The Williams Record

Letter from the editor: A return to print, 18 months later

Letter from the editor: A return to print, 18 months later

Irene Loewenson September 22, 2021
As the Record returns to print publication, it remains committed to fair, accurate reporting that will push Williams to be a better community, Editor-in-Chief Irene Loewenson writes.
Chaplains’ Corner: Bearing witness to our shared brokenness

Chaplains’ Corner: Bearing witness to our shared brokenness

Seth Wax September 22, 2021
Rabbi Seth Wax, reflecting on a story told of Reb Moshe Sassov, suggests that opening up about our imperfect experiences can help us collectively heal and return to the sense of unity we lost as a result of the pandemic.
Housing hiccups: How this years housing mishaps could have been avoided

Housing hiccups: How this year’s housing mishaps could have been avoided

Katya Ulyanov September 22, 2021
Katya Ulyanov ’24 describes her troubling experience with the upperclassmen housing lottery and offers suggestions on how to better the process moving forward.
How we can improve dining

How we can improve dining

Nico Cavalluzzi September 15, 2021
In response to challenges faced by Dining, including long lines and staff shortages, Nico Cavalluzzi ’23 offers suggestions to improve students’ dining experience and reduce the burden on staff.
Israel–Palestine is complicated

Israel–Palestine is complicated

Jonah Garnick May 20, 2021
Jonah Garnick ’23 challenges four assumptions about the violence in Israel and Palestine, and invites liberal Americans to view the situation in a more nuanced way.
Editorial: Let’s relax the limit on outdoor gatherings

Editorial: Let’s relax the limit on outdoor gatherings

Editorial Board May 19, 2021
Pointing to the low risk of outdoor COVID transmission and the increasing safety of campus, the editorial board calls on the College to let students gather outdoors in groups of up to 25 for the remainder of the semester.
Dear future language TAs: Beware of racism and neglect at the College

Dear future language TAs: Beware of racism and neglect at the College

Sharon Nathan and Margaux Hee May 19, 2021
Language teaching assistants Sharon Nathan and Margaux Hee call on the College to address what they characterize as endemic problems of racism and inequity within the TA program.
To the Class of 2021: Commencement messages from alums

To the Class of 2021: Commencement messages from alums

William Finn and Sean Saifa Wall May 19, 2021
Playwright William Finn ’74 and intersex justice activist Sean Saifa Wall '01 offer advice to graduating seniors and share their own paths after graduation.
Final thoughts on accessibility, justice, and Palestine

Final thoughts on accessibility, justice, and Palestine

Abby Fournier May 19, 2021
In her final column, Abby Fournier ’21 reflects on fights against injustice, both at the College and in Palestine/Israel.
When it comes to the built environment, we need communication and collaboration

When it comes to the built environment, we need communication and collaboration

Jaya Alagar May 19, 2021
Jaya Alagar ’22 argues that, while the College has made progress in assessing its built environment, better communication between students and other groups could improve things further.
Letter from the editor: The Records publication schedule

Letter from the editor: The Record’s publication schedule

Kevin Yang May 12, 2021
In recognition of the College's Health Days, the Record will not publish an issue today.
Editorial: The Select Board election is a referendum on racial justice. Treat it as such.

Editorial: The Select Board election is a referendum on racial justice. Treat it as such.

Editorial Board May 9, 2021
On Tuesday, May 11, Williamstown voters will determine the Town's approach to racial justice for years to come, the Record board writes. With two Select Board seats being contested, the Town election offers an opportunity to make the Select Board more progressive.
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