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Iman Shumburo, Executive Editor for Race, Privilege, and Identity

Iman Shumburo ’24 is a political science major and global studies concentrator from North Potomac, Md. She is executive editor for Race, Privilege, and Identity reporting and managing director of Off the Record Magazine. Iman was formerly section editor for opinions.

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Affinity-based TAPSI communities, such as La Casa and Eban House, will likely remain in their current locations for the next academic year. (Edan Zinn/The Williams Record)

College calls off TAPSI relocation to Greylock Quad, waives reapplication process for affinity houses next year

Julia Goldberg and Iman Shumburo October 4, 2023
The College will not require this year’s affinity communities — Eban House, La Casa, International House, and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Space — to reapply for housing for the 2024–25 academic year. 
Faculty votes to approve Africana studies major

Faculty votes to approve Africana studies major

Cameron Pugh, Tali Natter, and Iman Shumburo November 16, 2022
At the Nov. 16 faculty meeting, faculty approved the creation of an Africana studies major that will go into effect in fall 2023, with 70 voting in favor, zero not in favor, and three abstaining. For students who have been eager to see the confirmation of the major, the vote was a momentous step in improving their academic and personal lives.
Grissom’s presentation included archival photos of Black life at the College. (Photo courtesy of Nasir Grissom.)

Anamnesis documents Black experience at College

Lucy Walker and Iman Shumburo November 9, 2022
From Sept. 27 until Nov. 7, students entering and exiting Sawyer library could look at Anamnesis, an archival project created by Nasir Grissom ’23 that featured archived photos of Black student life at the College.
The anti-Black slur was found on a now-removed chalkboard in Sawyer 429. (Julia Goldberg/The Williams Record)

Anti-Black slur found on chalkboard in Sawyer library

Annie Lu, Gabe Miller, and Iman Shumburo November 2, 2022
On Oct. 24, Director of the Writing Center Julia Munemo found an anti-Black racial slur scrawled in black marker on a chalkboard in Sawyer 429, the Writing Center’s meeting room. “The slur appeared below some writing in chalk — notes from a group study session — and seemed unrelated and in different handwriting,” Munemo wrote in an email to the Record.
The Cable Mills development plans to add 27 units of affordable housing in its new building, set to open this year. (Gabe Miller/The Williams Record)

Davis Center to undergo expansion, will provide new space for student engagement

Quinn Casey and Iman Shumburo March 9, 2022
The Davis Center (DC) — a complex currently comprised of Jenness House, Hardy House, and Rice House in Morley Circle — is set to undergo a $27.5 million expansion beginning this spring break. The DC is a hub for student engagement with identity and multicultural experiences at the College and beyond.
Several students who stored their belongings with Connors Brothers experienced delays or found their belongings damaged. (Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record)

Students report Connors Brothers storage boxes delayed, damaged

Iman Shumburo September 29, 2021
Several students reported problems with boxes stored with Connors Brothers Storage for the summer, including evidence of rodents in their belongings and wet and moldy items among their possessions. Other students complained to the Record about significant delays in the return of their boxes.
College embarks on fully in-person semester, but not without hiccups

College embarks on fully in-person semester, but not without hiccups

Nigel Jaffe and Iman Shumburo September 15, 2021
The College welcomed students back this month for the first fully in-person semester since before the pandemic, entering a moment that President Maud S. Mandel called “precious and also precarious” in her Sept. 9 letter to the community.
Eric Pappas ’22 pitches to Adhya Tandon ’23 in the JR Memorial Wiffleball Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Aidan Feurer ’22 and Rebecca Kuo ’22.)

SAAC holds wiffleball tournament in honor of Jackson Ronningen ʼ24

Iman Shumburo and Kent Barbir May 19, 2021
On May 7, SAAC hosted the JR Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament in honor of Jackson Ronningen ’24. Over 115 people attended the event, which raised money for the Positive Coaching Alliance.
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