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Randal Fippinger and Jane Patton elected to Williamstown Select Board
Ella Marx May 11, 2022
Randal Fippinger and Jane Patton were elected yesterday to serve three-year terms on the Williamstown Select Board, defeating Bilal Ansari to win their seats. Patton was elected to the board with 921 votes, according to unofficial results released last night by the town clerk. Fippinger garnered 881 votes, and Ansari amassed 677.
Faculty votes to scrap swim requirement
Irene Loewenson May 11, 2022
The faculty voted at the May 11 faculty meeting to eliminate the swim requirement, which the Committee on Educational Affairs has criticized for having a disparate impact on students from underrepresented minority backgrounds.
Increased enrollment, delays prompt student concerns over general housing lottery
Megan Lin and David Wignall May 11, 2022
The general housing lottery has been delayed — first from May 3 to May 5, and now indefinitely.
A day in the life with President Maud S. Mandel
Izzy Polanco and Alessa Somer May 11, 2022
How does President Mandel spend her time outside of executive decision-making? To investigate, we shadowed her for a day, joining her for a few of the events on her itinerary.
Editorial: A call for transparency and planning in the housing process
Editorial Board May 11, 2022
The Record editorial board argues for more transparency in housing decisions and the campus planning project.
IOIT: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers
IOIT: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers
Quinn Casey and Will Royce May 11, 2022
Student workers at Grinnell College in Iowa recently voted to expand the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) to include all hourly undergraduate student workers.
Frankie Stola ’21.5 competes for the Ephs. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)
Frankie Stola ’21.5 kicks off professional football career in German league
Marit Hoyem May 11, 2022
For most athletes at the College, their senior season brings an end to their competitive playing career. However, for Frankie Stola ʼ21.5, graduation signaled the beginning of a professional career, albeit in a very different environment than Williamstown. Stola, a former receiver for the football team who holds six career and single-season receiving records, recently signed a season-long contract in April to play and coach for the Cottbus Crayfish American Football Club in Cottbus, Germany.
Students and faculty explore Sterling A. Brown archives
Students and faculty explore Sterling A. Brown archives
Beatrice Moyers and Will Royce May 11, 2022
The College recently acquired the collection of Sterling A. Brown, a notable critic and poet who was Class of 1922. Students and professors have had the ability to engage with his materials in a variety of courses.
Our dorms have the structural integrity of a Nature Valley granola bar
Our dorms have the structural integrity of a Nature Valley granola bar
Huijun Huang May 11, 2022
In an op-ed, Huijun Huang ’22 argues for better housing for students on campus.
Isaac Wilkins ’22 (center right) and the cast of Fun Home perform the opening number, “It All Comes Back.” (Photo courtesy of Joe Fox.)
Fun Home celebrates discovering identities in a college setting
Kathryn Cloonan May 11, 2022
Fun Home, a Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, will be performed in the ’62 Center’s Directing Studio from May 12 to May 14.