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The Case For Voting

The Case For Voting

October 11, 2020

(Erin Barry/The Williams Record) Voting is the most profound act of civil participation for an American citizen. It actualizes American democracy to a degree that our country’s founders could have...

Comic

Comic

October 7, 2020

Earning the right to say it

Earning the right to say it

July 28, 2020

Note: This essay expresses the author’s personal opinions. It doesn’t claim to reflect the views of Williams College or its leadership team. This summer, Black Lives Matter signs appeared in front...

Letter to the Editor: 100% Renewables is Doable

July 14, 2020

To the editor: The way that we produce and consume energy is dangerously problematic. Evidence of climate change in Massachusetts is clear. Sea levels are rising, extreme weather events are occurring...

Responding to demands by JA class, Mandel promises affinity pods, other changes to first year experience

Responding to demands by JA class, Mandel promises affinity pods, other changes to first year experience

July 13, 2020

President Maud S. Mandel responded on Thursday to a list of demands sent by the incoming Junior Advisor (JA) class, promising affinity pods and further changes to the first year experience for JAs and...

Ben Mygatt ’20 has played violin for over a decade, and he is just getting started

Ben Mygatt ’20 has played violin for over a decade, and he is just getting started

May 23, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Ben Mygatt.) For over a decade, Ben Mygatt ’20 has honed his craft as a violinist, and he has no plan to stop anytime soon. Starting on the violin at age three, the North Carolina...

Mandel announces reduction of required courses from four to three, elimination of Winter Study for 2020-2021 academic year

Mandel announces reduction of required courses from four to three, elimination of Winter Study for 2020-2021 academic year

May 19, 2020

Graphic by Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record In an all-campus email sent today, President Maud S. Mandel announced plans to adopt a revised version of the regular two-semester academic calendar for the...

College considers trimester or three-semester calendar for 2020-2021 academic year

College considers trimester or three-semester calendar for 2020-2021 academic year

May 14, 2020

In an all-faculty meeting on Wednesday, President Maud S. Mandel announced that she is strongly considering adopting either a trimester or a three-semester model for the 2020-2021 academic calendar....

New Title IX regulations strengthen rights of accused

New Title IX regulations strengthen rights of accused

May 7, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new Title IX regulations on Wednesday that would serve to strengthen the rights for students accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault on college...

Campus petition demands extension of contracts for fellows and visiting assistant professors

Campus petition demands extension of contracts for fellows and visiting assistant professors

May 7, 2020

A petition calling for the College to extend the appointments of junior non-tenure track faculty is circulating among the faculty, staff, students and alumni communities, as multiple committees convened...

The hardest decision: A look inside the weeks of deliberations that led to campus closure

“The hardest decision”: A look inside the weeks of deliberations that led to campus closure

April 1, 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 4:21 p.m.: President of the College Maud S. Mandel sends an email to the entire campus community, titled, “Update: Williams prevention and preparedness measures for coronavirus.” At...

Kenneth Marshall ’20 (left) and Ben Hearon ’20 (right) have begun exploring the five different aspects of a pentathalon this year. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Hearon and Kenneth Marshall.)

Pentathlon Pair: Hearon ’20 and Marshall ’20 take on five-part feat

January 29, 2020

Kenneth Marshall ’20 (left) and Ben Hearon ’20 (right) have begun exploring the five different aspects of a pentathalon this year. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Hearon and Kenneth Marshall.) Benjamin...

Women’s basketball joined forces with several organizations on campus to shed light on the spike in sexual assault cases over Winter Study. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s basketball raises awareness about campus sexual assault

January 29, 2020

Women’s basketball joined forces with several organizations on campus to shed light on the spike in sexual assault cases over Winter Study. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) In addition to...

Men’s hockey defeats Bowdoin

Men’s hockey defeats Bowdoin

January 29, 2020

Men’s ice hockey (11-4-1, 8-2-0 NESCAC) shook off a sluggish start on Saturday in Bowdoin’s Watson Arena and proceeded to score the first five goals of the game to collect a 5-1 win over the Bowdoin...

Sports Shorts: Mid-season update on winter teams

Sports Shorts: Mid-season update on winter teams

January 29, 2020

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Overall: 14–5 | NESCAC: 3–2 Women’s basketball opened the season with 11 consecutive wins. Despite a few subsequent losses, the women bounced back on Jan. 25, defeating...

Nine different Ephs contributed in scoring to overcome a 14-point deficit against the Mammoths. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s basketball tops Amherst, falls to Midd

January 29, 2020

Nine different Ephs contributed in scoring to overcome a 14-point deficit against the Mammoths. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Men’s basketball (9–8, 2–2 NESCAC) defeated Amherst (11–6,...

CAPTAIN’S CORNER: Carl Shuck ’20

CAPTAIN’S CORNER: Carl Shuck ’20

January 29, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Team: Men's squash  Hometown: Rye, N.Y.  Residence: Spencer Major: Economics & English   Snack bar order: Black bean burger What do...

Many community members support turf installation, citing concerns over natural grass maintenance. (Photo courtesy of Mount Greylock Regional High School Athletics.)

Debate over Mount Greylock HS turf construction intensifies

December 6, 2019

Many community members support turf installation, citing concerns over natural grass maintenance. (Photo courtesy of Mount Greylock Regional High School Athletics.) In late September, the Mount Greylock...

Clark’s latest exhibit falls short in grasping own history

Clark’s latest exhibit falls short in grasping own history

December 6, 2019

The Clark Art Institute’s mission statement boasts that it is one of the only institutions in the world to serve as both “an art museum and a distinguished center for research and higher education,...

Unified basketball unites community at MGRHS

Unified basketball unites community at MGRHS

December 6, 2019

In addition to the usual versity and junior varsity sports, some Massachusetts high schools, including Mount Greylock Regional High School (MGRHS), are on the forefront of a new athletics program that...

The Council on Aging offers free fitness classes at the Harper Center for community members to stay active. (Sofie Jones/ The Williams Record.)

Local seniors stay in motion: My experience attending four exercise classes for the elderly

December 6, 2019

The Council on Aging offers free fitness classes at the Harper Center for community members to stay active. (Sofie Jones/ The Williams Record.) We all know how students stay active on campus: working...

Images Cinema turns 103

Images Cinema turns 103

December 6, 2019

Nov. 30 marked the 103-year anniversary of Images Cinema. Since its opening in 1916, Images has been a principal element of the Berkshires arts culture. While the film industry has certainly changed,...

Peter Matsumoto ’20.5, who started equestrian vaulting in third grade, won the 2011 national title with a Matrix-inspired move. (Photo Courtesy of Peter Matsumoto.)

“Horse gymnast” Peter Matsumoto ’20.5 reflects on childhood sport

November 20, 2019

Peter Matsumoto ’20.5, who started equestrian vaulting in third grade, won the 2011 national title with a Matrix-inspired move. (Photo Courtesy of Peter Matsumoto.) When Peter Matsumoto ’20.5 was...

The two-time reigning national champion Ephs broke MITs 15-game winning streak on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s soccer heads to NCAA third round with shootout win

November 20, 2019

The two-time reigning national champion Ephs broke MIT's 14-game winning streak on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.) Down a goal with just over three minutes remaining in Sunday’s game,...

 Jack McGovern ’21 joined the Oxford Universities Quidditch Club while studying abroad this year. (Photo Courtesy of Paul Watts.)

Club Hub Abroad Edition: Quidditch at WEPO

November 20, 2019

Jack McGovern ’21 joined the Oxford Universities Quidditch Club while studying abroad this year. (Photo Courtesy of Paul Watts.) The Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford offers students the chance...

Kris Herman, softball (Alice Qu/The Williams Record)

Coolest Athletic Offices

November 20, 2019

When they are not motivating their players on the field, court or rink, Eph coaches are busy working away in their office. Take a behind-the-scenes look at their spaces! Kris Herman, softball Coach...

Mia Lisette wins ACE and WCFM Battle of the Bands

Mia Lisette wins ACE and WCFM Battle of the Bands

November 20, 2019

Mia Lisette performed a stripped down, R&B influenced set. PHOTO BY SOPHIA SHIN On Saturday evening, dozens of students filtered into the dimmed Currier Ballroom to watch four College bands perform...

(Zoe Bank/The Williams Record.)

Coach’s Corner: Scott Honecker, wrestling

November 20, 2019

(Zoe Bank/The Williams Record.) The Record’s sports section has long published “Captain’s Corner” interviews, but this week, we are mixing it up with our inaugural “Coach’s Corner,” giving...

Marvin Touré delivers lecture on art journey

November 20, 2019

On Thursday, Ivorian American artist Marvin Touré visited campus to speak about his unique style and personal artistic growth in Lawrence Hall. Touré originally intended to study architecture at the...

‘Travels on Paper’ captures impulses behind travel art

November 20, 2019

John LaFarge’s “Hut in Moonlight, Iva, Savaii” (1890) is one of the works shown in Travels on Paper, a new exhibit at the Clark. PHOTO COURTESY OF CLARK ART INSTITUTE I was a freshman in high...

“Box Office Hours”: ‘Parasite’ with Anthony Y. Kim

“Box Office Hours”: ‘Parasite’ with Anthony Y. Kim

November 13, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF IMDB Parasite (2019) explores class dynamics, reliance and disposable labor in an intricately crafted narrative subverting the commercial film sector. Parasite is seemingly familiar....

Franny Choi brews and forges revolution through verse

Franny Choi brews and forges revolution through verse

November 13, 2019

Franny Choi, who will teach courses at the College in the spring, negotiates her intersecting identities and past activism through teaching and writing. ETHAN DINÇER/THE WILLIAMS RECORD Franny...

Sarah Kelly ’20 recorded one shot in the game against Middlebury, bringing her season total to 17. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s soccer falls to Middlebury, earns NCAA bid

November 13, 2019

Sarah Kelly ’20 recorded one shot in the game against Middlebury, bringing her season total to 17. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.) No. 24 women’s soccer (9–5–2, 6–3–1 in the NESCAC)...

Athletics department, students reflect on term “student-athlete”

Athletics department, students reflect on term “student-athlete”

November 13, 2019

In the 1950s, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) coined the term “student-athlete” as part of a campaign to affirm that collegiate athletes were students first and foremost and, therefore,...

Returning women’s ice hockey goalie Chloe Heitling ’22 had 532 saves in her 24 games played last season. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Teams begin winter seasons, welcome new players

November 13, 2019

Returning women’s ice hockey goalie Chloe Heitling ’22 had 532 saves in her 24 games played last season. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) With snow now on the ground in the Purple Valley,...

Peter Elbow ’57 reflects on development of freewriting

November 13, 2019

“If your pencil stops moving, the room is gonna blow up. Just keep writing,” Peter Elbow ’57 said, describing the practice of “freewriting.”  Elbow pioneered freewriting in the early...

Douglas Paisley brings Sardinian folk music stateside

Douglas Paisley brings Sardinian folk music stateside

November 6, 2019

It wasn’t hard to pick out the sound of someone singing as I made my way through the empty halls of Spencer Art Building. Poking my head into the printmaking studio, I found Studio Art Assistant...

Lt. Col. Cook ’98 built a partnership with the Los Angeles Rams and USC Trojans to incorporate film into Marine training. (Photos Courtesy of the Hoover Institution and Sporttechie.com.)

Lt. Col. Warren Cook ’98 rethinks Marine training with insights from athletics

November 6, 2019

Lt. Col. Cook ’98 built a partnership with the Los Angeles Rams and USC Trojans to incorporate film into Marine training. (Photos courtesy of the Hoover Institution and Sporttechie.com.) Lt. Col....

Club Hub: WUFO, WUFA take mixed regionals

Club Hub: WUFO, WUFA take mixed regionals

November 6, 2019

Editor’s note: This is part of a new occasional sports column in the Record, called “Club Hub.” In this column, we will be publishing stories from those who compete in the College's club sports,...

(Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Captains’ Corner: Liz Webber ’20

November 6, 2019

(Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Team: Women’s soccer   Hometown: Natick, Mass.  Residence: 63 Hoxsey St.  Major: Psychology  Snack bar order: Nachos with...

Students, visiting artist construct Day of the Dead altar

Students, visiting artist construct Day of the Dead altar

November 6, 2019

WILLIAM NEWTON/THE WILLIAMS RECORD. Hugo Peláez Goycochea led a workshop for students in cartonería, a traditional Mexican papier-mâché art  art. “La muerte es absolutamente democrática,”...

‘Museum Town’ documents how MASS MoCA got to North Adams

November 6, 2019

Last Friday, Museum Town began showing at Images. While the College community may be familiar with the film's focus, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), many are not familiar with...

SITI Company’s ‘The Bacchae’ gives an ancient Greek classic a modern spin

November 6, 2019

On Saturday night, the Saratoga International Theater Institute (SITI) company, an internationally renowned collective founded by theater directors Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki, performed their new...

Suiyi Tang ’20 read from her novel American Symphony yesterday at a launch event hosted by the Williams Bookstore.

Suiyi Tang ’20 discusses debut novel, ‘American Symphony’

October 30, 2019

Suiyi Tang ’20 read from her novel American Symphony yesterday at a launch event hosted by the Williams Bookstore. (Danny Jin/The Williams Record). Among all the papers, GLOW posts and take-homes...

Frank Stola ’21 earned NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 26, which marks his third NESCAC honor this season. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Frank Stola ’21 breaks records in football’s historic season

October 30, 2019

Frank Stola ’21 earned NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 26, which marks his third NESCAC honor this season. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.) In the fall of 2016, football failed...

Nick Boardman ’22 scored a goal in the 97th minute last Wednesday, securing the win against Hamilton. (Photo Courtesy of Grace Byers.)

Men’s soccer defeats Hamilton in OT, shuts out Bowdoin

October 30, 2019

Nick Boardman ’22 scored a goal in the 97th minute last Wednesday, securing the win against Hamilton. (Photo Courtesy of Grace Byers.) Men’s soccer (7-3-5, 5-2-2 NESCAC) clinched a win against...

Volleyball falls to Wesleyan, defeats Connecticut  College, Smith

Volleyball falls to Wesleyan, defeats Connecticut College, Smith

October 30, 2019

Volleyball (14–8, 5–3 NESCAC) fell to Wesleyan (18–2, 8–1 NESCAC) in three sets on Friday but notched wins over Connecticut College (7–14, 0–9 NESCAC) in a 3-0 game and Smith (6–2) in...

Prahlad Singh Tipanya brings inspiring music to the College

Prahlad Singh Tipanya brings inspiring music to the College

October 30, 2019

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BERKSHIRE EAGLE Prahlad Singh Tipanya, who performed at the College last Wednesday, emphasized the importance of doing good deeds and finding inner peace. On Wednesday, Oct. 23,...

Kelema Moses delivers lecture on  de-colonizing architecture in Hawaii

Kelema Moses delivers lecture on de-colonizing architecture in Hawai’i

October 30, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAMS EVENTS Kelema Moses approaches urban planning with an interdisciplinary lens accounting for space, Indigenous histories and the environment. Kelema Lee Moses, assistant...

Mike Glier on his current series, recent artist residency

Mike Glier on his current series, recent artist residency

October 30, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE GLIER Mike Glier ’ 76 recently returned from his residency in Somerset, UK. Mike Glier ’76, an accomplished artist, alum, father and professor of studio art at the...

Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94 writes music for ‘Frozen 2’

Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94 writes music for ‘Frozen 2’

October 23, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94 and her husband Robert Lopez won the Best Original Song Academy Award for “Let It Go,” from the Frozen soundtrack. With Frozen...

Jim Dunn ’10, dressed as the purple cow, appeared in a 2010 commercial celebrating Lee Corso of ESPN’s College Gameday. (Scott Clark/ESPN.)

Ephelia Uncensored: Jim Dunn ’10 reflects on ESPN appearance

October 23, 2019

Jim Dunn ’10, dressed as the purple cow, appeared in a 2010 commercial celebrating Lee Corso of ESPN’s College Gameday. (Scott Clark/ESPN.) In 2007, ESPN's College Gameday came to campus for the...

New York City Ballet performs, teaches at the College

New York City Ballet performs, teaches at the College

October 23, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREA MOHIN/NEW YORK TIMES The New York City ballet dancers performed an archival version of George Balanchine’s ballet Apollo onFriday. Balanchine’s technique includes fast jumps...

Chess boxing: students spar with strikes and smarts

Chess boxing: students spar with strikes and smarts

October 23, 2019

Gaston Aime ’23, Matias Enriquez ’23 and Yuichi Fukunaga ’23 prepare ramen for a club meeting. (Photo courtesy of @williamschessboxing.) This fall, Gaston Aime ’23 and Matias Enriquez ’23...

Men’s crew finished 12th out of 38 in the collegiate 8+ race with a time of 14:57.1, and 18th out of 39 in the club 8+ race with 15:38.6 before a one-minute penalty placed them in 30th. (Photo courtesy of Becky Heflin.)

Men’s crew nabs second among NESCAC foes at Head of Charles

October 23, 2019

Men’s crew finished 12th out of 38 in the collegiate 8+ race with a time of 14:57.1, and 18th out of 39 in the club 8+ race with 15:38.6 before a one-minute penalty placed them in 30th. (Photo courtesy...

Women’s crew races at HOCR

Women’s crew races at HOCR

October 23, 2019

Women’s crew’s collegiate eight boat took 12th place in 17:25.3, requalifying the boat for next year. (Photo courtesy of Kurt Urdang.) The Head of the Charles Regatta is known for its challenging...

‘One Cut of the Dead’ screening horrifies Spring Street

‘One Cut of the Dead’ screening horrifies Spring Street

October 23, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF IMAGES One Cut of the Dead, a special screening hosted by Images, provides a meta-take on the horror genre by using tropes and cliches.  Last weekend, Images showed One Cut...

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Captain’s Corner: Alison Robey ’20

October 23, 2019

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.) Team: Men’s Crew  Hometown: Kent, Conn.  Residence: Currier Hall  Major: Environmental Studies and Math  Snack...

NAO Takht Ensemble offers a primer on Arab music

NAO Takht Ensemble offers a primer on Arab music

October 23, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF MAROC FILM The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble, directed by Michael Ibrahim, brought the sounds of Arab music to the College on Monday evening. It took no more than a glance...

Womens basketball is one of the few surviving JV teams on campus, following the cancellation of  the majority of teams in the last two decades. Photo courtesy of Williams Athletics.

Athletics dept. rethinks JV teams as participation dwindles

October 9, 2019

Women's basketball is one of the few surviving JV teams on campus, following the cancellation of the majority of teams in the last two decades. Photo courtesy of Williams Athletics. When Athletic...

The women are currently second in the NESCAC standings, behind undefeated Middlebury. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Field hockey extends winning streak to 10

October 9, 2019

The women are currently second in the NESCAC standings, behind undefeated Middlebury. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. No. 11 field hockey (9–1, 6–1 in the NESCAC) brought its winning streak...

The first-seeded duo of Frelinghuysen and Taylor won amongst a field of 32 doubles pairs from 20 colleges in New England. Photo courtesy of Michael Medvedev.

Peter Frelinghuysen ’22, Alex Taylor ’20 win ITA regionals

October 9, 2019

The first-seeded duo of Frelinghuysen and Taylor won amongst a field of 32 doubles pairs from 20 colleges in New England. Photo courtesy of Michael Medvedev. On Sept. 29, men’s tennis players Peter...

Eph architects make student design a reality

October 9, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNA BRUCE Architectural Design II built a structure between Hopkins and Schapiro designed by Novera Momo ’21.  If you walked on the path between Hopkins and Schapiro last...

Career Center welcomes Anthony Pernell-McGee

Career Center welcomes Anthony Pernell-McGee

October 9, 2019

Anthony Pernell-McGee is the new director of inclusive career exploration at the Career Center. (Ethan Dinçer/The Williams Record) “It’s like a blank canvas where I’m able to create and paint,”...

Field Farm evokes Bauhaus design, displays modernist art

Field Farm evokes Bauhaus design, displays modernist art

October 9, 2019

HANNAH TAGER /THE WILLIAMS RECORD The Guest House at Field Farm, an inn in Williamstown, combines Bauhaus design and furniture with modernist, and even brutalist, architecture. The unassuming entrance...

One in Two Thousand: Sydney Pope ’22

One in Two Thousand: Sydney Pope ’22

October 9, 2019

(Nicky Wu/ The Williams Record) Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College. So long as the owner of the selected unix is on campus, willing to...

Defender Andrew Mathew ’20 scored the only goal in the second half for the Ephs against the Thoroughbreds. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Men’s soccer defeats Skidmore in 2-0 shutout, ties Colby

October 9, 2019

Defender Andrew Mathew ’20 scored the only goal in the second half for the Ephs against the Thoroughbreds. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Men’s soccer (3–3–3, 2–2–2 in the NESCAC)...

Kenturah Davis delivers Plonsker Family Lecture

Kenturah Davis delivers Plonsker Family Lecture

October 9, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WCMA.Kenturah Davis, an artist working between Los Angeles, New Haven and Accra, Ghana, investigates the meaning of text and language in art. The first slide of Kenturah Davis’...

Mia Herring-Sampong ’20 is ready to shake up songwriting

Mia Herring-Sampong ’20 is ready to shake up songwriting

October 2, 2019

Mia Herring-Sampong ’20 recently performed at WCFM’s Live @ the Rectory series. She cites Astrud Gilberto and Etta James as some influences. (Ethan Dincer/The Williams Record). Mia Herring-Sampong...

Common Folk “Found Footage Night” gets spooky(tooth)

Common Folk “Found Footage Night” gets spooky(tooth)

October 2, 2019

SPOOKYTOOTH and Everything is Terrible! create an array of bizarre content and are planning on creating a pyramid of “Jerrys” (Jerry MacGuire VHS tapes) in the desert. (Photo courtesy of Everything...

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Captain’s Corner: Daiana Takashima ’20

October 2, 2019

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.) Team: Volleyball Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif. Major: Psychology  Residence: Horn Hall Snackbar order:Nachos with barbecue sauce,...

The men’s rugby club team is 1–2 this season after beating Union but falling to Siena and Amherst. (Rebecca Tauber/The Williams Record.)

Men’s rugby falls to Amherst, celebrates team traditions

October 2, 2019

The men’s rugby club team is 1–2 this season after beating Union but falling to Siena and Amherst. (Rebecca Tauber/The Williams Record.) Last Saturday, three Eph teams stared down the Amherst Mammoths...

‘Annie Lennox’ underwhelms

October 2, 2019

Annie Lennox: ‘Now I Let You Go…’  features objects from the Grammy-winning performer’s personal life.  (Photo courtesy of MASS MoCA.) Solo exhibitions often bear the title of their artist,...

Kris Dufour (right), who has hosted the Williams College Football Show for 15 years, welcomes head coach Mark Raymond to discuss game highlights.
Photo courtesy of WilliNet

WilliNet showcases Eph teams, coaches in weekly shows

September 25, 2019

Kris Dufour (right), who has hosted the Williams College Football Show for 15 years, welcomes head coach Mark Raymond to discuss game highlights.(Photo Courtesy of WilliNet.) Hidden away behind the...

Jake Jacobson ’82 uses a paramobile to golf. The machine transitions him safely from seated to standing and supports him as he takes a swing.
(Richard Gregory/Newstimes.)

Jake Jacobson ’82 works to increase accessibility in golf

September 25, 2019

Jake Jacobson ’82 uses a paramobile to golf. The machine transitions him safely from seated to standing and supports him as he takes a swing. (Richard Gregory/Newstimes.) Former professional golfer...

Volleyball wins out over Trinity

Volleyball wins out over Trinity

September 25, 2019

On Friday, volleyball (8–3, 1–0 in the NESCAC) defeated Trinity (4–4, 0–1 in the NESCAC) in three sets and fell to Roger Williams the next day in a tough five-set match. In the first set against...

Around 200 students have volunteered at the organic-practicing Peace Valley Farm in Williamstown since the early 1990s. Photo courtesy of Marco Vallejos.

Farm Fun in the Sun: Students engage with local farming

September 25, 2019

Around 200 students have volunteered at the organic-practicing Peace Valley Farm in Williamstown since the early 1990s. (Photo courtesy of Marco Vallejos.) When Marco Vallejos ’20 walks into breakfast...

Emma Ticknor ’20 scored her third goal of the season during Saturdays game against St. John Fisher,  securing a 4-0 victory. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Field hockey shuts out Trinity, St. John Fisher

September 25, 2019

Emma Ticknor ’20 scored her third goal of the season during Saturday's game against St. John Fisher, securing a 4-0 victory. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Field hockey (4–1, 2–1 NESCAC)...

Neil Leonard discusses Currier Quad sound installation

Neil Leonard discusses Currier Quad sound installation

September 25, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WCMANeil Leonard’s sound art installation Sonance for the Precession draws from ancient traditions of music. It plays every evening in Currier Quad. Students may have already noticed...

Williams Inn displays College facultys original works

Williams Inn displays College faculty’s original works

September 25, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAMS INN. The gallery-like space outside the Williams Inn ballroom features Laylah Ali's portraits “Nordic Types.” The Inn includes work by five  professors. “Hotel...

Joe Welch ’18 connects campus musicians through Quadio

Joe Welch ’18 connects campus musicians through Quadio

September 25, 2019

IMAGE COURTESY OF QUADIO MEDIA. “Make music, make friends” is the motto at Quadio (pronounced Quah-dee-oh), a new social platform for musicians created by Joe Welch ’18. Music sharing platforms...

Verdell previously served as men’s basketball assistant coach at Bates. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Tommy Verdell hired as associate AD for inclusion, compliance

September 18, 2019

Verdell previously served as men’s basketball assistant coach at Bates. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. This past summer, Tommy Verdell was named associate athletic director for inclusion and...

Mackenzie Keyes, assistant coach of softball, has been at the College for three years and received the Tara VanDerveer Fund grant from the Woman’s Sports Foundation last week. Photos courtesy of Sports Information.

Assistant softball coach Mackenzie Keyes receives WSF grant

September 18, 2019

Mackenzie Keyes, assistant coach of softball, has been at the College for three years and received the Tara VanDerveer Fund grant from the Woman’s Sports Foundation last week. Photos courtesy of Sports...

Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Captain’s Corner: Sam Goldenring ’20

September 18, 2019

Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Team: Men’s golf Hometown: Florham Park, N.J. Major: Economics Residence: Above Tony’s Sombrero Snackbar order: Egg McWilliams with...

Lour Yasin ’23 bridges East, West through unique pop music

Lour Yasin ’23 bridges East, West through unique pop music

September 18, 2019

Photo courtesy of Tali Natter. Lour Yasin ’23 is an international musician from Palestine. A guitarist, singer and composer, Lour mixes Arabic and English as well as Eastern and Western music styles.  How...

One in Two Thousand: Regina Fink 22

One in Two Thousand: Regina Fink ’22

September 11, 2019

NIGEL JAFFE/FEATURES EDITOR Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College. So long as the owner of the selected unix is on campus, willing to be interviewed...

Adriiian (Adrian Oxley ’20) discusses his music, creative process

Adriiian (Adrian Oxley ’20) discusses his music, creative process

September 11, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF EDDY VARELA. Adrian Oxley ’20 performs with Homebrew in 2017. Oxley opens for Kari Faux this Saturday. Adrian Oxley ’20 recalls Mano Sundaresan ’19 once saying, “Adrian is...

“Axis Mundo” at WCMA displays queer Chicanx art and activism

“Axis Mundo” at WCMA displays queer Chicanx art and activism

September 11, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WCMA/WOMAN’S BUILDING RECORDS AT GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Performance artist Judith F. Baca, whose performance Vanity Table is documented above, is one of the artists featured in...

 Joey Lye ’09, a former softball shortstop and womens hockey captain at the College, will make her first Olympics appearance next summer, after 10 years of professional play. Photos courtesy of Sports Information.

Joey Lye ’09 qualifies for 2020 Olympics with Team Canada

September 11, 2019

Joey Lye ’09, a former softball shortstop and women's hockey captain at the College, will make her first Olympics appearance next summer, after 10 years of professional play. Photos courtesy of Sports...

  Varsity captains welcomed keynote speaker Timothy Alexander during their annual training. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Sports captains train for their roles

September 11, 2019

 Varsity captains welcomed keynote speaker Timothy Alexander during their annual training. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Before Eph athletics kicked into full gear this fall, 85 student...

The field hockey team welcomed 14 first-year players this fall, including Emily Batchelor ’23 (right).  
 PHOTO COURTESY OF SPORTS INFORMATION

Fall teams get back in the swing of competition as season starts

September 11, 2019

The field hockey team welcomed 14 first-year players this fall, including Emily Batchelor ’23 (right). PHOTO COURTESY OF SPORTS INFORMATION As the excitement of move-in and First Days begins to...

Stephen Winter discusses his upcoming courses, success in film and podcasting

Stephen Winter discusses his upcoming courses, success in film and podcasting

September 11, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF STEPHENWINTER.ME. Visiting Lecturer in Art Stephen Winter will bring experiences from the art world into the classroom. Visiting Lecturer in Art Stephen Winter landed in New York...

Men’s crew claimed a victory on Saturday after all four boats earned medals. The 4V and 3V won silver, and the 2V and 1V earned bronze. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Men’s crew wins first New Englands title since 2001

May 8, 2019

Men’s crew claimed a victory on Saturday after all four boats earned medals. The 4V and 3V won silver, and the 2V and 1V earned bronze. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. On Saturday, men’s...

Senior art show, Slop, to open on Friday at WCMA

Senior art show, Slop, to open on Friday at WCMA

May 8, 2019

This year’s senior studio art show, Slop, opening May 10, features the work of the 12 graduating senior studio art majors at the College. Photo courtesy of Joseph Boncardo What does it mean to be...

Art, left, guided Kevin Counihan in the Boston Marathon in 2011. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Marathon Marvel: Professor Hank Art guides runners

May 8, 2019

Art, left, guided Kevin Counihan in the Boston Marathon in 2011. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. On a brisk Sunday morning in November of 2013, water bottles, warm-up jackets and nervous excitement...

Women’s crew finished third in the New England Rowing Championships at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Sports shorts: Late spring season updates

May 8, 2019

Women’s crew finished third in the New England Rowing Championships at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD The men competed...

Softball beats Amherst, drops title game to Tufts at NESCACs

Softball beats Amherst, drops title game to Tufts at NESCACs

May 8, 2019

Softball (33–5, 12–0 in the NESCAC) fell 3-2 to Tufts on Sunday in the final game of the NESCAC Championship. The loss ended the Ephs’ three-year run as conference champions and their record-breaking...

Men’s lacrosse falls in OT thriller

Men’s lacrosse falls in OT thriller

May 8, 2019

Men’s lacrosse (15–3 overall, 8–2 in the NESCAC) lost to Tufts 17-16 after overtime in Sunday’s NESCAC championship game. The men advanced to the tournament final for the first time since 2008,...

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...

Baseball tops NESCAC West with series win over Wesleyan

Baseball tops NESCAC West with series win over Wesleyan

May 8, 2019

Baseball (23–9, 7–5 in the NESCAC) traveled to Wesleyan on Saturday for the final two games of its regular season. After a dominant 6-1 victory over the Cardinals at Cole Field on Friday, the Ephs...

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