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 »

Thank you, colleagues!

Dear faculty and staff colleagues, What a year! I am writing to thank you for all the effort and care you put into making 2020-21 a tremendous success! Last summer, the task before us seemed Herculean: we had to re-think every process, course and program. We had to build a… Continue reading »

The Passing of Peter Anderson

To the Williams community, We just learned the sad news that Peter Anderson, an electrician at the college, passed away unexpectedly in the early hours this morning.  A resident of North Adams, Pete attended local schools and graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School… Continue reading »

Increase in size limit for outdoor gatherings

Williams students, faculty and staff, Effective immediately, I am increasing the limit on outdoor campus gatherings from 10 people to 25. As an editorial in today’s Record pointed out, the college had retained a more stringent rule on outdoor gatherings than state guidance. After considering the editorial… Continue reading »

CDC announcement and Williams public health rules

Williams students, faculty and staff, Like many of you, the members of Senior Staff and I were excited by yesterday’s CDC announcement that vaccinated people are at no risk from unmasking or relaxed social distancing. Also like many of you, we quickly began thinking about what the news meant… Continue reading »

The Passing of Kenneth Roberts

To the Williams community, I am writing to share the sad news that Kenneth C. Roberts Jr., the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Music, Emeritus, passed away on Monday, May 10. Ken joined the faculty in 1962 and, over the course of 40 years, guided generations of Williams students to… Continue reading »