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Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt ’25 is a prospective Statistics major from Schenectady, New York. She is a staff writer for the news section.

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Students will now be allowed to work at the College for a maximum of 20 hours per week instead of 10. (Tali Natter/The Williams Record)

College raises student weekly work limit to 20 hours, TA positions to become hourly

May 7, 2022
Effective for the next academic year, the College will raise the limit on the number of hours students can work on campus to 20 hours per week from the previous 10 hour limit, convert teaching assistant (TA) jobs to hourly positions, and allow paid residential leadership position holders, including Junior Advisors (JAs), House Coordinators (HCs), and Residential Directors (RDs) to hold other paid on-campus positions.
RASAN shifts from 24-hour support hotline to self-scheduled appointments

RASAN shifts from 24-hour support hotline to self-scheduled appointments

March 2, 2022
The College’s Rape and Sexual Assault Network (RASAN) discontinued its 24-hour support hotline, effective Feb. 14. Now, students can receive support regarding sexual violence through anonymous self- scheduled phone appointments with certified RASAN members.
In Other Ivory Towers: Other NESCACs offer booster shots on campus; Williams’ plan still in the works

In Other Ivory Towers: Other NESCACs offer booster shots on campus; Williams’ plan still in the works

December 8, 2021
Although the College has yet to announce an official policy on COVID-19 booster shots, several NESCAC peer institutions have started requiring boosters as part of campus-wide vaccine mandates and opening vaccine clinics on campus.
The Select Board originally intended to find a permanent Town Manager by November, but instead will begin a second search in January. (Ella Marx/The Williams Record)

Select Board keeps Blanchard as interim town manager

December 1, 2021
The Williamstown Select Board voted 4-1 on Nov. 18 to retain interim town manager Charlie Blanchard through the end of April while it continues to search for a permanent town manager.
A look into the College’s tax returns from a year interrupted by COVID

A look into the College’s tax returns from a year interrupted by COVID

October 20, 2021
The College’s tax returns for the fiscal year ending in June 2020, after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, show a decrease in charitable giving to organizations in Berkshire County and a lower net return on the endowment than the College’s goal for investment returns.
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