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.
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.
When retailers, restaurants and hotels could begin to offer some in-person services again under phase two of the Massachusetts reopening plan in early June, most small business owners were not expecting much from the summer, which is usually their busiest time of the year.
Having completed the budget for fiscal year 2021 in February, town manager Jason Hoch ’95 had to go back to the drawing board once the effects of the pandemic became clear.
The Clark and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MOCA) both closed on March 14 and remained shuttered through the spring. The long months without visitors took a heavy toll on both museums.
As college towns across the country have reeled from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses, cultural institutions and local government in Williamstown have weathered heavy losses while managing to avoid the absolute worst of the crisis. Still, lasting pain from the spring and deep uncertainty about the future remain.
The physical education and athletics department convene to deliver an outline of the College’s athletics reopening policy for next fall. (Photo courtesy of Williams College on Youtube.)
As the College releases more details about the fall’s reopening, it has announced that fall athletics will not take place, that athletes will lose their season’s eligibility if they choose to enroll remotely, while the status of winter sports remains undetermined.
Men’s crew named their newest racing shell “Class of 2020” in honor of their graduating seniors. (Photo courtesy of head coach Marc Mandel and @Ephheavies on Instagram.)
A few days before campus closed in March, women’s tennis head coach Anik Cepeda had her team over for a hearty weekend meal.
Last week, the NCAA released guidelines for the re-opening of collegiate athletic programs, following the cancellation of the spring 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the College’s administration weighs potential on- and off-campus options for the coming fall semester, what Eph athletics could look like in a post-COVID-19 world remains unclear.
The juggle-a-thon, organized by the men’s and women’s soccer team, was livestreamed on Instagram, raising funds and awareness. (Photo courtesy of Daiana Takashima ’20 and @williams_soccer_juggles on Instagram)
“I heard out there that there’s a juggle-a-thon that’s pitting the men’s soccer team against the women’s soccer team,” President Maud S. Mandel said into the camera.