President Maud S. Mandel announced last Tuesday that Professor of Psychology Safa Zaki will become the next dean of the faculty. Zaki will assume the deanship in July, succeeding Professor of Religion Denise Buell, who announced in October that she will step down after five years in the role.
On EphMatch, students can scroll through other students’ profiles, edit their bios and photos and match with each other. Photo courtesy of Williams Students Online.
Toward building an inclusive Williams: As the Davis Center enters its fourth decade, reflections on its values, mission and future
As a student at the College, I, like many today, was engaged in many ways — Kusika, Gypsy Melodies, Black Student Union, Junior Advisor, to name a few. I also co-led Students Promoting Awareness, Respect and Community (SPARC), an effort housed in and supported by the Multi Cultural Center (MCC), now the Davis Center. I spent time on campus, facilitating conversations for students, and off campus, working with local schools to facilitate conversations about inclusion. It was some of the most important work I did as a student; it was challenging yet rewarding. As a young alum, I remained involved — supporting current students and serving on the Williams Black Alumni Network’s (WBAN) steering committee.
Photo courtesy of Erin Meadors. I sat down with Erin Meadors ’20 to learn more about her independent study project on dance, “STIX,” which will occur Feb.
Kenneth Marshall ’20 (left) and Ben Hearon ’20 (right) have begun exploring the five different aspects of a pentathalon this year. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Hearon and Kenneth Marshall.)
Benjamin Hearon ’20 once approached his friend and cross country and track teammate Kenneth Marshall ’20 to float the idea of learning how to fly planes together.
Earlier this month, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leticia S.E. Haynes ’99 announced that the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI) has decided to restructure the Davis Center such that three new roles will be created and others will be eliminated. Three Davis Center staff members have left the College in recent weeks, leaving the Center staffed on a largely interim basis until the new positions have been filled.
Overall: 14–5 | NESCAC: 3–2
Women’s basketball opened the season with 11 consecutive wins. Despite a few subsequent losses, the women bounced back on Jan.
Men’s ice hockey (11-4-1, 8-2-0 NESCAC) shook off a sluggish start on Saturday in Bowdoin’s Watson Arena and proceeded to score the first five goals of the game to collect a 5-1 win over the Bowdoin Polar Bears. The Ephs’ offense took a while to kick into gear, as the Ephs did not register a shot on goal until 13:13 of the first period, and that shot came from the blue line.
Integrative Wellbeing Services (IWS) will no longer offer weekly 45-minute counseling sessions, instead giving students seeking one-on-one therapy the choice between 30-minute sessions once per week and 45-minute sessions once every other week. The policy change, which went into effect at the start of Winter Study, is intended to free up space for students who are currently on a waitlist for one-on-one counseling, but it has drawn scrutiny from students who feel the quality of the College’s mental health services will suffer as a result.
Women’s basketball joined forces with several organizations on campus to shed light on the spike in sexual assault cases over Winter Study. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)
In addition to their standard purple and gold uniforms, women’s basketball sported red athletic tape across their jerseys during their Saturday game against Middlebury.