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New England News
6:24 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Berkshire Food Program Allows Customers To Shelve Items For Others

Credit Wild Oats Market

A food assistance program in Berkshire County is making fresh food available for people in need.

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New England News
12:56 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

From The Museum To The Dorm Room: Williams Art Loan Program

Students at Williams College review the 90 pieces of art up for grabs through the Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces program.
Credit Williams College

A new program at Williams College allows students to strip the walls of the campus art museum. 

Carolina Jaramillo is a sophomore studying biology, philosophy and chemistry at Williams College.

“I can’t say that I came into Williams expecting some opportunity like this,” Jaramillo said. “When I did hear about it, it was very exciting and I jumped at the opportunity to do it.”

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Dr. Elaine Handley, Empire State College - Ekphrastic Writing

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elaine Handley of Empire State College explores the long literary tradition of writing about inanimate objects. 

About Dr. Handley

Dr. Elaine Handley - Ekphrastic Writing

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Dr. Jennifer Crosby, Williams College – Prejudice and Conversational Dynamics

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jennifer Crosby of Williams College examines how we react to perceived prejudice in a social setting. 

Jennifer Crosby is an assistant professor of psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Her Groups Process and Social Interactions Lab examines individual and situational factors affecting attention, decision-making, and behavior in intergroup interactions. She earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University.

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WAMC News
3:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Dick De Veaux, Williams College - Troubleshooting The NSA's Data Collection Programs

Dick De Veaux

The whereabouts of alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden is only the latest mystery surrounding the agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs that were largely clandestine up until about three weeks ago.

For Dick De Veaux, professor of statistics in the department of mathematics and statistics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, news of the programs wasn’t surprising. Since 2004 De Veux has been taking part in a summer program organized by the NSA to bring some of the best technical minds together and troubleshoot their data collection and analysis programs.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Hooman Majd - The paradoxes and conflicts of modern Iran

Credit Courtesy the Lavin Agency

In 2002, President George W. Bush coined the phrase ‘Axis of Evil’ in reference to nations he believed were actively building nuclear weapons for use against the United States and its allies.

More than 10 years later, the nuclear capabilities of one of those countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran, remains a top issue in the U.S. and beyond.

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New England News
11:07 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Williams College Holds Two-Day Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photographs by Benedict J. Fernandez on display at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A two-day series of events commemorating the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at Williams College.

On the Williams College campus, programs were held throughout Sunday and Monday paying tribute to Dr. King. Ranging from a documentary film screening, lectures, a gallery exhibition, and a presentation with local school children, students, faculty and the public took the time to remember and reflect the actions of those in the civil rights era.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Dr. Jay Pasachoff, Williams College – Transit of Venus

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jay Pasachoff of Williams College explains the rare transit of Venus taking place on June 5th.

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