Welcome to the Spring 2020 semester!

Dear students, faculty and staff, It’s spring! Well… spring semester, anyway. The ground is still frozen, the days are too short, but the process of renewal is underway. Every season in the Berkshires has its pleasures, but it’s a special time at Williams when the coats and boots come off… Continue reading »

Summary of the January 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting

Dear faculty, staff and students, The Williams Board of Trustees held their January meeting last Friday and Saturday. I’m pleased to summarize for you some of the topics and votes. Reports from past meetings are always available on the News from the Board website. Last week’s agenda included the… Continue reading »

Welcome to the start of Fall 2019!

Dear Williams students, faculty and staff, Welcome back! Whether you stayed at Williams or left town, I hope you had a rejuvenating few months. And to our new students, faculty and staff members: welcome to your first fall at Williams! I’m so pleased that you’re joining our community, and I’m… Continue reading »

Alumni Phonecast with President Mandel: June 2019 (audio)

Full recording of a June 13, 2019, conference call open to all Williams alumni. President Mandel discussed Williams’ future and took callers’ questions on topics ranging from strategic planning to campus politics to affordability. The call was hosted and emceed by Society of Alumni President Tom Gardner ’79. Continue reading »

The Passing of Grace Eleanor Bump

Williams staff and faculty, We just learned the sad news that retired assistant supervisor in Facilities Grace Bump passed away on Tuesday, July 16, at Williamstown Commons. She was 97. A North Adams native, she attended local schools and worked at the former Cornish Wire factory (now Cable Mills) in… Continue reading »