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Without help from the College, the term-limited faculty whose contracts have already ended or will end after this semester must find new positions. Many are struggling to navigate job markets with little demand for their labor. (The Williams Record/Emily Zheng)

Term-limited faculty face uncertain futures amid pandemic job market

April 7, 2021
During spring 2020, despite widespread calls for support from term-limited faculty members, the College declined to offer a blanket extension of all term-limited faculty members’ contracts, citing financial uncertainty. Instead, it provided term-limited faculty members the option to take an unpaid research associate position to aid in the job search. While some term-limited professors were ultimately offered extensions on a case-by-case basis, others were left to face a beleaguered job market.
The Planning Board opened the floor to comments from the town residents present at the meeting and sought input from town committees before the vote.

Williamstown Planning Board approves marijuana growth bylaw; Select Board to make final decision

March 17, 2021
The Town Planning Board unanimously passed a bylaw at March 9 monthly meeting that would allow residents of Williamstown to cultivate cannabis. The motion has been passed on to the Town Select Board, which will review the motion at its March 22 meeting.
Before Schapiro began his tenure as President of Northwestern University, he served as president of Williams, and as a professor of economics. Photo courtesy of Northwestern University.

Former Williams President Morty Schapiro to step down from Northwestern presidency

March 10, 2021
On March 4, former President of the College Morton “Morty” Schapiro issued a statement to the Northwestern community announcing his intent to retire from the university on Aug. 31, 2022, once his contract expires. Schapiro has served as President of Northwestern University for 13 years, since he left Williams in 2009.
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