Last Wednesday, President Maud S. Mandel sent an email to students, faculty and staff announcing the public release of draft strategic planning reports, marking a new phase in the multi-year strategic planning process.
In a Claiming Williams event last Thursday examining the Difference, Power and Equity (DPE) requirement, approximately 40 students, faculty members and administrators reviewed the history of the requirement and discussed potential reforms. The event, called “Reworking the DPE Requirement,” was planned and hosted by Michael Nettesheim ’20, Sim Sohal ’20 and Summer-Solstice Thomas ’20, who could not be in attendance. Sohal and Nettesheim opened the event by sharing their own thoughts on the requirement, which mandates that all students enrolled at the College take at least one DPE-designated course before graduation.
As of today, the United States is only six days away from taking part in its first nationwide election since Donald Trump became president. Across the country, people are waiting anxiously to cast their votes and to see if the country moves in the direction they want it to.