Category: Opinions

Making space for fun: Why the College should reduce restrictions on parties

I came to Williams with the impression that these four years were intended as an opportunity to more fully develop as a human being. However, I’ve become increasingly concerned that…

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Defending Kenneth Marcus ’88: Questioning SJP and supporting Marcus’ appointment

Recently, The Williams Record published an op-ed about an esteemed alum that conveyed, almost in its entirety, factually inaccurate accusations (“Standing with SJP: Opposing Kenneth Marcus ’88,” Jan. 24, 2018).…

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Word on the Quad: Who were you in a past life?

A pug. Gabby Martin '21   An average, middle-aged man. David Gorestki '20   An elephant. Katelyn Long '19   A pizza man. David Vascones '18      

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The #1 reason to buy bean boots

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Williams College Amenities for Squirrels

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From the archives

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From Falk to the future: Envisioning the College’s trajectory in a time of transition

As the new year begins, we at the Record congratulate Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy and Director of the Science Center Protik Majumder on commencing his role as interim…

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Diversifying local labor: Examining hiring practices in construction at the College

Construction is constantly underway at the College. If you’re currently on campus, this news comes as no surprise. What may be more surprising is who we are hiring to work…

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Word on the Quad: What’s your favorite way to eat a potato?

"I love dirty mashed potatoes." -- Eduardo Oliva '21   "Potatoes au gratin." -- Summer-Solstice Thomas '20   "Sweet." -- James Dunivan '19   "Mashed." -- Richard Jin '18

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Standing with SJP: Opposing Kenneth Marcus ’88

In October, President Trump nominated alum Kenneth Marcus ’88 to be the next assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education. His appointment was confirmed by the…

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