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Vista board members presented on the history and the future of Latina/o studies at the College in Goodrich Hall during the teach-in event. (Photo courtesy of Angel Santiago)
AASiA, Vista, BSU host ethnic studies teach-in, affirm support for Asian American studies
Tali Natter and Lucy Walker September 28, 2022
Members of the Black Student Union (BSU); Vista, the College’s Latinx and Allies Student Organization; and Asian American Students in Action (AASiA) hosted an annual teach-in at Goodrich Hall on the history and future of ethnic studies at the College.
College will host Omicron booster clinic
Annie Lu September 28, 2022
Students, faculty, and staff will be able to receive the new, Omicron-specific booster shot for COVID-19 at the Towne Field House from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, in partnership with Berk- shire Health Systems (BHS). Vaccines will be administered at no charge.
Class of 2026 makes history as largest first-year class
Amina Naidjate and Bellamy Richardson September 28, 2022
The target size for an incoming class is 550 students, according to Dean of Admissions Liz Creighton ’01 — but the Class of 2026 is currently composed of 577 students, making it the largest first-year class in the College’s history. This increase in first-year students has inevitably affected many aspects of student life, including the entry system, dorm allocation, and EphVentures.
Past, present, and future of Roe v. Wade at the College
Berkshire Doula Project September 28, 2022
In an op-ed, the Berkshire Doula Project discusses reproductive justice at the College after Roe v. Wade.
Students attend FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA, enjoy bluegrass music
Ben Platt September 28, 2022
FreshGrass Festival took place at MASS MoCA this past weekend.
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)
Title IX-related case alleging College wrongly decided allegation dismissed
Gabe Miller September 28, 2022
On Sept. 7, a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted the College’s motion for summary judgment in a Title IX-related lawsuit originally filed on Feb. 18, 2020. The decision dismissed the claims of a former student who brought the lawsuit under the pseudonym John Doe, whom the College previously found responsible for sexual misconduct.
Nova Co-Captain Lauren Lynch played for the club Hive. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Lynch.)
Ultimate frisbee athletes improve skills, find community while playing for semi-pro club teams over the summer
Megan Lin September 28, 2022
For most club sport athletes at the College, the end of the academic year also brings the end of their ability to practice and compete with a team. Yet for some students on Nova and the Williams Ultimate Frisbee Organization (WUFO) — the College’s ultimate frisbee teams — this summer gave them the opportunity to play frisbee at an even higher level on club teams not affiliated with the College.
A flex room in Dodd before move-in. (Skylar Yarter/The Williams Record).
‘A tight fit’: Students share experiences living in flex rooms, react to housing points pilot program
Skylar Yarter September 28, 2022
Students living in some of the 155 “flex rooms” on campus comment on living in smaller-than-usual spaces with a roommate and the new housing points pilot program.
The College’s responsibility to the Class of 2024
The College’s responsibility to the Class of 2024
Jackson Small September 28, 2022
In an op-ed, Jackson Small ’24 argues that the College needs to take responsibility for the mental health and social impacts of COVID on the Class of 2024.
Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling opened at Images Cinema on Friday. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record)
We’re laughing too hard to worry, darling: Drama drives Images crowd
Luke Chinman September 28, 2022
Campus was already abuzz with discussion and anticipation before the lights dimmed for the 7:30 p.m. showing of Don’t Worry Darling at Images Cinema on Friday night. Plagued by controversy ahead of its release, Olivia Wilde’s latest psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles drew more laughs than gasps from an audience of College students entrenched in the film’s pre-release drama.