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To the Editor:
It’s not “strictly academic” when a major College donor writes a cautionary letter to The Williams Record. The actions to which Herbert Allen refers (“Minding our reputation,” May 2) – those surrounding Jiz Lee’s lecture – threaten to take on a life surpassing those of Act Up gestures or springtime pranks which fast fade away, as College grown-ups would hope.
Whatever can be said about an event that receives generous funding, commands the attention of national news media and unleashes a tidal wave of public and private conversations that dominate…Read More
Last week, Herb Allen ’62 saw fit to submit an opinion to the Record addressing Jiz Lee’s event (“Minding our reputation,” May 2) – clearly a topic of much campus…Read More
Something is rotten in the purple bubble. Last week, Herbert Allen ’62 wrote an op-ed criticizing the College for its official endorsement of a performance by genderqueer pornographer Jiz Lee (“Minding our reputation,” May 2). The article prompted a polarized response from students, many of whom dismissed Allen as an “old” and “out of touch” alumnus, among other less endearing labels. The stereotype was clear: This man must be an ignorant ghost of Williams past, limited by homophobia and antiquated social standards.
“You don’t understand, you never played sports” was a phrase that followed me throughout high school. We came to the College for the academics and the opportunities available on an intellectual level; it never occurred to us that we would find ourselves as players on a women’s rugby team, a sport we didn’t even know existed until we set foot on the pitch.
The College has a large and steadily-growing endowment, and we are grateful and commend the Board of Trustees for its diligent stewardship in investing endowment funds. However, as the College…Read More
In last Wednesday’s meeting, College Council (CC) commendably addressed proposals to restructure student government at the College. As the proposals on the table are both varied and complex, we urge…Read More
Cap & Bells staged its final show of the year this weekend with “a comedy about depression,” titled Tigers Be Still. Performed both Friday and Saturday night on the ‘62 CenterStage,…Read More