The Passing of John Anderson

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of retired museum security officer John R. Anderson, who passed away on Friday, January 3, in Dalton. He was 88. John was born in Quincy, Mass., and attended local schools. A veteran of the Korean… Continue reading »

The Passing of William Grant

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired faculty member who has passed away. William “Bill” Chase Grant Jr., professor of biology, who taught at the college for 35 years, died on November 28. He was 95. Born in Baltimore, Md., Bill served three years… Continue reading »

Gaudino Scholar appointment

To the Williams community, I am pleased to report that Jason Josephson Storm, professor of religion, has agreed to serve as the college’s next Gaudino Scholar. His three-year appointment to this post will begin July 1, 2020. Jason will be the 17th faculty member to hold… Continue reading »

The Passing of Marsha Altschuler

To the Williams community, With the passing of Marsha Altschuler, Professor of Biology, Emerita, and former chair of the biology department, on Thursday, September 12, I want to take this opportunity to recognize her many contributions to the Williams community and share a few remembrances from friends and colleagues who knew… Continue reading »

The Passing of Roger Pedercini

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that Roger Pedercini, who began his career at Williams in 1991 and retired in 2006, has passed away. Roger died on June 8, at age 81, at Williamstown Commons. A dispatcher and… Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Volz

To the Williams community, I write today to share sad news of a retired staff member who has passed away. Robert “Bob” Volz, longtime custodian of the Chapin Library who served from 1977 until his retirement in June 2015, died on May 30, in Chicago, Ill. He was 80. Bob served… Continue reading »

The Passing of James Wetteland

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that James Wetteland, who began his long career at Williams in 1976, has passed away. James died on April 25, at age 64, at Albany Medical Center. At Williams, James, better known as Jim or Jimmy to his friends… Continue reading »