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Kiara Royer, News Editor

Kiara Royer ’24 is a prospective history and political science major from New York, N.Y. She is a section editor for news and previously served as a staff writer for the features section.

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Boyer came to the College in 1989 seeking a position in the athletic department before he was hired as a CSS officer. (Photo courtesy of Dave Boyer.)

Director of CSS Dave Boyer to retire after 32 years at College

March 3, 2021
Director of Campus Safety & Security (CSS) Dave Boyer will retire this August after 32 years at the College.
Two students who tested positive for COVID-19 were isolated for 10 days in McGinnis House, which was previously occupied by graduate art students. (Ella Marx/The Williams Record)

2 weeks, 11 cases: COVID cases rise among students

College sees first evidence of community transmission
February 24, 2021
Eleven on-campus students have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving for the spring semester, a significant increase relative to the number of COVID cases reported at a comparable time in the fall.  Seven of this semester’s cases were reported upon arrival, with the remaining four positives occurring after the student had initially tested negative. Three of those students, who at first moved to quarantine in Dodd House after coming into close contact with COVID-positive students, have since tested positive themselves and moved to isolation. One staff or faculty member tested positive on Feb. 15.
Ericka Hart delivered the morning keynote address at Claiming Williams Day 2021. Photo courtesy of Ericka Hart.

Ericka Hart calls out College in Claiming Williams’ morning keynote address

February 24, 2021
Activist Ericka Hart delivered the morning keynote on Claiming Williams Day on Thursday in a Zoom webinar titled “(Calling Out) Williams Day!” Hart called on the College to address past and present institutional racism against Black and Indigenous people.
Spring Street businesses hope for better business in the spring (Ella Marx/The Williams Record)

Spring Street businesses hope for successful spring as occupancy limits loosen, students return

February 24, 2021

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker loosened COVID-19 guidelines on Feb. 8, allowing certain businesses — such as restaurants, movie theaters, and retail spaces, among others — to increase their...

Tenure for eight faculty members will go into effect this July. (Rachel Buccalo/The Williams Record)

College awards tenure to eight faculty members

February 10, 2021
During its winter 2021 meeting on Jan. 22, the Board of Trustees approved the promotion of eight faculty members to the position of associate professor with tenure: Jeremy Cone, psychology; Christine DeLucia, history; Matthew Gibson, economics; Lama Nassif, Arabic studies; Christina Simko, sociology; Owen Thompson, economics; Emily Vasiliauskas, English; and Zachary Wadsworth, music. Tenure will go into effect on July 1.
This Week in Williams History: Malaria drugs, ‘manly toiletries’ and Ralph Nader

This Week in Williams History: Malaria drugs, ‘manly toiletries’ and Ralph Nader

November 25, 2020

“This Week in Williams History” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, a Williams alum announced...

This Week in Williams History: President Taft, Pink Floyd, ‘lice condoms’

This Week in Williams History: President Taft, Pink Floyd, ‘lice condoms’

November 18, 2020

“This Week in Williams History” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, three guests visited the College:...

Panel explores history of Stockbridge-Munsee in the Berkshires

Panel explores history of Stockbridge-Munsee in the Berkshires

November 11, 2020

Assistant Professor of History Christine DeLucia discussed the local history of the Stockbridge-Munsee people, and how the town engages with this history, at a Zoom panel last Thursday. (Kiara Royer/The...

‘Like an adventure’: The beginnings of coeducation, 50 years ago

‘Like an adventure’: The beginnings of coeducation, 50 years ago

October 28, 2020
It has been 50 years since the first 45 or so women students transferred to the College, along with 50 or so women exchange students, blazing the trail as a group of approximately 95 women in a school with about 1,250 men.
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