William Hawkins

News Editor


Previous positions
  • Associate News Editor April 2021 to October 2021
  • News Coordinator March 2021 to April 2021

Jackson maskless at D.C. conference

October 13, 2021

President Shirley Ann Jackson appeared without a mask in Washington, D.C. on September 28 for the Amazon Web Services Summit, while Rensselaer continues to enforce mask mandates and travel restrictions for students.

Executive Board

Club leadership privileges affirmed for Arch students

September 29, 2021

The Rensselaer Union Executive Board passed a motion September 23 approving club leadership and food subsidy related changes to the Rensselaer Union Guidelines and Procedures.

Rensselaer Union

Union hours set for Fall semester

September 15, 2021

The Rensselaer Union will be open from 8 am to midnight, Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to midnight on Sundays. Additionally, all entrance doors will be card-access only.

Executive Board

RPI Raaga becomes Union recognized

September 15, 2021

RPI Raaga, a new South Asian a capella group, was granted Union recognition.


J & J: The key to community immunity

April 17, 2021

In an email to students Tuesday morning, Executive Director of the Health Center Dr. Leslie Lawrence informed the Rensselaer community of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine’s pause in distribution. Staff writers Jack Zhu ’21 and William Hawkins ’23 argue that this decision will put the entire Rensselaer community at unnecessary risk.

GM Week 2021

Austerity measures could leave graduating seniors mugless

April 13, 2021

The Rensselaer Union plans to purchase 1800 mugs for the 1755 students who voted in this year's Grand Marshal Week elections. Union Programs and Activities Committee Chair Eddie Weisser ’21 presented four options to distribute GM week mugs to students during last week’s Executive Board Meeting.

Editorial Notebook

Wellness day woes

April 9, 2021

“While well-intentioned, a wellness day is not a replacement for Spring Break,” write staff writers Jack Zhu ’21 and William Hawkins ’23.

Student Life

Mueller Center reopens for students

March 29, 2021

For the first time this year, the Mueller Center will be open to students. Here’s what you need to know.