In 2015, students in the Little Rock School District in Arkansas suddenly didn’t know if their schools would remain open when the state moved in to fix schools nobody knew were broken.
And in reality, most weren’t. Only six of the 48 schools in the Little Rock School District had been graded as failing by the state.
The fight over the new site for Amazon’s HQ2 had cities begging and pleading with Amazon, offering massive tax incentives to make themselves more appealing to the company. My own city, Buffalo, put forward $500 million in tax breaks and offered $700 million in local tax incentives, but those numbers seem inconsequential in the face of Amazon, which hit a market cap of $1 trillion six months ago.
Last Friday and Saturday, women’s basketball (4-3) played in the Williams Holiday Classic tournament, defeating Alfred with a lopsided margin of 81-40 before falling to Tufts 67-41. On Friday against Alfred, all of the Ephs who played had points on the board, with three in double-digits – co-captain Lauren Vostal ’19 (16 points), Emily Chang ’20 (13 points) and co-captain Lexi Jones ’19 (11 points and seven rebounds).
Last weekend, men’s golf won the Williams Fall Invitational with a total of 588, beating 20 universities. On a windy Saturday at the Taconic Golf Club, the Ephs turned in a strong first round performance to take a seven-shot lead at their home event.
Women’s tennis won 17 of the 21 matches in its games against Skidmore and Middlebury at the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational held at the Eph’s Hunt Tennis Courts this weekend. The invitational is an annual event in honor of Eph and former women’s tennis captain Lindsay Morehouse ’00, who was one of the three Williams alums who passed away in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City.