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Quinn Casey, Executive Editor for Communications

Quinn Casey ’25 is a political science and studio art double major and leadership studies concentration from Scranton, Pa. He is the executive editor for communications. He previously served as the executive editor for social media, and a social media editor before that. Email: [email protected].

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Rock ’n’ roll girl group The Chiffons performed at Baxter Hall in 1964. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

This Week in Williams History: The College receives a gift from France, bands perform at Winter Carnival, Ephs claim NESCAC Title

Quinn Casey February 28, 2024
“This Week in Williams History” is a column that looks back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, the College library received a gift from France, Winter Carnival welcomed famous music groups, and men’s basketball earned its fourth NESCAC Title. 
Queering Perspectives Festival concludes at the ’62 Center

Queering Perspectives Festival concludes at the ’62 Center

Ella Bruff and Quinn Casey February 28, 2024
Last weekend, the Queering Perspectives Festival had its second and final weekend at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance with Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters by Rachel Mars and Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths Show) by Salty Brine.
The Record Horoscope: Feb. 21, 2024

The Record Horoscope: Feb. 21, 2024

Quinn Casey and Safiyah Anwar-Chuku February 21, 2024
The Record provides an astrological guide to the start of the semester.
Photo courtesy of Ava Rust.

One in Two Thousand: Ava Rust ’25

Quinn Casey February 7, 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, Ava Rust ’25 discussed life on women’s crew, raising Ryder the Croom baby doll, and the tragic tale of her beloved moccasins.
The Record Horoscope: Pre-registration edition

The Record Horoscope: Pre-registration edition

Safiyah Anwar-Chuku and Quinn Casey November 8, 2023
The Record provides astrological guidance for navigating pre-registration.
Sneha Revanur ‘26 speaks out for youth involvement in AI regulation. (Photo courtesy of Sneha Revanur)

Sneha Revanur ’26, founder of Encode Justice, advocates for youth voice in AI regulation

Quinn Casey May 9, 2023
Sneha Revanur is the founder of Encode Justice, a youth-led organization that fights for human rights and justice in the age of AI for which she currently serves as president.
Izzy Polanco/The Williams Record

Record survey finds high approval for faculty, neutrality toward student government

Izzy Polanco and Quinn Casey May 9, 2023
The Record sent its biannual approval rating survey to randomly selected unixes last week to gauge student approval of College institutions and policies. The survey found sustained high approval for the faculty and a drop in approval for the dean’s office.
Photo courtesy of Sophie Mahon.

One in Two Thousand: Jane Gutchess ’25

Quinn Casey April 25, 2023
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, Jane Gutchess ’25 discussed the ski team, her unique studying method, and the upcoming Barbie movie. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Inside the ‘Art Mafia’ with John R. Lane ’66

Inside the ‘Art Mafia’ with John R. Lane ’66

Quinn Casey and Emily Zas April 18, 2023
Although John R. Lane ’66 majored in American Studies while at the College, his successful career as an Art director would not have been possible without taking classes with professors S. Lane Faison ’29 and Whitney Stoddard ’35.
Sen. Paul Mark and Rep. John Barrett III engaged with the community in the Faculty House on Tuesday morning.

State Senator Paul Mark, State Representative John Barrett III lead town forum on campus

Quinn Casey and Dylan Mealey April 11, 2023
Massachusetts State Senator Paul Mark and State Representative John Barrett III hosted a town hall yesterday at the Faculty House. The event was one of many organized by Mark in an effort to reach all 57 towns within his district.
The Record Horoscope: March 15, 2023

The Record Horoscope: March 15, 2023

Safiyah Anwar-Chuku and Quinn Casey March 14, 2023
The Record provides astrological guidance for this week.
Spring Fling returns after three-year hiatus, Sammy Rae & The Friends to headline

Spring Fling returns after three-year hiatus, Sammy Rae & The Friends to headline

Quinn Casey and Margaux Kanamori March 1, 2023
Sammy Rae & The Friends, an eight-piece band led by singer and songwriter Sammy Rae, will headline the Spring Fling concert on April 29. Since the event has been canceled in recent years because of the pandemic, this year’s Spring Fling will be the first for most students on campus.
Earl A. Powell III reflects on his time studying art history at the College. (Photo courtesy of Earl A. Powell III.)

Inside the “Art Mafia” with Earl A. Powell III ’66

Quinn Casey and Emily Zas February 8, 2023
Before Earl A. Powell III ’66 served as director of the National Gallery of Art, he studied art history and European history at the College under three professors who mentored members of the Williams “Art Mafia” to success.
‘Simon says,’ or rather, creates: Cindy Simon spreads joy through art

‘Simon says,’ or rather, creates: Cindy Simon spreads joy through art

Quinn Casey February 8, 2023
As a self-described “found objects creative,” Cindy Simon has shared her public art installations with the community for years. This year, Cindy Simon, she spent her annual visit to Williamstown decorating a fence with handmade, colorful yarn creations.
Varsity soccer players populate the womens JV basketball team. (Photo courtesy of Avery Mohan)

From cleats to tap shoes: Students step into Winter Study sports

Quinn Casey January 25, 2023
Students reflected on classes through the Athletic Department and Free University program that allowed them to engage in unconventional sports over Winter Study.
In Other Ivory Towers: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

In Other Ivory Towers: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

Quinn Casey and Will Royce May 10, 2022
Student workers at Grinnell College in Iowa recently voted to expand the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) to include all hourly undergraduate student workers.
Nick Alcock ’25, Olivia Dabinett ’25, Kevin Pepin ’25 launch The Relatableish Podcast

Nick Alcock ’25, Olivia Dabinett ’25, Kevin Pepin ’25 launch The Relatableish Podcast

Quinn Casey April 12, 2022
In late February, Olivia Dabinett ’25 posed a question to her friends via Snapchat, asking, “Yo, anyone want to start a podcast?” Inspired by a conversation with fellow first-year Kevin Pepin ’25 and his own desire to start a podcast, Nick Alcock ’25 eagerly replied, and the trio found themselves in a recording studio in Sawyer less than a week later.
The Cable Mills development plans to add 27 units of affordable housing in its new building, set to open this year. (Gabe Miller/The Williams Record)

Davis Center to undergo expansion, will provide new space for student engagement

Quinn Casey and Iman Shumburo March 9, 2022
The Davis Center (DC) — a complex currently comprised of Jenness House, Hardy House, and Rice House in Morley Circle — is set to undergo a $27.5 million expansion beginning this spring break. The DC is a hub for student engagement with identity and multicultural experiences at the College and beyond.
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