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SJP has organized various community events including phone banking, poster making, and teach-ins to advocate for a ceasefire in Gaza. (Julia Goldberg/The Williams Record)

SJP, Jews for Ceasefire organize in support of Palestine

Lindsay Wang November 29, 2023
Since its Oct. 25 Rally for Palestinian Life, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has continued to organize in support of Palestine and call for a ceasefire in Gaza alongside student group Jews for Ceasefire.
The fundraiser benefitted Magen David Adom, the Israeli national ambulance service. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Community members raise over $7,500 for Israeli nonprofit medical service

Lindsay Wang November 29, 2023
A fundraiser for Magen David Adom, Israel’s national disaster relief, ambulance, and blood bank service, organized by Noah Cape ’25 and Matt Seltzer ’24, has raised over $7,500 since Nov. 20.
The Rhodes Scholarship funds recipients’ studies at the University of Oxford. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth High).

Cole Mason ’23.5 wins Rhodes Scholarship

Izzy Polanco November 29, 2023
Cole Mason ’23.5 was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford next fall, joining the 31 other American Rhodes recipients announced by the Rhodes Trust in a Nov. 11 press release. Mason is the newest of the 40 Rhodes Scholars who have attended the College.
Jogwe, Hayakawa, and Chilcoat under the Mohican Homelands banner. 
(Photo courtesy of Jayden Jogwe)

Jogwe, Hayakawa discuss past, present, future of Indigenous studies at the College

Beatrice Larzul November 29, 2023

The first organizational meeting for the movement to establish Indigenous studies at the College will be held tomorrow by Gwyn Chilcoat ’24, Hikaru Hayakawa ’24, Jayden Jogwe ’24.5, and Mirabai Dyson...

Cooper Desmond ’24 hung approximately 20 flyers advertising the Williams College Fundraiser for Palestinian Aid, which has raised over $3,000. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Desmond)

Community members raise over $3,000 for Palestinian aid

Julia Goldberg November 15, 2023
Over 100 donors have given $3,069 to the Williams College Fundraiser for Palestinian Aid, a GoFundMe started by Cooper Desmond ’24 on Oct. 25. 
Doug Jones died at age 53 on Nov. 2. (Photo courtesy of  TW Collins).

Community remembers former Images executive director Doug Jones

Shane Stackpole November 15, 2023
Doug Jones, an independent film programmer who served as executive director of Images Cinema from 2014 to 2022, died on Nov. 2 at the age of 53. 
The lecture was held at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance on Nov. 9.
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons.)

Professor Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn presents lecture on Indigenizing the academy

Isabella Hayden November 15, 2023

Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, a professor at the University of Oklahoma, presented “Indigenizing the Academy: Cultivating a Tribal Community Consciousness in Higher Education,” this year’s installment...

After winning moot court regionals, Wanamaker and McDonald will compete in the preliminary nationals in January. (Photo courtesy of Claire McDonald.)

Alice Wanamaker ’25, Claire McDonald ’26 win moot court regionals, advance to nationals

Max Billick November 15, 2023

Alice Wanamaker ’25 and Claire McDonald ’26 won the Windy City Regional moot court competition in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, beating 23 other collegiate teams to win every round. They will advance...

State Sen. Paul Mark spoke to students at Log Lunch on Nov. 10. (Photo courtesy of Nigel Jaffe.)

State Senator Paul Mark discusses climate policies, political journey at Log Lunch

Inés Garcia and Maya Prakash November 15, 2023
Massachusetts State Senator Paul Mark discussed ongoing climate change policies and his journey to the Senate at Log Lunch on Nov. 10.
At Wednesday evening’s faculty meeting, professors discussed a memo that proposes eliminating the Winter Study teaching requirement. (Max Billick/Williams Record)

College to reevaluate Winter Study in the face of faculty discontent

David Wignall November 8, 2023
The proportion of professors who teach Winter Study has been in decline for decades, a Record investigation found. Soon, depending on the results of a faculty meeting this evening, professors may no longer be required to teach Winter Study at all.
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrate the Chapin Library’s centennial anniversary. 
(Kiara Royer/The Williams Record)

Students, faculty celebrate Chapin Library’s centennial anniversary

Kiara Royer November 8, 2023
Community members gathered on Nov. 3 in the Chapin Library’s gallery at a reception to celebrate its centennial anniversary and to view 100 Years, 100 Voices, an exhibition curated by Chapin Librarian Anne Peale. 100 Years, 100 Voices features approximately 100 objects from Chapin collections with descriptions — provided by students, alums, faculty, researchers, and community members — intending to bring the objects to life. The exhibit opened in September and will close in mid-January.
The first session of the Archives for Liberation occurred in October.(Max Billick/The Williams Record)

Special Collections, Davis Center host Archives for Liberation

Julia Goldberg and Lindsay Wang November 8, 2023
The Davis Center (DC) and Special Collections hosted the second session of Archives for Liberation, a year-long series of student-driven workshops highlighting the history of student activism at the College, on Nov. 1 in the Special Collections instruction room.
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