The Williams Record

Independent investigation finds former WPD chief, sergeant engaged in sexual and racial workplace harassment
Independent investigation finds former WPD chief, sergeant engaged in sexual and racial workplace harassment
Kevin Yang and Ella Marx January 21, 2022
An independent investigation commissioned by the Williamstown Select Board concluded that former Williamstown Police Department (WPD) chief Kyle Johnson and former WPD sergeant Scott McGowan engaged in multiple instances of sexual and racial workplace harassment from 2002 to 2019.
College announces new “recover-in-place” policy as part of COVID isolation protocol
College announces new “recover-in-place” policy as part of COVID isolation protocol
Tali Natter and Lucy Walker January 12, 2022
In a campus-wide email sent on Wednesday, Jan. 12, Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom announced a “recover-in-place” strategy for students who test positive for COVID-19. The College will permit students who test positive to isolate in their rooms, as long as they live in a single dorm.  
Farley signs a copy of the book for Williamstown resident Roger St. Pierre, who long hosted the traditional Homecoming Walk at his barber shop. (Photos courtesy of Sports Information and Dick Quinn.)
Acclaimed FB coach Dick Farley pens memoir with Dick Quinn
Sofie Jones December 8, 2021
Why I Never Left Williams College, a new memoir written by acclaimed football coach Dick Farley and Director of Sports Information Dick Quinn, recounts Farley’s decades-long career coaching at the College. The premise is simple: Farley moved out to Williamstown with plans to stay for a couple of years before moving on; instead, he never left.
The distillery’s cozy ambiance is part of its charm. (Photo courtesy of Emily Vasiliauskas.)
Professor Emily Vasiliauskas and husband Ryan Riley make unique drinks from foraged ingredients at N. Adams distillery
Cameron Pugh December 8, 2021
On a chilly evening in early December, four Record editors headed to Greylock WORKS, where Associate Professor of English Emily Vasiliauskas and her husband, Ryan Riley, own and operate a distillery.
Remembering Alden Powers ’24
Remembering Alden Powers ’24
Lillie Bushway December 8, 2021
In a piece adapted from a eulogy given at the Nov. 2 on-campus memorial service for Alden Powers ’24, Lillie Bushway ’24 remembers Powers as a kind and creative friend who made the world “that much more beautiful.”
Sophie Bellwoar ’25 and Will Olsen ’25  co-host their interview-style show, “Six By Six,” in the WCFM studio in Prospect House.
Making (radio) waves: WCFM makes resurgence after year-long hiatus
Izzy Polanco December 8, 2021
Tucked within the basement of Prospect House is the broadcasting studio for WCFM, the student-run radio station at the College. This semester, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the studio is bustling with a new cadre of radio DJs.