The Williams Record

College embarks on fully in-person semester, but not without hiccups
College embarks on fully in-person semester, but not without hiccups
Nigel Jaffe and Iman Shumburo September 15, 2021
The College welcomed students back this month for the first fully in-person semester since before the pandemic, entering a moment that President Maud S. Mandel called “precious and also precarious” in her Sept. 9 letter to the community.
After a virtual Convocation in 2020, the ceremony made its in-person return for the Class of 2022. (Sofie Jones/The Williams Record)
College ushers in 2021-2022 academic year with in-person Convocation ceremony
Milo Chang September 15, 2021
The College marked the start of the 2021-2022 academic year on Saturday in the annual fall Convocation ceremony, which was held in Chapin Hall with over 400 members of the classes of 2022 and 2022.5 and final-year candidates in the College’s graduate programs in attendance. 
Whitney Lincoln ’20 (left), Lindsay Avant ’21 (top right), and Sydney Jones ’21 (bottom right) spoke with the Record about their experiences as Black athletes on womens soccer. (Photos courtesy of Grace Byers, Lindsay Avant, and Kris Dufour.)
Navigating ‘white structures and white expectations’: Black athletes discuss race, belonging on women’s soccer
Jacob Posner May 19, 2021
The Record spoke with three Black players on women’s soccer who took significant time off from the team over the last two years, or, in one case, quit the team outright. They all emphasized that their experiences on the team were symptomatic of it being part of a majority-white college, of “having to navigate through white structures and white expectations,” as one player put it.
Michael Wagner was appointed the new vice president for finance and operations and treasurer last month.
Michael Wagner appointed VP for finance and operations
Nigel Jaffe September 15, 2021
Last month, Mike Wagner arrived at the College as the new vice president for finance and operations and treasurer. He recently sat down with the Record to discuss his new job; his transition to Williamstown; and his dog, Zealand.
How we can improve dining
How we can improve dining
Nico Cavalluzzi September 15, 2021
In response to challenges faced by Dining, including long lines and staff shortages, Nico Cavalluzzi ’23 offers suggestions to improve students’ dining experience and reduce the burden on staff.
The newly opened Poker Flats Gallery on 112 Water Street. (Photo courtesy of Poker Flats.)
Poker Flats Gallery on Water Street until Oct. 24, 2021
Yuchan Kim September 15, 2021
In the summer of 2021, Poker Flats stopped referring exclusively to the college-owned housing behind Mission Park, as Izzy Lee ’12 and Jared Quinton ’10 co-founded a pop-up art gallery entitled Poker Flats.