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Julia Goldberg, College News Editor

Julia Goldberg ’25 is a prospective English and classics major from New York, N.Y. She is a section editor for the news section. She previously served as a staff writer.

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The student-led event took place on the front steps of the Paresky Center. (Kitt Urdang/The Williams Record)

Community responds to leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

May 11, 2022
On Friday afternoon, a group of around 50 students and Town residents gathered on the steps of Paresky Center to demonstrate support for abortion rights and take action to protect reproductive freedoms.
Alumni Relations, Alumni Fund merge into Office of Alumni Engagement

Alumni Relations, Alumni Fund merge into Office of Alumni Engagement

April 20, 2022
The Alumni Relations and Alumni Fund offices merged into one Office of Alumni Engagement, Vice President of the Office of College Relations (OCR) Megan Morey announced in an email to the OCR on April 6, stating that the change would be effective immediately.
Former Williams President Morty Schapiro returns for guest lecture

Former Williams President Morty Schapiro returns for guest lecture

April 20, 2022
Former President of the College Morton “Morty” Schapiro delivered a guest lecture to the College community about the economics of higher education on April 12.
YDSA organizers hosted a celebration outside Paresky. (Julia Goldberg/The Williams Record)

Mandel releases public statement on fossil fuel investment plan, divestment organizers celebrate

April 13, 2022
The College plans to end all indirect investments tied to the fossil fuel industry by 2033, President Maud S. Mandel announced in an all-campus email on Friday, prompting celebration from divestment organizers and confusion from some other students.
The facilitated dialogue event on Saturday took place at Mount Greylock Regional High School.

Town community engages in facilitated dialogue about police-community relationships

March 16, 2022
The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Relations Service and the Williamstown Police Department (WPD) implemented the DOJ’s Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships (SPCP) program for the Town this Saturday.
Students share mixed feelings on communitys use of anonymous apps

Students share mixed feelings on community’s use of anonymous apps

March 2, 2022

On Jan. 18, Aidan Lloyd-Tucker ’22 posted on Twitter, “can I please have one SHRED of privacy on this goddamn campus,” followed by, “you don’t need to be posting my goodrich order and what...

Antisemitic, racist flyers found in books in Sawyer

Antisemitic, racist flyers found in books in Sawyer

February 23, 2022
Copies of an antisemitic and racist flyer were found in history books in Sawyer Library on Feb. 15. After consulting the Libraries leadership team as well as Campus Safety Services (CSS) and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI), Director of Libraries Jonathan Miller posted a sign in the Sawyer Library entrance condemning the flyers, which were made to look like Confederate States of America currency, and asking members of the College community to bring them to the library’s Access Services Desk if found.
(DEVIKA GOEL/
THE WILLIAMS RECORD)
The group, founded this spring, has a roster of around 60 members.

Students form mental health advocacy club

February 16, 2022
Three students — Cooper Desmond ’24, Andrew Williams ’24, and Sam Riley ’23 — founded the Mental Wellness Advocacy Group this semester to communicate the state of student mental health to the College’s administration. 
Editors Julia Goldberg and Ella Marx attended one of the Log’s weekly trivia nights, where they competed among members of the College and Town communities for a first, second, or third place title. (Photo courtesy of Nigel Jaffe.)

An inside look: Student hosts and technicians present Thursday night trivia at the Log

February 9, 2022
Student hosts and technicians of Log Trivia take the Record behind the scenes of this beloved Williams tradition.
College receives 25 misconduct reports

College receives 25 misconduct reports

February 9, 2022
The College received 25 reports of misconduct committed against members of the College community — 13 of sexual misconduct, four of relationship abuse, five of stalking, and three of verbal sexual harassment — over the past two academic years.
Though the JA role will become a paid position, JAs will not become mandatory reporters.

[Photo] Residential life leaders to receive compensation

February 9, 2022

Though the JA role will become a paid position, JAs will not become mandatory reporters.

Professors Long, Siniawer to serve as next Dean, Provost

Professors Long, Siniawer to serve as next Dean, Provost

January 26, 2022
Professors of History Gretchen Long and Eiko Maruko Siniawer ’97 will assume the roles of Dean and Provost of the College, respectively, President Maud S. Mandel announced in an all-campus email on Tuesday.
(Devika Goel/The Williams Record)

Students report difficulties accessing psychiatric medication

January 26, 2022
Students are struggling to access consistent and reliable psychiatric resources at the College, according to several student interviews with the Record. An increase in demand for mental health services this fall has contributed to a months-long waitlist to see the only psychiatrist currently at the College, Dr. Susan Mahler.
College changes masking policy for some student performances, athletic practices

College changes masking policy for some student performances, athletic practices

December 8, 2021
Masks are no longer universally required for athletes and performers in certain venues. While some students welcomed the change, others have questioned perceived inconsistencies in the policy. 
The Williams Students Union meets in The Peoples Office. (Bellamy Richardson/The Williams Record)

Williams Student Union contends with student apathy

November 17, 2021
Four terms into the creation of the Williams Student Union, lingering distrust of student government and general confusion over the three-pillars model have left many upperclassmen hesitant to run for office or even to vote.
Macksey said she will propose an investment plan geared towards the city’s infrastructure needs within her first 100 days of office. (Photo courtesy of Haley Winchell.)

Jennifer Macksey to become North Adams’ first female mayor

November 10, 2021
Democrat Jennifer Macksey will become the first female mayor of North Adams in January after defeating opponent Lynette Bond by 200 votes in the Nov. 2 election. 
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