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BSU holds town hall exploring affinity housing

On Sunday, the Black Student Union town hall discussed topics including affinity housing, the JA system and relations with Campus Safety and Security. 
Photo courtesy of Isaiah Blake.
Kristen Bayrakdarian November 14, 2018

On Sunday, the Williams College Black Student Union (BSU) organized a town hall in Griffin Hall on affinity housing and Davis Center renovations. As the event flyer read, the gathering was to be “a...

Theatre department cancels Beast Thing

The theatre department hung posters around campus last week announcing the last-minute cancellation of its production of the play Beast Thing.
Photo courtesy of Williams College.
Samuel Wolf November 7, 2018

On Thursday, the theatre department announced the cancellation of its production of the play Beast Thing. The show, written by Aleshea Harris and described by the department as a “play-in-progress,”...

Students organize in support of transgender rights

The rally for transgender rights featured references to Massachusetts ballot Question 3, which could roll back transgender protection if rejected.
Photo courtesy of Julia Cassell.
Rebecca Park October 31, 2018

Last Friday, students, faculty, staff and community members held a rally in front of the Williams Inn in support of the rights of transgender people – a response to the Trump administration’s recently...

Liz Robinson ’90 chosen to chair board of trustees

On July 1, Liz Robinson ’90 will replace outgoing board chair Michael Eisenson ’77. She has served on the College board of trustees since 2011. 
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Rachel Scharf October 24, 2018

During last weekend’s annual fall meeting, the College’s Board of Trustees elected Liz Robinson ’90 as its next chair. Robinson, who will begin her term on July 1, will succeed current board...

Neighborhood Leadership Team restructures responsibilities

The neighborhood leadership team structure has undergone programatic changes, affecting housing coordinators.
Photo courtesy of Jillian Jenkin.
Rebecca Park October 24, 2018

This year, the Office of Student Life (OSL) modified its neighborhood programming model for on-campus upperclass residences in each of the College’s four neighborhoods. This year, the student Neighborhood...

Matt Carter receives NIH grant to study hunger

This fall, the NIH awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Carter a $369,000 grant to continue his research on appetite suppression and eating behaviors.
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Mae Burris-Wells October 24, 2018

  In Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Carter’s lab, cutting edge breakthroughs can happen entirely by accident.   “[My student and I] were following up on another study and we found...

Sing, Unburied, Sing author Jesmyn Ward speaks on storytelling

Ward's book, Sing, Unburied, Sing, was inspired by her experience growing up as a black woman in the South. It was this year's Williams Reads book. 
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Kristen Bayrakdarian October 17, 2018

Last Thursday the College hosted Jesmyn Ward, author of this year’s Williams Reads book, Sing, Unburied, Sing. Ward reflected on the events that have shaped her life and influenced her as a writer.  Marlene...

Field hockey wins penalty shootout, sweeps weekend

Isabel Perry ’20 had two assists in the match against Wesleyan on Saturday en route to a 2-1 win. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.
Cameron Brown and Kirstin Mapes October 17, 2018

Field hockey (8-3, 6-2 in the NESCAC) defeated Bowdoin and Wesleyan at home over the weekend. On Sunday, the women pushed through double overtime and a penalty shootout to edge Bowdoin. Kate Gregory...

Greg Crowther ’95 excels in post-collegiate running career

Greg Crowther ’95 participated  in the World Cup 100k three times. Photo courtesy of GREGCROWTHER.COM
John Lautenbach October 17, 2018

Greg Crowther ’95, a former member of the cross-country team, exemplifies resilience and dedication. After a storied running career at the College, he went on to pursue greater distances, eventually...

Storyboard halts Storytime as it reevaluates its mission

Storytime is taking a break this semester as it reconsiders its structure and purpose, reaching out to the College community for feedback.

Photo courtesy of Angela You '20.
Irene Loewenson October 3, 2018

On Sep. 26, Storyboard, the group behind Storytime, announced the decision to put a temporary hold on Storytime, citing the need to reflect on its mission and make changes to the event. The sabbatical...

Football beats defending NESCAC champion Trinity

Receiver Frank Stola ’21 caught two touchdowns during the Ephs’ comeback against Trinity. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.
Joe LaRocca October 3, 2018

  Last Saturday, football (3-0, 3-0 in the NESCAC) scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter en route to a 21-16 win against defending NESCAC champion Trinity, snapping the Ephs’ losing...

Al-Hadid animates campus with provocative sculptures

Al-Hadid animates campus with provocative sculptures
Ksoosha Ramras October 3, 2018

In the same elegant manner as autumn’s falling leaves, obscure feminine figures in cascading form have fallen onto the College’s landscape. Delirious Matter, an art installation created by artist...

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