Letters from the President

Building Williams

To the Williams Community, On the first day of this spring semester, I’m thinking about the important work of building. There’s the literal kind, of which we’ve seen a lot lately, that has involved the reuse of some well-worn and beloved spaces on campus—Chapin Hall transformed into a magnificent performance venue, Weston Hall re-imagined as

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Dean of the College Appointment

To the Williams Community, I’m delighted to report that, after consultation with the Faculty Steering Committee, I have asked Marlene Sandstrom, Hales Professor of Psychology and last year’s director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford (WEPO), to serve as dean of the college, and she has accepted. She’ll begin her role as dean July 1,

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Considering Historical Representations on Campus

To the Williams Community, Built over a period of more than two centuries, the Williams campus is a collection of structures old and new. We are fortunate to have been bequeathed such a remarkably diverse set of facilities, and in our commitment to sustainability we renovate and reuse old buildings as often as we reasonably

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Caring for Community

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

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Sarah Bolton Named President of The College of Wooster

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

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Value Proposition

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

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Williams-Exeter Programme Appointment

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

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Openings

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.

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Announcement Regarding the Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity

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

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Announcement Regarding the Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity

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,

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