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As a difficult semester winds down, advice for the College on student mental health

As a difficult semester winds down, advice for the College on student mental health
Editorial Board December 9, 2020
As we reflect on all of the ways that the semester was successful and express gratitude to those who made it so, we also want to point to one area in which the College can do better.

Are you a Williams ableist?

Are you a Williams ableist?
Abby Fournier December 9, 2020

It was a typical Williams Monday, which for me meant driving to my COVID test after class before I grabbed lunch. I parked in a handicap space at the Class of 1937 House — not legally close enough...

Words from Maud: Williams faced a crisis, and we pushed through

Words from Maud: Williams faced a crisis, and we pushed through
Maud S. Mandel December 9, 2020

In early August, Williams faced a crisis. Having designed a solid plan for ensuring campus safety in the face of the global pandemic, it was becoming increasingly clear that the plan might not be feasible....

Learning in action: Making a difference at local schools

Learning in action: Making a difference at local schools
Morinsola Tinubu December 9, 2020

I still remember the first time I stepped foot into Brayton Elementary School in North Adams. After weeks of searching for the perfect job with the Center for Learning in Action (CLiA), I was given the...

Political polarization in America: Solutions to bridge the partisan divide

Political polarization in America: Solutions to bridge the partisan divide
Grace Kim December 9, 2020

It is unquestionable that we live in a state of extreme polarization where two distinct parties are divided over their ideological views of conservatism or liberalism. In a world where the two conflicting...

Chaplains’ Corner: Taking it One Day at at Time

Chaplains’ Corner: Taking it One Day at at Time
Valerie Bailey December 9, 2020

This is the semester where no one knew what to expect. No one knew what was going to happen. All we had were numerous scenarios. Our planning started with the worst-case — a massive outbreak of COVID-19...

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Olivia Winters December 2, 2020

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Matthew Roychowdhury November 26, 2020

A rebuttal to Steven Miller’s “REPORT ON PA GOP MAIL-IN BALLOT REQUESTS”

A rebuttal to Steven Miller’s “REPORT ON PA GOP MAIL-IN BALLOT REQUESTS”
Richard D. November 25, 2020

On Nov. 17, 2020, Professor of Mathematics Steven J. Miller signed an affidavit providing estimates of how many ballots in Pennsylvania were requested in the name of a registered Republican by someone...

It’s time to remove the WPD chief and hold the town government accountable

It’s time to remove the WPD chief and hold the town government accountable
Editorial Board November 18, 2020

Editor’s note: This editorial mentions instances of sexual assault, sexual harassment, racism and anti-Semitism. The racial harassment of a Black student. A photograph of Hitler hung in a station...

Travis Roy — in memoriam

Travis Roy — in memoriam
Nicholas Wright November 18, 2020

Travis Roy died two weeks ago at the age of only 45. Made quadriplegic as the result of a catastrophic injury in his first on ice moments for Boston University hockey in 1995, Roy continued as a celebrated...

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Matthew Roychowdhury November 18, 2020

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