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Words from Maud: Williams faced a crisis, and we pushed through

Words from Maud: Williams faced a crisis, and we pushed through
Maud S. Mandel December 9, 2020

In early August, Williams faced a crisis. Having designed a solid plan for ensuring campus safety in the face of the global pandemic, it was becoming increasingly clear that the plan might not be feasible....

Are you a Williams ableist?

Are you a Williams ableist?
Abby Fournier December 9, 2020

It was a typical Williams Monday, which for me meant driving to my COVID test after class before I grabbed lunch. I parked in a handicap space at the Class of 1937 House — not legally close enough...

Learning in action: Making a difference at local schools

Learning in action: Making a difference at local schools
Morinsola Tinubu December 9, 2020

I still remember the first time I stepped foot into Brayton Elementary School in North Adams. After weeks of searching for the perfect job with the Center for Learning in Action (CLiA), I was given the...

Political polarization in America: Solutions to bridge the partisan divide

Political polarization in America: Solutions to bridge the partisan divide
Grace Kim December 9, 2020

It is unquestionable that we live in a state of extreme polarization where two distinct parties are divided over their ideological views of conservatism or liberalism. In a world where the two conflicting...

Chaplains’ Corner: Taking it One Day at at Time

Chaplains’ Corner: Taking it One Day at at Time
Valerie Bailey December 9, 2020

This is the semester where no one knew what to expect. No one knew what was going to happen. All we had were numerous scenarios. Our planning started with the worst-case — a massive outbreak of COVID-19...

A rebuttal to Steven Miller’s “REPORT ON PA GOP MAIL-IN BALLOT REQUESTS”

A rebuttal to Steven Miller’s “REPORT ON PA GOP MAIL-IN BALLOT REQUESTS”
Richard D. November 25, 2020

On Nov. 17, 2020, Professor of Mathematics Steven J. Miller signed an affidavit providing estimates of how many ballots in Pennsylvania were requested in the name of a registered Republican by someone...

Travis Roy — in memoriam

Travis Roy — in memoriam
Nicholas Wright November 18, 2020

Travis Roy died two weeks ago at the age of only 45. Made quadriplegic as the result of a catastrophic injury in his first on ice moments for Boston University hockey in 1995, Roy continued as a celebrated...

Comic

Comic
Darin Li November 18, 2020

Learning in action: Williams international students share their stories with local schools

Learning in action: Williams international students share their stories with local schools
Shaina Adams-El and Kaatje White November 18, 2020

As schools began to shut down in March in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many anxious parents scrambled and searched for ways to maintain and support their children's education. This was a time unlike...

The land American democracy wronged and then forgot

The land American democracy wronged and then forgot
Claudia Rodriguez November 11, 2020

My relationship with the U.S. is complicated, to say the least. I am a U.S. citizen, but as a resident of Puerto Rico, I am ineligible to vote in the general presidential elections. I carry a U.S. passport,...

Thank you for opening

Thank you for opening
Nate Kornell and Rachel Buccalo November 11, 2020

This is a thank you note to Maud and all of the people at Williams who worked so hard to bring students back to campus. The faculty and staff who deserve credit won’t brag about it, so we will.  If...

An Open Letter to Williamstown Town Manager Jason Hoch: It is time for new leadership at the WPD

An Open Letter to Williamstown Town Manager Jason Hoch: It is time for new leadership at the WPD
Williamstown Racial November 4, 2020

For 16 years, Kyle Johnson has had the opportunity to demonstrate his leadership as the Williamstown Chief of Police. Thanks to the facts outlined in a federal lawsuit filed against you, the Williamstown...

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