Author: The Williams Record Editorial Board

The necessity of need-blind: Encouraging the College to depart from its need-aware policy for international students

Beginning with the class of 2015, the College has limited its need-blind admission process to domestic applicants, using a need-aware process for prospective international students. This policy change was prompted…

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Confronting an evolving JA system: Considering changes to the entry and reimagining the structure of JAAB

Given that the Junior Advisor (JA) system is a unique and defining feature of campus life with a longstanding history at the College, we at the Record feel compelled to…

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Sparking something new: commending WOC for using firework funds to increase winter sport accessibility

This year, the Williams Outing Club (WOC) board and WOC director Scott Lewis reallocated their funding for Winter Carnival fireworks to sponsor winter sports scholarships for students on financial aid.…

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Building on our values: A call for equity in construction hiring at the College

On Feb. 1, the Williams College Feminist Collective and Converging Worlds hosted a Claiming Williams Day panel on equity in construction, in which members of the local carpenters’ union brought…

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From Falk to the future: Envisioning the College’s trajectory in a time of transition

As the new year begins, we at the Record congratulate Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy and Director of the Science Center Protik Majumder on commencing his role as interim…

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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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Putting the books back in ‘bookstore’: Making the College bookstore a community space

While the Williams Bookstore has its upsides, including a friendly and helpful sales staff, we believe that the bookstore’s corporate management fails to cater to the needs of the community…

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Claiming our campus: Supporting the need for student spaces beyond dorms and libraries

Facilities’ Planning, Design & Construction Group’s mission states that it exists “to support the administration, faculty, staff and students in the successful planning and development of quality facilities projects that…

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Getting behind schedule: Where CSC’s considerations for calendar revisions miss the mark

The Calendar and Schedule Committee’s (CSC) Annual Report from the 2016-2017 academic year, available on the College’s website, recommends the consideration of major changes to the current academic calendar to…

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All on the same team: Contemplating the objective of EphVentures

Campus discussion about the value of TeamEph, including a panel held last Thursday, has sparked important questions about the goal of First Days and EphVentures, particularly for fall athletes who…

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