Letters from the President

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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The Passing of Gordon Winston

His intellectual interests spread over time to include capital and production theory, consumption theory, and finally the economics of higher education.

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Change in Board of Trustees Leadership

I can tell you that the position of board chair is a demanding one.

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Let’s Talk . . . About Affordability at Williams

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, As the national conversation on college affordability generates ever more heat than light, I’d like to make clear for you the situation at Williams. It’s an important topic. The answer to the question, “What’s the price of a Williams education?” is the unlikely sounding but true, “What you can afford

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Senior Administrative Appointments

I’ll be consulting with the Faculty Steering Committee and others about possible successors for Peter, who, with Will, has in so many ways enhanced the experiences of all students, faculty, and staff.

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Moment of Anticipation

To the Williams Community, This day brings with it each year a sweet anticipation— three parts excitement, one part nerves—as the wave swells that will lift and propel us through another academic year. Of course, the college was an exciting place to be over the summer, too, albeit a little calmer, with hundreds of students

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