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Emily Kuwaye, Staff Writer

Emily Kuwaye ’23 is a prospective history and art major from Aiea, Hawaii. She is a staff writer for the news section.

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Mandel virtually “handed” Bruce Grinell ’62, advocate for the abolition of fraternities on campus, the Bicentennial Medal on a Nov. 22 Zoom call. (Sofie Jones and Ella Marx/The Williams Record)

Mandel awards Bicentennial Medal to Bruce Grinnell ’62 for his role in abolishing fraternities at the College

Emily Kuwaye December 1, 2021
President Maud S. Mandel awarded the Bicentennial Medal to Bruce Grinnell ’62 during a Nov. 22 Zoom webinar for his role in abolishing fraternities at the College.
April 26 Select Board Meeting: Board votes on draft warrant; continues search for town manager, police chief

April 26 Select Board Meeting: Board votes on draft warrant; continues search for town manager, police chief

Ella Marx and Emily Kuwaye May 3, 2021
The Select Board reviewed proposed articles in the draft warrant that will be presented at the annual Town meeting on June 8. The board also heard updates on the searches for the permanent town manager and interim police chief.
(Bellamy Richardson/The Williams Record)

Prospective frosh attend Virtual Previews as Class of 2025 takes shape

Shannon Billups, Kit Conklin, and Emily Kuwaye April 21, 2021
On April 16 and 17, the College hosted Virtual Previews for the Class of 2025. Learning from online events hosted over the last year, the College expanded the length of its program to two days, compared to one day last year.
Dr. Craig Smith ’70 decided to go to medical school after two-year graduate school fellowship at Dartmouth and a year of working as a telephone lineman. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.)

College awards Bicentennial Medal to Dr. Craig Smith ’70

Emily Kuwaye April 21, 2021
On April 14, President Maud S. Mandel conferred the Bicentennial Medal, awarded to alumni each year “for distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor,” to Dr. Craig Smith ’70, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
The College currently has an arrangement with Cable Mills, a former mill in Williamstown which has been converted into residential units by a private developer. however, the private developer has begun the process of selling the units as condominiums, limiting the College’s housing stock. (Ethan Dinçer/The Williams Record)

Housing stock decrease spurs reconsideration of faculty housing options

Lucy Walker and Emily Kuwaye March 31, 2021
Due to a recent loss of housing units at Cable Mills, the College has continued to pursue other options for new faculty housing. In a faculty meeting earlier this year, members of the administration mentioned potential changes to the faculty housing lottery, among other suggestions.
Some professors will give their students extra Health Days in addition to the College-designated Health Days this spring. (Taryn McLaughlin/The Williams Record)

Faculty prepare for upcoming spring Health Days

Ella Marx and Emily Kuwaye March 17, 2021
In lieu of the traditional two-week long spring break this semester, the College has created three Health Days in the hopes that the absence of classes will provide students space for rest and rejuvenation. As these dates approach, the Record spoke with faculty on how they are preparing for Health Days. 
The theme of “Forum on the Status of Women in Politics” was chosen in honor of the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage, the fifty years since women first matriculate at the College, and Kamala Harris’s swearing-in as the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States. Photo courtesy of Veronica Bosley.

White House correspondents reflect on women in politics in virtual forum

Emily Kuwaye and Declan Houlihan March 10, 2021
Maggie Haberman and Yamiche Alcindor participated in a College-organized webinar on March 3 titled “Forum on the Status of Women in Politics,” which was moderated by Michel Martin.
Ericka Hart delivered the morning keynote address at Claiming Williams Day 2021. Photo courtesy of Ericka Hart.

Ericka Hart calls out College in Claiming Williams’ morning keynote address

Kiara Royer and Emily Kuwaye February 24, 2021
Activist Ericka Hart delivered the morning keynote on Claiming Williams Day on Thursday in a Zoom webinar titled “(Calling Out) Williams Day!” Hart called on the College to address past and present institutional racism against Black and Indigenous people.
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