Stop & Shop workers to vote on strike

North Adams Stop & Shop workers will vote on Sunday to decide whether or not to authorize a strike. 

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445, which represents some of the Stop & Shop workers in many New England states, voted to authorize a strike on behalf of the workers on Feb. 24.

In Other Ivory Towers

Following recent discussion and coverage of the struggles of minority faculty and issues of retention at the College, the Record examined news surrounding this issue at other colleges and universities across the country. Amherst College

In a four-part series titled “A Flawed System,” Amherst Student Editor-in-Chief Shawna Chen investigated issues facing faculty of color at Amherst.

One in Two Thousand: Crystal Ma ’21


We both met Crystal as first-years, Kaira through Willy E (she and Crystal are now roommates), Rebecca through crew. Crystal always brightens our days with her animated anecdotes and quirky style.

Resurfaced 2009 report sheds light on struggles of minority faculty, staff

Departures of faculty of color in 2007 prompted the formation of the Faculty Staff Initiative (FSI), a grassroots group that examined the experiences of minority faculty and staff at the College. Led by Professor of Latina/o studies Maria Elena Cepeda, then-Professor of Africana Studies at the College and current Associate Professor of English at Rutgers Stéphane Robolin and Professor of American Studies Dorothy Wang, FSI published a report in 2009 that outlined many problems faculty and staff of color faced and provided suggestions for concrete future steps. 

The recent cancellation of courses by Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Kai Green ’07 and Assistant Professor of English Kimberly Love has compelled a closer examination of the College’s history regarding its retention and well-being of faculty of color.

Students, faculty discuss free speech

On Oct. 29, several members of the faculty sent out a petition calling for the College to adopt the Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression, originally released by the University of Chicago in July 2012.

Survey examines approval ratings of campus groups


This week, the Record sent out its biannual approval ratings survey, which measures student views on a variety of campus institutions. Students could answer “approve,” “disapprove” or “neutral” for each question.

Six Hours in Great Barrington

Continuing the Record’s exploration of Berkshire County, we headed down to Great Barrington. While just over an hour drive south of Williamstown, the trek showcased the area’s beautiful fall foliage.