Letters from the President

The Passing of James MacGregor Burns

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

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The Power of “We”

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

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Mike Reed Appointed to Senior Position at Dickinson

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

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Statement Regarding Sexual Assault

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

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Save the Dates

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.

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The Passing of George Pistorius

At Williams, he chaired the Romance languages department for 11 years.

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College Marshal Appointment

As such he’ll oversee the planning and direction of our Convocation and Commencement ceremonies.

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The Grammys, the Super Bowl, and Us

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.

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The Passing of Sally Bird

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.

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Senior Administrative Appointment

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.

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