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Friday Meet Up

I will be around campus this week-end and would like to organize a meet up with any and all Ephs interested in the future of Williams on-line. EphBlog is a part of that future (we hope!), but I am also interested in the broader topic. Idea is to pick a time (say 3 or 4 in the afternoon?), a place (meeting room in Paresky?) and get together. EphBlog regulars are welcome of course (and who would want to miss a chance to chat with Frank Uible in the flesh?) but I hope to convince others to come as well. Comments/suggestions are welcome. Other topics:

1) I am giving a lecture for STAT 346 on Regression in Finance from 12:00 to 1:00 in Bronfman 106. All are welcome, and I am told that pizza will be provided. Although the main audience is the students in the class, my talk will be accessible to anyone who knows what “regression” is.

2) I would especially like to meet some of the faculty and staff who comment here anonymously. As Professor Joe Cruz ’91 can confirm, I am a charming companion for coffee. Just e-mail me (dave at kanecap dot com) and we can set something up — off-the-record of course! No particular agenda, but face-to-face meet ups are always fun.

3) There is an alumni event on Saturday evening. If you are an alum who reads EphBlog, let’s get together there and chat. Not sure on the easiest way to arrange that, but Dick has published enough picture of my face that I hope you will just come up and introduce yourself.

UPDATE: 4) Although I am not hiring Williams interns this year (Damn you, Financial Crisis!), my friends at Geode Capital are (with similar preferences to my own). It’s a cool place with several Ephs currently working there, several hired by me. I will post something at OCC and be available for chats at some point. Contact me if interested.


Spring Family Days


I noticed, with great nostalgia, that Spring Family Days are about to begin in Williamstown. In one way, it seems eons ago that I was packing a bag for my trip this time last year, and in another way, it’s hard to believe that my son is already nearing the end of his sophomore year.

Williamstown is a fun place to visit. I have been there several times now, but it was particularly memorable during Family Days. There’s an interesting energy in the air, no small part of which is the campus-wide excitement that the late Berkshires spring has finally begun to break.

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Adam Walsh Act Moot Court

Today’s student moot court in Griffin Hall, judged by an extraordinarily eminent panel of federal judges, is one of the best campus events in years.  Read more about the preparations for the event here.  Kudos to visiting lecturer Bernard Moore for taking the time to put together such an impressive event, which surely involved a tremendous time commitment on his part.  I hope audio of this event is eventually available via podcast.

I could add something snarky, Kane style, related to some of DK’s past comments on visiting profs, but I’ll resist the urge.  Ooops, too late …


Bone Marrow Drive

This week at Williams:
Williams College will be hosting a Bone Marrow Registry Drive on Thursday, April 9th from 11am-2:30pm in Paresky, Friday April 10th in all the open dining halls at lunch, and Saturday, April 11th from 7-9am on Paresky lawn during the breakfast for the Great Day of Service.
This drive is in memory of Katharine C. Eckman, a senior at Hamilton College who passed away in October from leukemia. The goal of the drive is to recruit as many new donors as possible from Williams and the surrounding community. Increasing the number of donors gives hope to blood cancer patients around the world in need of a peripheral blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant. Registering is quick and easy, and requires filling out a registration form and swabbing cells from the inside of your cheek. Registrants must be 18-55 and in general good health. Every sample costs $65 to test, so voluntary donations are accepted and encouraged. Please consider taking advantage of this amazing opportunity to give someone a second chance at life.

This drive was organized almost single-handed by Susannah Eckman ’11 in honor of her sister. (See her Record article) From what I saw today, it is seeming to be pretty successful.
However, this event on campus brought to light for some people on campus the realities of donations of this sort for gay men. Although I understand the reasoning for the exclusion, it seems that if there is such a shortage for institutions such as the Red Cross and the National Bone Marrow Registry would work towards removing the prohibition on gay men donating. The Eph Rainbow Alliance also set up a table with a petition asking for a change in policy (not sure how much good it will do, but I understand their point as well).


Purple Bubble

Kudos to Peter Drivas for getting published on Huffington Post, one of the most (if not the most) widely-read blogs on the internet (although Ephblog is catching up fast!).  Peter’s description of the “Purple Bubble” has accurately characterized Williams for many generations.  I am slightly saddened, but not at all surprised, that folks’ interest in current affairs waned after the election.  There is a heck of a lot to occupy college students, between their own heavy work-loads, extracurricular commitments, jobs, community service, and social calendars, not to mention the never-ending temptation of 2000 generally fun, intelligent, well-rounded peers to procrastinate with in common rooms and dining halls.  Plus, even for the most politically engaged among us, a certain degree of political fatigue is natural after months of intense obsession over all things politics.

Nevertheless, count me as one who is always happy to see Williams do more to encourage campus discourse on issues of national import.   In my view, Williams has best accomplished this goal in recent years via the super-awesome Williams College Debate Union (for those who don’t know, the Union sponsored a series of extremely well-attended debates in Chapin that would feature a prominent outside expert, a student, and a faculty member teaming up to debate a similarly-composed trio).   If I am ever rich enough to affect a specific aspect of campus life via a substantial targeted donation to Williams (note to any alumni fund volunteers reading: don’t hold your breath) I would definitely support reinvigorating this initiative before all else.  Alas, I haven’t heard of any major events sponsored by the WCDU for several years.

Peter will, however, be happy to hear about an upcoming series of campus events focused on Iraq and Vietnam, including a lecture by occasional Ephblog contributor Marc Lynch.    At least there shouldn’t be any last-minute cancellations …


Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degrees 2009

I know a lot of (most?) people don’t actually pay attention to the sidebars, so I wanted to call this one to your attention.

Today the college announced the 2009 Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients.  You can read the whole thing for the long background, but here is the quick and dirty version:

Clarence Otis ’77 – chairman and chief executive officer of Darden Restaurants – will be the principal speaker at the college’s 220th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 7.  Anne Garrels – senior foreign correspondent of National Public Radio – will be the Baccalaureate speaker on Saturday, June 6.

President of the College Morton Owen Schapiro will confer honorary degrees on both of them as well as to astronaut and Senator John H. Glenn, writer Tracy Kidder, historian James M. McPherson, and musician James Taylor.

Quite the eclectic group this year:  businessman, journalist, astronaut, author, professor/scholar, and musician.  Should be a fun group.  Hopefully there are other side events where the honorary degree recipients can speak/perform.  Having James Taylor join in the Ivy Exercises singing of The Mountains would be pretty cool.

In various committee/meet the alumni settings I had the good fortune to meet Otis a handful of times.  He seemed like a great guy.  I hope he’ll give an interesting speech – commencement addresses are a notoriously difficult balance.


Go To This Event

I am excited to see that origamist Robert Lang will be giving a lecture at Williams later this week.  Lang was the subject of a fascinating New Yorker feature by Susan Orlean.  If you can’t make the event, I highly recommend at least reading the article.  (Or, for that matter, any article written by Orlean … I only hope I can someday do something quirky and cool enough to warrant her attention).


Buses to Inauguration

An Eph mom writes:

Did you know that Williams is sending coach buses to the inauguration? Nothing has been posted on EphBlog. They are sending 100 students. There was a lottery for the seats and my daughter won a seat. I think they are leaving Williamstown at 8 p.m. tonight.

Sounds like a good time. Background:

We are pleased to announce that the College will arrange for limited bus service for transportation to and from Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration.

Seats are limited to 100, and students will be selected by lottery. You may select as an individual or as a two-person group. To sign up, go to write your name, ID#, and t-shirt size. If you are selecting as a group of two, include also the name, ID# and t-shirt size of your partner. A $20 fee will be required for each person. The deadline to sign up is January 7th. Notification will be on Jan. 8th. The fee will be due on January 12th. This is open to all students. Only one entry per student.

Buses will leave campus promptly at 7 p.m. Monday, January 19th traveling overnight to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, January 20th approximately at 5 a.m. Buses will depart Washington promptly at 4 p.m. following the inauguration and arrive back on campus at approximately at 1 a.m.

You will need to bring your own snacks, beverages, and/or money for the trip as we will make only short restroom breaks. However, a boxed dinner from dining services will be available at the departure from campus only. There will be no alcohol allowed on the buses. Inauguration t-shirts will also be available for no extra charge to those riding the buses. …

This service is made possible through the Office for Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity and the Multicultural Center at Williams.

At first, one might be tempted to note that there is a financial crisis going on and that Williams should be trying to save money. But this seems like a worthy event and, I think, the money is much better spent on this than on most of the programming by the MCC. If there is high enough demand, I wish that they would send more buses.

Does anyone know how much this costs? How many people signed up?

More importantly, I big part of binding people to Williams for a lifetime consists in arranging events that Ephs will remember for decades. That is hard to do. But the subset of Ephs who really want to go to the inauguration will remember forever that Williams made it possible. This will serve as a hook for reunions and fund-raising appeals for decades to come. So, the money is well spent. Make sure that the Alumni Development Office has a list of students who attended.

Do we have any readers on the bus? Tell us how it goes! Surely there will be at least one cell phone on the trip that could be used for sending comments and updates. Let us know how the trip is going, especially those of us who wish we could be with you.


Morty Schapiro to Become President of Northwestern (and thoughts about the Presidential Search)

To the Williams Community,

Morton Owen SchapiroUpon the completion next summer of my ninth year as Williams president, I will be leaving to become president of Northwestern University.

This was not an easy decision for my family and me to make. Twenty of my thirty years in academe have been spent at Williams and I’ve loved virtually every minute. The past nine as president have been the greatest honor and privilege of my professional life. But with the completion of our comprehensive campaign this month and my strong feeling that institutions need new leadership every decade or so, I think the timing is right.

There’s much I still hope to do in these intervening months to help steer this place I love so deeply. Most importantly, with the support of the Board of Trustees, we are putting in place a financial plan that will assure that our college will be in a position to provide an exceptional educational experience for future students despite the current financial turmoil. Williams will emerge from the present challenges with its values intact and positioned to recapture its momentum.

Mimi and I have made many close friends at Williams — students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents — and we hope that you will remain in our lives. When you visit us in Evanston, feel free to wear your traditional purple, a color that both institutions proudly share.

All the best,


Morton Owen Schapiro
Professor and President
Williams College

(announcement from the Office of the President, posted on the Williams website on Dec. 16, 2008)


Rig the Boilers

A disturbing story in the Eagle.

A Williams College employee upset about being denied time off to go hunting is accused of threatening to kill co-workers at the Williamstown school, according to police.

In addition to the criminal charge, David Jay Beebe, 45, of Clarksburg, was fired Tuesday from his position as operator of the Williams College heating plant, according to school officials, who did not indicate how long Beebe had worked at the school.

Rest of the article below. Other coverage from the Transcript. Could someone add the all-campus mailing that went out on this topic to the comments?

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The Green Chicken

Trivia will never be topped as the coolest dorky tradition on campus, but the Green Chicken showdown with Middlebury is a clear contender for second place.  Today’s Boston Globe contains a feature discussing that tradition, along with a quiz of whether your math abilities are Green Chicken-worthy.


Fall CC Election Results

Neighborhoods CC Reps

  • Currier: Ifiok Inyang ’11
  • Dodd: Andrew Goldston ’09
  • Spencer: Keith Butts ’09
  • Wood: Jenny Danzi ’09

Freshmen House Reps

  • Armstrong: Tim Goggins
  • Dennett: Zach Evans
  • Mills: Runoff between Sam Jonynas and Mustafa Saadi
  • Pratt: Austin Davis
  • Sage: Newton Davis
  • Williams: Elizabeth Jimenez

Honor Committee

  • Andres Lopez ’09, Student Chair
  • Wes Johnson ’09
  • Charlie Crawford ’10
  • Mia DeSimone ’10
  • Cecelia Davis-Hayes ’11
  • Will Slack ’11
  • Matiullah Amin ’12
  • William Su ’12

Committee on Priorities and Resources

  • Jia Cui ’09

$35,000 (to be split between top 2)

  • First: 1914 Library
  • Second: ACE Concerts

The Williams Admission Essay

The Record is reporting that Williams has added a 300-word admission essay for the Class of 2013. The prompt for this experimental essay is: “Imagine looking through a window at any environment that is particularly significant to you. Reflect on the scene, paying close attention to the relation between what you are seeing and why it is meaningful to you.”


Global Warming Solutions and Herding Cats

FTN logo WilliamsHolding a big event at Williams is like herding cats. In an institution run by independent and motivated professors and administrators, getting collaboration and consensus is very difficult. That is why I’m very proud to announce plans for Focus the Nation, an event which really will capture the attention of the entire school, at least for a day.

A little background on Focus the Nation: conceived of and promoted by Eban Goodstein ’80, this day-long symposium for global warming solutions will take place at over 1500 schools, churches and businesses across the country. Held on Jan. 31st nationally, the eve of super Tuesday, the goal is to engage 5 million citizens in active and intelligent conversations about global warming solutions.

The classic problem in any sort of activism is that when you throw an event, only the people who are interested come. In order to address this age old problem, we’re going to the students. Starting in September, we embarked on a campaign to speak to every single faculty member individually and ask for some or all of class time on February 5th to discuss climate change from the stance of their department. To speak to over 300 faculty is a big project, and I applaud Meredith Annex ’11 and Martin Sawyer ’08 who have coordinated those efforts.

ftn logo nationalIts paying off. Currently over 60 faculty will use between 5 minutes and all of their class time to talk about where their passion for a better world intersects with their discipline and subject matter. And more new commitments are coming in every day. We’ve actually been surprised at how many faculty are genuinely eager to participate in an event that addresses a big issue and uses their particular strengths. Maybe it’s not that surprising after all.

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2007 Commencement speakers

The speakers for this year will be:

Class Speaker: Auyon Mukharji (elected by the Class of 2007)
Phi Beta Kappa Speaker: Alan Rodrigues (elected by the 2007 PBK members)
Valedictorian: Priyanka Bangard (highest GPA)

Of course Katie Couric will also give an address.


Paresky updates

In case you’re wondering how the new student center is going, here are the updates from the past few weeks — oldest to most recent. Edit: Follow-up e-mail about Goodrich added in response to comment.

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Extreme disorientation among students

The following e-mail was sent from Ruth Harrison, Director of Health Services, to williams-students this evening:

Subject: Important Message from the Health Center

Dear Williams Students,

I want to inform you that recently a very small number of students have experienced bouts of extreme disorientation.

There is speculation that these instances could be related to recreational drug use. There’s insufficient evidence to be at all sure about this correlation, but given the importance of the matter, I thought you should know.

If you have questions about this or about any other issue of physical or mental health, please feel free to call the Health Center at x2206.

All the best as we head into the end of the semester.

Ruth Harrison
Director of Health Services

Would anyone else like to speculate on this matter? I have never before received such a strange e-mail during my time at Williams.


Williamstown Police to Seek Charges Against Thrill Seekers

The following is a news release from the WPD. Dean Roseman’s message is in the extended entry below.

Released April 20, 2007

On Sunday, April 15, 2007 at approximately 12:42 am, members of the
Williamstown Police Department responded to a report of suspicious
activity discovered by Williams College Safety & Security. Police
officers found evidence there that a homemade explosive device had
been assembled in the southwest corner of the college’s Cole Field
remote area well away from any buildings. The device had been
ignited, but failed to burn.

An investigation by the Williamstown Police Department, with
assistance from both the Massachusetts State Police and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation and in conjunction with Williams College
Safety & Security, identified three individuals responsible for
constructing and lighting the material.

All three, who are students at Williams College, cooperated with the
investigation. Their intent was not to cause damage or injury but to
pursue their curiosity about such a device. They will be summoned to
North Adams District Court on charges of Possession of an Infernal
Machine and Disorderly Conduct. They also face possible sanction
from Williams College.

Specifics regarding the device and the materials used to construct it
will not be released to the public.

“Possession of an Infernal Machine” to me suggests either owning an oven or getting mad at your computer, but here it means “making a homemade bomb.”

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OCC Complaint

Matt Furlong ’10 writes:

As an occassional Ephblog reader, I appreciate, enjoy, and share your devotion to all things Williams. I think the following anecdote might interest the blogs

I, a first year Williams student, recently went to the Office of Career Counseling for advice on my summer plans. I had been offered an unpaid internship at NYC-based NGO, uNight, which advocates and runs programs for the victims of Northern Uganda’s 20-year-long civil war. I was and am excited by the possibility of doing important work this summer for a cause I am passionate about, but I needed (and need) money for housing. Housing for nine weeks at Columbia for students interning in the city, for instance is a minimum of $2450. The representative of the OCC that I talked to looked more sad than happy when I told him the news, however. His advice was to look ask my local church for money. This was honestly the best advice he could offer me. Of course, Williams has an excellent alumni internship program, with standard grants of over $3000.

First students are not eligible for these grants, though. And when I asked why that was so, he suggested that immaturity was an issue. I thought that was why one has to apply for a grant, rather than just being blindly handed one. I find the lack of support for (or is it discrimination against?) first-years strange and disheartening.

I would be happy to hear your feelings on this issue, or the readers of Ephblog.

I don’t have strong feelings on this one. If the money for unpaid internships is limited (by OCC policy or donor intent?), it is reasonable to restrict it on the basis of class year. Back in the day, students who wanted to do unpaid internships got paying jobs to support themselves and which did not conflict with the internship. They also found cheaper places to live than Manhattan. Yet, I am also happy to help serious students (like Furlong) with a passion for a poorly paying field (like NGO work in Uganda) to pursue their interests. I think that the advice to seek other funding was good and useful.



Ephailure update: not for general release

{Crossposted at UnderHopkins}

The slideshow component of the Ephailure project by Brandi Brown ’07, discussed earlier on UnderHopkins, will not be publicly available. Apologies to readers who were looking for this to be publicly released…but for several reasons, Brandi Brown ’07, who put the project together, has decided against generally releasing her slideshow and giving additional public talks based on it. She’s asked me to briefly explain here, since David Kane ’88 has already referenced her presentation to the Society of Alumni Executive Committee on EphBlog, and some readers are undoubtedly waiting for more info.

More on the flip…

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Holocaust rememberance day

This morning each Williams student woke up to find a picture of a young victim of the Holocaust on his or her door, with their name, age, and method of death. Example:

Dora Rivkina
Bound, Drowned, and Shot
Age: 19

Certainly it is an impressive feat for a student organization to do all of this overnight! Strangely, the posters do not have any information about what organization, or what student(s), are responsible; the only identifying information is the text in the bottom corner: Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sunday, April 15.


Replace This Paradigm

Kelly Garcia writes:

What is the goal of the Women’s Center?

I went to one of their meetings to ask. I was told that our society was built around male ejaculation. They told me it was their goal to replace this paradigm with something better. Confused, I asked for clarification. They told me to take a course on women’s studies and refused to clarify further. Considering how uncomfortable I was as the only man in a room with at least a dozen feminist women, I don’t think I’m brave or stupid enough to put myself in a similar academic setting.

The Women’s Center appears to me to define dialog as a willingness on the part of their opponents to consider that their positions are wrong and that the Women’s Center is right. I commend that. But I’ve seen no signs that the Women’s Center as a whole is willing to seriously and publicly question its own fundamental tenets. They accuse others of being close-minded but give no evidence of themselves as being genuinely open-minded on the issues.

Again, the key distinction is between the Women’s Center (a Williams College administrative unit that should be maximally inclusive and not ideologically driven) and the Women’s Collective (a Williams student group with whatever ideological views its members happen to hold). I, like all good Ephs, celebrate the existence of the Women’s Collective, even though I find their views absurd. The greater the diversity of voices in the Eph conversation, the better. The problem comes when that particular view controls the Women’s Center.

One of the reasons that a Women’s Center is a bad idea is because women who disagree with the views of the Women’s Collective think that a Women’s Center is unnecessary and, therefore, don’t bother with it.

UPDATE: Andrew Goldston ’09 has further thoughts and a great quote.

Perhaps a good analogy would be if Williams had a “Poltics Center” instead of a “Women’s Center.” Now, one can imagine a case for a Politics Center, an administrative unit of the college with dedicated space and staff (perhaps just a CLC assigned to it, perhaps something more permanent). Such a Center would, to fulfill its mission, have to be non-ideological. It would need to represent all points of view, invite speakers with different perspectives and so on. If, for whatever reason, a Politics Center became indistinguishable from College Democrats, than that would indicate that Williams does not need such a center as an administrative unit of the College.

Similarly, a Women’s Center that actually did the same (non-ideological, events from all view points) might be good idea. But here, in the real world, such a Women’s Center is impossible because Williams women who do not subscribe to the viewpoint of the Women’s Collective think that the whole idea of a Women’s Center is stupid. So, they don’t participate. So, all the events are leftist (or use whatever ideological terminology you like). Certainly, there has been no attempt to, say, invite Wendy Shalit ’97 to campus.

A Women’s Center is a bad idea. With luck, it will whither away in due course. But long live the Women’s Collective! The more active student groups there are on campus, whether or not you agree with their point of view, the better.


Williams Podcasts

This is pretty cool. Kudos to whoever put it together. Current podcasts available include:

Audio tour of The Paresky Center
2007 Faculty Lecture: Joseph Cruz, philosophy, on Knowing One’s Mind
2007 Faculty Lecture: Betsy Brainerd, economics, on Post-Soviet Russia’s Demographic Crisis

I missed the Joe Cruz lecture when it happened, so I’m glad it’s available online. It comes highly recommended by those who went.

Next step: videocast of the 2007 Commencement for any relatives who can’t make it to Williamstown?


Paresky Updates 3/15

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 18:13:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Paresky Updates 3/15

It’s almost Spring Break! I hope the weather here doesn’t keep you from getting to your (hopefully warmer) destinations!

Just a few things this week:

– Paresky is Closed to the Public during Spring Break. As of tomorrow (Friday, March 16) @ 4:30pm, Paresky is officially closed for Spring Break, until Sunday, April 1 @ 1pm. Contractors will be working throughout the building during the break, and in order to get things done safely and efficiently, please refrain from entering the building. The exceptions to this rule are the staff who work in the building, and those who, for college-related reasons, must seek out a staff member who works in the building. Dining options will become available again on Sunday evening, April 1. (Thank you for your cooperation with this – we really want to get as many finishing touches done during break as we can. Come back on or after April 1 and see the changes!)

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Couric as Commencement Speaker

Katie Couric will deliver the 2007 commencement address.

Shiranee Tilakawardane will deliver the Baccalaureate address.

To me, the Baccalaureate speaker sounds a lot more interesting, plus she has a connection to Williams (her son is a senior according to the article). I think she would have been a bolder choice. I guarantee that she would have some incredible anecdotes to share.

Sounds like the college may be sticking with a global theme for commencement exercises. Last year it was dance, this year appears to be women’s rights / pioneering women. At least the topic this year has broad appeal rather than a niche audience.


Balloon Project

Article on the red balloon project.

Five Williams College students orchestrated a 24-hour art installation Friday that involved tying 380 helium balloons around campus and along Spring Street.

The balloons served as place markers for note cards that had been inscribed with a memory connected to each site.

Katharine Josephson, a senior art and art history major from New Haven, Conn., said the installation was a group assignment for one of her classes, “Post Studio Practice,” taught by Peggy Diggs. She and her classmates spent nearly two weeks gathering place-specific memories from students, faculty and staff.

Rest below. Kudos to all involved. And check out Diana Davis’s ’07 great pictures.

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Paresky Updates 3/8

Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:12:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Paresky Updates 3/8

Hello everyone. Here are some updates for this week:

1. Masking Tape ONLY – as mentioned in one of the earlier updates, use *only MASKING tape* (and we prefer the blue stuff) to post anything in Paresky (and only on wood or brick surfaces) – NO SCOTCH, PACKAGING, or ANY OTHER TAPE!!! When left on too long, these tapes ruin the finish of the wood, and it’s difficult to remove the residue. Any fliers that were hung with anything other than masking tape have been removed and recycled, and any future fliers posted with anything other than masking tape will be removed and disposed of immediately. (When the bulletin boards arrive and are installed, there will be no posting in the building except on the bulletin boards – I’ll let you know when that happens.)

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Balloon Project

Nice idea.

The Balloon Project is a day for Williams students, faculty and staff to share their individual memories of Williams Campus. Over the past two weeks, students have collected 500 note cards with Williams memories recorded on the front and a location on the back. This Friday, each note card will be affixed to a Red Balloon and placed at its designate spot on campus. Over the course of the day, please explore the campus and read the memories of your community to see how differently or similarly other members of the community remember different campus spaces.

Are they going to save the note cards or, even better, scan them and place them on the web? Perhaps someone on campus will take and post photos. By the way, is this all the work of Tyler Auer ’07 or is there some larger group behind it? Either way, kudos to all involved.


New CC web page

College Council has finally completed its new web site, to replace the old one that was extremely defunct. Here’s the new one: Williams College Council Web page. It has links to lots of good resources (minutes, constitution, a list of representatives) and places for people to give input (most of which are not running yet.)

Morgan’s e-mail about committee positions follows.

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Paresky commemorative glasses

These snazzy glasses were handed out on Saturday night after the comedian show in Paresky, for free! They even came complete with a root beer float inside.


Pretty classy.

(Picture taken against a purple piece of construction paper [for school spirit and] so that it is possible to see the white writing, which says “Paresky Center Grand Opening” and “Williams Dining” around the outside.)


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