Month: November 2000

Bush, GOP victory will lead to a dangerously right-wing judiciary

What will today’s general election mean for you? If you are middle-class and above, male and white, probably not too much.

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Questioning the values of athletics and legacies in our admissions process

Every year in Chapin Hall, the incoming students are reminded that they are the smartest class ever to attend Williams College. Statistics are cited and SAT scores expounded as evidence of the brilliance of the newly matriculated freshmen.

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Bushism parallels GOP policy flaw

I was pleased to see that Mike Needham ’04 included a “Bushism” of his own in his opinion supporting George W. Bush for president, when he noted that “If the word elegant can ever be used to describe Bush, education is the issue where he is so.

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Open drinking is best, safest course

This weekend provided a good look into the social dynamic of drinking at Williams. There were few all-campus parties Friday night, which resulted in a high incidence of private “high-risk” drinking among a small percentage of the campus.

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Racial bias letter gets to the point

When race is introduced into our experiences and lives, situations change, behavior adjusts, people get uncomfortable—not only with each other, but with themselves.

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Security sweeps were reasonable, understandable in light of extraordinary circumstances in dorms

We at the Record have always defended Williams College’s admirable history of student autonomy and self-governance in personal and residential life. However, we endorse the actions taken by college security last Friday night.

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Problems with recycling at Williams

Every time you get your mail from Baxter, chances are you throw at least one piece of paper into one of the many red bins circling the mailroom. And after every weekend you probably wind up hauling quite a few cans and bottles down to your trash room to toss them into one of those yellow bins.

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College decides not to purchase Sand Springs

The College will not buy Sand Springs Pool, a swimming pool owned by Williamstown residents Frederick and Helen George, based on a recommendation from the Committee on Priorities and Resources (CPR).

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Spring Street construction continues

The construction project to rebuild Spring Street, now in its sixth month, is currently proceeding on schedule and so far has had only a minimal impact on the community, college and town officials said.

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Community celebrates tenth anniversary of JRC

Between Friday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 5, the Williams College Jewish Association celebrated the tenth anniversary of the dedication of the Jewish Religious Center (JRC).

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