Bates Trinity

Missing Bates student found dead

John Durkin, the Bates student who went missing in Rome on February 20, has been found dead, his family confirms. Durkin, a junior from New Hampshire, was last seen by his friends at a bar on Campo de Fiori, a popular nightlife scene for American study abroad students. He was studying at the Trinity program. […]

Bates Trinity

Bates student missing in Rome

Some sobering news out of Italy: Bates junior John Durkin is missing in Rome, where he is enrolled in the Trinity program. Durkin was last seen two nights ago at a bar off Campo De’ Fiori, a bustling square blocks from the Tiber River and Palazzo Farnese that is popular with American study-abroad students. Unfortunately, […]

Culture Lifestyle

20 Fake Upworthy Headlines About The ‘Cac. You Never Saw This Coming.

This College President Didn’t Want To Cancel Classes During The Blizzard. Then A Genius Student Sent Him This Email. Why I’m Pretty Much Over This Dining Hall Cereal. This Student Wants To Break The “Edward Fortyhands” Record. I Wonder What His BAC Will Be. That iPhone In Your Pocket? You’d Be Surprised Where Your SnapChats […]

Admissions Alumni Opinion

No, You Shouldn’t Donate To Your College

Editor’s note: This article has been adapted from an op-ed by Chris Huffaker (Williams ’15) that appeared in last week’s issue of the Williams Record. In the last couple of years, Wesleyan has been running a THIS IS WHY campaign, where members of the Wesleyan community take photos holding signs saying why to donate to the […]

Amherst Art

Amherst College Reopening Search for Painting Stolen in 1979

MassLive reports that staff at Amherst’s Mead Art Museum, working with the FBI’s Art Crime Team and Boston Division, are reopening the hunt for Jean Baptist Lambrechts’ “Interior with Figures Smoking and Drinking.” The painting was stolen in 1979 alongside two other paintings by Dutch Golden Age artists. The two other paintings, one by Hendrick Corneliszoon […]


Williams May Buy Williams Inn

The Berkshire Eagle is reporting that the owners of the 102-year-old Williams Inn are in talks with Williams College about a sale. The Eagle reports, “Innkeeper Carl Faulkner acknowledged that the inn and the college are in discussions. He noted that the employees were notified with a note they received Wednesday.” and “James Kolesar, vice president of […]