Letters from the President
To the Williams Community, The solidarity our students and other community members showed yesterday for their peers on other campuses was an inspiring demonstration of support. It was also an important reminder of all the work still to be done—here and everywhere—to create a society that’s free of discrimination, in which all members are valued
To the Williams Community, Today is a great day for Williams and an even better day for The College of Wooster. That’s because the people at Wooster have made the extremely wise decision to ask Sarah Bolton to be their next president—and she has made them very lucky indeed by saying yes. She’ll begin in
To the Williams Community, Williams—the very idea of it, as well as this beautiful campus—has endured for more than 200 years. And for all of those years since our founding, each time we’ve welcomed a new group of first-year students and started the semester with great excitement and anticipation, the kind of education we provide
To the Williams Community, I am delighted to announce that Professor Gretchen Long has accepted our invitation to become director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University (WEPO). Her term of service will be two years, starting July 1, 2016. Gretchen has been a member of the History Department at Williams since 2003, and she
It’s about taking every available opportunity to deepen our understanding of others in our community, rather than insisting on conformity to familiar ways of being that make us comfortable.
To the Williams Community, I am very excited to announce that after a national search the college has appointed Leticia Smith-Evans to the position of vice president for institutional diversity and equity. She will assume the position on July 1. Leticia brings considerable experience in working to expand diversity and equity in educational settings, including
To the Williams Community, I am very excited to announce that after a national search the college has appointed Leticia Smith-Evans to the position of vice president for institutional diversity and equity. She will assume the position on July 1. Leticia brings considerable experience in working to expand diversity and equity in educational settings,
To the Williams Community, Given the broad interest in the work that the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility has been doing to analyze the proposal that the college divest from 200 companies involved with fossil fuel extraction, I thought I’d let you know that the committee’s report on the matter is now complete and available
Despite the temperature, academic shoots begin to rise this first day of the semester—an occasion always worth marking.
The health of the college is interwoven in many ways with the health of our local community. The projects mentioned here represent only part of the college’s increasing involvement in the region, and we’re grateful for the important roles many faculty, staff, and students play in all of this work.