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WiFi data surveillance: A threat to students’ privacy rights

WiFi data surveillance: A threat to students’ privacy rights

Niko Malhotra April 14, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 discusses how the community's trust in the College has been tested by the administration's usage of students' WiFi data during its investigation of the Wood House incident, which he argues violated the College’s own privacy policy guidelines.
‘Health’ Days: The inadequacies of the spring schedule

‘Health’ Days: The inadequacies of the spring schedule

Katya Ulyanov April 14, 2021
Katya Ulyanov ’24 criticizes the College's decision to implement few and scattered Health Days and highlights the toll the lack of a spring break will take on students’ mental health.
Accessibili-tea: A bittersweet victory at the testing site

Accessibili-tea: A bittersweet victory at the testing site

Abby Fournier April 14, 2021
In the third piece for her column “Accessibili-tea,” Abby Fournier ’21 calls out Williams senior staff who still do not acknowledge their fault in the testing center design and expresses why she no longer trusts the school, even OAE, to represent her best interests.
Silenced no more: Sexual Assault Awareness Month and students' fight to end campus sexual violence

Silenced no more: Sexual Assault Awareness Month and students’ fight to end campus sexual violence

Bella Fong April 14, 2021
Bella Fong, the national communications director for Every Voice Coalition, brings to light the often unaddressed prevalence of sexual violence cases among Massachusetts college students, including those at Williams. Fong urges students to not only reach out to the College's resources and report cases of sexual violence, but to also facilitate discussion in an effort to provide safe spaces for survivors and prevent future harm.
Editorial: Amid COVID cases and CSS patrols, College’s communication is lacking

Editorial: Amid COVID cases and CSS patrols, College’s communication is lacking

Editorial Board April 7, 2021
Students are not being given the transparency we need to feel comfortable in the environment in which we live and work. The administration’s lack of clear communication has forced students to hunt for information needed to make appropriate decisions for our health, to understand how the College conducts investigations into public health guideline violations, and to navigate the increased presence of CSS in our living spaces.
Divestment: Where’s Williams?

Divestment: Where’s Williams?

Raymond Beltran April 7, 2021
In light of the College's failure to fully divest from fossil fuel interests, Raymond Beltran ’24 calls for the administration and the student body alike to prioritize environmental activism at both the institutional and individual level.
After two years, a welcome return to baseball

After two years, a welcome return to baseball

Kedar Veeraswamy April 7, 2021
After playing his first baseball game in almost two years, Kedar Veeraswamy ’24 reflects on what was lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic and describes the inimitable thrill of returning to his sport.
Accessibili-tea: Co-pays, ‘passing,’ and everything in between

Accessibili-tea: Co-pays, ‘passing,’ and everything in between

Abby Fournier April 7, 2021
In the second piece for her column “Accessibili-tea,” Abby Fournier ’21 describes how privilege affects access, resources, health care, and every other aspect of daily living, creating various experiences within the disabled community.
Editorial: The College needs to support Asian Americans — and commit to Asian American studies

Editorial: The College needs to support Asian Americans — and commit to Asian American studies

Editorial Board March 31, 2021
We need action now. While hiring two professors is a commendable start, the editorial board calls on the College to commit to establishing a concentration in Asian American studies.
During commencement, be mindful of privilege

During commencement, be mindful of privilege

Jessica Thompson March 31, 2021
Jessica Thompson ’21 calls for the College community to consider the underlying privileges and normative assumptions inherent in this year's commencement plans.
(Galila Kassa/The Williams Record)

It’s time to give female athletes their due

Marit Hoyem March 31, 2021
Marit Hoyem ’24 speaks out against the sexist culture present within the sports industry while advocating for students to work toward eliminating this culture from Williams athletics.
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