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Massachusetts state bill proposes tax on college endowments exceeding $1 billion

Massachusetts state bill proposes tax on college endowments exceeding $1 billion

Dylan Mealey February 21, 2024

On Feb. 16, Massachusetts State Representatives Natalie Higgins and Christine Barber proposed legislation to impose an annual 2.5-percent excise tax on endowments of higher education institutions whose...

Brittany Burdick, who has worked at WCCC for 12 years, stands in her classroom. (Kitt Urdang/The Williams Record)

After reduced hours, WCCC teachers discuss staff shortages, respect for their work

Kitt Urdang and Dylan Mealey April 25, 2023
On March 29, the Williams College Children’s Center (WCCC) began closing an hour earlier than it had previously, necessitating parents to pick up their children by 4:15 p.m. This change was caused by an ongoing teacher shortage at the WCCC and left College faculty and staff scrambling to find child care during the extra hour each day. 
Sen. Paul Mark and Rep. John Barrett III engaged with the community in the Faculty House on Tuesday morning.

State Senator Paul Mark, State Representative John Barrett III lead town forum on campus

Quinn Casey and Dylan Mealey April 11, 2023
Massachusetts State Senator Paul Mark and State Representative John Barrett III hosted a town hall yesterday at the Faculty House. The event was one of many organized by Mark in an effort to reach all 57 towns within his district.
A history of coeducation at the College

A history of coeducation at the College

Inés Garcia and Dylan Mealey March 8, 2023
In June 1969, the Board of Trustees voted to admit women. This, however, is merely one moment in the College's shift to coeducation in the 1960s and 70s.
The College must increase student enrollment, value accessibility over prestigious exclusivity

The College must increase student enrollment, value accessibility over prestigious exclusivity

Dylan Mealey November 1, 2022
In an op-ed, Dylan Mealey ’26 discusses the need for the College to increase enrollment and prioritize accessibility over prestige.
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