On Jan. 30, President Maud Mandel released the list of members on the committee formed in the wake of last semester’s campus conversation around free expression, hateful speech and the Chicago Principles.
Mandel created the Ad Hoc Committee on Inquiry and Inclusion with the charge of recommending, by this May, a set of guidelines for future speaker invitations.
Two professors canceled their courses in the days leading up to the start of spring semester. In an email to students enrolled in her courses, Kimberly Love, assistant professor of English, cited “a refusal to continue business as usual” in the face of “the College’s violent practices” as the reason that she would not return to the College this semester.
#MeToo movement founder speaks on issues of sexual violence, race
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke to the student body in the evening keynote for Claiming Williams Day on Thursday in Chapin Hall. Burke was interviewed by Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Religion Rhon Manigault-Bryant.
Senior members of the Junior Advisor Advisory Board (JAAB) will receive financial compensation beginning next year, Junior Advisor (JA) Co-Presidents Kimberly Andreassen ’20 and Sydney Myong ’20 announced in an email to current JAs.
Though the exact amount has yet to be finalized, senior JAAB members will be paid between $1000 and $1500, while other board members are expected to remain unpaid. Current senior members, however, will not be compensated for their membership this year.
With College Council (CC) elections this week, 2020 class representative candidate Alex Zilkha ’20 has staked a position as a staunch critic of the governing body. Zilkha, when writing his self-nomination, advocated abolishing CC as a whole, although he has since realized that goal is unattainable.
This year’s on-campus housing selection process will be divided into three separate lotteries: a rising seniors lottery, a doubles lottery and a general lottery, Office of Student Life (OSL) Director Douglas Schiazza announced in a Jan. 4 campus-wide email.
The first marijuana dispensary in Berkshire County opened its doors to the public on Jan. 11, more than two years after Massachusetts’ legalization of recreational marijuana.
On Nov. 16, the Department of Education released its proposed changes to existing Title IX regulations.
The track and field teams, unable to access the Towne Field House, currently practice in Lansing Chapman Rink. Sabrine Brismeur/Photo Editor.
Christopher Sewell ’05 will coordinate the First Year Experience. Photo courtesy of Williams College.