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Professor of Mathematics Steven Miller issued a legal statement suggesting ballot irregularities in PA. (Samuel Wolf/The Williams Record)

Professor Steven Miller issues legal statement suggesting PA ballot irregularities; conclusions repudiated by statisticians, political scientists

Samuel Wolf November 25, 2020
Professor of Mathematics Steven Miller submitted a sworn court declaration on Nov. 21 that suggested the possibility of serious ballot irregularities in Pennsylvania. Over the previous week, Miller had written several iterations of the declaration, which first circulated on conservative media on Nov. 17. Since then, President Donald J. Trump amplified the statement in a tweet, the Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) referenced the statement as indicative of fraud, and a conservative group prominently featured it in a legal brief seeking to overturn the Pennsylvania election results.
Conservative student group representative visits campus in violation of COVID-19 regulations

Conservative student group representative visits campus in violation of COVID-19 regulations

Samuel Wolf and Grady Short September 23, 2020
Last Thursday, in direct violation of the College’s COVID-19 regulations, a representative of a Turning Point USA (TPUSA) set up a table by Paresky Lawn –– at the edge of Rte. 2 –– for several hours. TPUSA’s intentions in setting up the table included to form a Williams chapter of the organization, according to the representative.
Letter from the Editor: The Senior Issue

Letter from the Editor: The Senior Issue

Samuel Wolf May 23, 2020
As I left campus in mid-March, packing up my belongings in a daze and scrambling to say goodbyes, there was one thought constantly circulating through my head: I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a senior right now.
A letter from the editor: what to expect from the Record in the months to come

A letter from the editor: what to expect from the Record in the months to come

Samuel Wolf May 13, 2020

For us at the Record, as for the rest of the Williams community, the past several months have been tumultuous. Since we departed campus, scattering ourselves around the country and globe, the Record board...

Two in Two Thousand: Danny Jin 20 and Nicholas Goldrosen 20

Two in Two Thousand: Danny Jin ’20 and Nicholas Goldrosen ’20

Samuel Wolf May 13, 2020
Danny Jin ’20 and Nicholas Goldrosen ’20 served as editors-in-chief of the Record in 2019. For our last regular issue of the spring semester, current Editor-in-Chief Samuel Wolf ’21 sat down with them to discuss trustee resignations, sleepovers in Paresky and typos on the front page.
Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Samuel Wolf March 15, 2020
We believe it is critical to continue sharing our community’s stories. In doing so, we will seek to shine a spotlight on both the physical campus and the dispersed Williams community. We plan to report ethically and compassionately, both with the knowledge of our shared struggles and with the consistent goal of faithful and accurate journalism. As we continue to publish, we welcome any questions, comments or concerns regarding our coverage.
Berkshire County takes on the opioid crisis

Berkshire County takes on the opioid crisis

Samuel Wolf December 6, 2019

Over the past decade, Western Massachusetts has been devastated by a nationwide opioid crisis that has proved especially calamitous for the rural northeast. According to a study published by Brandeis...

English department registration remains stable despite protest

English department registration remains stable despite protest

Samuel Wolf November 13, 2019

In the wake of a student-led protest which called for students to boycott all English classes that “do not engage substantially with race,” Chair and Professor of English Katie Kent ’88 reported...

Judge Michael Callan found Bae guilty of sexually assaulting another student while Bae was a student at the College in 2014. 

Photo Courtesy of Mass.gov

College alum convicted of on-campus rape

Samuel Wolf September 11, 2019

Yoonsang Bae ’17, who was suspended from the College for a two year period, was convicted Friday in a bench trial Update, Monday Sept. 16 2:26 p.m.: Bae was sentenced today in Berkshire Superior...

The exterior of the new Williams Inn from the driveway off of Spring Street. The inn has been open since August.

Photo courtesy of Joey Fox

Williams Inn reopens at new Spring Street location after $35.6 million project

Samuel Wolf September 11, 2019

With the opening of the new Williams Inn at the base of Spring Street on Aug. 15, the College completed a three-year, $35.6 million project in the making. The College owns the inn and was heavily involved...

The incident in Hollander Hall highlighted concerns of structural racism in the department. PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAMS COLLEGE FLICKR.

Professor Kent berates Professor Wang, sparking broader concerns over racism in English department

Jeongyoon Han and Samuel Wolf May 8, 2019

The incident in Hollander Hall highlighted concerns of structural racism in the department. PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAMS COLLEGE FLICKR. On April 17, two students saw Chair and Professor of English Katie...

Yearbooks give insight into the College’s complicated past

Yearbooks give insight into the College’s complicated past

Samuel Wolf May 8, 2019

In old copies of the Gulielmensian are reminders of the ways the College has changed – and the ways it has remained much the same. SAMUEL WOLF/EXECUTIVE EDITOR. Starting in 1856, and continuing since...

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