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Junior Advisors to the Class of 2025

Junior Advisors to the Class of 2025

March 31, 2021

Omar Ahmad Maddie Annis Malcolm Bellairs Alex Bernstein Taylor Braswell Emma Casey Nehemiah Cesar Jacob Chen Grace Clarke Sarah Dean Caroline Douglas Kaiz Esmail Lemmy...

The College just formed a Residential Life working group. Here’s what they’re working on.

The College just formed a Residential Life working group. Here’s what they’re working on.

December 9, 2020

In response to the Learning Beyond the Classroom strategic planning working group’s recommendations for improving student life on campus, the College recently formed a Residential Life Working Group....

TABLE hosts virtual Baxter Forum with updates from each student-faculty committee

TABLE hosts virtual Baxter Forum with updates from each student-faculty committee

November 25, 2020

On Nov. 12, The Advisory Board for Lobbying and Elections (TABLE) hosted an open virtual forum for each committee, consisting of students and faculty making decisions for their particular area, to update...

Maxine Burkett ’98 discusses climate reparations, connections between racial hierarchy and climate change

Maxine Burkett ’98 discusses climate reparations, connections between racial hierarchy and climate change

November 20, 2020

“While the disproportionate effects of the climate crisis are starting to receive due media coverage in the current moment of heightened awareness, there’s a century-long relationship between environmental...

Science student groups juggle community-building with COVID-19 restrictions

Science student groups juggle community-building with COVID-19 restrictions

November 18, 2020

In the absence of most in-person gatherings, many science student groups have had to find other ways to foster community. (Joey Fox/The Williams Record.) Last fall, the lounge spaces of the Science...

A look into the honor and discipline committee’s all-student email

A look into the honor and discipline committee’s all-student email

November 18, 2020

On Nov. 6, the Honor and Discipline Committee sent an email to the student body to “communicate a piece of information and a few suggestions.” The email, sent by Associate Professor of Economics and...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

November 18, 2020

Monday ​11-9-20 8:00 a.m. Gladden House: Campus Safety and Security (CSS) took a statement from a student concerning their room being vandalized and their window being broken over the weekend. Thursday...

In Other Ivory Towers: UAlbany switches to remote learning, student strike ends at Haverford

In Other Ivory Towers: UAlbany switches to remote learning, student strike ends at Haverford

November 18, 2020

UAlbany goes remote after COVID-19 outbreak On Nov. 9, the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) announced that all academic classes would change to a remote format, cutting the in-person...

Governor Baker announces stay-at-home advisory, stricter limitations on gatherings to combat virus spread

Governor Baker announces stay-at-home advisory, stricter limitations on gatherings to combat virus spread

November 11, 2020

On Nov. 6, Gov. Charlie Baker implemented new coronavirus guidelines to combat the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, reflecting a recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Confirmed...

After two of the 22 students at WEPO tested positive for COVID-19, several students went into two-week quarantine. (Photo courtesy of Mae Burris-Wells.)

Two students at WEPO test positive for COVID-19

November 11, 2020

After two of the 22 students at WEPO tested positive for COVID-19, several students went into two-week quarantine. (Photo courtesy of Mae Burris-Wells.) Two students at the Williams-Exeter Programme...

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Beyond the Bubble: Town elects members to Mount Greylock Regional School District Committee

November 11, 2020

Devika Goel/The Williams Record 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...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

November 11, 2020

Monday 11-2-20 10:36 p.m. Mt. Hope Mansion: An officer responded to an intrusion alarm. The Williamstown Police Department (WPD) was contacted for assistance. The entire building and perimeter were...

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

November 4, 2020

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...

(Infographic courtesy of Hannah Lipstein.)

College adjusts to changes in Title IX regulations that narrow definition of sexual harassment

November 4, 2020

(Infographic courtesy of Hannah Lipstein.) In light of recent federal Title IX changes, the College held a Zoom session on Oct. 21, led by Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity...

College begins building community garden behind Poker Flats

College begins building community garden behind Poker Flats

November 4, 2020

Behind Poker Flats, construction on the College’s first community garden has finally begun. Initially started in 2018, the project was temporarily stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring....

(Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Wesleyan and Connecticut College face COVID-19 challenges

November 4, 2020

College Row at Wesleyan University. (Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.) This past week, Wesleyan University raised its COVID-19 alert levels to yellow due to changing circumstances regarding...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

November 4, 2020

Monday 10-26-20 8:19 p.m. Currier Hall: An officer responded to a window alarm in the East Ballroom.  8:25 p.m. The Log: The staff at The Log by Ramunto’s reported that the signs for the...

The Williams College Children's Center closed down for ten days after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.)

Two months into the fall semester, faculty, staff reflect on childcare

October 28, 2020

The Williams College Children's Center, which closed in March, has since re-opened with modified hours and staffing to accommodate public health protocols. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.) When...

While Williams Coronavirus Dashboard only reports on numbers of positive test results, other NESCAC schools also provide metrics on isolation, recovery and disciplinary measures. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.)

What the College’s COVID dashboard does — and doesn’t — say

October 28, 2020

While the Williams Coronavirus Dashboard only reports on numbers of positive test results, other NESCAC schools also provide metrics on isolation, recovery and disciplinary measures. (Photo courtesy of...

From Williamstown to the Broad Institute: Tracking a COVID test

From Williamstown to the Broad Institute: Tracking a COVID test

October 28, 2020

COVID-19 testing is now a part of daily life for on-campus students, faculty and staff at the College. Moving through the Greylock parking garage and now the Towne Field House, students have become accustomed...

(Taryn McLaughlin/The Williams Record.)

College says it is making strides towards sustainability goals, despite pandemic’s impact

October 28, 2020

(Taryn McLaughlin/The Williams Record) In 2015, the President and Board of Trustees determined the following five goals to reduce the College’s impact on climate change by 2020: Significantly reducing...

Four College presidents reflect on voting rights, 2020 election

Four College presidents reflect on voting rights, 2020 election

October 21, 2020

The presidents of four institutions of higher education — Maud S. Mandel of Williams College, Wayne A. I. Frederick of Howard University, Ellen Kennedy of Berkshire Community College (BCC) and Jonathan...

Students frequently share meals under the tent outside Paresky, which has now been equipped with heaters. (Sophie Throop/The Williams Record.)

College adds heaters, walls to tents for outdoor dining

October 21, 2020

Students frequently share meals under the tent outside Paresky, which has now been equipped with heaters. (Sophie Throop/The Williams Record.) On sunny days, students can be seen sprawled across Paresky...

U.S. News ranks Williams as No. 1 again – but what does that mean?

U.S. News ranks Williams as No. 1 again – but what does that mean?

October 21, 2020

Williams is once again No. 1. For the 18th year in a row, the College has been ranked the top liberal arts college in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” ranking list.  U.S....

After years of controversy, Log murals to be removed

After years of controversy, Log murals to be removed

October 21, 2020

At the Log, Associate Conservator of Paintings Maggie Barkovic and Conservation Technician Matthew Hamilton, both from the Williamstown + Atlanta Art Conservation Center, apply a protective paper facing...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

October 21, 2020

Monday 10-12-20 9:04 a.m. Williams Hall: Officers received a report of multiple alcohol violations. There was a table set up in a common room with several used solo cups on it, and some of the cups...

WRAPS organizes campus-wide food drive, adapts to COVID restrictions

WRAPS organizes campus-wide food drive, adapts to COVID restrictions

October 18, 2020

In light of COVID-related restrictions, Williams Recovery of All Perishable Surplus (WRAPS) has had to make many adjustments to the way they approach their mission of collecting surplus food from dining...

Faculty vote to adopt continuous model for spring semester, replacing spring break with “health days”

Faculty vote to adopt continuous model for spring semester, replacing spring break with “health days”

October 14, 2020

In a meeting today, the faculty voted to adopt the continuous model for the spring academic calendar, one of two proposed models for next semester. The Calendar and Scheduling Committee (CSC) has been...

Faculty to vote on spring 2021 calendar; students express preference for continuous model

Faculty to vote on spring 2021 calendar; students express preference for continuous model

October 14, 2020

(Joey Fox/The Williams Record) The faculty will vote in a meeting today to adopt one of two models for the spring 2021 academic calendar, both of which the Calendar and Scheduling Committee (CSC) have...

Ranked choice voting on the ballot in Massachusetts

Ranked choice voting on the ballot in Massachusetts

October 14, 2020

While much national news has recently focused on the presidential race, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity this year to implement ranked choice voting (RCV) for future non-presidential elections...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

October 14, 2020

Monday 10-5-20 8:51 a.m.: Per a request from the Dean’s Office, a remote student was contacted by Campus Safety and Security (CSS) concerning reports of their presence in a dorm, as remote students...

In Other Ivory Towers: Middlebury removes 22 students for violating COVID-19 guidelines

In Other Ivory Towers: Middlebury removes 22 students for violating COVID-19 guidelines

October 12, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Alan Levine/Wikimedia Commons.) Middlebury College removed 22 students who had gathered at two separate 15- and 16-person parties last month, suggesting that the students had violated...

Harvard Preceptor David Kane ’88 faced calls for his removal due to racist posts on the Williams-themed website EphBlog. (Visual based on screencaps from EphBlog.com.)

David Kane ’88 comes under fire at Harvard for racist EphBlog posts

October 7, 2020

Harvard Preceptor David Kane ’88 faced calls for his removal due to racist posts on the Williams-themed website EphBlog. (Visual based on screencaps from EphBlog.com.) Content warning: discussion...

Travel regulations and teaching over Zoom: language fellows and teaching associates navigate COVID

Travel regulations and teaching over Zoom: language fellows and teaching associates navigate COVID

October 7, 2020

Every fall, the Asian Studies department hosts an in-person celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a cultural activity which involves sharing mooncakes with students. In light of the pandemic, that has...

(Graphic by Lucera Whitmore.)

Three Pillars acclimate to new form of student government, respond to impacts of pandemic

October 7, 2020

(Graphic by Lulu Whitmore/The Williams Record.) With the uncertainty surrounding one of the College’s most unconventional semesters in memory, the Three Pillars, the College’s three branches of...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

October 7, 2020

Monday 9-28-20 9:59 a.m. Chandler Pool Office: There was a burglary alarm. An officer found the door to the pool was open, but no staff were around. The officer shut that door and rearmed the system....

Lecture series focuses on Black women, voting rights

Lecture series focuses on Black women, voting rights

October 7, 2020

“It is deliberate, it is purposeful, and it is targeted,” Professor of African American Studies at Emory University Carol Anderson said of voter suppression, one of the largest issues facing American...

Berkshire County voting: Trends, data and predictions

Berkshire County voting: Trends, data and predictions

October 7, 2020

(Joey Fox/The Williams Record) 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...

COVID by the numbers: A look into the College's pandemic spending

COVID by the numbers: A look into the College’s pandemic spending

September 30, 2020

Life across campus has shifted radically in order to implement safety measures and ensure socially distanced learning and residential life. These changes have had financial implications for the College,...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

September 30, 2020

Tuesday 9-22-20 12:21 a.m. Prospect House: An officer responded to conduct a welfare check based on the concern of a student who reported their friend may have been in some form of distress. All was...

Hiring search for second Asian American Studies position delayed until fall 2021

Hiring search for second Asian American Studies position delayed until fall 2021

September 23, 2020

The Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) has postponed its hiring search for the second of two previously approved tenure-line positions for faculty specializing in Asian American Studies (AAS)...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

September 23, 2020

Monday 9-14-20 7:02 a.m. Paresky Center: Dining Services staff reported a minor motor vehicle accident at the Paresky loading dock. A driver for Performance Foodservice was backing into the loading...

Joey Fox/The Williams Record

On-campus fall enrollment lowers to 1,455

September 16, 2020

Joey Fox/The Williams Record According to Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom, the number of students currently residing on campus is approximately 1,455. That number is down from July, when enrollment...

This year's convocation ceremony was presented virtually. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.)

College honors class of 2021, awards Bicentennial Medal in virtual convocation ceremony

September 16, 2020

This year's convocation ceremony was presented virtually. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.) Last Saturday, the College inaugurated the 2020-2021 academic year with the annual convocation ceremony,...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

September 16, 2020

Thursday 8-27-20  5:02 p.m. Mission Park: An officer responded to a complaint called in by phone and a subsequent tip line submission that a student was being assisted by family moving into Mission...

Neal, Morse face off in close Berkshire congressional primary

Neal, Morse face off in close Berkshire congressional primary

August 29, 2020

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Springfield) and Mayor of Holyoke Alex Morse are competing in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts' 1st congressional district this Tuesday. (Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) Massachusetts’...

A breakdown of the changes to cost and financial aid this academic year

A breakdown of the changes to cost and financial aid this academic year

July 9, 2020

The College announced last week that it will decrease the cost of tuition by 15 percent this coming academic year, waive the work-study contribution and provide a personal allowance to all students on...

IOIT: Peer institutions announce fall plans as July approaches

IOIT: Peer institutions announce fall plans as July approaches

June 23, 2020

Over the past month, many of the College’s peer institutions have announced their plans on whether or how to return to campus for the fall semester. President Maud S. Mandel committed to making an...

Faculty face choice between in-person and remote instruction if campus reopens

Faculty face choice between in-person and remote instruction if campus reopens

June 21, 2020

Faculty members have been asked to inform the College by yesterday, June 20, whether they would teach in person or remotely if the campus were to reopen in the fall. The academic subcommittee of the working...

College announces Jason Rivera as new director of institutional research

College announces Jason Rivera as new director of institutional research

May 28, 2020

Jason Rivera will be taking over as the new director of institutional research, Provost Dukes Love announced in an all-campus email on May 22. Rivera comes from the University of Bridgeport, where he...

In the absence of an in-person commencement this year, seniors reflect on the ceremony and its significance to them. (Kevin Zhang Yang/The Williams Record)

“It doesn’t feel like as much of a triumph”: Seniors reflect on graduating without commencement

May 23, 2020

In the absence of an in-person commencement this year, seniors reflect on the ceremony and its significance to them. (Kevin Zhang Yang/The Williams Record) Since the College announced its decision...

In Other Ivory Towers: Fall announcements

In Other Ivory Towers: Fall announcements

May 21, 2020

In Other Ivory Towers is the Record’s look at colleges and universities outside the Purple Bubble. In recent weeks, many schools, including New York University, Boston University, Boston College, Notre...

A closer look into the reasoning and reactions to the recently-announced 2020-2021 academic calendar changes

A closer look into the reasoning and reactions to the recently-announced 2020-2021 academic calendar changes

May 20, 2020

Graphic by Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record. In an all-community email sent yesterday, President Maud S. Mandel announced that the College would maintain a two-semester model for the upcoming academic...

Student body elects TABLE and Honor and Discipline Committee members

Student body elects TABLE and Honor and Discipline Committee members

May 20, 2020

Last Sunday, the Task Force on Student Governance announced the results of the most recent elections for The Advisory Board for Lobbying and Elections (TABLE) and the Honor and Discipline Committee, which...

Isabel Bushway crochets as the world unravels

Isabel Bushway crochets as the world unravels

May 20, 2020

Isabel Bushway ’23 uses crocheting as a connection to her mother, an escape from reality and a way to give gifts to others. Photo courtesy of Isabel Bushway. “Exciting, colorful, relaxing.” These...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

May 20, 2020

Wednesday 5-13-20           11:00 a.m. Campus Safety and Security (CSS) Office: An officer was called into Hopkins Hall to take a statement and start an investigation into a possible stolen...

Students’ study abroad plans remain in flux amidst fall planning

Students’ study abroad plans remain in flux amidst fall planning

May 17, 2020

While faculty and staff deliberate on various contingency plans for the upcoming semester, many students are also waiting on word from their study abroad programs. Rising juniors who planned to study...

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Record survey results elucidate student views on potential fall plans

May 13, 2020

The Record’s survey measured student opinion on various possibilities for the fall semester in the event that students cannot return to campus. Starting the semester with a remote Winter Study ranked...

College staff keep campus running in person, behind the scenes

College staff keep campus running in person, behind the scenes

May 13, 2020

By April 28, the day this photo was taken, Kim Brown, manager of mail and print services, had helped ship nearly 200 boxes to students. (Photo courtesy of Kim Brown.) For Julie Fairchild, communications...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

May 13, 2020

Monday 4-20-20 4:41 p.m. Cole Field: An officer responded to a report that there were several groups on the athletic fields playing soccer. The officer advised two groups that group sports are currently...

Ephventures adjust training schedules, plan for fall

Ephventures adjust training schedules, plan for fall

May 13, 2020

As the spring semester nears its end, the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the coming academic year remains unclear, making plans for first-year orientation programs uncertain. Ephventures organizers...

Record surveys campus approval ratings

Record surveys campus approval ratings

May 13, 2020

ANNIE LU / THE WILLIAMS RECORD Last week, the Record sent its biannual approval ratings survey to 1000 randomly selected students, in which students were able to select “approve,” “disapprove”...

Professor Thoman records himself doing the laboratory experiments for his chemistry students. (Photo courtesy of Jay Thoman.)

Division III courses adapt laboratory activities to online learning

May 6, 2020

Professor Thoman records himself doing the laboratory experiments for his chemistry students. (Photo courtesy of Jay Thoman.) Collecting specimens from local frog ponds in the Berkshires, manipulating...

A look into the College’s deliberations on the fall 2020 semester

A look into the College’s deliberations on the fall 2020 semester

April 29, 2020

(Graphic by Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record). As institutions of higher education across the world are grappling with the question of reopening in the fall, the College has developed a plan to work...

The Quiet Green at Brown University. President of Brown University Christina Paxson wrote an op-ed arguing for the reopening of college campuses in the fall. (Photo courtesy of Farragutful/Wikimedia Commons.)

In Other Ivory Towers: Planning for the fall

April 29, 2020

The Quiet Green at Brown University. President of Brown University Christina Paxson wrote an op-ed arguing for the reopening of college campuses in the fall. (Photo courtesy of Farragutful/Wikimedia Commons.) In...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

April 29, 2020

Sunday 4-19-20 1:30 p.m. Sawyer Library: Officers responded to an intrusion alarm.  They found a staff member from the Office for Information Technology (OIT) working who did not realize the building...

A closer look at the College’s adjustments to on-campus summer programming

A closer look at the College’s adjustments to on-campus summer programming

April 23, 2020

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the College has been forced to make large-scale changes to both spring and summer scheduling. An all-campus email sent by Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom...

Mandel forms planning groups to address potential approaches to fall semester amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mandel forms planning groups to address potential approaches to fall semester amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2020

In a faculty meeting conducted over Zoom last Wednesday, President of the College Maud S. Mandel announced the creation of an ad hoc committee tasked with planning alternative options if in-person classes...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

April 22, 2020

Wednesday 4-1-20                 5:28 p.m. Hollander Hall: An officer responded to the east basement door for a door...

Williams for Williamstown delivered meals from the Purple Pub to workers at Berkshire Medical Center on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Eliza Bower.)

Student-run Williams for Williamstown feeds Berkshire Medical Center staff while supporting local restaurants

April 15, 2020

Williams for Williamstown delivered meals from the Purple Pub to workers at Berkshire Medical Center on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Eliza Bower.) While many students spent their spring break adjusting...

Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen is taking care of her son Wilder while teaching remotely (Photo courtesy of Phoebe Cohen.)

Professors balance remote teaching with childcare as Massachusetts schools close

April 8, 2020

Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen is taking care of her son Wilder while teaching remotely. (Photo courtesy of Phoebe Cohen.) Following Gov. Charlie Baker’s March 15 order for schools across...

Cohen organizes personal protective equipment drive

Cohen organizes personal protective equipment drive

April 1, 2020

Boxes of personal protective equipment sit in the trunk of Professor Cohen's car. The equipment was donated to two small hospitals close to the College. (Photo courtesy of Phoebe Cohen.) Hospitals...

Colloquium requirement in computer science, mathematics and statistics adjusts to remote learning

Colloquium requirement in computer science, mathematics and statistics adjusts to remote learning

April 1, 2020

In the wake of the College’s shift to remote learning, many aspects of academic life remain in question, including the fate of the colloquium requirement the computer science and mathematics and statistics departments. Under...

Students abroad in non-European countries decide whether to return home

Students abroad in non-European countries decide whether to return home

April 1, 2020

As students studying abroad in Europe have faced course cancellations and advisories to return home by both their programs and the College, students studying outside of Europe are also grappling...

Students on financial aid face uncertainty as College transitions to online learning

Students on financial aid face uncertainty as College transitions to online learning

March 25, 2020

In the days following the College’s announcement that it will move to remote learning, students receiving financial aid faced uncertainty as they prepared to return home without the resources available...

Membreno ’12 discusses experience as first-gen student at the College

Membreno ’12 discusses experience as first-gen student at the College

March 11, 2020

Soraya Membreno ’12 gave a talk last Thursday on her experience as a first-generation immigrant of color at the College titled “These are the things that no one tells you: On navigating primarily...

In Other Ivory Towers

In Other Ivory Towers

March 11, 2020

This week, colleges and universities across the U.S. cancelled classes due to the spread of the coronavirus. Middlebury and Amherst Amherst announced to students that all classes will be moved online...

A closer look at the strategic planning report on International Initiatives

A closer look at the strategic planning report on International Initiatives

March 11, 2020

On Feb. 21, the College released the drafts of 12 strategic planning reports, including a report on international initiatives, which had the goal of creating a “fuller integration of global learning...

Spring Street Blues

Spring Street Blues

March 11, 2020

Monday 3-2-20 8:45 p.m. Southworth St.: A staff member in College housing on Southworth St. reported an odd odor outside their residence. The resident and officers checked the perimeter of the house...

Junior Advisors to the Class of 2024

March 11, 2020

Theodore Anderson Lili Au  Oliver Behrens Andrew Bigelow Becca Brody Caroline Case Galen Cassidy Max Chayet William Chen Justin Connell Jadon Cooper Grace Dailey Hazel...

Nawal Nasrallah discusses history, culture behind food

Nawal Nasrallah discusses history, culture behind food

March 11, 2020

Nawal Nasrallah discusses the history behind Middle Eastern food and its close relation to culture and the resources available. Ethan Dinçer/The Williams Record This past week, Williamstown community...

Rowan Ricardo Phillips hosts talk with writers about freedom and democracy

Rowan Ricardo Phillips hosts talk with writers about freedom and democracy

March 11, 2020

At an event on March 4, three writers read their work aloud and discussed shared themes of freedom, travel, race, and individuality. Tali Natter/The Williams Record Last Wednesday, Visiting Professor...

MCLA introduces art shuttles to museums

MCLA introduces art shuttles to museums

March 11, 2020

A new shuttle system will bring students from the College to several museums in the Berkshire area. (Photo courtesy of MCLA). Considering the College’s long-held reputation for an strong art history...

Junior art major Ginya Marr ’21  combines creativity with interests

Junior art major Ginya Marr ’21 combines creativity with interests

March 11, 2020

Ginya Marr explores her passion for art through the department, allowing her to develop new skills. Kimberlean Donis/The Williams Record Ginya Marr ’21 found her passion for art with the help of...

Students elected to positions in 2 of 3 pillars of new student government

Students elected to positions in 2 of 3 pillars of new student government

March 4, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF ADLY TEMPLETON. Candidates for student government campaigned for various positions at Pub Night last week. On Sunday, March 1, the Three Pillars Task Force released the results of...

International students feel impacts of coronavirus travel restrictions

International students feel impacts of coronavirus travel restrictions

March 4, 2020

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread, international students at the College are experiencing the consequences of increasing travel restrictions. As of Tuesday, The Centers for Disease Control...

Anonymous student sues College over alleged Title IX violation in sexual misconduct case

Anonymous student sues College over alleged Title IX violation in sexual misconduct case

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 18, an anonymous plaintiff under the pseudonym John Doe filed a lawsuit against the College. The lawsuit alleges that the College violated Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 by suspending...

Spring Street Blues: from the files of Campus Safety and Security

March 4, 2020

Tuesday 2-25-20  12:08 a.m. Sawyer Library: Officers responded to the circulation desk for a panic alarm, but found no emergency. The alarm was most likely hit by accident by a person sitting...

Beyond the Bubble: news across Berkshire County

March 4, 2020

Mass. prohibits use of handheld devices for all drivers On Feb. 23, new “hands-free” driving legislation took effect in Massachusetts that prohibit all use of handheld devices behind the wheel....

College announces potential housing changes for next year

College announces potential housing changes for next year

March 4, 2020

IRENE LOEWENSON/THE WILLIAMS RECORD Some rooms, such as the one pictured above, may be used as “double-triples” if deemed necessary. The Office of Student Life (OSL) has announced a plan that would...

In Other Ivory Towers

March 4, 2020

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 52,600 students from U.S. colleges studied in China, Italy and South Korea, according to the International Institute of Education, and numbers in more recent years...

Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks on the 1619 Project, legacy of slavery

Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks on the 1619 Project, legacy of slavery

March 4, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES. Hannah-Jones spoke about her project on Feb. 26 in the ’62 Center. Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and the curator of its...

College hires tenured professor in expansion of Asian American studies

College hires tenured professor in expansion of Asian American studies

February 26, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF JAN PADIOS. Jan Padios will be joining the faculty in the 2020-2021 school year as a tenured American studies professor. Jan Padios, a professor of American studies at the University...

Professor Chris Gibson chosen as 12th president of Siena College

Professor Chris Gibson chosen as 12th president of Siena College

February 26, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS GIBSON. Gibson (right) at Siena after accepting the position of president. Professor of Leadership Studies Chris Gibson will become the 12th president of Siena College in Loudonville,...

In Other Ivory Towers

February 26, 2020

In Other Ivory Towers is the Record’s look at colleges and universities outside the Purple Bubble.  Syracuse University students protest racism, homophobia Students at Syracuse University,...

Spring Street Blues

February 26, 2020

Tuesday 2-18-20 3:18 a.m. Sawyer Library: Officers responded to an intrusion/motion alarm in room 248. There was nobody present, but the 3-D printer was operating and the motion most likely activated...

A look into the Learning Beyond the Classroom working group

February 26, 2020

Earlier this month, the College released the draft report of the Learning Beyond the Classroom working group, alongside 11 other draft reports from its strategic planning groups. The release of these...

Border Protection job posting on Handshake raises questions

February 26, 2020

A recent Handshake job posting by U.S. Customs and Border Protection raised several questions regarding the level of control that individual schools have over the database’s algorithm for  recommendations.  Grace...

Students run for new positions under recently passed Three Pillars Plan

February 26, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, self-nominations for positions within the Facilitators for Allocating Student Taxes (FAST) and the Williams Student Union, two bodies of the newly structured student government, were...

A closer look into the Sustainability Working Group strategic plan

A closer look into the Sustainability Working Group strategic plan

February 26, 2020

DANNY JIN/THE WILLIAMS RECORD The College released the Sustainability Working Group report along with 11 others on Feb. 12. On Feb. 12, the Sustainability Working Group — a team composed of four...

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