Editor’s Note: In an effort to promote face-to-face conversation about important topics, the Williams Alternative presents “Williams Alternative Discusses”–a series of on-the-record group discussions about issues relevant to campus life.
For our discussion on the Entry System, we invited Alex Foucault, ’15, Varun Bhadkamkar, ’17, and Emily Fox, ’15, to share their thoughts and experiences. The unedited transcript of the conversation, moderated by Quentin Cohan, ’17, appears below.
Quentin Cohan: So the first question I’ll send to Alex, since he’s the only one among us who’s lived for two years in an entry. The question is then, what do you think is the function of entries?
Alex Foucault: Entries?
AF: I think they’re a way to make freshmen feel more at home and at ease with the Williams community in general. I think that in the most, kind of, idealized version maybe that it becomes like a second home. But I think in a maybe more realistic, and a maybe better way of thinking about it, that’s just it’s a place where you live and there’s some overriding people there but with a bit of a support system. So you can feel more confident to go out and try new things in the Williams community. … Read more