Women’s tennis cruises to quarterfinals, look to defend title

Last weekend, women’s tennis (21-2, 7-1 in the NESCAC) competed in the second… Read the full article →

Women’s tennis cruises to quarterfinals, look to defend title Women's tennis cruises to quarterfinals, look to defend title

Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, one of the most important historical documents, will be coming… Read the full article →

Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta

Go team: Professors discuss value of team-taught courses

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. Recently, many of our hyper-intelligent… Read the full article →

Go team: Professors discuss value of team-taught courses Go team: Professors discuss value of team-taught courses

Men’s crew captures New England Championship

Men’s crew had a highly successful day at the New England Rowing Championships… Read the full article →

Men’s crew captures New England Championship Men’s crew captures New England Championship

Softball falls to Tufts, poised to host Regionals

Women’s softball (24-11, 10-2 in the NESCAC) made a deep run into the NESCAC… Read the full article →

Softball falls to Tufts, poised to host Regionals Softball falls to Tufts, poised to host Regionals

Top News

Former student speaks publicly on sexual assault case

May 14, 2014

A case of sexual assault at the College attracted media attention on Monday when a former student came forward to talk about her experience. Lexie Brackenridge, a current sophomore at Columbia who transferred from the College after she was sexually assaulted in fall 2012, discussed her treatment by the school’s administration and accused the College […]

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ACE initiates structural changes for CC budget proposal

May 14, 2014

Today, College Council (CC) will vote on allocating a proposed $99,550 budget to All Campus Entertainment (ACE) to begin contracting with artists for the 2014-15 school year. “In this year’s budget, and indeed in all past ACE Concerts’ budgets, we have to consider the fixed costs, including things like stage set-up and man power, and […]

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Editorials

A consideration of policy: reflecting on how the college handles sexual assault

May 14, 2014

As the College community grapples with the fallout from an account of a sexual assault case made public by former student Lexie Brackenridge, we at the Record condemn all forms of victim blaming, whether physical or emotional, past or present – this kind of reaction to sexual assault cases discourages survivors from reporting their assaults […]

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An apple a day or MCLA

May 7, 2014

In light of the recent closing of the North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH), we at the Record commend the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) for working with the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) to set up a temporary facility for non-emergency issues. As members of the Berkshire community, we care deeply about the health and […]

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Other News

Annual appreciation day celebrates staff’s contributions

May 14, 2014

Last Tuesday, the College hosted its annual Appreciation Day, which honors staff members who have reached milestones in their service to the College. On this day, employees completing their 5th, 10th, 15th or 20th years of service celebrated with a luncheon at the Williams Inn. Those employees celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th or 40th years […]

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College alters financial aid policy for ROTC students

May 14, 2014

Prompted by a conversation between Max Heninger ’14 and David Folsom ’17, a student pursuing Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at the College, College Council (CC) recently proposed that the College eliminate scholarship displacement for military scholarships. With this policy, CC hoped to better honor the contributions of military students to the community both within […]

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Op-Eds

A survivor speaks out

May 14, 2014

In October 2012, when I was a 17-year-old first-year student, I was raped at Williams College by a 21-year-old freshman hockey player. I reported the assault to the dean’s office, and an investigative panel was appointed. The panel found the perpetrator guilty of sexual assault, suspending him from Williams for three semesters. My rapist appealed […]

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Opening the window

May 14, 2014

At the end of every information session, the Williams College admissions counselors offer sage (though necessarily vague) advice on how to get accepted to Williams – how to woo your reader and persuade him or her to send you that giant purple folder. Part and parcel of this advice is how to write your supplemental […]

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Features

Go team: Professors discuss value of team-taught courses

May 14, 2014

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. Recently, many of our hyper-intelligent College professors have decided to put their heads together and team-teach courses, bringing two different sets of expertise and experience (and two much-needed sets of office hours). The Record talked to some of the College’s most erudite teammates to find […]

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Librarians, ACE delight in sending Sawyer off in style

May 14, 2014

Sawyer Library has been many things since it first opened its doors in September 1975 – a bastion of books, a reservoir of research help (provided by the friendly faces of the Sawyer staff), a brick building that can sometimes feel increasingly Azkaban-like in the late night hours. Not until this past Friday night, however, […]

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Arts

Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta

May 14, 2014

The Magna Carta, one of the most important historical documents, will be coming to the Clark Institute in September 2014. One of only four copies of the Magna Carta will be on display in an exhibition called “Radical Words: The Magna Carta to the Constitution,” coming this fall to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art […]

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First WSMA concert showcases energetic musical talent

May 14, 2014

On Saturday night in Currier Ballroom, the Williams Student Musicians Association (WSMA) organized its first event, a concert with performances by three student bands. The Jeff Daniel Project, Knockout Mouse and Gentlemen Art Thieves offered a variety of musical genres, great talent and a mellow atmosphere enjoyable for all in attendance. First to take the […]

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Sports

Women’s tennis cruises to quarterfinals, look to defend title

May 14, 2014

Last weekend, women’s tennis (21-2, 7-1 in the NESCAC) competed in the second and third rounds of the NCAA Div. III Tournament. The women were successful in both of their matches, defeating Ithaca on Saturday and conference foe Tufts the next day to move on to the quarterfinals. On Saturday, the women, who were hosting […]

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Men’s crew medals all boats at ECAC Championship

May 14, 2014

On Sunday, men’s crew traveled to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. for the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championship (NIRC), the team’s last competition of the season as well as the final collegiate races for six seniors. On a hot, humid day with high winds blowing from unpredictable directions, sometimes changing from one race to the […]

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