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ACSR recommends against divestment from weapons manufacturing, IDF suppliers in report
Haley Zimmerman May 26, 2024
The ACSR offered responses to requests by J4J and Professor of Philosophy Steven Gerrard and issued a final recommendation to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees. 
Voters to decide on taxes, cottage courts, charter amendments at Town Meeting
Max Billick and Sonia Zinkin-Meyers May 23, 2024
At tonight’s Town Meeting, to be held at Mount Greylock Regional School at 7 p.m., Williamstown voters will decide on 42 warrant articles, including a provision to allow the construction of cottage court developments that could densify the Town’s housing stock, changes to tax law aimed at lowering the tax burden for low-income residents and seniors, and the first major proposed amendments to the Town Charter since its adoption in 1956. 
Encampment ends, Board of Trustees commits to two meetings with SJP, J4J
Ellie Davis and Haley Zimmerman May 18, 2024
On Monday afternoon, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jews for Justice (J4J) closed their encampment on Sawyer Quad after President of the College Maud S. Mandel and leaders of the Board of Trustees agreed to a meeting between members of SJP and J4J and at least 19 members of the Board of Trustees.
Encampment enters week two
Aliya Huprikar and Maya Prakash May 8, 2024
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jews for Justice (J4J) have continued their encampment on Sawyer Quad into its second week. The encampment, which began at 4 a.m. last Wednesday, joined a wave of campus protests across the nation in which students have set up encampments.
Remembering Toby Woods ’27
Remembering Toby Woods ’27
Izzy Polanco May 8, 2024
Toby Woods ’27 died on Feb. 21 at the age of 18. He is remembered by those who knew him as a kind friend, a dedicated musician, and an impressive intellectual who cared deeply about his passions and relationships. Fourteen of his family members, friends, and instructors shared memories of Woods with the Record.
Women’s golf won the NESCAC Championship and thus earned a spot at the NCAA Div. III Championship. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)
This week in playoffs: Women’s golf places first at NESCAC Championship, crew teams take top 4 at New England Rowing Championships, tennis teams win at-large bids to NCAA Div. III Tournament
Alina Ramirez and Inés Garcia May 8, 2024
Women’s golf — No. 2 in the NCAA Div. III East Region — won first place at the NESCAC Championship at the Taconic Golf Club last weekend, shooting a 303, +19, to beat Hamilton by 32 strokes. During the first day of the competition, Gio Kim ’25 made consecutive birdies on holes 17 and 18 and ended her match with a stellar 69, -2. Emma Abramson ’27 and Tianyi Zhuang ’24 followed in close pursuit with scores of 73, +2, as Zhuang scored birdies on holes 4 and 5. Victoria Kim ’26 and Euna Lee ’26 then finished strong with scores of 74, +3 and 78, +7, respectively.
A survey sent to 500 randomly selected students reveals student opinions on institutions such as the faculty, the Record, the College, and the JA system. (Hannah Marx/The Williams Record)
Spring approval ratings survey shows increased approval of Record, decreased approval of Dean’s Office
Hannah Marx and Lena Kerest May 8, 2024
Last week, the Record sent its biannual approval ratings survey to 500 randomly selected students using a script in R. The survey asked students to indicate their approval, disapproval, or neutrality on many campus institutions, including the Junior Advisor (JA) system, the Davis Center, and President of the College Maud S. Mandel.
Editorial: The College must divest any holdings from weapons manufacturers, IDF suppliers
Editorial: The College must divest any holdings from weapons manufacturers, IDF suppliers
May 8, 2024
In an editorial, the Record's editorial board joins calls for divestment from weapons manufacturing and the IDF as well as broader transparency with respect to its investment practices.
Images Cinema debuts Berkshire Student Film Festival
Images Cinema debuts Berkshire Student Film Festival
Ava Rahman and Isabella Hayden May 8, 2024
Images Cinema hosted its first student film festival, screening the works of students from across the Berkshire region.