One in Two Thousand: Jacob Fink ’23

This week the computer (using a script in R) chose Jacob Fink ’23, who discussed growing up in Williamstown, his experiences as a Duncan Robinson superfan, his interests in psychology and Malcolm Gladwell.

Students develop Twitter bot to track campus’ COVID-19 updates

As the fall semester approached, Nathan Thimothe ’22 and Gavin Li ’22 saw an inefficiency in the College’s “COVID-19 dashboard”  — and with it, an opportunity.  The statistics on cases and testing provided by the dashboard were not being regularly disseminated or promoted to community members, and the page could be found only after multiple clicks into the College’s website. “I noticed that we were spending a lot of time just trying to get to the COVID dashboard,” Li said.

Notes From Quarantine


This year’s move-in for the 1,455 College students who returned to campus was no ordinary one. For some, it was their first time moving in, for others, their last, but all arrived to a changed campus.