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Mandel, pictured with Elizabeth Bigham ’21 and William Conyers ’21, can be found interacting with students throughout campus. 
Julia Cassell/Staff Photographer

Mandel recounts academic and personal journey to the College

Jeongyoon Han and Lydia Duan December 5, 2018

At Purple Rain’s concert last Saturday, a sea of students, faculty and parents serenaded President of the College Maud Mandel for her “almost half-birthday.” As the mini half-birthday celebration...

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Trail House serves a variety of comfort cuisine, including chicken parmesan, burgers and mac and cheese.
Photo courtesy of The Bennington Banner.

Trail House comforts with classic dishes, evokes cozy and warm atmosphere

Clara Lee December 5, 2018

Tucked away in North Adams,  Trail House seems fairly nondescript from the outside with its cottage-esque exterior. But upon entering, I was greeted by fairy lights, Christmas decorations and the sound...

This fall, College students, working with CLiA, began volunteering at nearby Pownal Elementary School.
Photo courtesy of Pownal Elementary School.

Ephs volunteer at Pownal Elementary

Sam Mermin December 5, 2018

For all of the value that an elite liberal arts college can bring to a remote area, there is an inevitable tension created by the presence of a wealthy institution of higher education like the College...

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One in Two Thousand: Hannah Goldstein ’20

Rachel Scharf December 5, 2018

I got to know Hannah Goldstein ’20 through our work together in Students for Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue. I was immediately struck by her sense of adventure, willingness to take risks and care for...

Students wrote cards for Michael Johnson, who was accused of HIV nondisclosure and will be released on parole from prison in 2019. 
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Ephs make cards for Michael Johnson, discuss criminal justice system

Melvin Lewis November 14, 2018

This past Thursday, students of Assistant Professor of English Ianna Hawkins Owen's “Black Writing To, From, and About Prison” class hosted a teach-in and card-making event wishing an early happy...

The Stanley Kaplan Program held a conference at the College for the centennial anniversary of the CPUSA.
Photo courtesy of Glenn Gebhard.

College analyzes communism centennial

Nigel Jaffe November 14, 2018

The Stanley Kaplan Program held a conference at the College for the centennial anniversary of the CPUSA. Photo courtesy of Glenn Gebhard. As a student-organized event, “Peace Party,” celebrated...

John McNutt ’99 founded the first data science team at the cable network, Showtime Networks Inc. 
Vincent Jiang/Staff Writer

Data scientist Josh McNutt ’99 reflects on path to Showtime Networks

Vincent Jiang November 14, 2018

Sharply dressed with an intense gaze to match, Vice President of Data Strategy at Showtime Networks Inc. Josh McNutt ’99 spoke during Professor of Mathematics Steven Miller’s “Probability” class...

Students host Armistice centennial party on Hoxsey to celebrate peace

Students host Armistice centennial party on Hoxsey to celebrate peace

Irene Loewenson November 14, 2018

This past Saturday night, hundreds of students celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice for World War One (WWI) the way many celebrated Halloween, Homecoming and Thursdays in October: with...

Sophia Shin/Photo Editor

One in Two Thousand: Delsa Lopez ’21

Lydia Duan November 14, 2018

I first met Delsa through Exploring the Arts during First Days. Everything about her – from her bold lipstick to her buoyant energy – had me thinking, “This is someone I want to get to know.”...

Great Barrington offers a full day of attractions, from brunch (left) to walks by the Housatonic River (right).
Rachel Scharf/Managing Editor

Six Hours in Great Barrington

Rebecca Tauber, Rachel Scharf, and Nicholas Goldrosen November 14, 2018

Continuing the Record’s exploration of Berkshire County, we headed down to Great Barrington. While just over an hour drive south of Williamstown, the trek showcased the area’s beautiful fall foliage....

Members of the Facebook page “Williams Memes for sun-dappled tweens” share memes commenting on College academics, life and culture. Memes courtesy of (from left to right clockwise): Emily McDonald '19, Audrey Koh '21 and Evan Chester '21.

College meme page builds community with edge and humor

Jeongyoon Han November 7, 2018

It was established, as one of the founders put it, in “the bowels of an East [College] third-floor den” on Apr. 27, 2017. In just over a year and a half, the group has expanded at a remarkable pace,...

Beschloss ’19 founded College Reaction, a site where college students can share their thoughts on current events. Katie Brule/Photo Editor

College Reaction provides platform for student-driven discourse

Nigel Jaffe November 7, 2018

Cyrus Beschloss ’19 founded College Reaction, a site where college students can share their thoughts on current events. Katie Brule/Photo Editor The last few years have ushered in a political landscape...

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