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The urgency of combating antisemitism: A timeline of recent hateful events

The urgency of combating antisemitism: A timeline of recent hateful events

Oscar Nobel November 30, 2022
In an op-ed, Oscar Nobel ’25 discusses recent acts of antisemitism throughout the United States and urges the College community to take action in response.
Chaplains’ Corner: Peace as an act of resistance against hatred

Chaplains’ Corner: Peace as an act of resistance against hatred

Valerie Bailey November 30, 2022
In this edition of “Chaplains’ Corner,” Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer discusses hate crimes and argues for us to internalize the holiday message of peace on earth.
The College should take steps to rectify past and current colonialist displacement

The College should take steps to rectify past and current colonialist displacement

Zia Saylor November 30, 2022
In an op-ed, Zia Saylor ’23 discusses colonialist ties to the College in the context of the recent Thanksgiving.
The new Ephelia. Photo courtesy of identity.williams.edu.

Dear Ephelia

Ephelia Ephelia November 30, 2022
In another installment of Dear Ephelia, Ephelia discusses making friends in class, reaching out to friends, and wearing outside clothes on your bed.
Toward mutualistic architecture: Assessing expansion projects at the College

Toward mutualistic architecture: Assessing expansion projects at the College

Reed Putnam November 30, 2022
In his “Construction Criticism” column, Reed Putnam ’23 discusses architectural projects at the College and their impacts on campus design.
Editorial: The College and community must go beyond reacting to bias incidents

Editorial: The College and community must go beyond reacting to bias incidents

Editorial Board November 16, 2022
The Record Editorial Board argues that the College and the campus community must be proactive in preventing racist incidents and addressing racism in our community.
The new Ephelia. Photo courtesy of identity.williams.edu.

Dear Ephelia

Ephelia Ephelia November 16, 2022
In this week’s installment of Dear Ephelia, Ephelia offers advice on rejecting people, calling your parents, and planning anniversaries.
In defense of Driscoll: A response to the Sasaki Campus Plan

In defense of Driscoll: A response to the Sasaki Campus Plan

Olivia Winters November 16, 2022
In an op-ed, Olivia Winters ’25 argues for the College to keep Driscoll Dining Hall, which is proposed to be removed in the Sasaki Campus Plan.
On race and the anonymity of Yik Yak

On race and the anonymity of Yik Yak

Ashley Shan November 16, 2022
In an op-ed, Ashley Shan ’26 argues that Yik Yak’s anonymity has allowed for unfiltered racist speech.
Reflecting on Veterans Day: Stop dispossessing the stories of Black veterans

Reflecting on Veterans Day: Stop dispossessing the stories of Black veterans

Zia Saylor November 16, 2022
In an op-ed, Zia Saylor ’23 argues that the College and Williamstown should do more to honor Black veterans.
Reflecting on race, affirmative action, and Blackness: A call to commit to inclusion

Reflecting on race, affirmative action, and Blackness: A call to commit to inclusion

AbuBakr Sangare November 9, 2022
In an op-ed, AbuBakr Sangare ’23 argues the College should commit to a stronger stance on race-conscious admissions practices.
The new WIFI: Changing the campus dialogue around Israel-Palestine

The new WIFI: Changing the campus dialogue around Israel-Palestine

Alec Bachman November 9, 2022
In an op-ed, Alec Bachman ’25 discusses the revival of the Williams Initiative For Israel (WIFI).
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