In August 2011, tropical storm Irene struck Williamstown. The Hoosic River overflowed, flooding lower Cole Field.
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 mourn and remember the victims, console and comfort one another and inspire hope.
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.
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 years later, climate change is still a major problem, and citizens are still using the legal system to advocate against the issue.
It is nightfall in Lesbos, Greece. The temperature drops below 45 degrees.
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 a world map with small red tacks pinned onto specific countries.
On Aug. 31, French Professor Nicole Schott Desrosiers passed away.
November 2018 will mark 100 years since the end of the “war to end all wars.” As the most destructive war of its time, World War I (WWI) saw the near-downfall of Western civilization, claiming the lives of over nine million military personnel and six million civilians. In order to honor their bravery and sacrifice, the College has organized a yearlong commemoration, incorporating the archives of fellow College students and faculty who gave up their studies to fight in the war.
I met Neena during my first year when we realized that her mom and my uncle were good friends when they attended the College. Since then, we have bonded over masala chai, my inability to hike, her inability to eat raspberries and the word “covfefe.” This Saturday, over a mediocre sandwich lunch, we talked about her summer in Germany, love of dance, favorite snack and much more!