Author: Emily Dugdale, News Editor

College confronts hate crime, campus unites in action

Early Saturday morning, a student called into Campus Safety and Security reporting that the phrase  “All N****rs Must Die” was written in a dormitory. Originally described by the administration as a “racially hateful phrase,” the writing of the graffiti has since been filed as a hate crime by the Williamstown Police Department (WPD).

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Death threat incites manifold campus reactions

In light of the events of the past few days, originating with the racist hate crime perpetrated in Prospect House late Friday night, student and faculty response has been both powerful and divided. 

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Campus economists, administrators analyze theory of collegiate “middle class squeeze”

In recent years, there have been widespread reports that the middle class is shrinking nationwide. As the income disparity has grown over the years, it has reportedly become increasingly difficult for many students to afford a college education.

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CC reacts to campus dispute over FinCom budget transparency

On Oct. 12 College Council (CC) passed a bylaw clarifying the process by which student groups can discuss their budget allocation with the CC treasurer. CC did so in response to a string of questions recently raised about the transparency of the decisions made by CC’s Finance Committee (FinCom) concerning club budgets.

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Spring Street Pizza opens doors

After roughly a year of planning and construction, the new eatery Spring Street Pizza will open its doors tonight. The restaurant was scheduled to open Monday night, but delayed its debut due to computer problems. Monday afternoon saw owner Thierry Breard and his employees putting the finishing touches on cooking equipment, menu items and restaurant decor. 

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Photo: Ephs Head Off To Class

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College promotes faculty inventiveness

While students left for the three month vacation this summer, the College undertook a new intellectual project titled Williams Thinking. The project consisted of a lecture series by professors and speakers from the humanities, social sciences and science and math departments at the College. 

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WCMA wins prestigious grant under interim director

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is full of excitement surrounding the acquisition of a prestigious grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that will enable the museum to digitalize their archives of the famous American artists and brothers Charles and Maurice Prendergast.

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