‘The ball’s not bouncing but the game’s on’: Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips on sports, politics and writing

Phillips (top center) attends a basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Indianapolis Pacers along with author John Green (top right), a long-time friend of Phillips who shares his love for sports. (Photo courtesy of Rowan Ricardo Phillips.)

Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Margaret Scott Bundy Professor of English, is a multiple award-winning poet who has published three books of poetry and a book of literary criticism.

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches

Selected indoor athletic facilities reopened on Friday to receive small groups of students under strict public health measures, as announced by an all-campus email from the COVID-19 Operations and Business Continuity Committee last Thursday. While the Lasell Gymnasium will remain closed, varsity athletes and students enrolled in relevant PE classes can now access the pool, squash courts, rink and Chandler Gym.

One in Two Thousand: Amelia Montagnino ’24

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

To be or not to be an Eph: How the pandemic changed the plans of first-year student-athletes

After a summer of deliberation, James Hemmer ’24, left, and Sunny Hu ’24, right, decided to join their respective teams on campus this fall, while many other first-year student-athletes opted to enroll remotely. (Photo courtesy of James Hemmer and Sunny Hu.)

Back in the summer of 2019, when James Hemmer ’24 first heard from football head coach Mark Raymond, Hemmer was deciding whether he wanted to play lacrosse or football in college.