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Sonia Zinkin-Meyers

Sonia Zinkin-Meyers '27 is from Brooklyn, NY. She is the Town news editor.

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The annual Town meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Greylock Regional School. (Photo courtesy of Niku Darafshi)

Voters to decide on taxes, cottage courts, charter amendments at Town Meeting

Max Billick and Sonia Zinkin-Meyers May 23, 2024
At tonight’s Town Meeting, to be held at Mount Greylock Regional School at 7 p.m., Williamstown voters will decide on 42 warrant articles, including a provision to allow the construction of cottage court developments that could densify the Town’s housing stock, changes to tax law aimed at lowering the tax burden for low-income residents and seniors, and the first major proposed amendments to the Town Charter since its adoption in 1956. 
Photo courtesy of Williams Alumni Review.

Community remembers Faith Ringgold, creator of iconic ‘story quilts’

Sonia Zinkin-Meyers April 24, 2024
Faith Ringgold, a renowned multimedia artist and author, died on April 12 at the age of 93. Ringgold was most famously known for her signature pictorial “story quilts” that often addressed issues of race, gender, class, and family. Ringgold’s quilt, “100 Years at Williams College 1889-1989” — which was commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the graduation of the College’s first known Black graduate, Gaius C. Bolin, Class of 1889 — will soon be installed at the newly-renovated Davis Center.
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FAFSA overhaul delays College enrollment deadline

Sonia Zinkin-Meyers April 10, 2024
Admitted students to the Class of 2028 will have until May 15 to decide whether to enroll, the College announced on Feb. 10. The College postponed the deadline due to complications with the rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 academic year. The issues will not impact financial aid awards for current students.
Photo courtesy of MASS MoCA Union.

Majority of MASS MoCA workers strike for increased wages

Maya Prakash and Sonia Zinkin-Meyers March 13, 2024
Unionized employees at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Mass. went on strike indefinitely beginning on March 6, following the museum’s refusal to meet demands for increased wages.
Academic  Ruth Simmons, writer Aaliyah Bilal deliver Claiming Williams Day keynote addresses

Academic Ruth Simmons, writer Aaliyah Bilal deliver Claiming Williams Day keynote addresses

Sonia Zinkin-Meyers and Haley Zimmerman February 7, 2024
Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of an Ivy League university, delivered the evening keynote address at Claiming Williams Day on Feb. 1. Earlier that day, Aaliyah Bilal, the author of Temple Folk presented the morning keynote address.
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Charter Review Committee proposes recall provision, other amendments

Max Billick and Sonia Zinkin-Meyers January 24, 2024
The Charter Review Committee (CRC) presented its proposed amendments to the Town Charter to the Select Board on Jan. 22. The Select Board is now drafting warrant articles based on the proposals, which voters can approve at the Town Meeting on May 21.
This weekend, students performed The Hitchhikers Guide to the Frosh, Frosh Revues annual comedy show. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Huckans.)

Behind the scenes of Frosh Revue

Sonia Zinkin-Meyers November 1, 2023
This weekend marked another performance of Frosh Revue, the annual sketch comedy show put on during Family Days. The show is intended to be a comedic commentary on the first-year experience at the College.
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