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Nine staff, faculty test positive for COVID since early December

Nine staff, faculty test positive for COVID since early December
Annie Lu January 11, 2021
In the weeks since most students departed campus at the end of November, the College has reported an increase in the number of COVID cases among faculty and staff from three to 12, according to the College’s COVID dashboard. 

Student enrollment plans suggest increased population on campus in the spring

Approximately 83 percent of the student body indicated that they planned to enroll on campus in the spring. (Lulu Whitmore/The Williams Record)
Annie Lu and Ella Marx December 9, 2020
1,824 undergraduates plan to be on campus during the spring semester, a significant increase from the fall.

Yang, Loewenson, Fox and Jones to lead 2021 Record Editorial Board

Yang, Loewenson, Fox and Jones to lead 2021 Record Editorial Board
Kitt Urdang and Tali Natter December 9, 2020

Kevin Yang ’22, Irene Loewenson ’22, Joey Fox ’21 and Sofie Jones ’22 have been elected by the Record 2020 Editorial Board to lead Williams College’s student newspaper in 2021. Yang will be...

Approval ratings survey reveals broad approval of College’s COVID response

Graphic courtesy of Rachel Buccalo.
Annie Lu December 9, 2020
The results of the survey revealed broad approval of the College’s response to COVID-19, though most institutions experienced a decrease in approval as compared to last spring.

Digging into the data from the 2019–2020 Honor Committee report

The Honor and Discipline Committee heard only three cases last spring, as detailed in its recently released report for the 2019-2020 academic year. (Devika Goel/The Williams Record)
Irene Loewenson December 9, 2020

The Honor and Discipline Committee heard only three cases last spring, as detailed in its recently released report for the 2019-2020 academic year. (Devika Goel/The Williams Record) The Honor...

The College just formed a Residential Life working group. Here’s what they’re working on.

The College just formed a Residential Life working group. Here’s what they’re working on.
Megan Lin December 9, 2020

In response to the Learning Beyond the Classroom strategic planning working group’s recommendations for improving student life on campus, the College recently formed a Residential Life Working Group....

One semester, ten cases: A timeline

With most students leaving campus behind, the Record looks back on the semester’s positive COVID tests. (Devika Goel/The Williams Record)
Joey Fox and Annie Lu November 25, 2020

With most students leaving campus behind, the Record looks back on the semester’s positive COVID tests. (Devika Goel/The Williams Record) Fourteen weeks since students first arrived on campus...

On Spring Street, a successful fall and a foreboding winter

Spring Street businesses like the Thai and Japanese restaurant Blue Mango benefited from the safe return of many students to campus this fall. (Jack McGovern/Williams Record)
Jack McGovern November 25, 2020

Spring Street businesses like the Thai and Japanese restaurant Blue Mango benefited from the safe return of many students to campus this fall. (Jack McGovern/The Williams Record) As most in-person...

TABLE hosts virtual Baxter Forum with updates from each student-faculty committee

TABLE hosts virtual Baxter Forum with updates from each student-faculty committee
Megan Lin November 25, 2020

On Nov. 12, The Advisory Board for Lobbying and Elections (TABLE) hosted an open virtual forum for each committee, consisting of students and faculty making decisions for their particular area, to update...

Maxine Burkett ’98 discusses climate reparations, connections between racial hierarchy and climate change

Maxine Burkett ’98 discusses climate reparations, connections between racial hierarchy and climate change
Rosa Kirk-Davidoff November 20, 2020

“While the disproportionate effects of the climate crisis are starting to receive due media coverage in the current moment of heightened awareness, there’s a century-long relationship between environmental...

Dining Services conducts customer satisfaction survey, replete with pies

Dining Services thanked students for filling out its customer satisfaction survey by baking a plethora of apple and blueberry pies. (Irene Loewenson/The Williams Record)
Irene Loewenson November 18, 2020

Dining Services thanked students for filling out its customer satisfaction survey by baking a plethora of apple and blueberry pies. (Irene Loewenson/The Williams Record) The dessert sections of Whitmans’...

Science student groups juggle community-building with COVID-19 restrictions

Science student groups juggle community-building with COVID-19 restrictions
Molly Fraser November 18, 2020

In the absence of most in-person gatherings, many science student groups have had to find other ways to foster community. (Joey Fox/The Williams Record.) Last fall, the lounge spaces of the Science...

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