Author: Kate Flanagan

Assessing apathy

When I got to Williams, I was burnt out. I had spent four years juggling a rigorous academic schedule with extracurricular and athletic passions, all while keeping an eye on…

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Off the charts

Three years ago, I received my first piece of advice about how to survive at Williams from a family friend who was familiar with my future alma mater: “Most people…

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Women’s rugby stumbles out of the gate in early season matches

With matches as far away as Maine and as close to home as Cole Field, women’s rugby has been busy this September. With a whole host of eager rookies, the…

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A year ‘abroad’

After surmounting my sophomore slump, my mind turned to the terrain of my junior year. Like the Hamlet of Williamstown, I confronted the most fundamental quandary of an Eph’s existence: to be a Junior Advisor (JA) or to go abroad? Now, that is the question.

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Appreciating diversity

Over the last few months, we as a community have been challenged to confront our diversity. As an institution of higher learning in the 21st century, the importance of diversity is a constant refrain that begins with our admissions materials and continues long after graduation. We are taught to value diversity in the classroom, on the sports field and at the lunch table.

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Not so narrow after all

Two weeks ago the Record Editorial Board presented its perspective on the campaign for an Asian American studies program (“Working within our means,” Feb 29). While the argument was framed as an evaluation of curricular priorities in the context of the College’s financial resources, several statements were made regarding the validity of Asian American studies as an academic field and specifically as a concentration at the College.

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Not on our campus

Over the course of the last four days, we have all been dealing with the aftershocks of a horrific, criminal act. In the early hours of Nov. 12, a member of our community discovered the words “All N****rs Must Die” written on the wall of a Prospect bathroom.

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