Category: Opinions

Confronting complacency: Asking students to look beyond the purple bubble

The 2016-2017 academic year is the year of “Confronting Climate Change” at the College. First-years were sent a copy of The Sixth Extinction by our very own Environmental Fellow-in-Residence Elizabeth…

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Embracing the Curricular Triad: Evaluating the impact of the College’s core requirements

Last month, the faculty of the College replaced the Exploring Diversity Initiative (EDI) with the Difference, Power and Equity (DPE) requirement. This change is the result of years of work…

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On conflicts of interest: Holding the Board of Trustees to a higher standard

As alumni from the class of 1966, which gave $5 million to build the new Environmental Center, we hope President Adam Falk will attend environmentalist Bill McKibben’s campus lecture on…

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Word on the Quad: Which department would win in a dodgeball match?

David Goretsky ’20 "Geosciences." Katherine Blake '19 "Math." DG Park ’18 "Econ." Diana Sanchez  ’17 "Physics."  

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Leaving behind the gender binary: Thoughts on the recent transformation of the entry system

When I got to Williams, one of the first things I fell in love with was the entry system. I loved my roommate, was obsessed with my Junior Advisors (JAs)…

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Philanthropy and naming: In response to calls for re-naming Horn Hall

There has been considerable discussion recently about the principle of naming buildings at Williams. Here is how I see the issue: we are the college we are because of the…

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Finding home at the College: Activism, discourse and generative spaces

It was a brisk Wednesday morning. I knew I would regret my fuzzy sweater, due to the fickle nature of North Carolinian weather. Soon, the drums and bells arrived; a…

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Where the queers at?: Written by a gay, black borricua

You probably know me as the loud, tall black boy who wears booty shorts and crop tops and is always, always ready to “throw that a** in the circle” at…

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Letter to the Editor

To the editor: The Record’s two-part series on gender disparities (“Examining the gender disparity across academic fields at the College,” March 1, 2017, “Computer science addresses gender disparity,” March 8,…

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Aligning the punishment with the offense: Opposing a censure and calling for greater transparency

In considering the possible censure of Cap & Bells at tonight’s CC meeting, we believe that CC members should vote against censuring the group. The nature of the incident was…

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