Author: David Kane

What does it mean to be the best?: An alum considers the relative importance of admission criteria

The mission of Williams is to be the best in the world. “Best” means two things: First, we want the most academically talented students. Second, we want those students to…

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On free speech

To the Editor: Valerie Oyakhilome ’18 writes that "the administration is able to disinvite John Derbyshire, but chose to allow [former Senator] Brown to enter into our sanctuary, incite concealed…

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Looking both ways: Advising caution versus ‘victim blaming’

Imagine that Williams wanted to decrease the incidence of cars hitting students on Route 2. It should first, warn students about the dangers and second, record and report these accidents…

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Letter to the Editor: On censorship

To the Editor: Olivia Goodheart [’18] and Marissa Levin Shapiro [’18] write, “Students already encounter anti-feminism every day at the College, and no matter your opinion on free speech, uncomfortable…

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Expanding First Days

For decades, the College has sought, somewhat unsuccessfully, to mold student character and to improve the campus community. The College would prefer that students drink less (and especially less to…

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