Category: Opinions

Continuing the dialogue about the purple shirt: Personal accounts from JAs to the class of 2021

Last spring, the Record published an op-ed written by Junior Advisors to the Class of 2020 (“Bleaching our Shirts: Beginning a Dialogue on the JA System,” April 19, 2017). We,…

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Love America, love its DREAMers: Challenging the impending DACA repeal

When I finally received my green card, the smoothness and softness of the surface was not due to the nature of the material, but  was rather of a very simple…

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Revising transcript access: A plan to prevent prejudging students while not hindering professors’ work

A recent College Council (CC) meeting raised the issue of faculty’s open access to student and alumni transcripts. CC and the Committee on Educational Affairs discussed the issue, and we…

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Senior on the Quad: What’s one more thing you want to do before you graduate?

"Stargaze on Stone Hill (preferably with some Lickety)." Samantha Polsky '17 "Say farewell to and encourage all the Summer Science Program students I tutored last summer." Cesar Dominguez '17 "To finish…

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Cartoon: Finals got me like

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Cartoon: The unpredictable weather of Williamstown

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Outlining the mission of the Gargoyles: Welcoming the 123rd Delegation of the Gargoyle Society

As the Gargoyle Society prepares to confirm the new members of its 123rd delegation, we would like to take the opportunity to discuss the incoming delegation and the reasons for…

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Redefining accountability: On the reasons for renaming Men for Consent

Men for Consent (MFC) was started fewer than 10 years ago as a club exclusively for men to help combat rape culture and sexual violence. The club has come a…

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Disappointing donations: Why you shouldn’t donate to the College

The next time your class agent asks if you’d like to make a “fun” donation of $20.17 to celebrate your impending graduation, take the time to consider if that $20.17…

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An eye-opening experience: The lasting impacts of the College on a language TA

I came to the College not long ago, to teach my native language, with a certain mindset, and I am leaving with a different one. How has it changed? Why…

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