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Following investigation, College Council votes to retain treasurer; censures co-presidents

Following investigation, College Council votes to retain treasurer; censures co-presidents

Nicholas Goldrosen December 5, 2018

Last night, College Council (CC) voted 12-7 to retain Treasurer Spencer Carrillo ’20 and mandated he attend educational sanctions to improve his performance. CC also voted 11-7 to censure CC Presidents...

High school students vandalize MinCo office

High school students vandalize MinCo office

Davey Morse December 5, 2018

The College is currently investigating two instances of vandalism in Paresky that occurred over Thanksgiving Break. On Saturday morning, Nov. 24, dining services reported to Campus Safety and Security...

The “God Quad” is home to four first-years and features thought-provoking decorations like a cigarette ad from a vintage Playboy issue.
Sam Gollob/Contributing Photographer

Campus Cribs: Sage B301 is the ‘God Quad’ of first-year housing

Nigel Jaffe and Irene Loewenson October 31, 2018

God Quad is home to four first-years and features thought-provoking decorations like a cigarette ad from a vintage Playboy issue. Sam Gollob/Contributing Photographer When we arrived at Sage B301, what...

On Saturday, students and community members rallied against climate change and in support of a climate lawsuit. 
Shaheen Currimjee/Executive Editor.

Community rally protests climate change

Shaheen Currimjee October 31, 2018

In 1988, Dr. James E. Hansen testified before Congress that  the southeastern and midwestern sections of the United States would be subjected to high temperatures and drought in the near future. Thirty...

Student forum discusses long-term planning

Student forum discusses long-term planning

Samuel Wolf October 31, 2018

On Monday, President Maud Mandel hosted a forum dedicated to discussing long-term planning at the College. In an email sent to the student body on Oct. 2, one of the few pieces of publicity for the event,...

Some members of the Select Board were ambivalent about approving the street closure for Halloween on Hoxsey. 

Samuel Wolf/News Editor

Halloween on Hoxsey stirs controversy

Rebecca Tauber October 31, 2018

On Oct. 15, Williamstown community and Select Board members pushed back against student organization Reclaim Childhood’s requested closure of Hoxsey Street for their annual fundraiser, Halloween...

Tonight, students are invited to President Mandel’s house, where she will be handing out Halloween candy. Katie Brule/Photo Editor

Mandel revives tradition of trick-or-treating at the President’s House

Vincent Jiang October 31, 2018

It was 11:30 a.m. when President of the College Maud Mandel sent an email to the student body on Monday, Oct. 22. Mixed in with notifications from Glow and Career Center reminders, the message could...

CC approves resolution in  support of Asian American studies

CC approves resolution in support of Asian American studies

Nicholas Goldrosen October 31, 2018

At its Oct. 16 meeting, College Council (CC) passed a resolution in support of establishing Asian American studies (AAS) as an academic program at the College. The resolution, which was co-authored by...

Memes and depression: Deconstructing the irony of laughing at our anxieties

Memes and depression: Deconstructing the irony of laughing at our anxieties

Mike Rury October 31, 2018

Before reading onward, take a look through the “Williams Memes for Sun-Dappled Tweens” Facebook page. Or, for that matter, through “Classical Art Memes,” Dartmouth’s meme hub or any one of the...

Reevaluating MinCo's subgroup budgets: Problematizing

Reevaluating MinCo’s subgroup budgets: Problematizing “need-based” budget allocations

Shreyam Misra October 31, 2018

“Cut the decorative pieces,” “Cut retreat to Montreal,” “Cut a lot of food:” These were some of the most interesting remarks in this year’s College Council (CC) budget subgroup recommendation...

Spring Street Blues: From the files of Campus Safety and Security

Spring Street Blues: From the files of Campus Safety and Security

Campus Safety October 31, 2018

Tuesday 10-23-18 12:31 p.m., Health Center: Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person. The Health Center staff reported a man wandering back and forth between Hewat House and the Health Center....

First-gen students navigate the College

First-gen students navigate the College

Julia Chiang October 24, 2018

Between First Days presentations and admissions’ information sessions, being the first person of one’s immediate family to attend a four-year institution, or “first-gen,” is a label that most hear...

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