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Hannah Marx, College News Editor

Hannah Marx ’27 is a prospective history and Arabic studies major from New York, N.Y. She is a college news editor for the news section. Previously, she served as a staff writer for the news section.

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A survey sent to 500 randomly selected students reveals student opinions on institutions such as the faculty, the Record, the College, and the JA system. (Hannah Marx/The Williams Record)

Spring approval ratings survey shows increased approval of Record, decreased approval of Dean’s Office

Hannah Marx and Lena Kerest May 8, 2024
Last week, the Record sent its biannual approval ratings survey to 500 randomly selected students using a script in R. The survey asked students to indicate their approval, disapproval, or neutrality on many campus institutions, including the Junior Advisor (JA) system, the Davis Center, and President of the College Maud S. Mandel.
Thesis by Josh Picoult ’24 preserves institutional memory of WCFM

Thesis by Josh Picoult ’24 preserves institutional memory of WCFM

Hannah Marx May 8, 2024
Senior Josh Picoult wrote his honors history thesis about the storied history of WCFM.
bbno$, student bands perform at Spring Fling

bbno$, student bands perform at Spring Fling

Hannah Marx May 1, 2024
It would be hard for anyone at the College to miss the excitement of giant inflatables, food trucks, and loud music that radiated from Science Quad last Saturday. Rapper bbno$ headlined the event — All Campus Entertainment (ACE)’s Spring Fling concert — which also featured performances by several student bands.
College to break ground on Multipurpose Recreation Center, conduct year-long study on wellness

College to break ground on Multipurpose Recreation Center, conduct year-long study on wellness

Hannah Marx May 1, 2024
The College will begin the construction process for the Multipurpose Recreation Center (MRC) on May 8, when the contractor for the project, Suffolk Construction, is scheduled to arrive at the site. The College plans to break ground in late spring with an anticipated opening in winter 2025, the Office of Communications announced on April 8.
(Photo courtesy of Anika Kakarla.)

One in Two Thousand: Anika Kakarla ’27

Hannah Marx April 17, 2024
Each week, the Record (using a script in R) randomly selects a student at the College for our One in Two Thousand feature, excluding current Record board members. This week, Anika Kakarla ’27 discussed playing on the squash team, being pre-med, and learning Indian classical dance.
Photo courtesy of Theresa Sawyer.

College unveils $4.7 million permanent boathouse for crew program

Hannah Marx April 10, 2024
Men’s and women’s crew moved into their newly constructed boathouse, located on the Lake Onota waterfront, on March 28. The new boathouse has twice the boat storage of the previous boathouse and features a team room equipped with a television, a room to gather in before and after practice, heated spaces for boat storage, and bathrooms with showers.
Photo courtesy of Zack Sheppard.

Community remembers Professor Stephen Sheppard

Hannah Marx March 13, 2024
Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard died on March 2 at the age of 69. He taught at the College from 2000 until the 2023 fall semester. Students and faculty remember Sheppard as a deeply curious and passionate man and an integral part of both the economics department and the larger College community.
Shane Stackpole/The Williams Record

Actresses Laura Linney, Jessica Hecht discuss arts careers, education at student film screening

Hannah Marx and Emily Zas February 21, 2024
On Sunday, Feb. 18, actresses Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht spoke to a packed Paresky Auditorium about their careers, the importance of the arts to a liberal arts education, and the changing landscape of creative fields. The event culminated Hecht’s Winter Study filmmaking course, featuring a screening of six student-produced short films
Keli Gail to retire as Secretary of the College in July

Keli Gail to retire as Secretary of the College in July

Hannah Marx February 14, 2024
After 30 years at the College, Assistant to the President and Secretary of the College Keli Gail will retire this July, President Maud S. Mandel announced in an all-campus email on Feb. 6. A search committee, led by Mandel, will hire Gail’s successor. 
Tatiana Geroulanou/The Williams Record

New tea and boba café to open as Spring Street businesses shuffle

Elizabeth Cheng and Hannah Marx January 24, 2024
Following the long-awaited opening of Crust pizzeria, Spring Street will see a shuffle of its businesses. A new café, Tea and Boba Lounge, will open at 76 Spring St. on Feb. 2. The A Better Community Clothing Sale (ABC), the previous occupant of the space, moved to 30 Spring St.
Smoothie Spot to close on Oct. 29

Smoothie Spot to close on Oct. 29

Hannah Marx October 25, 2023

The Smoothie Spot, a Spring Street establishment that sells smoothies, smoothie bowls, and toasts, will close on Oct. 29. The café is part of Nature’s Closet, an outdoor specialty retailer, and has...

The College adopted more electric vehicles after working with Alhambra.

College partners with student-run consulting group to electrify vehicle fleet

Hannah Marx and Becky Walker October 4, 2023
The College will transition its rideshare fleet to electric vehicles in partnership with the student-run Alhambra Consulting Group.
Joey Fox/The Williams Record

WSU announces fall election results, voter turnout decreases

Inés Garcia and Hannah Marx September 27, 2023
Students elected 11 candidates to the Williams Student Union (WSU) this semester, seven of which are returning representatives. Only the Class of 2027 had enough candidates for a contested election, and only two students from the Class of 2025 ran, leaving one of the governing body’s 12 spots unfilled. 
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