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Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

May 7, 2022
In a letter to the editor, Lilliana Wells urges Williamstown voters to elect Dr. Bilal Ansari for the Williamstown Select Board during the May 10 election.
Staff at the testing center in Greylock Hall. (Sam Riley/The Williams Record)

College reports 26 new cases on Wednesday

Gabe Miller April 27, 2022
On Wednesday, the College reported 20 new student cases and six new faculty and staff positive cases. 1140 new tests were added to the COVID dashboard on Wednesday, bringing the number of positive tests in the past seven days to 56. These cases bring the College’s weekly positivity rate to 1.91%.
College tightens masking requirements as COVID cases increase

College tightens masking requirements as COVID cases increase

Kitt Urdang April 15, 2022
Masking is once again required in classes, libraries, academic buildings, and indoor athletics facilities, Chief Communications Officer Jim Reische wrote in an all-campus email this afternoon. However, community members can still unmask when eating in dining halls and while in residence halls.
College tentatively plans to make classes mask-optional by the week of April 11

College tentatively plans to make classes mask-optional by the week of April 11

Irene Loewenson March 18, 2022
The administration hopes to lift the mask mandate for students in class the week after spring break, which ends on April 4, if the number of COVID-19 cases remains low as students return to campus.
College relaxes masking requirements

College relaxes masking requirements

Gabe Miller February 28, 2022
Effective immediately, fully vaccinated and boosted students, faculty, and staff are allowed to unmask in indoor athletics facilities, academic and administrative buildings, and at events that are open only to members of the campus community, Chief Communications Director Jim Reische announced in an all-campus email today.

College loosens masking guidelines, testing requirements

Kitt Urdang February 11, 2022
Students can now unmask in all residence halls and eat and drink indoors anywhere except classrooms, Chief Communications Officer Jim Reische announced in the Campus Operations and Business Continuity Update on Feb. 11. Also, effective Monday, Feb. 14, students will only need to test for COVID-19 once a week. 
Winter Study COVID campus updates

Winter Study COVID campus updates

Record Staff January 31, 2022
Jan. 31 | 2:45 p.m. On Monday, the College reported 12 new student cases and one new faculty and staff positive case from over the weekend. 31 test results were added to the COVID dashboard around 1 p.m.
Independent investigation finds former WPD chief, sergeant engaged in sexual and racial workplace harassment

Independent investigation finds former WPD chief, sergeant engaged in sexual and racial workplace harassment

Kevin Yang and Ella Marx January 26, 2022
An independent investigation commissioned by the Williamstown Select Board concluded that former Williamstown Police Department (WPD) chief Kyle Johnson and former WPD sergeant Scott McGowan engaged in multiple instances of sexual and racial workplace harassment from 2002 to 2019.

College reports 21 new student and 12 new faculty and staff positive cases

Record Staff January 20, 2022
Jan. 20 | 3 p.m. On Thursday, the College reported 21 new student and 12 new faculty and staff positive cases.  2041 test results were added to the COVID dashboard around 1:15 p.m.

College reports nine new student and four faculty and staff positive cases

Record Staff January 15, 2022
Jan. 15 | 11 a.m.  On Saturday, The College reported nine new student and four new faculty and staff positive cases. 1123 test results were added to the COVID dashboard around 10:45 a.m. This brings the weekly positive total to 97 for students, faculty, and staff combined, and 73 for students.
College announces new “recover-in-place” policy as part of COVID isolation protocol

College announces new “recover-in-place” policy as part of COVID isolation protocol

Tali Natter and Lucy Walker January 12, 2022
In a campus-wide email sent on Wednesday, Jan. 12, Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom announced a “recover-in-place” strategy for students who test positive for COVID-19. The College will permit students who test positive to isolate in their rooms, as long as they live in a single dorm.  

College reports 20 new student and seven new faculty and staff positive cases

Record Staff January 12, 2022
Jan. 12 | 10:45 a.m.  On Wednesday, The College reported 20 new student and seven new faculty and staff positive cases. 1666 test results were added to the COVID dashboard around 9:30 a.m. This brings the weekly positive total to 83 for students, faculty, and staff combined, and 66 for students.
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