Month: December 2017

An unappealing process: Continuing progress toward fair housing accommodation

The old system for securing special housing considerations was deficient in many ways, and we commend the decision to reconsider it. Nevertheless, we find that aspects of the revised system…

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Rev. Rick Spalding retires from College chaplaincy

After over 17 years, Reverend Rick Spalding will leave his position as chaplain to the College at the end of the semester. Spalding joined the College’s staff as chaplain to…

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Boggle Society shakes up club scene

Here at the College, it seems as though every day I learn about a new avenue that students are exploring outside of the classroom. It’s mind-boggling to learn about just…

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No. 6 women’s soccer wins second NCAA title in three years

Just two years after winning its first national title, No. 6 women’s soccer (22–1–1, 8–1–1 in the NESCAC) once again returned from the NCAA Final Four weekend holding the championship…

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Images busts out Buster Keaton for 101st anniversary

In celebration of its 101st anniversary, Images Cinema dug deep into film history for a one-night screening of one of the most celebrated silent films of all time: Buster Keaton’s…

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Semiannual Approval Ratings

  This past week, the Record conducted its semiannual approval ratings survey. The survey asked respondents to mark their opinion of the performance of several campus institutions: either “Approve,” “Neutral”…

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On the soul of the College: Reflections on the importance of reflection

It’s one of the great structural paradoxes of this place that reflection – so essential to learning – is so counter-cultural to the routines of campus life. If an extra…

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Twitter account naming alleged sexual misconduct perpetrators created, taken down

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. On the morning of Nov. 20, a Twitter account was created with the handle @WilliamsRapists and the description “Sexual Assaulters of Williams College.”…

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Addressing the IWS name change: Integrative wellbeing and “thriving” at the College

Names matter. At the beginning of the academic year, we each came back to campus and discovered that the name of Psychological Counseling Services had been confusingly changed to “Integrative…

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College routinely monitors lead levels in campus dorms

Before Reunion last spring, alumni with children under 6 years of age who stayed in certain campus dorms, including Frosh Quad and West College, were asked to sign the Massachusetts…

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