Category: Opinions

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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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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Core disallows academic freedom

Many colleges around the country feel that prescribing a core curriculum helps their students obtain a more well rounded college education. Classes in core curriculums generally include science, math, social science, and English classes.

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Substance-free dorm contrary to Williams ethos

No drinking, no smoking and no out-of-control partying - could this possibly be college housing? It could, but only if the college heeds the advice of the Committee on Undergraduate Life (CUL) and implements their proposal for substance-free housing.

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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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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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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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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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