loewenson/The Williams Record)

“Another week is almost done / This weekend will certainly be quite fun / Alums, plays, and sports, oh my!

One in Two Thousand: True Pham ’23

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Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College. So long as the owner of the selected unix is on campus, willing to be interviewed and not a member of the Record board, that person becomes the subject of that week’s One in Two Thousand.

Exploring North Adams’ most haunted mansion

North Adams’ Houghton Mansion holds a variety of creepy sights, including an abandoned Freemason meeting room, an old barber chair and dusty Victorian bedrooms. (Irene Loewenson / The Williams Record)

Before the Freemasons sold the Houghton Mansion to developers in 2017, you could stay the night there for $80 so long as you followed three rules: no alcohol, no drugs and no ouija boards. So said Williamstown  resident James “Cricket” Wondoloski, who estimated that he has spent the night in the purportedly haunted North Adams mansion 13 times.

One in Two Thousand: James Fortin ’22

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Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College. So long as the owner of the selected unix is on campus, willing to be interviewed and not a member of the Record board, that person becomes the subject of that week’s One in Two Thousand.

In Other Ivory Towers: Universities protest ICE

In Other Ivory Towers is the Record’s look at colleges and universities outside the Purple Bubble. In the past several weeks, two universities have weathered controversy over interactions with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

Harvard University

The Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s daily student newspaper, is facing criticism over its decision to request comment from ICE for a Sept.

One in Two Thousand: Sydney Pope ’22

(Nicky Wu/ The Williams Record)

Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College. So long as the owner of the selected unix is on campus, willing to be interviewed and not a member of the Record board, that person becomes the subject of that week’s One in Two Thousand.

In Other Ivory Towers: DOE investigates UNC, Duke Program

The U.S. Department of Education has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) to make changes to their jointly-run Middle East studies program, due in part to the program’s alleged bias in favor of Islam and against other religions. In an Aug.