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Jaden Block, Staff Writer

Jaden Block ’24 is a prospective political economy major and Jewish studies concentrator from Boyds, Md. He is a staff writer for the news section.

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Responding to Malhotra on COVID: What we owe each other

Responding to Malhotra on COVID: What we owe each other

Jaden Block October 6, 2021
Jaden Block ’24 writes to critique the Sept. 29 op-ed by Niko Malhotra ’24 about the responsibilities of the vaccinated towards the unvaccinated. Block argues that public health is still at risk despite widespread vaccine availability and that vaccinated people consequently must continue to follow COVID regulations.
College institutes new protocol for travel outside Berkshire County

College institutes new protocol for travel outside Berkshire County

Jaden Block September 29, 2021
Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom announced on Sept. 22 that students who travel overnight outside of Berkshire County must follow new COVID-19 protocols when they return.
Students burst into impromptu dancing during Eid celebrations in front of Sawyer Library. (Photo courtesy of Mohammad Faizaan.)

Students observe Ramadan, celebrate Eid amid pandemic

Jaden Block and Milo Chang May 19, 2021
Despite facing COVID restrictions on student activity, Muslim students were able to observe Ramadan and foster a sense of community at the College.
The Colleges Investment Office achieved an investment return of 3.3 percent in the 2020 fiscal year.

College endowment experiences 3.3 percent growth despite pandemic

Kit Conklin and Jaden Block March 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive financial toll on many institutions of higher education nationwide, as volatile markets have severely impacted investment returns and endowment performance. In the 2020 fiscal year, however, Williams’ Investment Office still achieved an investment return of 3.3 percent on the College’s portfolio in spite of the pandemic’s adverse effects on markets. 
Of the 648 students who voted in the election, 81.5 percent voted to keep the WSU, surpassing the simple majority necessary for the WSU to continue its existence. (Hannah Stillman/The Williams Record)

WSU to hold referendum on continued existence; WSU, FAST to hold elections

Milo Chang and Jaden Block February 24, 2021
The Williams Student Union (WSU) is holding a referendum on its continued existence concurrently with once-per-semester elections. Voting will be open from March 3 to March 13, with results scheduled for release on March 15. The WSU elections will occur simultaneously with elections for Facilitators for Allocating Student Taxes (FAST), the funding body of the Three Pillars student government.
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