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Alina Ramirez

Alina Ramirez ’26 is a prospective political economy major from Saint Paul, Minn. She is a section editor for sports and was previously a staff writer for news.

She can be reached at [email protected].

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Ruth Ozeki is a distinguished visiting professor of English at the College. (Photo courtesy of Ruth Ozeki.)

Just visiting: Bestselling author Ruth Ozeki teaches advanced fiction at the College

Ellie Davis and Alina Ramirez March 13, 2024

In 2017, Aisha Abdrashitova ’22  – then a student at the Berkshire School – reached out to bestselling author and then-Professor of English at Smith College Ruth Ozeki asking what book she should...

The womens 4x400m relay impressed again, closing out the indoor season with a new school record. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information).

This week in playoffs: Qualifying Ephs close out season at national competitions

Alina Ramirez March 13, 2024
Women’s track and field kicked off the final meet of its indoor season on Friday, the Div. III NCAA Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.
Over the weekend, men’s ice hockey split a two-game series with Middlebury, winning the first match. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s ice hockey splits doubleheader with Middlebury

Alina Ramirez February 14, 2024
The Ephs skated onto Middlebury’s rink on Friday night with confidence, coming off the heels of a second 5-3 win against Wesleyan (5-16-1, 3-12-1 NESCAC) this season. As the end of the regular season draws to a close, the team, currently ranked ninth in the NESCAC, hopes to move into the top eight and secure a spot in the NESCAC Tournament.
Mens squash beats Amherst, looks ahead to NESCACs this weekend (Photo courtesy of Sports Information).

Men’s squash maintains undefeated conference record with win over Amherst

Alina Ramirez February 7, 2024
On Friday night, No. 11 men’s squash (12-6, 8-0 NESCAC) defeated the No. 16 Amherst Mammoths (11-7, 6-4 NESCAC) on the road, adding to an already spotless conference record.
Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Women’s ice hockey falls to No. 8 Colby in second match of two-game series

Alina Ramirez January 24, 2024
Women’s ice hockey (7-7-2, 4-5-1 NESCAC) fell 2-3 to the No. 8 Colby Mules (11-3-1, 4-3-1 NESCAC) in overtime last Saturday, Jan. 20. The game was the second of a series, following a 2-4 loss for the Ephs on Friday night. 
Following their loss, the Ephs hope to earn the at-large bid for the nation tournament. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s soccer falls 0-2 to Middlebury in NESCAC Quarterfinals, awaits news on potential NCAA tournament bid

Alina Ramirez November 1, 2023
The match was the second time the teams had faced each other in five days, following both teams’ final regular season game on Tuesday last week, where the game ended in a 0-1 loss for the Ephs that was decided only by a contested penalty kick. 
An illustration of a typical cottage court shown in a Planning Board presentation. (Photo courtesy of the City Council of Ashland, Ore.)

Planning Board considers cottage court bylaw to increase housing supply

Max Billick and Alina Ramirez October 25, 2023
The Williamstown Planning Board is continuing to draft a warrant article for Town Meeting this spring that would allow for the construction of denser and more affordable housing as part of “cottage court” developments, which would consist of four to 12 buildings, the majority of which would be single-family homes, built around one common area. Under the bylaw, developers would be able to build “cottage court” developments in the Town’s general residence district “by right,” without any special approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Residents will have the chance to vote on the bylaw’s adoption at Town Meeting. 
(Beatrice Larzul/The Williams Record)
The comprehensive plan charts a course for Williamstown development.

Town releases draft of Comprehensive Plan

Beatrice Larzul and Alina Ramirez October 4, 2023

The Williamstown Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee released a draft of Envisioning Williamstown 2035, a plan that outlines the next decade of the Town’s physical development. Two overarching themes...

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