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Kitt Urdang, Executive Editor for Editorials

Kitt Urdang ’23.5 is a prospective history and political science major from Stamford, Conn. She is the executive editor of editorials and director of the staff writer program. She previously served as section editor for the opinions section.

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Twitter: @kitturdang23

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If confirmed, Wormuth '91 would become the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Army. (Photo Courtesy of Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons.)

Biden to nominate Christine Wormuth ’91 to be first female Army secretary

‘A baton relay race’: Wormuth discusses her career in public service with the Record
April 21, 2021
On April 12, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Christine Wormuth ’91 to serve as Secretary of the Army. If confirmed, she would be the first woman to serve in this role. 
Amherst’s decision to divest from fossil fuels comes on the heels of student advocacy on behalf of climate justice (Photo Courtesy of David Emmerman).

In Other Ivory Towers: Amherst joins Middlebury, Wesleyan in pledge to divest from fossil fuels

April 7, 2021
On March 31, Amherst College formalized its commitment to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, joining several other NESCAC institutions, including Middlebury and Wesleyan, in plans to divest.
Rioters stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, ultimately resulting in five deaths. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Insurrection, impeachment and a reckoning: Alums on Capitol Hill reflect on recent events

January 18, 2021
On Jan. 6, Rep. Andy Levin ’83 (D-MI) was in his Washington office at the Cannon House Office Building — preparing to speak against Republicans’ attempt to overturn Michigan’s presidential election results — when he heard a knock at the door. A Capitol Police officer stepped in and told everyone to evacuate. For Levin and his fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the remainder of that day passed by in a state of chaos, confusion and, for some, danger.
Yang, Loewenson, Fox and Jones to lead 2021 Record Editorial Board

Yang, Loewenson, Fox and Jones to lead 2021 Record Editorial Board

December 9, 2020

Kevin Yang ’22, Irene Loewenson ’22, Joey Fox ’21 and Sofie Jones ’22 have been elected by the Record 2020 Editorial Board to lead Williams College’s student newspaper in 2021. Yang will be...

One in Two Thousand: Ryan Savarie ’23

One in Two Thousand: Ryan Savarie ’23

December 9, 2020

Photo courtesy of Ryan Savarie. Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College for our One in Two Thousand feature. As long as the owner of a selected...

IOIT: Dartmouth graduate student on day 16 of hunger strike over sexual harassment investigation

IOIT: Dartmouth graduate student on day 16 of hunger strike over sexual harassment investigation

July 30, 2020

In Other Ivory Towers, or IOIT, is a Record column covering events and news in institutions of higher education. On July 14, Dartmouth College computer science graduate student Maha Hasan Alshawi...

Four takeaways from the College’s plan to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19

Four takeaways from the College’s plan to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19

June 23, 2020

In an email sent to the College community on June 8, Provost Dukes Love, chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Financial Planning, outlined the steps the College will take to mitigate the financial impact...

Eph teams juggle, run, do pushups for Williams for Williamstown

Eph teams juggle, run, do pushups for Williams for Williamstown

May 13, 2020

The juggle-a-thon, organized by the men’s and women’s soccer team, was livestreamed on Instagram, raising funds and awareness. (Photo courtesy of Daiana Takashima ’20 and @williams_soccer_juggles...

Franklin Reilly ’21 runs 100 miles for food bank fundraiser

Franklin Reilly ’21 runs 100 miles for food bank fundraiser

April 29, 2020

Reilly during his 100-mile run on April 19. (Photo courtesy of Franklin Reilly.) It was the beginning of April, just a few weeks after Franklin Reilly ’21 returned home to Edwards, Colo....

Remote learning raises challenges for community members with concussions

Remote learning raises challenges for community members with concussions

April 15, 2020

Remote learning has brought new frustrations and discoveries for all students and staff, but the transition has been especially troublesome for community members who have suffered concussions, and who...

Ian Di Pietro ’23 and family help hospital workers and their business with Feed the Frontlines NYC

Ian Di Pietro ’23 and family help hospital workers and their business with Feed the Frontlines NYC

April 8, 2020

NYC hospital workers hold up Taralluci e Vino meals delivered by Feed the Frontlines. (Photo courtesy of Feed the Frontlines NYC.) Like many of his classmates at the College, Ian Di Pietro...

Italy study abroad programs affected by spread of coronavirus

Italy study abroad programs affected by spread of coronavirus

March 4, 2020

Ten students enrolled in study abroad programs in Italy are facing uncertainty about the rest of their semester due to the country’s coronavirus outbreak and subsequent program cancellations. Many...

“Restless Collection” Winter Study course curates art collection in response to VP Pence’s politics

“Restless Collection” Winter Study course curates art collection in response to VP Pence’s politics

February 12, 2020

Jordan Stein taught students such as Clarissa Dominguez ’22 about how to curate art with a political purpose, engaging with Mike Pence’s political views as their class’s case study.(Photo courtesy...

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