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Letter to the Editor: Rachel Scharf

Letter to the Editor: Rachel Scharf

Rachel Scharf May 8, 2019

To the editor: In recent campus discourse, both in and out of the Record, there have been many allusions made to Students for Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue (SIPD). In the wake of College Council’s...

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One in Two Thousand: Hannah Goldstein ’20

Rachel Scharf December 5, 2018

I got to know Hannah Goldstein ’20 through our work together in Students for Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue. I was immediately struck by her sense of adventure, willingness to take risks and care for...

You Are Not Alone changes structure

You Are Not Alone changes structure

Rachel Scharf November 14, 2018

This semester, the Mental Health Committee (MHC) has been working to amend the structure of You Are Not Alone (YANA). In the past, YANA occurred once a semester and featured three students who spoke on...

Great Barrington offers a full day of attractions, from brunch (left) to walks by the Housatonic River (right).
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Six Hours in Great Barrington

Rebecca Tauber, Rachel Scharf, and Nicholas Goldrosen 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....

Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed writing, politics and upcoming projects at MCLA as part of a public policy lecture series. Photo courtesy of MCLA.

MCLA hosts discussion with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Rachel Scharf November 14, 2018

On Thursday night, acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in North Adams. Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, is the author of the National...

MinCo advocates for increased funding

MinCo advocates for increased funding

Rachel Scharf November 7, 2018

This weekend, a document written by the Minority Coalition (MinCo) Steering Committee began circulating, which explained MinCo’s plans to request that $34,000 of College Council’s (CC’s) remaining...

On July 1, Liz Robinson ’90 will replace outgoing board chair Michael Eisenson ’77. She has served on the College board of trustees since 2011. 
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Liz Robinson ’90 chosen to chair board of trustees

Rachel Scharf October 24, 2018

During last weekend’s annual fall meeting, the College’s Board of Trustees elected Liz Robinson ’90 as its next chair. Robinson, who will begin her term on July 1, will succeed current board...

The marijuana dispensary will open at the Colonial Plaza shopping center after an 18-month planning process. 

Rachel Scharf/Managing Editor.

Marijuana dispensary to open in Williamstown

Rachel Scharf October 3, 2018

In the coming months, Williamstown’s first marijuana dispensary will open in the Colonial Plaza shopping center. The 238 Main St. location will be the first storefront for Silver Therapeutics Inc.,...

College Council holds semiannual elections

Rachel Scharf September 26, 2018

This past week, College Council (CC) conducted its semiannual elections. After initial technical issues with the online BigPulse voting system that required elections to be postponed, the voting period...

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