The Williams Record

The vaccine clinic entrance was located at the east door of the Towne Field House, which also serves as the site for the College’s COVID testing program. (Fiona Seibert/The Williams Record)
College to require COVID-19 vaccines for faculty, staff, but with broad exceptions
Saud Afzal Shafi June 10, 2021
The College will require faculty and staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, President Maud S. Mandel announced in a June 1 email to faculty and staff. But College employees can request exemptions on medical or religious grounds or due to “strongly-held beliefs on the subject,” according to Mandel’s email.
Since Friday, a wildfire has burned through over 900 acres of forest in Williamstown and Clarksburg. (Photo courtesy of Will Titus.)
Williamstown sees largest Massachusetts forest fire in over 20 years
Joey Fox May 19, 2021
A wildfire burned nearly 1,000 acres over the weekend, tearing across East Mountain, Pine Cobble, and Clarksburg State Forest to become the largest fire in Massachusetts since 1999.
A search for the soul of Spikeball: Why the game is such a hit on campus
A search for the soul of Spikeball: Why the game is such a hit on campus
Irene Loewenson May 19, 2021
It seems like every time the sun rears its head, students are out on the quads in groups of four, leaping and diving around yellow and black trampoline-esque nets.
(Devika Goel/The Williams Record)
In search of the hardest course
Grady Short and Lindsay Wang May 19, 2021
Students are not shy about sharing their experiences with certain courses; they post reviews on Factrak, spill the tea to their underclass acquaintances, and gossip about professors and assignments. The Record set out to determine the hardest course at the College through a survey, Factrak data — and a lot of other things.
Israel–Palestine is complicated
Israel–Palestine is complicated
Jonah Garnick May 20, 2021
Jonah Garnick ’23 challenges four assumptions about the violence in Israel and Palestine, and invites liberal Americans to view the situation in a more nuanced way.
(Photo courtesy of John Murphy.)
Artists of the Class of 2021
Cameron Pugh May 19, 2021
In recognition of the graduating seniors in studio art, music, and theatre, the Record created a brief series of artist features. The artists offered their thoughts on their senior projects, recitals, or theses, and their experiences as artists at the College.