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Kit Conklin, Staff Writer

Kit Conklin ’24 is a prospective economics major from Haverford, Pa. She is a staff writer for the news section.

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Prospective frosh attend Virtual Previews as Class of 2025 takes shape

Shannon Billups, Kit Conklin, and Emily Kuwaye April 21, 2021
On April 16 and 17, the College hosted Virtual Previews for the Class of 2025. Learning from online events hosted over the last year, the College expanded the length of its program to two days, compared to one day last year.
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. 
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, a climate activist, holds a lecture on the Green New Deal.

Massachusetts enters Phase III, Step 2 of reopening, eliminating restaurant capacity limits

Kit Conklin March 10, 2021
On Feb. 25, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts would proceed to Step 2 of Phase III of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan on March 1. 
With the in-person semester completed, the campus is now home to only 157 students. (Kevin Yang/The Williams Record)

On-campus holdouts confront a newly emptied campus

Joey Fox and Kit Conklin December 9, 2020
On the weekend before Thanksgiving, the College was a flurry of packing and panic, as a large majority of the College’s on-campus population prepared to head home for the remainder of the semester. But for the 157 students who were approved to stay in Williamstown, the weekend simply marked a new chapter of their time on campus.
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Beyond the Bubble: Town elects members to Mount Greylock Regional School District Committee

Kit Conklin November 11, 2020
If you have walked or driven around Williamstown this fall, you have likely spotted lawn signs bearing the names of those who campaigned for last week’s elections for seats on the Mount Greylock School Committee. With campaigns rooted in promises of guidance and support during unusual times, the election results will bring both new and old faces (some of whom are members of the College community) to the regional public school system’s leadership.
Dr. Ruha Benjamin discussed three key aspects to preserving the “virality” of racial justice advocacy: structural competency, cultural humility and an ecosocial approach. (Screenshot by Kit Conklin/The Williams Record.)

Dr. Ruha Benjamin explores relationship between racial inequality, medicine in 2020 Davis lecture

Kit Conklin November 4, 2020
On Thursday, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University Dr. Ruha Benjamin delivered the Davis Center’s annual lecture, which features a scholar whose work explores race, class and education. Named after anthropologist W. Allison Davis ’24 and political scientist John A. Davis ’33, two distinguished Black alums of the College notable for their contributions to the civil rights movement, the lecture offers insight to the College community on important topics pertaining to racial identity, equity and injustice.
Berkshire County voting: Trends, data and predictions

Berkshire County voting: Trends, data and predictions

Kit Conklin October 7, 2020
Berkshire County, like many other counties and states around the nation, is expecting a substantially high turnout for this November’s general election. Already, Berkshire County has seen a noticeable increase in voter turnout this year.
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