The Williams Record

Disabili-tea: The inaccessibility of higher education

Disabili-tea: The inaccessibility of higher education

Ari Quasney October 27, 2021
Ari Quasney ’25 describes the intersection between disability and college settings and explains how disability theory applies to the College.
Chaplains’ Corner: Giving space for pain’s reverberations

Chaplains’ Corner: Giving space for pain’s reverberations

Seth Wax October 27, 2021
Rabbi Seth Wax reflects on how echoes, as imagined in Jewish mystical writing, offer us a way to better understand the pain of those around us.
Coming out should not be a requisite for queer people

Coming out should not be a requisite for queer people

Ayanna Columbus October 27, 2021
Ayanna Columbus ’24 argues that coming out is a racialized process that puts burden on queer people to justify their existence.
Respect Dining staff

Respect Dining staff

Lee Benzinger October 20, 2021
Lee Benzinger ’24 calls on students to stop disrespecting dining staff by blaming them for perceived low food quality and by not cleaning up after themselves at meals.
What the ‘labor shortage’ really means, and what you can do about it

What the ‘labor shortage’ really means, and what you can do about it

Justin Piccininni October 20, 2021
Justin Piccininni ’24 urges students to publicly pressure the College to improve wages for dining staff, arguing that the College is likely to listen if student dissent threatens its reputation and prestige.
The struggles of following a special diet at the College

The struggles of following a special diet at the College

Isabel Williams October 6, 2021
Isabel Williams ’24, describing her stressful dining experience at the College as a person with celiac disease who is restricted to a gluten-free diet, calls on the College to expand dining options for students with dietary restrictions.
Responding to Malhotra on COVID: What we owe each other

Responding to Malhotra on COVID: What we owe each other

Jaden Block October 6, 2021
Jaden Block ’24 writes to critique the Sept. 29 op-ed by Niko Malhotra ’24 about the responsibilities of the vaccinated towards the unvaccinated. Block argues that public health is still at risk despite widespread vaccine availability and that vaccinated people consequently must continue to follow COVID regulations.
Chaplains Corner: To be a sophomore in a pandemic

Chaplains’ Corner: To be a sophomore in a pandemic

Valerie Bailey October 6, 2021
The Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer recognizes the challenges faced by the Class of 2024 and outlines a way forward inspired by their resilience.
What do the vaccinated owe the unvaccinated?

What do the vaccinated owe the unvaccinated?

Niko Malhotra September 29, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 argues that vaccinated people should not bear the burden of the health risks created by the unvaccinated.
Chaplains Corner: Staying authentic together

Chaplains’ Corner: Staying authentic together

Bridget Power September 29, 2021
Catholic Chaplain Bridget Power urges members of the Williams community to not be afraid of staying authentic to themselves while adjusting to a new, post-pandemic state of togetherness.
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