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Spotlight on Research: Ben Snyder examines surveillance, privacy

Spotlight on Research: Ben Snyder examines surveillance, privacy
Shaheen Currimjee November 13, 2019

Baltimore is unlike most major cities in the U.S. in that it is facing an unprecedented, and rising, level of violent crime. In response, Baltimore has invested in surveillance technologies to prevent...

One in Two Thousand: Jo Kim ’22

One in Two Thousand: Jo Kim ’22
Shaheen Currimjee November 6, 2019

Ethan Dinçer/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...

One in Two Thousand: Larissa Silva ’20

One in Two Thousand: Larissa Silva ’20
Shaheen Currimjee October 23, 2019

Shaheen Currimjee/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...

One in Two Thousand: Gabby Martin ’21

One in Two Thousand: Gabby Martin ’21
Shaheen Currimjee October 2, 2019

Photo courtesy of Michael Nettesheim. 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...

One in Two Thousand: Grace Murray ’20

One in Two Thousand: Grace Murray ’20
Shaheen Currimjee September 18, 2019

SHAHEEN CURRIMJEE/DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR We tried to select the subject of this week’s One in Two Thousand randomly, but the first ten people we emailed did not respond to us. We decided to interview...

Students launch Williams Mobile app

Students launch Williams Mobile app
Shaheen Currimjee September 11, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAMS MOBILE. The academic year has only just started, and it seems as if there are a million things to keep track of: deadlines, drop/add period, campus events, whether your laundry...

Panel addresses recent flooding caused by climate change

Members of the panel discussed the ways in which recent flooding has revealed the impact of climate change on Williamstown and the Berkshires. Shaheen Currimjee/Executive Editor.
Shaheen Currimjee November 14, 2018

In August 2011, tropical storm Irene struck Williamstown. The Hoosic River overflowed, flooding lower Cole Field. With over eight feet of floodwater, only the backboard used for soccer practice remained...

Students, community members hold vigils for shooting victims

On Wednesday, students across campus participated in an interfaith vigil to remember the victims of the Louisville and Pittsburgh shootings. The vigil included speeches, poetry and songs.
Shaheen Currimjee/Executive Editor.
Shaheen Currimjee November 7, 2018

Four days after the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pa. and the Kroger supermarket shooting in Louisville, Ky., students, faculty and community members came together in Baxter Hall to...

Syrian artist, architect brings Damascus to United States

Syrian artist, architect brings Damascus to United States
Shaheen Currimjee October 31, 2018

We are living in a world that wants to label us quickly – immigrant, refugee, illegal. But Mohamad Hafez, an eccentric Syrian artist and architect, likes to confuse people. “I have a curly [Salvador...

Community rally protests climate change

On Saturday, students and community members rallied against climate change and in support of a climate lawsuit. 
Shaheen Currimjee/Executive Editor.
Shaheen Currimjee October 31, 2018

In 1988, Dr. James E. Hansen testified before Congress that  the southeastern and midwestern sections of the United States would be subjected to high temperatures and drought in the near future. Thirty...

Cari Naftali speaks on humanitarian refugee work in Greece

SHAHEEN CURRIMJEE/EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The Williams College Jewish Association partnered with Refugee Advocates: No Lost Generation to invite Naftali to speak this past Shabbat.
Shaheen Currimjee October 24, 2018

It is nightfall in Lesbos, Greece. The temperature drops below 45 degrees. As the frigid water laps up against the rocks, a receding wave leaves behind the remains of a faulty life vest. Then, a small...

Fulbright language teaching assistants reflect on experiences

This year, the College is hosting four Fulbright foriegn language teaching assistants in the Arabic studies, French and Spanish departments. Photo courtesy of Alejandro Beas Murillo.
Shaheen Currimjee October 17, 2018

As I wandered into Hollander 229, three young women were whispering in Spanish and another was babbling away in French. The whitewashed walls are covered with photographs of family and friends alongside...

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