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Baseball started spring competition with three straight wins against Hamilton last weekend. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information).

Baseball sweeps Hamilton, opens spring season with 3 wins

April 7, 2021
In its first competition since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, baseball emerged victorious in a set of three games against Hamilton last weekend.
Ephs share stories from staffing campaigns in battleground states

Ephs share stories from staffing campaigns in battleground states

December 9, 2020

In the middle of their careers at the College, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of students made a choice this fall to drastically uproot their lives in order to work as campaign staffers...

WPD dispatcher who shared anti-Black racist Facebook posts resigns

WPD dispatcher who shared anti-Black racist Facebook posts resigns

November 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This article contains images and descriptions of anti-Black racist and violent language and imagery. A dispatcher with the Williamstown Police Department (WPD) resigned on Thursday...

Amid dissent, Town Manager Hoch retains WPD Chief Johnson

Amid dissent, Town Manager Hoch retains WPD Chief Johnson

November 11, 2020

Hoch announced his decision to retain Kyle Johnson as WPD chief at a Williamstown Select Board meeting on Oct. 26. (Photo courtesy of Willinet.) Johnson apologizes, announces investigation into new...

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

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

November 4, 2020

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...

Staff member receives violent and threatening hate letter at their home

Staff member receives violent and threatening hate letter at their home

October 29, 2020

President Maud S. Mandel and Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leticia S. E. Haynes ’99 informed the community in an email Friday that a staff member at the College had...

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge

October 21, 2020

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is promoting voter registration among student-athletes through digital campaigns as part of a NESCAC challenge. The image above was designed by programming committee...

Mike Greenman ’18 reflects on working inside NBA bubble

Mike Greenman ’18 reflects on working inside NBA bubble

October 7, 2020

Mike Greenman ’18 worked in the NBA bubble over the summer preparing the locker rooms and helping players warm up before games. (Photo courtesy of Mike Greenman.) Mike Greenman ’18 had just finished...

For fall athletes, the decision to reopen campus brought another choice: Whether to take time off

For fall athletes, the decision to reopen campus brought another choice: Whether to take time off

September 30, 2020

Victoria Laino ’21.5, a midfielder on women’s soccer, opted to take time off and play in the highest division of women’s soccer in Switzerland instead. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Laino.)  When...

Williamstown without students: Small businesses cautiously reopen, students return

Williamstown without students: Small businesses cautiously reopen, students return

September 13, 2020

Maple Terrace, the motel on Route 2, was fortunate for the summer to have an outdoor pool, left, on its expansive grounds after reopening in June. (Ben Platt/Williams Record) The following is the final...

Williamstown without students: Town government weathers budget crisis

September 12, 2020

The following is the third part of a four-part series on how small businesses, cultural institutions and local government in the Purple Valley responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring and summer 2020....

Williamstown without students: Cultural institutions emerge from closure

Williamstown without students: Cultural institutions emerge from closure

September 11, 2020

The Clark Art Institute began unveiling its first-ever outdoor exhibition over the summer, with large-scale works from six contemporary artists displayed across its 140-acre campus. (Stephanie Teng/Williams...

College towns have struggled. Here’s what Williamstown was like without students.

College towns have struggled. Here’s what Williamstown was like without students.

September 10, 2020

Nature’s Closet co-owners Beth McLean, left, and Amy Jeschawitz, right, were photographed in April for the Front Steps Project, a nationwide fundraising effort that the Office of Human Resources participated...

CDE defers admission to incoming class, Grad Art Program plans for hybrid fall

CDE defers admission to incoming class, Grad Art Program plans for hybrid fall

July 28, 2020

The Center for Development Economics (CDE) will defer admissions for its incoming class of students to the 2021-22 academic year, while the Graduate Program in the History of Art will proceed with a combination...

Record survey suggests most students plan to return to campus

Record survey suggests most students plan to return to campus

July 9, 2020

In response to an anonymous Record survey sent to the entire student body following President Maud S. Mandel’s email last week about reopening campus in the fall, 66 percent of the 685 students who...

Brendan Hoffman ’20, Rock Stewart ’20 drafted to play Major League Lacrosse

Brendan Hoffman ’20, Rock Stewart ’20 drafted to play Major League Lacrosse

May 23, 2020

Rock Stewart ’20, surrounded by his teammates and friends, signed with the New York Lizards in a rooftop ceremony. (Photo courtesy of @LizardsLacrosse.) On May 4, senior men’s lacrosse captains...

Seniors who are awarded fellowships look to the future

Seniors who are awarded fellowships look to the future

May 23, 2020

Summiya Najam ’20 will study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar for Pakistan. She attended the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford during the 2018-19 academic year. (Photo courtesy of Summiya...

Gail Ouellette, beloved breakfast and lunch cook at Whitman’s, dies at 68

May 22, 2020

Gail Ouellette, a breakfast and lunch cook in Dining Services who worked at the College for 35 years, died on April 17 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She was 68. Ouellette...

Director of ESPN’s The Last Dance Jason Hehir ’98 reflects on time at College, filmmaking career

Director of ESPN’s The Last Dance Jason Hehir ’98 reflects on time at College, filmmaking career

May 13, 2020

Jason Hehir ’98, director of The Last Dance, sat for a one-on-one Zoom interview with Sports Information assistant Sal Gualtieri last month. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) What if I told...

Ephs in Congress provide window into national leadership during pandemic

Ephs in Congress provide window into national leadership during pandemic

May 6, 2020

Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) returned to Washington on a red-eye flight in the middle of the congressional recess to vote for a $484 billion coronavirus relief package. Photo courtesy of @RepEdCase. Congress...

Kirstin Mapes ’21 withdraws from spring classes, eyeing final softball season

Kirstin Mapes ’21 withdraws from spring classes, eyeing final softball season

April 29, 2020

Kirstin Mapes ’21, formerly a member of the Class of 2020, will return for the Ephs next year after withdrawing from the remainder of her classes this spring. (Photo courtesy of Williams Sports Information.) Ever...

Column: What fans do when there are no sports to watch

Column: What fans do when there are no sports to watch

April 22, 2020

The Last Dance, ESPN's 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, premiered on Sunday night. The series is directed by Jason Hehir ’98. Photo courtesy of ESPN. Every year, the College...

Spring Street businesses close, adapt services in light of Mass. stay-at-home advisory

Spring Street businesses close, adapt services in light of Mass. stay-at-home advisory

April 11, 2020

Pappa Charlie's is one of several Spring Street businesses that have stayed open. The sandwich spot recently added a curbside pickup option. (Kevin Yang/The Williams Record) On a week when many students...

John M. Gibson ’42, central Pa. civic leader and nonprofit board member, dies at 99

John M. Gibson ’42, central Pa. civic leader and nonprofit board member, dies at 99

April 3, 2020

Gibson, donning a purple and yellow tie and a Class of 1942 pin, celebrated his 75th Reunion at the College in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.) John M. Gibson ’42, a retired central Pennsylvania...

McGovern on government: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s campaign trail

McGovern on government: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s campaign trail

September 18, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (top left), Joe Biden (bottom left) and Elizabeth Warren (right) engage potential voters during campaign events in New Hampshire. JACK McGOVERN/EDITOR-AT-LARGE Only...

Athletes of the Spring

May 8, 2019

EMMA TENBARGE ’19 WOMEN'S LACROSSE Peapack, N.J. Emma TenBarge ’19 was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team last week, after a record-breaking final season for the Ephs. TenBarge, who...

 The Print Shop celebrated softball pitcher Mackenzie Murphy ’19 and men’s lacrosse in early April. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Print Shop’s “Window of Fame” congratulates teams, student-athletes

May 1, 2019

The Print Shop celebrated softball pitcher Mackenzie Murphy ’19 and men’s lacrosse in early April. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Walk down Spring Street during NESCAC championship season,...

In 2018, Sean Gleeson ’07 led the Princeton offense to a FCS-best 470 points en route to an undefeated season and an Ivy League title.

From purple cow to cowboy: Sean Gleeson ’07 starts job at Okla. State

April 24, 2019

In 2018, Sean Gleeson ’07 led the Princeton offense to a FCS-best 470 points en route to an undefeated season and an Ivy League title. Photo courtesy of Princeton Sports Information. In January,...

College athletic director responds to Sen. Murphy ’96, upholds amateurism

College athletic director responds to Sen. Murphy ’96, upholds amateurism

April 17, 2019

A March 28 report released by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy ’96 of Connecticut criticized “the college sports industrial complex,” calling on the NCAA to pay student-athletes. “The NCAA must start putting...

Emma TenBarge ’19 has scooped up 24 groundballs and a team-high 62 draw controls this season. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Sports Shorts: Early Spring Season Updates

April 10, 2019

Emma TenBarge ’19 has scooped up 24 groundballs and a team-high 62 draw controls this season. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. CREW Back from their spring break training trip to South Carolina,...

Jessica Kim ’19 is one of two softball captains. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Captains’ Corner: Jessica Kim ’19

April 10, 2019

Jessica Kim ’19 is one of two softball captains. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Team: Softball Hometown: Tustin, Calif. Major: Psychology How did you first get into playing...

In his job as a custodian, Andy Briggs works to make Pratt a home away from home for first-year residents.

Superfan Andy Briggs supports students on and off the field

April 3, 2019

In his job as a custodian, Andy Briggs works to make Pratt a home away from home for first-year residents. Aniah Price/Photo Editor. Andy Briggs is a familiar presence to those who live in the Pratt...

Zamboni driver Jimmy Menard talks rinkside at NESCACs

Zamboni driver Jimmy Menard talks rinkside at NESCACs

April 3, 2019

It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation to get facilities ready for Eph sports teams to shine. The groundskeeping staff work day and night, rain or shine to make sure the College’s fields, courts...

Men's lacrosse attacker and last season’s leading scorer Kevin Stump ’20 scored 6 goals in the first two games of the team’s season.

Spring sports in the snow: Teams begin season, travel for break

March 13, 2019

Men's lacrosse attacker and last season’s leading scorer Kevin Stump ’20 scored 6 goals in the first two games of the team’s season. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. As the snow starts...

Sports Shorts: Late Winter Season Updates

Sports Shorts: Late Winter Season Updates

February 27, 2019

Men's Squash After placing second at NESCACs on Feb. 3, No. 20 men’s squash (15–12) concluded its regular season with victories over No. 18 Brown, a 5-4 come-from-behind win on Feb. 6, and No....

Kristi Kirshe '17, who holds the women's soccer all-time career scoring record, notched a team-high five tries in six games.

Kristi Kirshe ’17 earns bronze medal with USA Eagles

February 20, 2019

Kristi Kirshe '17, who holds the women's soccer all-time career scoring record, notched a team-high five tries in six games. Photo courtesy of KLC Fotos. Kristi Kirshe ’17 is one of the most decorated...

Bobby Casey ’19 scored 29 points, including five 3-pointers, on Friday night. Casey is one of three career 1000-point scorers on the team.

Men’s basketball falls to Amherst, 84-79

February 13, 2019

Bobby Casey ’19 scored 29 points, including five 3-pointers, on Friday night. Casey is one of three career 1000-point scorers on the team. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR. When Amherst point guard...

Manning has compiled a 500–236 record and nine NCAA tournament appearances in 29 seasons as head coach of women's basketball.

Pat Manning records 500th win as women’s basketball coach

February 6, 2019

Manning has compiled a 500–236 record and nine NCAA tournament appearances in 29 seasons as head coach of women's basketball. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Pat Manning didn’t think anyone...

Chris Mason to be inducted into Western Mass. Hall of Fame

Chris Mason to be inducted into Western Mass. Hall of Fame

January 23, 2019

Mason served as head coach of women’s lacrosse from 1980 to 2017.  She coached 34 All-Americans during her 33 seasons at the College. Photo courtesy of Sports Information Long-time women’s...

Sports Shorts: Winter Season Updates

Sports Shorts: Winter Season Updates

January 23, 2019

NO. 3 MEN’S BASKETBALL Overall Record: 16-2 NESCAC: 4-1 (T-1st) Men’s basketball opened its season with 15 consecutive wins, a program record, before falling to Amherst on Jan. 16 and Middlebury...

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