In Commemoration of Alex Willingham

[Editor’s note: This notice was corrected on 9/19/23 to reflect the fact that Adolph Reed, Jr., was not an alumnus of Southern University, as stated in the original version.] Williams faculty and staff, I write, as promised, in commemoration of our late colleague Alex Wesley Willingham, Professor of Political Science,… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Pat Peck

Dear Williams faculty, staff and retirees, I write to share the sad news that retired staff member Pat Peck was killed in an accident outside the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday night. The only details we have are taken from the Berkshire Eagle’s coverage of the accident. You may… Continue reading »

Welcome to the start of Fall 2023!

Williams students, faculty and staff, Welcome to the new academic year. After the relative quiet of summer in Williamstown, it’s exciting to see you all bring the campus back to life. To everyone who’s returning… or never left: I hope you enjoyed your summer, whether you were completing an internship… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Ted Stefanik

Dear Williams faculty, staff and retirees, With sadness, I write to share news of the death of retired staff member Ted Stefanik. Ted passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, at the age of 71. Ted attended St. Stanislaus School in Adams and the former St. Joseph High School in… Continue reading »

Summary of the June 2023 Board of Trustees meeting

To the Williams community, The Board of Trustees convened June 2-3 for their meeting in conjunction with Commencement. It was a full, productive and enjoyable weekend. We were joined for this meeting by two incoming members of Senior Staff: Kimberly A. ’96 and Robert R. ’62 Henry Professor of Economics… Continue reading »

The Passing of Stephen R. Birrell ’64

To the Williams community, As we announced last week, Stephen Birrell ’64, who worked at Williams for 25 years, died last Wednesday, May 17. Williams has lost a beloved member of our community, and I write today with a full commemoration. Steve’s many contributions to the college were profound and… Continue reading »