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This Week in Williams History: Friends and Family Weekend in the Record archives

This Week in Williams History: Friends and Family Weekend in the Record archives

Haley Zimmerman October 31, 2023
The Record looks back at Friends and Family Weekend over the years.
This Week in Williams History: Hazing of first-years, driving on campus, and drinking games banned at the College

This Week in Williams History: Hazing of first-years, driving on campus, and drinking games banned at the College

Haley Zimmerman September 26, 2023
This week in Williams history, the College banned the hazing of first-years, driving in Williamstown, and drinking games on campus.
Yahoo! deemed the College “most wired” due to OIT and WSO’s work to meet internet needs. (Photo courtesy of The Williams Record.)

This Week in Williams History: Record founded, Town fears loss of fraternity tax revenue, College praised for internet resources

Emily Zas April 25, 2023
This week in history, the Record began publishing, the College considered purchasing fraternity houses, and the College was deemed “most wired.”
This week in Williams history: End of Latin requirement, higher drinking age threatens Log, College Council defines minority representative position

This week in Williams history: End of Latin requirement, higher drinking age threatens Log, College Council defines minority representative position

Emily Zas March 8, 2023

“This Week in Williams History” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, the College abolished its...

This week in Williams history: The origin of Claiming Williams

This week in Williams history: The origin of Claiming Williams

Ella Marx February 8, 2023
“This week in Williams history” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, the College responded to a racist incident; one year later, it hosted the first Claiming Williams day, due largely to student activism in response to the racist incident.
This week in Williams history: An end to compulsory chapel service, College welcomes women, students embark on first WOOLF trips

This week in Williams history: An end to compulsory chapel service, College welcomes women, students embark on first WOOLF trips

Grady Short and Luke Chinman September 20, 2022
This week in Williams history: The Trustees of the College decided to make daily chapel services voluntary rather than mandatory. Male students reacted to the onset of coeducation. And the newly arrived Class of 1981 returned from trips in the Berkshire, Taconic, and Green Mountains on the first-ever WOOLF trips.
This week in Williams history: War strikes, property damage, JRC approval, residence robbery

This week in Williams history: War strikes, property damage, JRC approval, residence robbery

Amina Naidjate April 19, 2022
This week in history, the College dealt with property damage from a party, green-lit the construction of the Jewish Religious Center, responded to war in Southeast Asia, and investigated a thousand-dollar heist at Susie Hopkins.
This Week in Williams History:  First female dean, Rock Fan removal, Paresky grand opening

This Week in Williams History: First female dean, Rock Fan removal, Paresky grand opening

Bellamy Richardson and Lucy Walker February 9, 2022
This week in history, the College appointed its first female dean, removed the infamous Rock Fan from in front of Chapin Hall, and debuted the Paresky Center.
This week in Williams history: Stolen computer, PeopleSoft, bookstore plans

This week in Williams history: Stolen computer, PeopleSoft, bookstore plans

Bellamy Richardson, Lindsay Wang, and Justin Zen December 8, 2021
This week in history, the College suspended a student for stealing a computer, launched its new PeopleSoft system, and received support for its own bookstore.
This week in Williams history: Radiation hoaxes, the Bacchus Club, and noxious fumes

This week in Williams history: Radiation hoaxes, the Bacchus Club, and noxious fumes

Dover Sikes November 2, 2021
“This Week in Williams History” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, the College dealt with radiation hoaxes, an out-of-control party, and noxious fumes.
This week in Williams history: Mission arson, Coming Out Week, fecal cleanups

This week in Williams history: Mission arson, Coming Out Week, fecal cleanups

Bellamy Richardson, Lindsay Wang, and Justin Zen October 19, 2021
“This Week in Williams History” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, the College dealt with an act of arson in the Mission parking lot, celebrated National Coming Out Week, and cleaned up a series of bio-crimes.
This Week in Williams History: Frat reforms, library flasher, Forbert concert, Noam Chomsky

This Week in Williams History: Frat reforms, library flasher, Forbert concert, Noam Chomsky

Bellamy Richardson September 21, 2021
“This Week in Williams History” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, Phi Delta Theta became the last fraternity on campus to end overtly racist and antisemitic fraternity rushing practices, an alleged flasher was chased by police outside Sawyer library, and Noam Chomsky visited the College.
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