Category: Op-Eds

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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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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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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Changes needed in new NESCAC policy

Amherst and Williams do not agree on much - just ask an Eph about the relative importance of US News and World Report, or ask a Jeff about the relative importance of a football game.

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Chapin Hall banner policy ill-founded

In order to save campus groups money, alleviate the workload of Buildings and Grounds staffers and preserve the historical integrity of one of the campus’s most striking facades, the Dean’s Office decided this summer to prohibit campus groups from displaying banners on Chapin.

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Personal touch lost with custodial reforms

Williams College prides itself on being small. It is a small school in a small town with small classes and a small student body.

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SPARC workshops a valuable experience for first-year students

The Students Promoting Awareness, Respect, and Community workshop (SPARC) is a valuable tool for first-year entries and the campus as a whole.

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