Category: Op-Eds

Misleading anti-affirmative action legislation destroys key gains of the civil rights era

In recent years, the American public has witnessed the destruction of legislation representative of the victories emerging from the social movements of the 1960s.

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Constitutional claims override common sense

I doubt that anyone has ever heard of Zachary Hood. Zachary, now eight years old, is in third grade and is a good reader.

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True honor always stronger than dishonor

When I first arrived at Williams, I did not think too much about the Honor Code. It seemed like sort of a neat idea, but not a big deal.

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Better enforcement needed for Honor Code to work well

Cheaters. They pass off other people’s work as their own. And they are on campus. Contrary to what some people may think, this is not an argument for changing the Honor Code.

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Honor code guidelines need to be discussed, not changed

I am a senior, with three years of large, introductory premed science classes behind me, and I can honestly say that I have never been witness to any foul play in the context of midterm examinations.

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Writing at Williams needs to be re-visioned

At Williams, as at other similar academic institutions across the country, the analytical essay has long been vaunted as the primary tool of evaluation and expression.

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Conserving the beauty of the Berkshires

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, nestled comfortably above ‘Where’d you get that?’ could be questioned for its very existence.

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Grades devalued with inflation at Williams

On a shelf above Bart Simpson’s bed, there sits a trophy with the inscription “Everybody-Gets-A-Trophy Day.”

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Freedom needed when selecting courses

In reading over last week’s page of student opinions, I was struck by how immediately the simple prospect of a “core curriculum” opened out into a much larger set of questions regarding the means and goals of education itself.

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Campus action required on alcohol issues

A visitor to campus this past Saturday evening would have been amazed to see the amount of activity.

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