Over and over, I hear it from the professors of color who mentor me. I hear about their mistreatment at the hands of their colleagues.
Centering inclusiveness in the College’s educational mission: A call for renewed attention to issues of minority faculty and staff well-being
With the recent leaves of Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Kai Green ’07 and Assistant Professor of English Kimberly Love, the College’s need to foster an inclusive environment to support faculty and staff from all backgrounds and of all identities has become ever more apparent. This concern has been long-standing; the Faculty-Staff Initiative (FSI) Report in 2009 centered the retention of faculty and staff of color as a pressing issue.
Diversity and inclusion at Williams: Reflecting on the College’s steps to ensure a representative faculty
Recent events have sharpened many people’s focus on issues of climate, inclusion and retention at Williams, and sparked that awareness for others. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) works to foster and improve inclusion on campus, with efforts that also reach out into Williamstown and surrounding communities.
Last week, we reported that Kimberly Love, assistant professor of English, and Kai Green ’07, assistant professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies, had canceled their spring semester courses. Love had cited “the College’s violent practices” as the reason for her departure in an email to students enrolled in her courses; Green had written in an email to a reporter that the College was “not a safe place” for them.
We’ve all heard it. The quick snap snap snap coming from an audience during a speech or a dialogue.
To the Editor,
Does Williams have a speech problem, as some of my faculty colleagues have asserted? While there is no question that the notion of freedom of speech put forth in the First Amendment has been complicated in interesting but challenging ways in recent years, I would submit that what Williams has – mirroring the rest of our culture – is more of a listening problem.
Being a student-athlete during Winter Study:On the importance of fostering a balance between academics and athletics
At the College, it is common to have to balance your time between academics and athletics. In fact, student-athletes comprise nearly 40 percent of the student body.
It’s that time of year again! Upon entering the grocery store, you are greeted with an onslaught of boxed Godiva, bundled red roses and an astonishing amount of pink and red.
“Notes in Spanish” by Ben and Marina. Mackenzie Grace ’22
“Welcome to Nightvale.”