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Vote Bernie Sanders: The case for the Vermont senator

Vote Bernie Sanders: The case for the Vermont senator

March 11, 2020

I’ll be upfront — I’m asking you, if you have yet to vote in your state’s Democratic primary, to do so and to vote for Senator Bernie Sanders. Here’s a quick case for why.  I believe...

Three Pillars or new ironic columns? Why splintering student government is not the answer

Three Pillars or new ironic columns? Why splintering student government is not the answer

February 12, 2020

Behind Lawrence Hall and the Williams College Museum of Art stand the “ironic columns,” so named because their Ionic capitals in truth support nothing but the air above them. With the Task Force on...

A letter from the editor: Why town and gown matter

A letter from the editor: Why town and gown matter

December 6, 2019

I remember, when I first found out about Williams College, wondering whether the town was named after the College or the College after the town; I later found out that Ephraim Williams, in a display...

Interim Catholic ministry takes shape

Interim Catholic ministry takes shape

November 20, 2019

Chaplain to the College and Protestant Chaplain Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer recently announced interim arrangements for the College’s Catholic ministry, following the departure of former Catholic Chaplain...

Tracey Benson lectures on  unconscious bias in schools

Tracey Benson lectures on unconscious bias in schools

November 6, 2019

Tracey Benson spoke at the College last Wednesday on the implicit racial biases present in schools.(Nicky Wu/The Williams Record.) Tracey Benson, an assistant professor of educational leadership at...

Vice President for Campus Life Steve Klass to retire in June

Vice President for Campus Life Steve Klass to retire in June

October 23, 2019

Steve Klass plans to retire in June after 13 years at the College. (Nicky Wu/The Williams Record). President Maud S. Mandel announced to the campus community on Monday that Vice President for Campus...

Denise Buell leaves role as dean of faculty

Denise Buell leaves role as dean of faculty

October 23, 2019

Dean of the Faculty Denise Buell will leave her post in June. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.) Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Religion Denise Buell will step down from the dean’s...

Williamstown's new police station opened this July on Simonds Rd., with substantial funding from the College. William Newton/Managing Editor.

College helps fund new Williamstown police station

September 18, 2019

Williamstown's new police station opened this July on Simonds Rd. William Newton/Managing Editor. Williamstown’s new police station on Simonds Road opened for operation in July, made possible in...

College resolves federal investigation of antisemitism in WIFI registration

College resolves federal investigation of antisemitism in WIFI registration

September 11, 2019

  The College entered into a resolution agreement with the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on July 3 to resolve a complaint filed against the College alleging...

DOE Office of Civil Rights investigates College's alleged Title IX violation in discipline case

DOE Office of Civil Rights investigates College’s alleged Title IX violation in discipline case

September 11, 2019

The United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) opened an investigation on June 19 into the College for alleged violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972,...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

September 11, 2019

We at the Record are thrilled to begin another semester in the Purple Valley, and I am personally grateful to have this opportunity to address our readership at the beginning of my time as editor-in-chief....

Two in Two Thousand: Tesnim Zekeria ’19 and Rachel Scharf ’19

Two in Two Thousand: Tesnim Zekeria ’19 and Rachel Scharf ’19

May 8, 2019

SARAH SUTTON/PHOTO EDITOR Tesnim Zekeria ’19 and Rachel Scharf ’19 served as editors-in-chief of the Record in 2018. We sat down with them to discuss their newfound free time, the value of the...

Waubeeka Golf Links’ Tavern on 7 is par for the course

Waubeeka Golf Links’ Tavern on 7 is par for the course

May 8, 2019

The Tavern on 7’s signature Mad Dog relish was tasty, as were many of the other classic menu items. NICHOLAS GOLDROSEN/MANAGING EDITOR. Upon our arrival at Tavern on 7, the restaurant at Waubeeka...

College Council looks for balance between transparency, safety in public records of weekly meetings

College Council looks for balance between transparency, safety in public records of weekly meetings

May 1, 2019

After students received threats following the widespread digital dissemination of a previous College Council (CC) meeting livestream, CC chose to make its meeting minutes anonymous and not provide live...

RASAN has changed the initial segment of its Take Back the Night event into a protest that supports sexual assault survivors and confronts rape culture, followed by an open mic session. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR

RASAN shapes first portion of Take Back the Night into protest

April 24, 2019

RASAN has changed the initial segment of its Take Back the Night event into a protest that supports sexual assault survivors and confronts rape culture, followed by an open mic session. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO...

Name of white supremacist group found in Thompson House

Name of white supremacist group found in Thompson House

April 24, 2019

On late Friday, the name of a prominent white supremacist organization was found written on the whiteboard in Thompson House. The name of the same group had been written in the same place earlier this...

CC pressed on racial bias in funding

CC pressed on racial bias in funding

April 17, 2019

At Tuesday evening's College Council (CC) meeting, a student publicly called for accountability from CC for its conduct at its April 9 meeting and its funding process for a student-led event for Black...

College staff teach in McCann School co-op program

College staff teach in McCann School co-op program

April 3, 2019

High schooler Phoenix Hebel works in Driscoll as part of McCann Technical School’s co-op program. NICHOLAS GOLDROSEN/MANAGING EDITOR Teaching and learning at the College do not occur just in classrooms...

CC discovers accounting oversight, to reallocate $225,000 into budget

CC discovers accounting oversight, to reallocate $225,000 into budget

March 6, 2019

College Council (CC) has discovered $225,000 that was previously unaccounted for in its accounts and is considering how to put the money back into its budget.  At the beginning of this year’s...

College awards first TIDE grants

College awards first TIDE grants

February 27, 2019

Eight projects have received funding from the College’s first Towards Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) grants, a series of grants of up to $5000 to various College departments, offices, faculty,...

Berkshire Palate offers  locally sourced craft food, standout array of sliders

Berkshire Palate offers locally sourced craft food, standout array of sliders

February 6, 2019

Customers at Berkshire Palate enjoy sliders – called “Little Buns” – and a variety of hot and cold snacks. Courtesy of iBerkshires.com. Williamstown’s Colonial Plaza – perhaps better known...

Graffiti naming neo-Nazi group found in Thompson Hall

January 23, 2019

The name of a neo-Nazi and white supremacist group was written several times on a whiteboard in Thompson Hall this weekend. According to an all-campus email sent by Vice President for Campus Life Steve...

One in Two Thousand: Jad Hamdan '19

One in Two Thousand: Jad Hamdan ’19

January 23, 2019

Sophia Shin/Photo Editor I first met Jad when we were both members of the College's honor committee, and now I have the honor of being his friend. We sat down to chat about his theses, the great state...

Following investigation, College Council votes to retain treasurer; censures co-presidents

Following investigation, College Council votes to retain treasurer; censures co-presidents

December 5, 2018

Last night, College Council (CC) voted 12-7 to retain Treasurer Spencer Carrillo ’20 and mandated he attend educational sanctions to improve his performance. CC also voted 11-7 to censure CC Presidents...

CC raises treasury concerns

CC raises treasury concerns

November 14, 2018

Tuesday night’s College Council (CC) meeting ended in a contentious display, with co-presidents Lizzy Hibbard ’19 and Moisés Roman Mendoza ’19 calling on CC’s treasurer, Spencer Carrillo ’20,...

Great Barrington offers a full day of attractions, from brunch (left) to walks by the Housatonic River (right).
Rachel Scharf/Managing Editor

Six Hours in Great Barrington

November 14, 2018

Continuing the Record’s exploration of Berkshire County, we headed down to Great Barrington. While just over an hour drive south of Williamstown, the trek showcased the area’s beautiful fall foliage....

CC approves resolution in  support of Asian American studies

CC approves resolution in support of Asian American studies

October 31, 2018

At its Oct. 16 meeting, College Council (CC) passed a resolution in support of establishing Asian American studies (AAS) as an academic program at the College. The resolution, which was co-authored by...

Trustees hold forum featuring Asian American studies debate

Trustees hold forum featuring Asian American studies debate

October 17, 2018

On Saturday, the Board of Trustees held an open forum for students. Alongside issues including the endowment and mentorship, the chief topic of discussion was the push for an Asian American studies program...

Bronfman, pictured here, is undergoing construction, as is Weston Hall, the Williams Inn and Garfield House.

Katie Brule/Photo Editor

College undertakes several construction projects

October 17, 2018

Construction continues apace across the College’s campus. Here’s a brief update on some of the projects you may see: North Science Center Demolition work on the foundation is slated to begin...

Nicholas Goldrosen/Executive Editor

Survey examines prevalence of e-cigarettes on campus

October 3, 2018

  The Record conducted a survey on student electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and vape use, receiving 159 responses. From this data, 42.8 percent of students responded that they had used...

Last Sunday, Campus Safety and Security responded to a report of vandalism of the Haystack monument outside Mission Park. Officers have yet to determine the perpetrator(s).

Nicholas Goldrosen/News Editor

Haystack monument defaced, perpetrators unknown

September 26, 2018

On or prior to Sunday afternoon, some unknown person or persons defaced the Haystack Monument and the surrounding grass area outside Mission Park. At 12:36 p.m. on Sunday, three Campus Safety and Security...

Two employees sue College for unpaid overtime

September 19, 2018

This spring, one former and one current teacher at the College’s Children’s Center filed a lawsuit against the College alleging damages of $75,000 for unpaid overtime, according to documents filed...

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