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Lena Kerest, Town News Editor

Lena Kerest ’25 is a prospective political science major from Shelburne, Vt. She is the town news editor, and she previously served as a staff writer for the news section.

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College hosts panel on Russian invasion of Ukraine

College hosts panel on Russian invasion of Ukraine

Lena Kerest March 1, 2023
The College’s department of anthropology and sociology, the global studies program, and the Russian program hosted a panel discussion on Feb. 27, reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The event was titled “A Year of Asymmetric War on Ukraine: What Have We Learned?”
Julia Goldberg/The Williams Record

Anti-racist campus task force convenes for first time

Lena Kerest February 15, 2023
The ad hoc anti-racist campus task force, created by President Maud S. Mandel and Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leticia S. E. Haynes ’99 in November, convened for the first time on Feb. 10.
Photo courtesy of Collette Chilton.

Chief Investment Officer Collette Chilton to retire in December

Lena Kerest February 8, 2023
After 16 years at the College, Chief Investment Officer Collette Chilton — the first leader of the College’s investment office, established in 2006 — will retire at the end of the 2023 calendar year, President Maud S. Mandel announced in an email to the College community on Jan. 26.

Arshay Cooper gives morning Claiming Williams Keynote

Luke Chinman and Lena Kerest February 8, 2023
Arshay Cooper, a rower, author, and motivational speaker, as well as the subject of the documentary A Most Beautiful Thing, presented the morning keynote for Claiming Williams on Feb. 3. This year, the event's theme was “Justice & Institutional Power,” and the morning keynote was co-sponsored by the College’s Athletic Department, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and the Allyship in Athletics (AIA) committee.
(Photo courtesy of Ivonne García.)

Ivonne García joins OIDEI as assistant vice president

Lena Kerest January 25, 2023
The College announced its newest addition to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI), Ivonne García, on Wednesday, Jan. 11. She will serve as assistant vice president for OIDEI.
The proposition, in polls Nov. 8, has largely split voters down party lines. (Annie Lu/The Williams Record)

Mass. to vote on granting driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status

Lena Kerest October 26, 2022
Proposition 4 will ask Massachusetts voters on the Nov. 8 general election ballot whether they approve of the Work and Family Mobility Act, the state law that would allow undocumented individuals to obtain driver’s licenses and learner’s permits.
Why your midterm vote matters

Why your midterm vote matters

Lena Kerest and Jesse Schumann October 19, 2022
In an op-ed, members of the EphVotes board, Lena Kerest ’25 and Jesse Schumann ’25, highlight the importance of voting in the midterm elections.
Members of the walk gathered at the Williams Inn before proceeding north up Spring Street. (Lena Kerest/The Williams Record)

‘Rise Together’ walk on Spring St. raises funds for Elizabeth Freeman Center

Lena Kerest October 5, 2022
The Spring Street midday rush was busier than usual last Friday as the Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) held its annual Rise Together for Safety and Justice walk to raise awareness and funds. The event was co-hosted by RASAN, SAPR, and Greylock Together.
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