Health Center’s summer closure limits students’ options

The Health Center and Integrative Wellbeing Services will be closed this summer, posing challenges for students. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR

The Student Health and Wellness services, which includes the Health Center and Integrative Wellbeing Services (IWS), closes each summer, posing challenges to the increasing number of students who work on campus over the summer.

Push for affinity housing builds

Students at the College have articulated a vision for living spaces of affinity around a common identity – including but not limited to race, culture and sexuality – as an antidote to feelings of tokenization and isolation that students say the College’s current housing options fail to address. Students say that they have began conversations on affinity housing last spring with administrators, who say that affinity housing will be a key topic of consideration as the College moves forward in the strategic planning process.

Community celebrates, commemorates 50 years of Africana studies

Fifty years ago, (left to right) Richard Jefferson ’70, Preston Washington ’70, Michael Douglass ’71 and 31 other students from the Afro-American Society occupied Hopkins Hall, prompting the creation of the Africana studies program. PHOTO COURTESY OF COLLEGE ARCHIVES.

Facilities staff addresses heating plant shutdown

The College’s central heating plant, which provides heat and hot water, experienced a temporary shutdown on Thursday afternoon, affecting many buildings across campus. By 8:26 p.m., Facilities staff had completed repairs, and the power plant had resumed its operation, Chief Communications Officer Jim Reische stated in an email to the student body.

LOCAL Consignment & Boutique opens its doors on Water Street

Newly opened LOCAL Consignment & Boutique offers trendy thrift within walking distance of the College. Photo by Sabrine Brismeur. Specializing in women’s clothing, jewelry, unique trinkets and gifts, LOCAL Consignment & Boutique is the latest addition to Water Street.

Commitment to/with/for The Damned

Student tributes honor Kai Green ’07 and Kimberly Love, who cited institutional violence in their decisions to take leave from the College

An installation in solidarity with Green and Love in Hollander Hall. ANIAH PRICE/PHOTO EDITOR

Following the green string that wraps around the first floor of Hollander is a student-organized visual remembrance outside the offices of Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies Kai Green ’07 and Assistant Professor of English Kimberly Love, showing support for the professors and extending their commitment to, with and for The Damned, a black feminist collective. 

Students said that their ongoing commemorative effort seeks to convey respect, gratitude and appreciation for Green and Love, who have taken leave for what they characterized as the College’s institutional violence toward black and trans individuals.

Two in Two Thousand: Phoebe Huang ’20 and Will Huang ’21

SOPHIA SHIN/PHOTO EDITOR

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Record brings you its annual profile of a campus couple. This year, that couple is Phoebe Huang ’20 and Will Huang ’21, who have been dating since the sixth problem set in their econometrics class last spring.