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The Case For Voting

The Case For Voting
Ben Platt October 11, 2020

(Erin Barry/The Williams Record) Voting is the most profound act of civil participation for an American citizen. It actualizes American democracy to a degree that our country’s founders could have...

Comic

Comic
Darin Li October 7, 2020

Earning the right to say it

Earning the right to say it
Jim Reische July 28, 2020

Note: This essay expresses the author’s personal opinions. It doesn’t claim to reflect the views of Williams College or its leadership team. This summer, Black Lives Matter signs appeared in front...

Letter to the Editor: 100% Renewables is Doable

Olivia White July 14, 2020

To the editor: The way that we produce and consume energy is dangerously problematic. Evidence of climate change in Massachusetts is clear. Sea levels are rising, extreme weather events are occurring...

Responding to demands by JA class, Mandel promises affinity pods, other changes to first year experience

Responding to demands by JA class, Mandel promises affinity pods, other changes to first year experience
Arrington Luck July 13, 2020

President Maud S. Mandel responded on Thursday to a list of demands sent by the incoming Junior Advisor (JA) class, promising affinity pods and further changes to the first year experience for JAs and...

Ben Mygatt ’20 has played violin for over a decade, and he is just getting started

Ben Mygatt ’20 has played violin for over a decade, and he is just getting started
Arrington Luck May 23, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Ben Mygatt.) For over a decade, Ben Mygatt ’20 has honed his craft as a violinist, and he has no plan to stop anytime soon. Starting on the violin at age three, the North Carolina...

Mandel announces reduction of required courses from four to three, elimination of Winter Study for 2020-2021 academic year

Mandel announces reduction of required courses from four to three, elimination of Winter Study for 2020-2021 academic year

Graphic by Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record In an all-campus email sent today, President Maud S. Mandel announced plans to adopt a revised version of the regular two-semester academic calendar for the...

College considers trimester or three-semester calendar for 2020-2021 academic year

College considers trimester or three-semester calendar for 2020-2021 academic year
Samuel Wolf, Annie Lu, and Lucy Walker May 14, 2020

In an all-faculty meeting on Wednesday, President Maud S. Mandel announced that she is strongly considering adopting either a trimester or a three-semester model for the 2020-2021 academic calendar....

New Title IX regulations strengthen rights of accused

New Title IX regulations strengthen rights of accused
Arrington Luck May 7, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new Title IX regulations on Wednesday that would serve to strengthen the rights for students accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault on college...

Campus petition demands extension of contracts for fellows and visiting assistant professors

Campus petition demands extension of contracts for fellows and visiting assistant professors
Arrington Luck May 7, 2020

A petition calling for the College to extend the appointments of junior non-tenure track faculty is circulating among the faculty, staff, students and alumni communities, as multiple committees convened...

“The hardest decision”: A look inside the weeks of deliberations that led to campus closure

Jeongyoon Han and Bellamy Richardson April 1, 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 4:21 p.m.: President of the College Maud S. Mandel sends an email to the entire campus community, titled, “Update: Williams prevention and preparedness measures for coronavirus.” At...

Pentathlon Pair: Hearon ’20 and Marshall ’20 take on five-part feat

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.)
Grace Dailey January 29, 2020

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...

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