As students who remain on campus transition into a residential life that is drastically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has prepared for the possibility of a student contracting the virus while on campus.
Students who develop a fever, dry cough or shortness of breath have been instructed to call the Health Center immediately for an assessment of their condition. They will be asked to self-isolate, will have food delivered to their rooms and will be monitored with daily phone calls from a medical professional, according to an email sent to students remaining on campus by Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom.
Seven students’ stories reveal the consequences of the College’s decisions and underscore the diverging home situations of the student body
For the first time in over 50 years, the College has decided to disrupt normal operations mid-semester in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President of the College Maud S. Mandel announced in an email on Wednesday morning that the College would require most students to leave campus indefinitely by next Tuesday, March 17, three days before students were slated to leave for spring break.
As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread, international students at the College are experiencing the consequences of increasing travel restrictions. As of Tuesday, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level three travel health notice for China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, cautioning that all travelers avoid nonessential travel to those countries.
For decades, St. Patrick’s High School has graduated students who have broken world records and won Olympic gold models in running. This powerhouse high school, located in Iten, Kenya, has also sent students to universities across the United States with scholarships to run in NCAA teams.
As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, opportunities for students at the College to participate in foreign languages programs in Asia continue to be negatively affected. Following the recent cancellations of semester-long study abroad programs in China that were set to begin during the spring semester, the plans of several students to attend summer language programs in the region have also either been canceled or made uncertain due to the ongoing epidemic.
Professor of English John Kleiner’s use of the N-word in a class precipitates petition, website, broader conversations
On May 3, President Maud Mandel sent an all-campus email, “Our past, current and future work for an inclusive Williams,” detailing ongoing and future initiatives for inclusion at the College. This email came two weeks after the Coalition Against Racist Education Now (CARE Now) sent an open letter to Mandel with 12 demands regarding equity and inclusion on campus.
The Coalition Against Racist Education Now (CARE Now) has extended its deadline for President Maud Mandel’s response to its list of demands from the original date of April 26 to Friday, May 3. According to CARE Now, Mandel confirmed that she would respond to its concerns in an all-campus email by Friday.
CARE Now’s letter to Mandel outlines 12 objectives that its members believe would resolve what they perceive to be contradictions between the College’s practices and stated mission.
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