Category: News

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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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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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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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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OSL revises housing appeals

The Office of Student Life (OSL) has replaced the Special Housing Request process with the Housing Appeal process. The main changes under this new process include an increased role for…

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Class holds focus groups on student-custodian relations

The news section occasionally features articles based upon course work concerning the College; last year, these pieces included a series on  the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance and the…

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SAAC hosts panel, discussion on athlete, non-athlete divide

Last Thursday, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a forum dedicated to the non-athlete/ athlete divide on campus, in collaboration with the Davis Center. SAAC wanted to begin the…

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‘Lady Bird’ explores reality of growing up

Growing up is hard. It is a sentiment universally known, its echoes heard from dinner tables to personal diaries, from college applications to therapy sessions. It, too, is universally understood…

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Paradise Papers shed light on College, higher education insurance industry

The College is a shareholder in a reinsurance company based out of Bermuda, the recently-leaked Paradise Papers reveal. The documents leaked from the Bermuda-based law firm Appleby show that the…

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Faculty express concerns over new bookstore

Since the Williams Bookstore’s opening in August, many students and faculty have expressed concerns over the internal management and trade book section of the store. Currently, the College has a…

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