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Safiyah Anwar-Chuku, Staff Writer

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A 1978 map from Wayne Eckerson’s thesis shows the location of White Oaks. Photo courtesy of the Williams College Archives.

The White Oaks neighborhood has a hidden racist history connected to the College

November 30, 2022
Bilal Ansari reflects on the construction of the White Oaks Congregational Church, which was built in 1866 to “civilize” the Black residents of White Oaks.
At the start of the gala, Jeffrey Zigbuo ’26 sung the Black National Anthem.

BSU celebrates 50th anniversary with gala

November 16, 2022
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a gala on Friday, which around 180 students, alums, faculty, and staff attended. 
Windows On Williams: Prospective students engage with College community through fly-in program

Windows On Williams: Prospective students engage with College community through fly-in program

November 1, 2022
Windows on Williams is a three-day fly-in program for low-income students to shadow current students by sleeping in their dorms, attending classes, and engaging with the College community. The Record spoke with WOW students, hosts, and administration about their experiences.
Staff Spotlight: Rami El-Aasser, internationally touring musician

Staff Spotlight: Rami El-Aasser, internationally touring musician

October 18, 2022
Rami El-Aasser, a familiar and friendly face behind the Driscoll buffet, might be best known by students for his culinary talent, but his skill set stretches far beyond the kitchen. He is an internationally touring percussionist, with an impressive musical resume that includes a stint on Broadway, performing at the Glastonbury Festival, and even an NPR Tiny Desk concert.
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