Student support for faculty, Mandel remains high as CC approval declines

This past week, the Record sent out its semiannual approval ratings survey, giving students the options of “approve,” “disapprove” and “neutral” for a variety of campus institutions. Of the 500 randomly-selected students to whom the survey was emailed, 192 responded, a response rate of 38 percent. 

For consistency, the fall 2019 approval ratings survey will be compared to the fall 2018 survey rather than spring 2019, unless otherwise noted.

Profiles of Presidents Past: Morty Schapiro

For Morty Schapiro, the best part of being president of the College was entry Snacks.

“I did Snacks every Sunday night for nine years,” he said. “My favorite part of being president at Williams was Sunday nights, doing Snacks, sitting there for two hours and chatting with everybody, hanging out afterward, listening to what’s going on in their lives.”

Statement addresses inquiry, inclusion

A statement published last Wednesday by the Faculty Steering Committee (FSC) emphasizes inquiry and inclusion as dual priorities for the College. 

President Maud S. Mandel tasked the FSC with creating the statement in June, after the ad hoc committee on inquiry and inclusion recommended as part of its report that the College “publish and affirm a statement on expression and inclusion.” Mandel had chartered the ad hoc committee in November in the wake of campus debates over the Chicago principles. She has accepted the ad hoc committee’s nine recommendations in full.

Coach’s Corner: Scott Honecker, wrestling

(Zoe Bank/The Williams Record.)

The Record’s sports section has long published “Captain’s Corner” interviews, but this week, we are mixing it up with our inaugural “Coach’s Corner,” giving readers the chance to get to know the coaches of their favorite Eph teams. 

The team just had its first meet of the season last Friday. How do you help first-years get ready to compete during their first semester of college?

XC wins regionals, head to NCAAs

Men’s and women’s cross country clinched first-place finishes at last weekend’s NCAA New England Regionals and secured automatic bids to next weekend’s NCAA Div. III Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mia Lisette wins ACE and WCFM Battle of the Bands

Mia Lisette performed a stripped down, R&B influenced set. PHOTO BY SOPHIA SHIN

On Saturday evening, dozens of students filtered into the dimmed Currier Ballroom to watch four College bands perform in the All-Campus Entertainment and WCFM 91.9 Battle of the Bands.

Coolest Athletic Offices

When they are not motivating their players on the field, court or rink, Eph coaches are busy working away in their office. Take a behind-the-scenes look at their spaces!