Many athletic feats in the ‘Cac tend to go unnoticed (by us and others) simply because certain sports are dominated year-to-year by the same school; Trin runs the squash courts, Tufts dominates at lax, and Williams wins basically everything else–especially swimming and diving. The first NESCAC Swimming and Diving Championship was held in 2001, and, [...]
This time from Williams Track and Field (aka WTF) and Tufts frat 123, respectively. UPDATE: The men of Conn swimming took their shake underwater. Definitely worth a watch. Enjoy below!
The entire first season of Kevin Spacey’s new Netflix-only show, House of Cards, was released yesterday. While we at In The ‘Cac did not binge as much as some (there are already reviews for the entire season available online), we made it a couple of episodes in, and to our great pleasure, we found references [...]
“No direct coal investment” is what the student leaders of the Williams Divest Coal campaign are proposing. It might seem bold, but there are two problems. Firstly, only 3% of Williams’ $1.8 billion dollar endowment is directly managed by the college; that takes $1.75 billion of the table from the beginning. Secondly, not a dollar [...]
On January 8th, 2013, multiple residents reported seeing an UFO over Amherst. The story perked up enough interest to land in HuffPost on January 25th. People claimed to see a silent, slow-moving, diamond-shaped object about the size of 2 or 3 cars flying 75-100 feet above the ground that Tuesday evening. Sightings were reported from [...]
At 12:45am on Saturday, January 27, some 25 Ephs hopped on a charter bus to D.C. After 8 hours of rocky sleep, they made their way to the National Mall for the March for Gun Control. The march was a silent one, whose impact might have been lessened by the weakly-enforced silence, but it numbered [...]
When stodgy Williams Club members learned that the college’s private club would be closing on June 1, 2010, they appropriately shed a tear for the end of an era. Williams was the last small liberal arts school to have its own independent social club in New York City (sorry Amherst), which was located in two connected [...]
Earlier this month, friends and family of the late Matt Stauffer (Williams ’96) made their annual trek to Williamstown to remember an inspirational athlete who succumbed to leukemia in ’98. Williams’ soccer webpage foregrounds a copy of Stauffer’s Class Day speech, made in 1996 after cancer treatments deferred his graduation. His words are a reminder [...]