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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

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...

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...

The two-time reigning national champion Ephs broke MIT's 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...

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 Hawai'i

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...

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