Here (pdf) are the rough draft notes for the May faculty committee. All my comments from last week apply here as well. Highlights from these notes:

Good stuff! Katie (maybe!) acted rudely. She apologized. And that is that. Those arguing for further punishment are the mob. Good to see Mandel drawing a line in the sand.

By the way, Mandel’s leadership on this issue provides another reason for making these notes public. The College has failed to make clear/public how strong a stand Mandel took in support of Kent. I can understand why they would not like to highlight this issue in the next Williams Magazine. And that is OK. Mainstream sources should (?) only tell mostly happy stories.

But other sources, like the Faculty Meeting Notes, can transmit other stories, especially to sophisticated parts of the alumni body, like EphBlog and our readers.

Me thinks that Professor Long doth protest too much! Don’t worry, Gretchen. The IP logs from your browsing history are safe with us . . .

1) EphBlog has, on many occasions, edited out material at the request of Williams faculty and administrators. (References available on request!) Want something changed, just ask us.

2) And, in fact, this is something that we did change! EphBlog initially reported the student’s name, as did the Record. After a request from a senior Eph, we voluntarily removed the student’s name and started to refer to him by just his initials.

3) I think that hard-working faculty secretary Chris Waters has made a mistake here. Gretchen Long has no problem naming (and shaming?) students who were/are “complained about Black Previews.” Professor Long objects to the naming of student(s) who were critical of College Council for not being as quick and enthusiastic to fund Black Previews as it ought to have been.

4) The “concerned about their safety trope” is utter nonsense. Williams and Williamstown is among the safest places on Earth (outside of really safe places like Japan), even (especially?) if you are in the habit of unleashing profanity-laced tirades at your fellow students.

Haven’t talked about faculty compensation in awhile. Worth revisiting?

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