Category: Opinions

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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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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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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No easy answers to class size problem

Last September, the Record ran an editorial entitled “Too Many Students on the Log.” The editorial spoke to the fact that class size ought to be reduced.

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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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Earnings cap inconsistently enforced

In light of the recent disclosure of the salaries of the Goodrich student manager, we are disturbed by the inconsistency in the College’s policy on student employment.

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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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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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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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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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