Month: February 2003

Protecting poetic license

The other day, someone handed me a copy of Professor Cleghorn’s poem Letter from the Provinces. I read it. In fact, I read the whole thing, which I only mention…

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Race relations tenuous

It is Black History Month again. February, the shortest month of the year, is usually an opportunity to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the progress we have…

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Lock, stock, and two smoking…

Last week’s edition of the Record featured an editorial on the new smoking policy on campus. While the authors acknowledged the risks of second-hand smoke, the article ended with an…

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Reconsidering course credit

How many credits are you taking next semester?” is a question many of us were likely to encounter over winter break. It is the type of small talk that often…

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Candidates must produce overarching vision

As we enter the two-week period preceding this year’s College Council (CC) general elections, the student body must consider how it feels CC should function to most effectively impact life…

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’Physical’ education

As an educational institution, Williams ought to be concerned with more than just the studies of its students. However “flimsy” the claim that secondhand smoke causes cancer, no one seriously…

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Rights compromised

In protest of the College’s recent decision to ban smoking in dorms and within 25 feet of College buildings, I will forego my donation to the Williams Alumni Fund for…

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Affront to Rose

We are fortunate that Fay Vincent is not involved in law enforcement. The former baseball commissioner (and Williams alum) lacks a sense of fairness. Vincent, fine-tuning an old saw, says…

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Journalistic integrity

I was disappointed with Mike Needham’s article in last week’s Record, “Students cautious on war with Iraq.” In particular, I was disappointed with the following passage: “‘We call on the…

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Boondocks creator speaks on art, race

At age 28, Aaron McGruder, the creator of nationally syndicated comic strip The Boondocks, talks to 30 million people every morning through a strip which he never expected would see…

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