Williams Men's Basketball Tops MCLA

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Spencer Spivy scored 22 points Tuesday to lead the Williams College men's basketball team to an 87-57 win over MCLA.
Alex Stoddard came off the bench to score 12, and Jovan Jones had nine points and eight rebounds.
MCLA got nine points from Noah Yearsley.
The Trailblazers (3-4) host Russell Sage on Tuesday.
Williams (4-1) goes to Albertus Magnus on Sunday.
Women's Basketball
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Emily Chang scored 28 points to lead Williams to a 68-46 win over Springfield.
Gabby Martin scored 18, and Katie Brule grabbed eight rebounds for the Ephs.
Williams (5-0) goes to Wesleyan next Tuesday.
Women's Hockey
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Endicott scored twice in the final three minutes to pull away for a 3-0 win over Williams.
Chloe Heiting stopped 33 shots for the Ephs (2-3), who go to UMass-Boston on Saturday to play in the Codfish Bowl.
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Williams Anthropologist Receives Grant to Support Climate Change Research

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Kim Gutschow, lecturer in religion and anthropology at Williams College, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Geographic Society to fund a project titled "Climate Change Adaptation: By the People & For the People" in the Ladakh region of India.

The grant was co-written and co-conceived with Robin Sears, research associate in anthropology at Williams, and includes an international team comprised of Gutschow, Sears and four Ladakhi individuals who have been active in climate change adaptation and social justice work for the past 30 years.

Climate change and modernization have introduced unprecedented risk in high-altitude Himalayan societies such as Ladakh, which spans the upper Indus watershed. Gutschow and Sears will direct a team of Ladakhi youth and women to conduct research and advocate for specific interventions that can best address the local impacts of climate change in their region, such as water shortages from variably shrinking glaciers and reduced snowfall; declining food security due to rising temperatures and more frequent locust plagues; and occasional glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) or floods from extreme cloudbursts.

The project examines local strategies for coping with the effects of climate change and modernization as men and youth have left villages to seek jobs and education in urban centers, leaving the bulk of farming in the hands of women and the elderly.

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