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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 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.
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