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Randal Fippinger and Jane Patton elected to Williamstown Select Board

Ella Marx May 11, 2022
Randal Fippinger and Jane Patton were elected yesterday to serve three-year terms on the Williamstown Select Board, defeating Bilal Ansari to win their seats. Patton was elected to the board with 921 votes, according to unofficial results released last night by the town clerk. Fippinger garnered 881 votes, and Ansari amassed 677.
This year, more than 140 students applied for 33 HC positions. (Photo Courtesy of Annie Gustafson.)

Increased enrollment, delays prompt student concerns over general housing lottery

Megan Lin and David Wignall May 11, 2022
The general housing lottery has been delayed — first from May 3 to May 5, and now indefinitely.
IOIT: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

IOIT: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

Quinn Casey and Will Royce May 11, 2022
Student workers at Grinnell College in Iowa recently voted to expand the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) to include all hourly undergraduate student workers.
Spring approval ratings survey shows increased approval for the Office of Financial Aid, decreased disapproval for the Registrar’s Office and CSS

Spring approval ratings survey shows increased approval for the Office of Financial Aid, decreased disapproval for the Registrar’s Office and CSS

Katherine Yang May 11, 2022

The Record sent its twice-annual survey last week to 500 randomly selected unixes to gauge student approval of various College institutions and policies. While general approval for the...

The student-led event took place on the front steps of the Paresky Center. (Kitt Urdang/The Williams Record)

Community responds to leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

Kitt Urdang and Julia Goldberg May 11, 2022
On Friday afternoon, a group of around 50 students and Town residents gathered on the steps of Paresky Center to demonstrate support for abortion rights and take action to protect reproductive freedoms.
Photo courtesy of Williams College English Department.

College remembers late Professor of English Walter Johnston

Bellamy Richardson May 11, 2022
Former Visiting Professor of English Walter Johnston passed away on Jan. 12 at the age of 41.
Students will now be allowed to work at the College for a maximum of 20 hours per week instead of 10. (Tali Natter/The Williams Record)

College raises student weekly work limit to 20 hours, TA positions to become hourly

Gabe Miller and Rachel Schmidt May 7, 2022
Effective for the next academic year, the College will raise the limit on the number of hours students can work on campus to 20 hours per week from the previous 10 hour limit, convert teaching assistant (TA) jobs to hourly positions, and allow paid residential leadership position holders, including Junior Advisors (JAs), House Coordinators (HCs), and Residential Directors (RDs) to hold other paid on-campus positions.
Williamstown Select Board approves Robert Menicocci for next Town manager

Williamstown Select Board approves Robert Menicocci for next Town manager

Ella Marx May 4, 2022
The Williamstown Select Board unanimously approved a contract on April 25 for Robert Menicocci to become the next Town manager. Menicocci’s contract is for one year at a salary of $155,000 and can be renewed by agreement for two additional years.
Students gathered outdoors on Science Quad for the first Spring Festival, held by ACE and the RLT. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Oh.)

Student groups host first Spring Festival

Izzy Polanco May 4, 2022
All-Campus Entertainment (ACE) held its first Spring Festival in collaboration with the Residential Life Team (RLT) and WCFM, the student-run radio station at the College, on Saturday.
Candidates for Williamstown Select Board gather for on-campus debate ahead of May 10 election

Candidates for Williamstown Select Board gather for on-campus debate ahead of May 10 election

Sofie Jones May 4, 2022
When Williamstown voters head to the polls on May 10 for this year’s local elections, they will choose between three candidates to fill two seats on the Town’s five-member Select Board: Bilal Ansari, Randal Fippinger, and Jane Patton. On Friday afternoon, the candidates came together for a community forum on campus in Bronfman Auditorium, co-moderated by members of the Record and Ephvotes, the College’s civic engagement organization, to share their campaign platforms with voters.
Students and faculty discussed future sustainability goals for the College. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record)

Students create environmental time capsule, host discussion about future of climate change

Luke Chinman May 4, 2022
On Thursday, students and professors gathered on the steps of the Class of ’66 Environmental Center to discuss the future of climate change and fill a time capsule with students’ personal statements, quotations from the event, and other climate-related materials. Organized by Sabrine Brismeur ’22.5 and Isabel Kelly ’23 for their environmental studies course, “Communicating Climate Change,” the event brought together faculty from the environmental studies, theatre, and classics departments for an interdisciplinary conversation.
In Other Ivory Towers: Harvard dedicates $100 million to address its ties to slavery

In Other Ivory Towers: Harvard dedicates $100 million to address its ties to slavery

David Wignall May 4, 2022
Harvard will commit $100 million to address its ties to slavery, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to the Harvard community on April 26.
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