I need to write a longer post along the theme of the attempt to destroy Williams from within by crushing the little platoons which make our community so wonderful. Recall the slurs against the JA system a few years ago, the cancelling of Story Time and, most recently, the destruction of College Council. Is that view too extreme? Am I being unfair to my opponents? Consider Kristina Hwang ’18:

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TRUSTEES’ CONTACT INFO (please message Kristina Hwang on fb or @psyfieri on instagram)
● GOALS
○ to force Williams College to pay their dues! open that (stolen) purse!
○ redistribute funds (that were exploited out of black students, professors, built on indigenous land, black struggle) into the BLM movements happening rn
● HOW
○ flood President Maud Mandel and Williams’ communication email inboxes
○ use the templates below (copy/paste or use them as guidance when crafting your own)
■ Make sure to demand TANGIBLE (read: monetary) ACTION
■ Call Maud out on “how she is DIRECTLY IMPLICATED in harming black students” (-isabel pena)
○ call williams out publicly on social media (facebook, instagram)
○ please reach out to your friends and classmates (need as many people as possible) (nonblack folks need to STEP UP)
○ email more than once, use the boomerang feature on google to automatically send emails every day (https://www.boomeranggmail.com/)
● TARGETS
○ msm8@williams.edu (Maud’s personal email)
○ communications@williams.edu
○ @williamspresident (insta)
○ @ephalum (insta)
○ @williamscollege (insta)
○ WE ARE LOOKING FOR TRUSTEES’ CONTACT INFO (please message Kristina Hwang on fb or @psyfieri on instagram)

Nice! These people hate Williams — just as they hated the JA system, Story Time, College Council and everything else Purple. And don’t even get them started on athletes and Republicans!

Critics might claim that my source for this information, former political science professor John Drew, is not always reliable. Perhaps! But Drew is right about this one. Here is the original Google Doc — permanent copy here — linked from Hwang’s Instagram account, and the (clever!) url: tinyurl.com/payupwilliams.

Is this just an example of “passion,” of alumni who want to have a discussion, of Ephs who see their opponents as fellow human beings, worthy of respect? No. Read the above again:

flood President Maud Mandel and Williams’ communication email inboxes

Call Maud out on “how she is DIRECTLY IMPLICATED in harming black students”

use the boomerang feature on google to automatically send emails every day

These people hate Williams. They hate Maud. They seek the institution’s destruction, piece by piece. If the Trustees announced that Williams were closing and donating all remaining funds to their cause-of-the-day, they would cheer.

How should Maud handle this challenge?

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