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Jackson Hartigan, Executive Editor for Archives

Jackson Hartigan '23 is a history and philosophy major from Portland, Ore. He is executive editor for archives, and previously served as section editor for news.

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In Other Ivory Towers: UAlbany switches to remote learning, student strike ends at Haverford

In Other Ivory Towers: UAlbany switches to remote learning, student strike ends at Haverford

November 18, 2020

UAlbany goes remote after COVID-19 outbreak On Nov. 9, the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) announced that all academic classes would change to a remote format, cutting the in-person...

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College says it is making strides towards sustainability goals, despite pandemic’s impact

October 28, 2020

(Taryn McLaughlin/The Williams Record) In 2015, the President and Board of Trustees determined the following five goals to reduce the College’s impact on climate change by 2020: Significantly reducing...

After years of controversy, Log murals to be removed

After years of controversy, Log murals to be removed

October 21, 2020

At the Log, Associate Conservator of Paintings Maggie Barkovic and Conservation Technician Matthew Hamilton, both from the Williamstown + Atlanta Art Conservation Center, apply a protective paper facing...

Lecture series focuses on Black women, voting rights

Lecture series focuses on Black women, voting rights

October 7, 2020

“It is deliberate, it is purposeful, and it is targeted,” Professor of African American Studies at Emory University Carol Anderson said of voter suppression, one of the largest issues facing American...

“This is being Black at Williams:” Instagram account amplifies Black voices, issues of racism within the College

“This is being Black at Williams:” Instagram account amplifies Black voices, issues of racism within the College

August 5, 2020

Editor's Note: The posts quoted in this article have been chosen based on their length and content, and attempt to portray the range of experiences posted on the page. “I remember a white student...

With less than two months until the fall semester, students and faculty are preparing for a mixture of in-person and remote classes. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

College outlines academic plans for an unusual fall semester

July 10, 2020

With less than two months until the fall semester, students and faculty are preparing for a mixture of in-person and remote classes. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) In the weeks preceding the...

College libraries prepare for fall semester

College libraries prepare for fall semester

July 7, 2020

Campus in the fall will no doubt be a dramatically different place for those who return, with social distancing restrictions, hybrid or all-remote classes and countless other changes. But despite the...

Faculty passes motion to reduce graduation requirements, administration announces no Division of the Day next year

Faculty passes motion to reduce graduation requirements, administration announces no Division of the Day next year

May 28, 2020

Rebecca Tauber/The Williams Record At an extraordinary faculty meeting Wednesday, faculty overwhelmingly approved a motion put forward by the Committee on Educational Affairs (CEA) to temporarily adjust...

A closer look into the reasoning and reactions to the recently-announced 2020-2021 academic calendar changes

A closer look into the reasoning and reactions to the recently-announced 2020-2021 academic calendar changes

May 20, 2020

Graphic by Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record. In an all-community email sent yesterday, President Maud S. Mandel announced that the College would maintain a two-semester model for the upcoming academic...

Mandel announces reduction of required courses from four to three, elimination of Winter Study for 2020-2021 academic year

Mandel announces reduction of required courses from four to three, elimination of Winter Study for 2020-2021 academic year

May 19, 2020

Graphic by Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record In an all-campus email sent today, President Maud S. Mandel announced plans to adopt a revised version of the regular two-semester academic calendar for the...

Students’ study abroad plans remain in flux amidst fall planning

Students’ study abroad plans remain in flux amidst fall planning

May 16, 2020

While faculty and staff deliberate on various contingency plans for the upcoming semester, many students are also waiting on word from their study abroad programs. Rising juniors who planned to study...

Record surveys campus approval ratings

Record surveys campus approval ratings

May 13, 2020

ANNIE LU / THE WILLIAMS RECORD Last week, the Record sent its biannual approval ratings survey to 1000 randomly selected students, in which students were able to select “approve,” “disapprove”...

Financial aid office waives summer earnings contribution in effort to support students during pandemic

Financial aid office waives summer earnings contribution in effort to support students during pandemic

April 25, 2020

Amidst the economic complications faced by the College as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Financial Aid will continue to provide financial support at the same level as before the outbreak....

College announces changes to financial planning, summer plans, course pre-registration

College announces changes to financial planning, summer plans, course pre-registration

April 15, 2020

A series of emails sent out by the College over the past week has detailed further plans for how the College will adjust to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first email, sent on April 9 by Provost...

Cohen organizes personal protective equipment drive

Cohen organizes personal protective equipment drive

April 1, 2020

Boxes of personal protective equipment sit in the trunk of Professor Cohen's car. The equipment was donated to two small hospitals close to the College. (Photo courtesy of Phoebe Cohen.) Hospitals...

The voice that closes Sawyer: an inside look at the ‘nerd bell’

The voice that closes Sawyer: an inside look at the ‘nerd bell’

March 11, 2020

Julie Henderson announces the nerd bell in Sawyer library at 2:30 a.m. (Jackson Hartigan/The Williams Record) A blaring voice closes the library at 2:30 a.m. every weeknight and at 10 p.m. every Friday...

Professor Chris Gibson chosen as 12th president of Siena College

Professor Chris Gibson chosen as 12th president of Siena College

February 26, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS GIBSON. Gibson (right) at Siena after accepting the position of president. Professor of Leadership Studies Chris Gibson will become the 12th president of Siena College in Loudonville,...

Hoda Katebi speaks on decolonizing fashion

Hoda Katebi speaks on decolonizing fashion

February 12, 2020

Hoda Katebi delivered the second of two keynote talks for Claiming Williams Day on Thursday evening in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, finishing off a day of events focusing around this year’s...

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