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Shaheen Currimjee

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Spotlight on Research: Ben Snyder examines surveillance, privacy

Spotlight on Research: Ben Snyder examines surveillance, privacy

November 13, 2019

Baltimore is unlike most major cities in the U.S. in that it is facing an unprecedented, and rising, level of violent crime. In response, Baltimore has invested in surveillance technologies to prevent...

One in Two Thousand: Jo Kim ’22

One in Two Thousand: Jo Kim ’22

November 6, 2019

Ethan Dinçer/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 be interviewed...

One in Two Thousand: Larissa Silva ’20

One in Two Thousand: Larissa Silva ’20

October 23, 2019

Shaheen Currimjee/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 be...

One in Two Thousand: Gabby Martin ’21

One in Two Thousand: Gabby Martin ’21

October 2, 2019

Photo courtesy of Michael Nettesheim. 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...

One in Two Thousand: Grace Murray ’20

One in Two Thousand: Grace Murray ’20

September 18, 2019

SHAHEEN CURRIMJEE/DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR We tried to select the subject of this week’s One in Two Thousand randomly, but the first ten people we emailed did not respond to us. We decided to interview...

Students launch Williams Mobile app

Students launch Williams Mobile app

September 11, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAMS MOBILE. The academic year has only just started, and it seems as if there are a million things to keep track of: deadlines, drop/add period, campus events, whether your laundry...

Members of the panel discussed the ways in which recent flooding has revealed the impact of climate change on Williamstown and the Berkshires. Shaheen Currimjee/Executive Editor.

Panel addresses recent flooding caused by climate change

November 14, 2018

In August 2011, tropical storm Irene struck Williamstown. The Hoosic River overflowed, flooding lower Cole Field. With over eight feet of floodwater, only the backboard used for soccer practice remained...

On Wednesday, students across campus participated in an interfaith vigil to remember the victims of the Louisville and Pittsburgh shootings. The vigil included speeches, poetry and songs.
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Students, community members hold vigils for shooting victims

November 7, 2018

Four days after the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pa. and the Kroger supermarket shooting in Louisville, Ky., students, faculty and community members came together in Baxter Hall to...

Syrian artist, architect brings Damascus to United States

Syrian artist, architect brings Damascus to United States

October 31, 2018

We are living in a world that wants to label us quickly – immigrant, refugee, illegal. But Mohamad Hafez, an eccentric Syrian artist and architect, likes to confuse people. “I have a curly [Salvador...

On Saturday, students and community members rallied against climate change and in support of a climate lawsuit. 
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Community rally protests climate change

October 31, 2018

In 1988, Dr. James E. Hansen testified before Congress that  the southeastern and midwestern sections of the United States would be subjected to high temperatures and drought in the near future. Thirty...

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The Williams College Jewish Association partnered with Refugee Advocates: No Lost Generation to invite Naftali to speak this past Shabbat.

Cari Naftali speaks on humanitarian refugee work in Greece

October 24, 2018

It is nightfall in Lesbos, Greece. The temperature drops below 45 degrees. As the frigid water laps up against the rocks, a receding wave leaves behind the remains of a faulty life vest. Then, a small...

This year, the College is hosting four Fulbright foriegn language teaching assistants in the Arabic studies, French and Spanish departments. Photo courtesy of Alejandro Beas Murillo.

Fulbright language teaching assistants reflect on experiences

October 17, 2018

As I wandered into Hollander 229, three young women were whispering in Spanish and another was babbling away in French. The whitewashed walls are covered with photographs of family and friends alongside...

Desrosiers, a professor of French at the College, was beloved by students, faculty and family. She passed away on Aug. 31. 

Photo courtesy of Brian Martin.

Students, faculty remember Professor Desrosiers

October 3, 2018

On Aug. 31, French Professor Nicole Schott Desrosiers passed away. Her commemoration was held on Sept. 23 at Cranwell Resort & Spa in Lenox, Mass. Desrosiers played many roles in her life – professor,...

The World War I memorial program began with the French Film Festival last spring and will continue throughout the fall. Chapin Library is currently showcasing contemporary memorabilia. 

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College organizes commemoration of World War I

September 26, 2018

November 2018 will mark 100 years since the end of the “war to end all wars.” As the most destructive war of its time, World War I (WWI) saw the near-downfall of Western civilization, claiming the...

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One in Two Thousand: Neena Patel ’19

September 26, 2018

I met Neena during my first year when we realized that her mom and my uncle were good friends when they attended the College. Since then, we have bonded over masala chai, my inability to hike, her inability...

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