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After reversal of Roe v. Wade, activists, College leaders renew commitment to abortion access

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned the precedent it set in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1973 and 1992 cases that guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion. Student and local organizers, alums who work in abortion access, and College administrators must now reckon with a new political reality. 
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Class of 2022 Prizes and Fellowships

June 24, 2022
A list of prizes and fellowships won by the Class of 2022 provided by the dean’s office.
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Randal Fippinger and Jane Patton elected to Williamstown Select Board

Ella Marx May 11, 2022
Randal Fippinger and Jane Patton were elected yesterday to serve three-year terms on the Williamstown Select Board, defeating Bilal Ansari to win their seats. Patton was elected to the board with 921 votes, according to unofficial results released last night by the town clerk. Fippinger garnered 881 votes, and Ansari amassed 677.
At the faculty meeting in Griffin Hall, the faculty prepares to vote on the CEA’s motion to eliminate the swim requirement. (Irene Loewenson/The Williams Record)

Faculty votes to scrap swim requirement

Irene Loewenson May 11, 2022
The faculty voted at the May 11 faculty meeting to eliminate the swim requirement, which the Committee on Educational Affairs has criticized for having a disparate impact on students from underrepresented minority backgrounds.
This year, more than 140 students applied for 33 HC positions. (Photo Courtesy of Annie Gustafson.)

Increased enrollment, delays prompt student concerns over general housing lottery

Megan Lin and David Wignall May 11, 2022
The general housing lottery has been delayed — first from May 3 to May 5, and now indefinitely.
IOIT: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

IOIT: Grinnell student dining workers’ union expands to include all Grinnell undergraduate workers

Quinn Casey and Will Royce May 11, 2022
Student workers at Grinnell College in Iowa recently voted to expand the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) to include all hourly undergraduate student workers.
Spring approval ratings survey shows increased approval for the Office of Financial Aid, decreased disapproval for the Registrar’s Office and CSS

Spring approval ratings survey shows increased approval for the Office of Financial Aid, decreased disapproval for the Registrar’s Office and CSS

Katherine Yang May 11, 2022

The Record sent its twice-annual survey last week to 500 randomly selected unixes to gauge student approval of various College institutions and policies. While general approval for the...

The student-led event took place on the front steps of the Paresky Center. (Kitt Urdang/The Williams Record)

Community responds to leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

Kitt Urdang and Julia Goldberg May 11, 2022
On Friday afternoon, a group of around 50 students and Town residents gathered on the steps of Paresky Center to demonstrate support for abortion rights and take action to protect reproductive freedoms.
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College remembers late Professor of English Walter Johnston

Bellamy Richardson May 11, 2022
Former Visiting Professor of English Walter Johnston passed away on Jan. 12 at the age of 41.
Students will now be allowed to work at the College for a maximum of 20 hours per week instead of 10. (Tali Natter/The Williams Record)

College raises student weekly work limit to 20 hours, TA positions to become hourly

Gabe Miller and Rachel Schmidt May 7, 2022
Effective for the next academic year, the College will raise the limit on the number of hours students can work on campus to 20 hours per week from the previous 10 hour limit, convert teaching assistant (TA) jobs to hourly positions, and allow paid residential leadership position holders, including Junior Advisors (JAs), House Coordinators (HCs), and Residential Directors (RDs) to hold other paid on-campus positions.
Williamstown Select Board approves Robert Menicocci for next Town manager

Williamstown Select Board approves Robert Menicocci for next Town manager

Ella Marx May 4, 2022
The Williamstown Select Board unanimously approved a contract on April 25 for Robert Menicocci to become the next Town manager. Menicocci’s contract is for one year at a salary of $155,000 and can be renewed by agreement for two additional years.
Students gathered outdoors on Science Quad for the first Spring Festival, held by ACE and the RLT. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Oh.)

Student groups host first Spring Festival

Izzy Polanco May 4, 2022
All-Campus Entertainment (ACE) held its first Spring Festival in collaboration with the Residential Life Team (RLT) and WCFM, the student-run radio station at the College, on Saturday.
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