OIT will require two-step identification process for all College email accounts

Starting April 10, two-step authentication will be required for all College email accounts. The office of information and technology (OIT) has been encouraging students to sign up for this added level of cyber-protection since last year. 

Google’s two-step authentication process requires a second mode of verification after entering the email password.

Winter Carnival moves to Mount Prospect

The Williams Outing Club organized outdoor activities for last Friday’s Winter Carnival at the recently-purchased Mount Prospect in Woodford, Vt. PHOTO COURTESY OF GRACE DAILEY.

Resurfaced 2009 report sheds light on struggles of minority faculty, staff

Departures of faculty of color in 2007 prompted the formation of the Faculty Staff Initiative (FSI), a grassroots group that examined the experiences of minority faculty and staff at the College. Led by Professor of Latina/o studies Maria Elena Cepeda, then-Professor of Africana Studies at the College and current Associate Professor of English at Rutgers Stéphane Robolin and Professor of American Studies Dorothy Wang, FSI published a report in 2009 that outlined many problems faculty and staff of color faced and provided suggestions for concrete future steps. 

The recent cancellation of couses by Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Kai Green ’07 and Assistant Professor of English Kimberly Love has compelled a closer examination of the College’s history regarding its retention and well-being of faculty of color.

Faculty to vote on online student course survey

In tonight’s faculty-wide meeting, the Student Course Survey Implementation Committee will introduce the findings of the most recent pilot for a new, online Student Course Survey (SCS). The faculty will decide tonight whether to withhold students’ grades in order to incentivize SCS participation. 

The online SCS was first recommended by the Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching in April and May of 2017.

CPC working group declares immediate need for two hires for Asian American studies program

A decades-long push for an Asian American studies (AAS) program made significant inroads on Thursday, when a working group formed by the Curricular Planning Committee (CPC) announced its recommendation that at least two new faculty be hired for the expansion of AAS at the College, concluding that “a program cannot be formed with current faculty resources.” In its report, the working group, composed of both students and faculty, announced strong support for an AAS program, laying out arguments for its merits and a framework for its implementation at the College. The working group, which was assembled in October 2018 and has been meeting weekly since, was charged by the CPC with “respond[ing] to questions about future possibilities for Asian American studies: curricular development, structures for a possible program, staffing implications, and so on,” according to the report.

Commitment to/with/for The Damned

Student tributes honor Kai Green ’07 and Kimberly Love, who cited institutional violence in their decisions to take leave from the College

An installation in solidarity with Green and Love in Hollander Hall. ANIAH PRICE/PHOTO EDITOR

Following the green string that wraps around the first floor of Hollander is a student-organized visual remembrance outside the offices of Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies Kai Green ’07 and Assistant Professor of English Kimberly Love, showing support for the professors and extending their commitment to, with and for The Damned, a black feminist collective. 

Students said that their ongoing commemorative effort seeks to convey respect, gratitude and appreciation for Green and Love, who have taken leave for what they characterized as the College’s institutional violence toward black and trans individuals.

Boots Riley delivers Black History Month keynote

Award-winning director speaks on film career, racism, political education and activism

Activist, director, rapper, screenwriter, musician and filmmaker Boots Riley spoke in Paresky Auditorium as this year’s Black History Month keynote. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR

The Black Student Union hosted a panel discussion with Boots Riley last Wednesday in Paresky Auditorium.

Driscoll debuts Training Wise program

Driscoll newly offers nutritionally-balanced meals, available at dinners Monday through Friday and at lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR

A new initiative at Driscoll, “Training Wise,” is designed to help active students eat nutritionally-balanced and well-portioned meals.