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Niko Malhotra, Staff Columnist

Niko Malhotra ’24 is a prospective political science major from Falmouth, Maine. He is a staff columnist for the opinions section, and was previously a staff writer for the news section.

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @nikomalhotra

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Searching for identity: The experience of a biethnic, third-generation Asian American

Searching for identity: The experience of a biethnic, third-generation Asian American

April 20, 2022
In an op-ed, Niko Malhotra ’24 discusses his experiences as a biethnic, third-generation Asian American.
COVID restrictions have negatively affected our school culture and mental health

COVID restrictions have negatively affected our school culture and mental health

January 26, 2022
Niko Malhotra ’24 argues that the College’s COVID-19 policies create barriers between members of the Williams community, negatively affecting student mental health and school culture.
With academic freedom under threat at MIT, Williams must commit to free speech

With academic freedom under threat at MIT, Williams must commit to free speech

November 10, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 argues that in the wake of MIT’s cancellation of a talk by a climate scientist in response to controversy surrounding his views on affirmative action, the College must commit to free speech and academic freedom.
What do the vaccinated owe the unvaccinated?

What do the vaccinated owe the unvaccinated?

September 29, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 argues that vaccinated people should not bear the burden of the health risks created by the unvaccinated.
WiFi data surveillance: A threat to students’ privacy rights

WiFi data surveillance: A threat to students’ privacy rights

April 14, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 discusses how the community's trust in the College has been tested by the administration's usage of students' WiFi data during its investigation of the Wood House incident, which he argues violated the College’s own privacy policy guidelines.
How we can bring Congress back to life

How we can bring Congress back to life

March 17, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 — in the second installation of his semester-long column surrounding the American democratic system and its ongoing challenges — discusses Congressional gridlock and encourages students to hold their representatives accountable by engaging in civil service in any capacity.
American democracy in 2021: Where do we go from here?

American democracy in 2021: Where do we go from here?

February 17, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 — in the first installation of his semester-long column surrounding the American democratic system and its ongoing challenges — critiques current political dynamics in the United States while calling for Williams students to recognize and fight for the fundamental values of American democracy.
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...

(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...

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...

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