Month: May 2014

Requiring accountability

I understand the Williams administration cannot publicly discuss the details of Lexie Brackenridge’s sexual assault case. I fail to see why they cannot contact Lexie directly to learn how she…

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Students protest border issues on lawn

Yesterday, students woke up to the sight of a large wall blocking the pathway between Sawyer Library and Paresky. The wall was constructed as a joint project between Students for…

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A consideration of policy: reflecting on how the college handles sexual assault

As the College community grapples with the fallout from an account of a sexual assault case made public by former student Lexie Brackenridge, we at the Record condemn all forms…

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Addressing sexual assault

To the Editor: I was appalled yesterday after reading a news article from WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, regarding a former student’s abhorrent experience of sexual assault and its questionable…

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Starting Suspended Groceries

To the Editor: Following up on the Record’s March 19 article (“Kinetic, Wild Oats create suspended grocery system”) and editorial (“Kinetic Promises Potential”) on the Suspended Groceries initiative that the…

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A survivor speaks out

In October 2012, when I was a 17-year-old first-year student, I was raped at Williams College by a 21-year-old freshman hockey player. I reported the assault to the dean’s office,…

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Opening the window

At the end of every information session, the Williams College admissions counselors offer sage (though necessarily vague) advice on how to get accepted to Williams – how to woo your…

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A smartphone addiction

There is a brief lapse in our dinner table conversation, no more than a second, maybe two. In that moment, all five of us have taken out our phones and…

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Passing on the purple shirt

The future Junior Advisors (JAs) came bursting through the entries Sunday night dressed in their finest, full of joy and excitement for next year. They were jubilant, knowing soon that…

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SENIOR ON THE QUAD: What superlative would you use to describe your best friend?

John Wawrose: my gooniest brother. -Michael Luciani ’14       Sola Haye: most honest and passionate and eccentric. -Judith Clerjeune ’14       Eric Quay: most likely to get investigated for insider…

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