Articles by Allison Pacelli

Williams College High School Math Camp

Williams College will be hosting a new one week summer math camp for mathematically talented high school students. The camp is July 8-12, 2013, and applications are due by Monday May 6. Current high school students who have completed or are enrolled in Algebra 2 or its equivalent are eligible for the camp. The camp

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Hudson River Abstracts Due March 4

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You can sign up to give a 15-minute talk by March 4, 2013. On Saturday April 6, 2013 Williams College will be hosting the 20th Annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC). One of the first conferences of its kind, HRUMC was founded by four local schools: Siena College, Skidmore College, Union College, and Williams College. It’s

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Baking Class for Winter Study

Williams College has this wonderful tradition called Winter Study.  Williams students are overloaded with courses, sports, extra-curricular commitments, and who knows what else during the fall and spring semesters.  During January, for 3 1/2 weeks, they get to relax – just a little.  There are academic courses offered for those who are so inclined, but

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Elections – can we do better?

It is highly unlikely that the Electoral College will be abolished anytime soon. A constitutional amendment requires ratification by three-fourths of all states, over half of which have single-digit numbers of electoral votes. Given that most people believe the Electoral College favors small states, these small states will probably not agree to abolish it. Still,

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