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Williamstown Police Chief Kyle Johnson resigns following months-long outcry over WPD misconduct

Williamstown Police Chief Kyle Johnson resigns following months-long outcry over WPD misconduct

Jeongyoon Han, Kevin Yang, and Rebecca Tauber December 14, 2020
Town Manager Jason Hoch ’95 announced that WPD Lieutenant Mike Ziemba would take responsibilities for Johnson as interim chief.
Amid dissent, Town Manager Hoch retains WPD Chief Johnson

Amid dissent, Town Manager Hoch retains WPD Chief Johnson

Johnson apologizes, announces investigation into new report that WPD officer shared racist Facebook posts
Jack McGovern, Jeongyoon Han, Kevin Yang, and Ella Marx November 11, 2020

Hoch announced his decision to retain Kyle Johnson as WPD chief at a Williamstown Select Board meeting on Oct. 26. (Photo courtesy of Willinet.) At a Williamstown Select Board meeting...

After student criticism and external audit, CSS proposes reforms

After student criticism and external audit, CSS proposes reforms

Jeongyoon Han November 11, 2020

Campus Safety and Security (CSS) has proposed changes to its organizational structure and purview which would go into effect this academic year, some that have been already implemented and others to be...

Margolis Healy & Associates, an external firm, found Campus Safety and Security to have ambiguous and vague responsibilities. (Devika Goel/The Williams Record.)

External firm releases recommendations based on audit of CSS

Jeongyoon Han October 28, 2020

Margolis Healy & Associates, an external firm, found Campus Safety and Security to have ambiguous and vague responsibilities. (Devika Goel/The Williams Record.) An external audit conducted on Campus...

Notes From Quarantine

Notes From Quarantine

Jeongyoon Han and Arjun Pothuri October 15, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/embed/py65gFIWH20 This year's move-in for the 1,455 College students who returned to campus was no ordinary one. For some, it was their first time moving in, for others, their...

One in Two Thousand: Madeline Rawson ’21

One in Two Thousand: Madeline Rawson ’21

Jeongyoon Han October 7, 2020

(Jeongyoon Han/The Williams Record) Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College for our One in Two Thousand feature. As long as the owner of a selected unix...

Town denies allegations against WPD chief, admits 2014 racial harassment incident

Town denies allegations against WPD chief, admits 2014 racial harassment incident

Jeongyoon Han, Kevin Yang, and Lucy Walker August 30, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article describes instances of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Williamstown Select Board released a response Thursday addressing some of the allegations made by Williamstown...

Lawsuit brought by WPD sergeant alleges sexual assault, racial harassment by Williamstown Police Chief and unnamed officers

Lawsuit brought by WPD sergeant alleges sexual assault, racial harassment by Williamstown Police Chief and unnamed officers

Jeongyoon Han and Kevin Yang August 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This article describes instances of sexual assault and sexual harassment.  The lawsuit, which was filed by a WPD sergeant, Scott McGowan, alleges that: Chief Kyle Johnson sexually...

The College released its data on fall enrollment. It reveals disparities by race and financial aid status.

The College released its data on fall enrollment. It reveals disparities by race and financial aid status.

Jeongyoon Han and Lucy Walker July 16, 2020

Joey Fox/The Williams Record CORRECTION: This article has been corrected on July 17, 10:58 a.m. to reflect that 6.2 percent of students on financial aid are taking a gap year/leave. According to...

Key takeaways from the past two faculty meetings

Key takeaways from the past two faculty meetings

Jeongyoon Han, Rebecca Tauber, and Annie Lu June 24, 2020

Last Wednesday and today at two extraordinary faculty meetings held on Zoom, President Maud S. Mandel and Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom gave updates on next year’s academic calendar and faculty...

College faces criticism for response to national BLM movement as Amherst establishes matching campaign

College faces criticism for response to national BLM movement as Amherst establishes matching campaign

Nigel Jaffe and Jeongyoon Han June 7, 2020

At a time when predominantly white institutions across the nation are responding to widespread protests denouncing police brutality and anti-Black racism, members of the Williams community — particularly...

Faculty passes motion to reduce graduation requirements, administration announces no Division of the Day next year

Faculty passes motion to reduce graduation requirements, administration announces no Division of the Day next year

Rebecca Tauber/The Williams Record At an extraordinary faculty meeting Wednesday, faculty overwhelmingly approved a motion put forward by the Committee on Educational Affairs (CEA) to temporarily adjust...

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