Letters from the President
To the Williams Community, I am sad to report the death this morning of one of the best known and most influential faculty members in the college’s history. James MacGregor Burns, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government, Emeritus, co-wrote what in its time was the most widely used college text book on American politics (Government
To the Williams Community, As we celebrate the end of the academic year and prepare to send our wonderful graduates into the world, I wanted to pause for a moment to share with you some thoughts about the important work we do together that both defines our community and moves it forward. People often talk
To the Williams Community, I write with the bittersweet news that Mike Reed ’75, vice president for strategic planning and institutional diversity, will be leaving us this August to become Vice President for Institutional Initiatives at Dickinson College. He’ll be working closely there with Dickinson President Nancy Roseman, known to most of us as our
Sexual assault affects the lives of many students—at Williams and nationally. Its effects are both immediate and enduring, and we must do all that we can to prevent its occurrence and to respond fully when it does occur. We have strengthened our policies and practices in this area through extensive work in the last several
Convocation will take on special significance as we award Bicentennial Medals to alumni whose achievements have been in fields related to the library and the associated Book Unbound initiative.
At Williams, he chaired the Romance languages department for 11 years.
As such he’ll oversee the planning and direction of our Convocation and Commencement ceremonies.
The museum launches this month Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS), a program that will lend students original works of art to hang in their rooms for a semester.
Since 1980 she has played important roles in the daily functioning of the college, and for the last 20 years in the Dean of the Faculty’s Office, she’s supported countless individual faculty in their work.
In this new position, she’ll be building on the effective work over the previous three years of Peter Murphy. Our deep thanks go to them both and to the Steering Committee for its thoughtful counsel.