I believe in free speech. I have to clarify this from the start because a dichotomy has been set up on this campus where to oppose the Chicago Statement being used to bring hateful speakers is to support censorship and stand in the way of education.
RASAN has changed the initial segment of its Take Back the Night event into a protest that supports sexual assault survivors and confronts rape culture, followed by an open mic session. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR
Last Thursday, the Rape and Sexual Assault Network (RASAN) held its annual Take Back the Night event, “an international evening of solidarity and support for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters/allies,” according to RASAN’s email publicizing the event.
On late Friday, the name of a prominent white supremacist organization was found written on the whiteboard in Thompson House. The name of the same group had been written in the same place earlier this year.
11:52 a.m. Williams Hall: College staff member asked that an officer meet him on the fourth floor of Williams Hall concerning damage. A ceiling EXIT sign was ripped from the ceiling (exposing the wires) and is now missing. When the sign was ripped down it also caused damage to the ceiling. The bathroom in this hallway also had large amounts of dried vomit on the floor as well as in the sink and toilet.
To the editor:
The Record’s editorial of April 17, 2019 (“On the need for affinity housing”) argues that Williams students should have more control over whom they live with. I agree.
Ubuntu: I am because we are. On Tuesday, as prospective students began to arrive for Previews, they witnessed the beginning of something that they probably hadn’t seen on any other college campus; Black Previews promised them a new way to experience an institution like Williams for the first time.
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Kene and I met in physiology last spring and have since taken several classes together. She is a wonderful listener, scholar and baker.
Benny Weng ’22 derives his eccentric fashion sense in part from his extensive experience with studio art. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR
The presence of Benny Weng ’22 is like a calm and gentle breeze.
What’s the most surprising thing about your Previews experience?
“The creepy red exit signs in the common room.”-MADELINE OML
“I didn’t expect the entry to have funds to play around with.”-LYDIA VON SCHWANENFLUEGEL
“The tradition of having prefrosh sleep [in the common room].”-RYAN ROWE
“Even though I had just arrived, the students treated me as if I had known them for years.”-SAM MILO