Category: Op-Eds

Williams a place of opportunity

What makes a Williams education is the amount of freedom available in choosing one’s courses. The actual system serves this purpose very well.

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Better publicity, attendance needed at debates

Wednesday’s Blair Debate served as a reminder of how Williams can simultaneously succeed and fail at bringing speakers to campus.

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Categorizations lead to problems

Williams College is consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation, and is known for being a veritable Camelot in the foothills of the purple Berkshires.

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Students provide diverse perspectives on curricular issues at Williams

It is my opinion that there really is no need for a core curriculum. Students will take a multitude of vastly different courses regardless of whether it is required or not.

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Speaking courses needed in economics

As the latest crop of senior economics majors plows through 401, I can’t help but notice the emergence of an occasional tear in our well-polished facade of knowledge and experience.

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Government a caretaker, defender of its citizens

Tomorrow, Governor Bill Weld and E.J. Dionne come to Williams to debate “What is government good for?”

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Hate crime legislation a hollow step

The murder of Matthew Shephard was a brutal crime that shocked us all. This was a man just reaching the prime of his life and then violently struck down because of something most of us believe was beyond his control: his sexuality.

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Dining services in need of franchising

What is one of the hottest topics being tossed around Baxter Hall these days? It is something close to our hearts - and our stomachs.

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US support needed to resolve conflict in Kosovo

During the past week, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United Nations have moved closer to an agreement over what action (if any) to take regarding the atrocities across the former Yugoslav province of Kosovo.

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Foreign policy errors damaging to US prestige

Over the past few years it has become increasingly apparent that America lacks direction in its foreign policy.

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