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 University on Sep.
The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians livedinwhatisnowknownas Berkshire County prior to the tribe’s forced relocation west. On its website, the tribe has documented its history in a project titled “Many Trails.” The website reads, “The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians were pushed from the Eastern seaboard across half a continent, forced to uproot and move many times to our present Land in Wisconsin.
A statement published last Wednesday by the Faculty Steering Committee (FSC) emphasizes inquiry and inclusion as dual priorities for the College.
President Maud S. Mandel tasked the FSC with creating the statement in June, after the ad hoc committee on inquiry and inclusion recommended as part of its report that the College “publish and affirm a statement on expression and inclusion.” Mandel had chartered the ad hoc committee in November in the wake of campus debates over the Chicago principles. She has accepted the ad hoc committee’s nine recommendations in full.
At its Nov. 19 meeting, College Council (CC) passed an amendment to the resolution from Nov.
Though the office of accessible education (OAE), the College’s designated office for students with disabilities and other special needs, was only created in 2016, Director G.L. Wallace already sees a need for the office’s expansion. OAE currently has two full-time staff, Wallace and Assistant to the Director Jean Grant, as well as a number of student employees.
Alexandra Horowitz, head of Barnard College’s Dog Cognition Lab and a New York Times bestselling author, spoke at The Williams Bookstore last Thursday on her new book Our Dogs, Ourselves.
4:46 p.m. Electrician shop: An electrical tradesman informed campus safety and security (CSS) that there was a white vehicle parked across from the electricians shop with no plates on it. CSS contacted the Williamstown Police Department (WPD) to see if they could identify the vehicle.
Chaplain to the College and Protestant Chaplain Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer recently announced interim arrangements for the College’s Catholic ministry, following the departure of former Catholic Chaplain Fr. Gary Caster in May.
The College Democrats, long a staple of campus politics but relatively inactive in recent years, has been revived this year under new leadership. However, despite a lengthy history under the name of the Garfield Republican Club, a right-leaning counterpart to the College Democrats remains absent.
Members of the administration, faculty, staff and trustees have identified the former Williams Inn location as the designated site for a potential relocation of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA).
At its Nov. 12 meeting, College Council (CC) passed a resolution to form a committee charged with drafting a proposal for a new student government. The resolution, authored by CC co-presidents Ellie Sherman ’20 and Carlos Cabrera-Lomelí ’20, passed by a vote of 11-9.