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Amina Naidjate, Features Editor

Amina Naidjate ’25 is a prospective statistics major and global studies concentrator from Mansfield, MA. She is a features section editor. She previously served as a features staff writer.

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Class of 2026 makes history as largest first-year class

Class of 2026 makes history as largest first-year class

September 28, 2022
The target size for an incoming class is 550 students, according to Dean of Admissions Liz Creighton ’01 — but the Class of 2026 is currently composed of 577 students, making it the largest first-year class in the College’s history. This increase in first-year students has inevitably affected many aspects of student life, including the entry system, dorm allocation, and EphVentures.
This week in Williams history: War strikes, property damage, JRC approval, residence robbery

This week in Williams history: War strikes, property damage, JRC approval, residence robbery

April 20, 2022
This week in history, the College dealt with property damage from a party, green-lit the construction of the Jewish Religious Center, responded to war in Southeast Asia, and investigated a thousand-dollar heist at Susie Hopkins.
The Hopkins Memorial Forest hosted its first community-wide Maplefest after a three-year hiatus, with activities ranging from maple sap boiling in the sugar house to tree-tapping demonstrations. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record.)

After three years, Maplefest returns in full to Hopkins Forest

March 16, 2022
Maplefest, which has been open to the Berkshire community nearly every March since its conception, was canceled in 2020 and restricted to only students in 2021 because of the ongoing pandemic. This year, Maplefest made its full return on Sunday, March 13.
Behind the scenes: Friday night shows at Milham Planetarium

Behind the scenes: Friday night shows at Milham Planetarium

February 23, 2022
At 8 p.m. every Friday night, a group of Williams students excitedly gather in a tight room as the lights dim. No, it’s not a party — it’s the Milham Planetarium show.
Chair of the American Studies program Dorothy Wang said changes in sabbaticals hit her department extra hard, since it has only a few faculty to begin with. (Bellamy Richardson/The Williams Record)

Pandemic sabbatical delays complicate dept. staffing

December 1, 2021
Sabbatical leave is intended to give professors time off to conduct research in their field of expertise. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many professors were forced to postpone their 2020-2021 sabbatical leaves, causing an influx in the demand for leaves in the current academic year and beyond.
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