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Both graffitis contained Christian allusions and were spray-painted in red. (Photo courtesy of Kim Rogers.)
Haystack Monument defaced for second time in two weeks, perpetrators unknown
Izzy Polanco May 22, 2023
The Haystack Monument, which commemorates five Williams students’ 1806 formation of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, was spray-painted with allusions to Christianity in red graffiti that resembled the May 13 defacement.
Haystack Monument defaced with graffiti, perpetrators unknown
Izzy Polanco May 18, 2023
Campus Safety Services (CSS) officers responded to reports that unknown perpetrators defaced the Haystack Monument with spray-painted graffiti, President Maud S. Mandel wrote in a campus-wide email on Monday.
A cut above the rest: Carrigan’s Cuts opens for business on Spring Street
Ellie Davis May 17, 2023

Nick Carrigan’s mom usually cut his hair when he was a kid — but sometimes he could convince his father to take him to a real barber...

Graduation rates at the College contain racial disparities, but narrower than national averages
Cameron Pugh May 10, 2023
A Record investigation found that Black and Hispanic students at the College graduate at lower rates than their white and Asian peers — though the disparities are far smaller at the College than at the national level.
Hogeland, Boyd win Williamstown Select Board election
Julia Goldberg and Lena Kerest May 10, 2023
Andrew Hogeland ’76 and Stephanie Boyd defeated Andi Bryant and Paul Harsch ’69 for two seats on the Select Board in yesterday’s Town election.
The Honor and Discipline Committee is looking to formalize its internal norms to provide greater consistency. (Samuel Riley/The Williams Record)
Honor and Discipline Committee votes on bylaws to formalize procedures
Luke Chinman May 10, 2023
Voting is underway for members of the Honor and Discipline Committee to adopt a set of bylaws intended to formalize the committee’s internal processes. While the committee already follows a set of procedures to enforce the College’s Honor Code, the proposed bylaws will help ensure year-to-year consistency by putting the procedures in writing, said Simon Kent ’23, a member of the Honor and Discipline Committee who spearheaded a working group to write the document. 
Nova and WUFO are set to compete at USA Ultimate’s Div. III Championship in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Noah Sandstrom).
Nova, WUFO head to Nationals together for first time since 1995
Megan Lin May 10, 2023
For the first time in 28 years, Nova and WUFO — the College’s frisbee teams for trans, nonbinary, and female players and trans, nonbinary, and male players, respectively — will both compete on the national stage at USA Ultimate’s Division III College Championships.
“The Mountains” pays tribute to the College’s natural environment. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record)
‘The Mountains’: The College’s treasured — and sometimes forgotten — school song
Emily Swope May 10, 2023
Most current students at the College know “The Mountains” as the song that is played on the campus bells to announce the glorious start of Mountain Day. But beyond its annual appearance on campus, the tune has a long and treasured history, and has served as an important source of connection for many alums over the years.
WCMA must reckon with colonialism beyond the legal requirements
WCMA must reckon with colonialism beyond the legal requirements
Kitt Urdang, Lily Napach, and Susanna Niu May 10, 2023
In an op-ed, Kitt Urdang '23.5, Lily Napach '25, and Susanna Niu '24 argue for WCMA to better address the colonial practices used to obtain artifacts in its collection.
Dear Ephelia
Ephelia Ephelia May 10, 2023
Artist Otherwise Known As: Reed Putnam ’23
Artist Otherwise Known As: Reed Putnam ’23
Kathryn Cloonan and Megan Lin May 10, 2023
Reed Putnam ’23 is an art history and practice major from Chappaqua, N.Y. He is a member of Treestyle Improv Comedy and the cross country and track and field teams.