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Editorial: The College must divest any holdings from weapons manufacturers, IDF suppliers

May 8, 2024
In an editorial, the Record's editorial board joins calls for divestment from weapons manufacturing and the IDF as well as broader transparency with respect to its investment practices.
We didn’t leave, we were pushed out: Reflections from JAs serving the Class of 2027

We didn’t leave, we were pushed out: Reflections from JAs serving the Class of 2027

In an op-ed, former and formerly prospective JAs offer their perspective on issues surrounding the JA system and argue for more support from the administration.
Photo courtesy of Gilly Denham.

An open letter to the College: Closing Williams-Mystic would be a serious mistake

May 8, 2024
In an op-ed, the Williams-Mystic class of Spring ’24 present the case for the College continuing their support for the program.
Photo courtesy of identity.williams.edu.

Dear Ephelia: Record advice column

Ephelia Ephelia May 8, 2024
This week, Ephelia takes on the tribulations of Sensations and the weeks after.

Reflections on encampments, divestment, protest, and the College community

Rachel Schmidt May 8, 2024
In an op-ed, Rachel Schmidt ’25 argues that encampment protesters have harmed discourse and community on our campus while failing to make a meaningful impact on the suffering in Gaza.
‘Love is as strong as death’: Choosing love in times of hate

‘Love is as strong as death’: Choosing love in times of hate

Joey Kauffman May 8, 2024
In an op-ed, Joey Koffman ’27 offers his reflections on the removal of posters from the Paresky windows and his wishes for hope in community.
An open letter from the Williams Workers Collective: Williams must divest from genocide

An open letter from the Williams Workers Collective: Williams must divest from genocide

May 1, 2024
In an open letter, the Williams Workers Collective joins students in calling on the College to divest and make a genuine effort that goes beyond lip service by demanding that the ACSR be established as a standing committee.
The College’s inaction is complicity

The College’s inaction is complicity

Hannah Bae May 1, 2024
In an op-ed, Hannah Bae ’24 argues that the College has an ethical obligation to reassess its investments.
Image credit, Wikimedia Commons.

Chaplains’ Corner: Learning to see beyond ourselves at Passover

Rabbi Seth Wax May 1, 2024
In this week's edition of Chaplain's Corner, Rabbi Seth Wax reflects on the importance of reflection and open-mindedness during Passover.
Ballet, pickleball, and art for all

Ballet, pickleball, and art for all

Tahlia Gerger April 24, 2024
In an op-ed, Tahlia Gerger ’27 argues that art classes should be made lower stakes and more accessible for all.
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Leave single rooms to upperclass students — first-years don’t need them

Pauli Voelkel April 24, 2024
In an op-ed, Pauli Voelkel ’27 argues that Mission, a long-time first year dorm, should be converted to upper class housing.
Chaplains’ Corner: The mystery of life, love, and wheatgrass

Chaplains’ Corner: The mystery of life, love, and wheatgrass

Valerie Bailey April 24, 2024
In this week's Chaplain's Corner, Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer contemplates the lessons that humble wheatgrass can offer on loss and what is left behind.
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