College Policy Regarding Marijuana

One might assume that with the new law the college would, in its policies and practices, treat marijuana much the same as alcohol. But we have a long-standing policy against illicit drug use on campus and within the college community, and the federal government still considers marijuana to be an illicit drug. The college must abide by federal laws, including the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. Continue reading »

Letters to Congress Concerning DACA

The attached letters were sent November 29 to our legislative delegation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging the support and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Letter to Senator Edward J. Markey Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren Letter to Rep. Richard… Continue reading »

Gaudino Scholar Appointment

To the Williams Community, I am pleased to report that Susan Engel, senior lecturer in psychology and the Class of 1959 Director of the Program in Teaching, has agreed to serve as the college’s next Gaudino Scholar. Her two and a half year appointment to this post will begin January 1,… Continue reading »

An Update on the Vandalism in Griffin Hall

We write to inform you that Campus Safety and Security has identified the people responsible for the vandalism in Griffin Hall that occurred over the weekend. Two students were identified and interviewed, and during interviews they admitted that they alone were responsible. The students told CSS that they had committed the vandalism to bring attention to the effects of the presidential election on many within our community. Continue reading »

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