Campus in the fall will no doubt be a dramatically different place for those who return, with social distancing restrictions, hybrid or all-remote classes and countless other changes. But despite the unusual circumstances, the College’s libraries are approaching the upcoming semester with relatively few major alterations to their pre-COVID-19 operations.
The College has announced that it will reopen the campus to students for the fall semester, though with stringent measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and with a 15 percent lower cost of attendance.
The Williams Black Lives Matter Project, a collaboration between the newly established Williams Student Union (WSU) and Williams Libraries, is aiming to capture student perspectives on the protests, from any place and in any form. With the project, its founders hope to build accounts of the ongoing movement into the historical and institutional record, even with campus itself nearly deserted.
For some members of the Class of 2020, the end of the academic year means saying goodbye to the clubs they founded, led and guided, and passing them on to a new generation of leaders.
At last Wednesday’s virtual faculty meeting, the faculty voted near-unanimously to approve two motions submitted by the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) concerning academic requirements. Both motions will go into effect starting in fall 2020.
Blogs, journals and memes: Library seeks to preserve student experiences through COVID-19 archival project
Rito Tanaka ’23 had a rather boring Monday. “Nothing Interesting Happened Today,” he wrote in his blog, Live From Quarantined Williamstown, before summarizing his day with a simple and evocative emoticon: ‘ :[ ’.
OIDEI appoints Jacqueline Hidalgo as new associate dean for institutional diversity, equity and inclusion
An all-campus email sent last Thursday announced the appointment of Chair of Religion and Associate Professor of Latina/o/x Studies Jacqueline Hidalgo as the new associate dean for institutional diversity, equity and inclusion. Hidalgo will officially begin her term as associate dean on July 1, succeeding Professor of Political Science Ngonidzashe Munemo, who has held the position since July 2016.
The Record offers 10 movie recommendations from Williams’ free-to-access movie archive.
“We never realize what we have until we have it no longer.”