Several Davis Center CEFs resign

Several members of the Davis Center’s Community Engagement Fellows (CEFs) team resigned on Tuesday, marking the latest episode in a series of organizational changes within the office of institutional diversity, equity and inclusion.

Admissions and Davis Center pilot tour route change

er Winter Study, the office of admission piloted a change to campus tour routes to add the Davis Center to the route. While past tours have included information about the Davis Center, the walking route now actually brings groups through Morley Circle, where the Center is located.

Spring Street Blues

Wednesday 2-5-20

2:31 a.m. Fayerweather Hall: Officers responded to a medical emergency. After the officers activated 911, Northern Berkshire EMS responded and transported the student to Berkshire Medical Center (BMC).

In Other Ivory Towers

In Other Ivory Towers is the Record’s look at colleges and universities outside the Purple Bubble. 

Colorado State University-Pueblo offers cannabis major

Colorado State University-Pueblo will be offering a four-year bachelor of science in cannabis biology and chemistry (CBC) beginning next fall, the Colorado Department of Higher Education announced in a Facebook post on Feb. 7. 

CSU-Pueblo is one of the first institutions in the nation to have a cannabis-related major.

Task Force recommends scrapping CC, creating three new bodies

In an email sent to students on Feb. 5, the Student Government Task Force, which was elected last December and was tasked with restructuring the College’s student government over Winter Study, recommended that College Council (CC) be abolished and replaced with three independent governing organizations.

Insights from a decade of honor committee reports

Every year, the honor and discipline committee — the 17-person group that adjudicates suspected violations of the College’s academic Honor Code — releases a report with short, nameless summaries of the cases it has heard.

Claiming Williams event examines DPE requirement

In a Claiming Williams event last Thursday examining the Difference, Power and Equity (DPE) requirement, approximately 40 students, faculty members and administrators reviewed the history of the requirement and discussed potential reforms. The event, called “Reworking the DPE Requirement,” was planned and hosted by Michael Nettesheim ’20, Sim Sohal ’20 and Summer-Solstice Thomas ’20, who could not be in attendance. Sohal and Nettesheim opened the event by sharing their own thoughts on the requirement, which mandates that all students enrolled at the College take at least one DPE-designated course before graduation.

Transfer students claim Williams

Last Thursday, several transfer students organized a Claiming Williams event entitled “New Ephs on the Block: Transfer Students at Williams.” The event centered on the experience of transfers at the College and featured several panel speakers who had varying experiences with the college transfer process.

Anthony Jack discusses inequality on campuses

Anthony Jack, assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, gave one of two keynote addresses for Claiming Williams Day last Wednesday in Chapin Hall.