The Williams Record

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The Williams Record
Type of group: student media
Selective? yes for editorial board members; no for all other staff
Membership: 12-15 editors, 30-40 writers, 5-10 photographers and 5-8 business staff members
Meeting time: Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Record office
Office: Paresky 209
Contact: Austin Davis
Listserver: recordstaff@wso
Established: 1885


The Williams Record, founded in 1885, is the independent student newspaper at Williams College. The paper publishes 3,000 copies in broadsheet form once a week, on Wednesdays, and covers news and events relevant to campus. Space is also provided for letters to the editor and op-eds written by members of the Williams community.

Publication has traditionally been funded through advertising, subscriptions and online contributions; in 2010, however, as the newspaper struggled with structural deficits, College Council granted the Record a subsidy funded by an increase in the Student Activities Tax. If you read the Record regularly but do not hold a subscription, please consider making a contribution to support our continued publication.

If you are a Williams College student you are eligible to join the Record as a member of our editorial or business staff.