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Approximately 2,130 students are enrolled this semester, a figure 115 students higher than the average fall enrollment between 2016 and 2019. (Sam Riley/The Williams Record)
College scrambles to keep up as larger on-campus population disrupts dining, housing
Ella Marx September 22, 2021
A lack of silverware, longer dining hall lines, and a shortage of caps and gowns for seniors participating in Convocation: The first few weeks of the academic year have been marked by logistical challenges, caused by shipping delays, the national labor shortage, and an especially large on-campus student population.
Amherst’s COVID regulations are among the strictest in the NESCAC.  (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)
In Other Ivory Towers: Other colleges face outbreaks, stricter COVID rules
Fiona Seibert September 22, 2021
As colleges nationwide reopen for the fall semester, some peer institutions have implemented public health restrictions notably stricter than the College’s COVID-19 rules. Others have had to change their policies in response to sharp upticks in student COVID cases.
Athletes on the volleyball team must remain fully masked at all times during practices and games, both of which occur indoors. (Marit Hoyem/The Williams Record)
Athletic teams return to NESCAC play with COVID-19 precautions
Katherine Yang September 22, 2021
After a quiet last fall and restricted spring, Eph athletics have returned to full conference play. In order to protect the public health of the community, the NESCAC released a series of guidelines detailing COVID-19 protocols for the new fall season.
Over the summer, more than 100 students responded to a survey sent out by the OAE indicating their interest in learning ASL at the College. (Devika Goel/The Williams Record)
Following a decade of student-led efforts, College enrolls students in American Sign Language classes
Saud Afzal Shafi September 22, 2021
Two students are enrolled in an ASL class through Gallaudet University, thanks to the efforts of two alums and high student interest in taking sign language courses.
Letter from the editor: A return to print, 18 months later
Letter from the editor: A return to print, 18 months later
Irene Loewenson September 22, 2021
As the Record returns to print publication, it remains committed to fair, accurate reporting that will push Williams to be a better community, Editor-in-Chief Irene Loewenson writes.
Students collect their art in-person at WCMA on pick-up day. (Shizah Kashif/The Williams Record)
WALLS returns after COVID hiatus; students express mixed feelings
Shizah Kashif September 22, 2021
WALLS returned on Sept. 14 after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many celebrated its long-awaited return, an unprecedented high number of signups this year and consequent technical glitches led others to express disappointment with the new allocation process.