Anthony Jack discusses inequality on campuses

Anthony Jack, assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, gave one of two keynote addresses for Claiming Williams Day last Wednesday in Chapin Hall.

Safa Zaki named next dean of faculty

President Maud S. Mandel announced last Tuesday that Professor of Psychology Safa Zaki will become the next dean of the faculty. Zaki will assume the deanship in July, succeeding Professor of Religion Denise Buell, who announced in October that she will step down after five years in the role.

Davis Center undergoes structural changes

The Davis Center will be restructured amid several staff departures. Ethan Dinçer/The Williams Record

Earlier this month, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leticia S.E. Haynes ’99 announced that the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI) has decided to restructure the Davis Center such that three new roles will be created and others will be eliminated.

IWS changes session lengths

IWS changed session lengths in order to accomodate students on the waitlist for one-on-one counseling. Ethan Dinçer/The Williams Record

Integrative Wellbeing Services (IWS) will no longer offer weekly 45-minute counseling sessions, instead giving students seeking one-on-one therapy the choice between 30-minute sessions once per week and 45-minute sessions once every other week.

Anthropology class explores issues of “Town and Gown”

Since 2015, Professor of Anthropology David Edwards and journalist Christopher Marcisz have co-taught “Town and Gown: Investigating the Relationship of College and Community.” 

We sat down to discuss past projects, development on Spring Street and the differences between anthropology and journalism. 

Nigel Jaffe: What inspired you to start teaching this course? Christopher Marcisz: It sprang up pretty organically.

Profiles of Presidents Past: Morty Schapiro

Morty Schapiro, president of the College from 2000 to 2009, has served as president of Northwestern University for the past decade. (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University.)

For Morty Schapiro, the best part of being president of the College was entry Snacks.

CC forms committee to restructure

At its Nov. 12 meeting, College Council (CC) passed a resolution to form a committee charged with drafting a proposal for a new student government. The resolution, authored by CC co-presidents Ellie Sherman ’20 and Carlos Cabrera-Lomelí ’20, passed by a vote of 11-9.

Douglas Paisley brings Sardinian folk music stateside

It wasn’t hard to pick out the sound of someone singing as I made my way through the empty halls of Spencer Art Building. Poking my head into the printmaking studio, I found Studio Art Assistant Douglas Paisley in his element amid a scattered collection of unfinished canvases and assorted paintbrushes.