This year’s commencement speaker, Mary-Claire King (left), discovered BRCA1, and baccalaureate speaker, Ophelia Dahl (right), co-founded Partners In Health. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARY-CLAIRE KING AND OPHELIA DAHL.
Sonya Auer was recently awarded the President’s Medal from the Society for Experimental Biology. PHOTO COURTESY OF SONYA AUER.
The women won their first NCAA championship since 2007 last weekend, with eight competitors earning All-America honors. Photo courtesy of Kelvin Hao.
The photo campaign referenced AAS courses offered by peer institutions. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR
Student activists organized a photo campaign last Friday as part of the ongoing Asian American studies (AAS) movement on campus.
On Feb. 19, President Mandel sent out a campus-wide email in response to the Hollander memorials.
Most Williams students would agree that it is important to be vigilant in condemning hate and bigotry. Yet, there are flyers throughout the campus saying, “We Stand with Ilhan – Palestine will be Free” and expressing “solidarity and militant love with Ilhan Omar,” a first-term congresswoman from Minnesota who has made multiple comments that promote anti-Semitic ideas.
Reframing Israel in Washington politics: The Ilhan Omar controversy has never been about anti-Semitism
Last month, freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota’s 5th District, ignited widespread controversy for two tweets, one in which she insinuated Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s desire to take action against herself and colleague Rashida Tlaib for their critical positions on Israel was “all about the Benjamins,” and the second in which she said that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) money was behind Republicans such as McCarthy’s hawkish support for Israel. Condemnation across the board, including a call from the President of the United States to resign, followed immediately, and the controversy is still playing itself out now, a month later.
Critics insist that Ilhan Omar’s classification of AIPAC as a lobbying organization that uses money to influence the course of politics plays into the anti-Semitic notion that the Jewish community engages in a shadowy plot to control the world through its prodigious wealth.
The College’s central heating plant, which provides heat and hot water, experienced a temporary shutdown on Thursday afternoon, affecting many buildings across campus. By 8:26 p.m., Facilities staff had completed repairs, and the power plant had resumed its operation, Chief Communications Officer Jim Reische stated in an email to the student body.
United Food and Commercial Workers, which voted to authorize a strike, represents the North Adams Stop & Shop. NICHOLAS GOLDROSEN/MANAGING EDITOR
Hundreds of members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1459, the union representing approximately 2000 Stop & Shop workers in western Massachusetts, voted on Sunday to authorize a strike against the grocery store chain.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) charged 50 parents, athletic coaches and college exam administrators yesterday in a nationwide fraud scheme that assisted students in gaining admission to elite universities. The College and its employees have not been publicly implicated in these criminal proceedings, which, according to The New York Times, constitute the DOJ’s largest-ever college admission prosecution.