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Israel–Palestine is complicated

Israel–Palestine is complicated

Jonah Garnick May 20, 2021
Jonah Garnick ’23 challenges four assumptions about the violence in Israel and Palestine, and invites liberal Americans to view the situation in a more nuanced way.
Dear future language TAs: Beware of racism and neglect at the College

Dear future language TAs: Beware of racism and neglect at the College

Sharon Nathan and Margaux Hee May 19, 2021
Language teaching assistants Sharon Nathan and Margaux Hee call on the College to address what they characterize as endemic problems of racism and inequity within the TA program.
To the Class of 2021: Commencement messages from alums

To the Class of 2021: Commencement messages from alums

William Finn and Sean Saifa Wall May 19, 2021
Playwright William Finn ’74 and intersex justice activist Sean Saifa Wall '01 offer advice to graduating seniors and share their own paths after graduation.
Final thoughts on accessibility, justice, and Palestine

Final thoughts on accessibility, justice, and Palestine

Abby Fournier May 19, 2021
In her final column, Abby Fournier ’21 reflects on fights against injustice, both at the College and in Palestine/Israel.
When it comes to the built environment, we need communication and collaboration

When it comes to the built environment, we need communication and collaboration

Jaya Alagar May 19, 2021
Jaya Alagar ’22 argues that, while the College has made progress in assessing its built environment, better communication between students and other groups could improve things further.
Your academic field is ableist. Are you?

Your academic field is ableist. Are you?

Rebecca Dodgson May 5, 2021
Rebecca Dodgson ’22 decries the use of an ableist term in a law-related class — and the fact that the term continues to be in use in the legal realm.
A fossil fuel divestment ‘how-to’

A fossil fuel divestment ‘how-to’

Paul Bierman May 5, 2021
Paul Bierman ’85 recounts his experience as a professor at the University of Vermont advocating for his institution to divest from fossil fuel assets. Bierman emphasizes that the fight, although not always easy, is key to making change.
Chaplains’ Corner: Finding your inspiration as we head into finals

Chaplains’ Corner: Finding your inspiration as we head into finals

Seth Wax May 5, 2021
In the spring semester’s second Chaplains’ Corner piece, Rabbi Seth Wax aims to show students how an inspirational lesson from Jewish mysticism can be applied towards overcoming the stress that typically accompanies the finals season.
Accessibili-tea: Why you need to do the (in)Accessibility Scavenger Hunt

Accessibili-tea: Why you need to do the (in)Accessibility Scavenger Hunt

Abby Fournier April 28, 2021
Abby Fournier ’21 calls on the community to participate in the (in)Accessibility Scavenger Hunt to experience campus from the perspective of someone with a mobility disability.
Letter to the editor: Williams Endowment Initiative

Letter to the editor: Williams Endowment Initiative

The Williams Endowment Initiative writes to commend the op-ed by Raymond Beltran ’24 entitled “Divestment: Where’s Williams?” and express its disappointment with the College’s refusal to “make the ethical and financially prudent decision to divest.”
Letter to the editor: Divest by 2030

Letter to the editor: Divest by 2030

Peter Koenig April 21, 2021
Peter Koenig ’66 discusses the reasons behind the College’s decision not to divest fully from fossil fuel assets. After challenging the College for being wedded to a style of investing that embraces fossil fuels, Koenig proposes a plan through which the College can reach full divestment by 2030.
Accessibili-tea: A day in the life with a mobility impairment

Accessibili-tea: A day in the life with a mobility impairment

Abby Fournier April 21, 2021
In the fourth piece for her column “Accessibili-tea,” Abby Fournier ’21 shares what a day in her life as a person with a mobility impairment at Williams looks like.
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