The Passing of Professor Thomas McGill

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that Thomas McGill, Hales Professor Emeritus of Psychology, passed away on November 26 after a brief illness. Tom was born in Sharpesville, Pennsylvania, in 1930. As a young man he followed family traditions by attending Sharpesville High School and… Continue reading »

The Passing of College Bursar Mary Kate Shea ’81

To the Williams community, It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you that Mary Kate Shea ’81, our college bursar, passed away unexpectedly overnight. Mary Kate was deeply beloved by the innumerable students and families she helped over her five years in that role. She took special… Continue reading »

The Passing of Marianne Kenney

Williams faculty and staff, I write with sad news about the passing of Marianne (Huttle) Kenney, who retired in 1989 from her position as premedical secretary in the chemistry department. Marianne died on Tuesday at the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., at the age of 94. Born in North Adams… Continue reading »

Launching the community-wide survey

To the Williams Community, I write to follow up on my letter in early September regarding the search for Williams’ 18th President. The Presidential Search Committee has begun its work, with the assistance of a senior team from Spencer Stuart, a national executive search firm with expertise in higher education… Continue reading »

Announcing the search (8/29/17)

To the Williams Community, I hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer, and looking forward, as I am, to the new academic year. As you know, President Adam Falk recently announced that he will leave Williams at the end of December to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In… Continue reading »

Looking forward to our semester ahead

To the Williams community, Welcome back! As you heard over the summer, this term will be my last at Williams, before I move to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in late December. I’ll miss a lot about this place, but what I think I’ll miss the most is our sense… Continue reading »

Last modified on July 22, 2024

Today’s DACA Announcement

To the campus community, This morning, Attorney General Sessions announced the cancelation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Under DACA, since 2012, people who entered or were brought into this country illegally while minors have been eligible for a two-year, renewable deferral from deportation, as well as… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor John Sheahan

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to inform you that John Sheahan, the William Brough Professor of Economics, Emeritus, passed away on Aug. 19, at the age of 93. John was born in Toledo, Ohio. The family moved several times and ultimately relocated to San Diego, where… Continue reading »

Standing with Charlottesville, and against racism

To the Williams Community, As many of you know, this weekend violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists staging a “Unite the Right” rally and anti-racist counter-protestors. Many people were injured and one counter-protestor was murdered. The violence occurred on and near the University of Virginia campus. The events… Continue reading »