The Passing of Bill Wagner

Williams faculty and staff, As promised, I write to share some remembrances of Brown Professor of History, Emeritus, and former Interim President and Dean of the Faculty Bill Wagner, who passed away yesterday. One of the most telling things I can say about Bill is that he was well-known, admired… Continue reading »

Welcome to the Start of Fall 2021

Williams faculty, students and staff, Welcome back. Those words have rarely carried as much meaning for me as they do this fall. Today is the start of Williams’ first fully in-person semester since Fall 2019. Two years ago, “in-person semester” seemed like a redundancy. Continue reading »

Moving to a campus masking requirement

Williams students, faculty and staff, As I explained in my message last week, I have been closely watching the Covid numbers in our state and region. Soon after I sent that email the CDC moved Berkshire County into their “Substantial Risk” and then most recently “High… Continue reading »

Planning for an in-person fall semester

Williams faculty, staff and students, Some of you have understandably started to inquire about plans for the fall term. People are wondering whether the college will make changes in response to the rise of the Delta variant, emerging data on breakthrough infections or the CDC’s newly-revised… Continue reading »