The Williams Record

Letter from the editor: The Record's 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.
Your academic field is ableist. Are you?

Your academic field is ableist. Are you?

Rebecca Dodgson May 5, 2021
Rebecca Dodgson ’22 decries the use of an ableist term in a law-related class — and the fact that the term continues to be in use in the legal realm.
A fossil fuel divestment ‘how-to’

A fossil fuel divestment ‘how-to’

Paul Bierman May 5, 2021
Paul Bierman ’85 recounts his experience as a professor at the University of Vermont advocating for his institution to divest from fossil fuel assets. Bierman emphasizes that the fight, although not always easy, is key to making change.
Chaplains’ Corner: Finding your inspiration as we head into finals

Chaplains’ Corner: Finding your inspiration as we head into finals

Seth Wax May 5, 2021
In the spring semester’s second Chaplains’ Corner piece, Rabbi Seth Wax aims to show students how an inspirational lesson from Jewish mysticism can be applied towards overcoming the stress that typically accompanies the finals season.
Accessibili-tea: Why you need to do the (in)Accessibility Scavenger Hunt

Accessibili-tea: Why you need to do the (in)Accessibility Scavenger Hunt

Abby Fournier April 28, 2021
Abby Fournier ’21 calls on the community to participate in the (in)Accessibility Scavenger Hunt to experience campus from the perspective of someone with a mobility disability.
Editorial: To ‘return in earnest,’ students should be required to get vaccinated

Editorial: To ‘return in earnest,’ students should be required to get vaccinated

Editorial Board April 21, 2021
By requiring students to get vaccinated, the Record board writes, the College would send a clear message: We care about the health of our community. We care about the pursuit of knowledge. And we care about acting on that knowledge to do what is right.
Letter to the editor: Williams Endowment Initiative

Letter to the editor: Williams Endowment Initiative

The Williams Endowment Initiative writes to commend the op-ed by Raymond Beltran ’24 entitled “Divestment: Where’s Williams?” and express its disappointment with the College’s refusal to “make the ethical and financially prudent decision to divest.”
Letter to the editor: Divest by 2030

Letter to the editor: Divest by 2030

Peter Koenig April 21, 2021
Peter Koenig ’66 discusses the reasons behind the College’s decision not to divest fully from fossil fuel assets. After challenging the College for being wedded to a style of investing that embraces fossil fuels, Koenig proposes a plan through which the College can reach full divestment by 2030.
Accessibili-tea: A day in the life with a mobility impairment

Accessibili-tea: A day in the life with a mobility impairment

Abby Fournier April 21, 2021
In the fourth piece for her column “Accessibili-tea,” Abby Fournier ’21 shares what a day in her life as a person with a mobility impairment at Williams looks like.
A year ago, I urged us to be alone. Now, let’s focus on togetherness.

A year ago, I urged us to be alone. Now, let’s focus on togetherness.

Nico Cavalluzzi April 21, 2021
In a follow up to his op-ed “Why I Wear a Mask” discussing his experiences with COVID-19, Nico Cavalluzzi ’23 reflects on how his perception of what it means to be together has changed over the past year.
Chaplains’ Corner: How rest can build much-needed resilience

Chaplains’ Corner: How rest can build much-needed resilience

Valerie Bailey April 21, 2021
In the spring semester’s first Chaplains’ Corner piece, Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer notes that as the pandemic has progressed, our community has replaced fear with resilience. Rest is essential for the cultivation of this resilience, she writes.
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