Category: Top 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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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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Davis Center highlights College’s colonialist past

On Monday, members of the Davis Center placed signs along the path on the lawn outside of the Paresky Center and the Congregational Church. The signs contained facts and statements…

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Berkshire Doula Project hosts abortion/IUD doula training

Name(required) Email(required) Website Message This past weekend, students and community members gathered in Griffin for training to become abortion and IUD doulas. This is the first time the Berkshire Doula…

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College remembers late bursar Mary Kate Shea ’81

On Thursday night, Mary Kate Shea ’81, the College bursar, passed away unexpectedly. President of the College Adam Falk notified the community in an e-mail he sent out on Friday…

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Preach It Forward campaign seeks changes to chaplaincy

This summer, a group of students and recent alumni launched the Preach It Forward campaign by sending two letters to the chaplain’s office and administrators involved in chaplaincy hires. The…

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Student group works to establish Hindu prayer room in basement of Thompson Chapel

At the beginning of October, a room in Thompson Memorial Chapel was repurposed for use as a Hindu prayer room. The room was previously used by the Christian Fellowship. As…

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