Bias incident followup—Soldiers’ Monument

Dear Williams community, Earlier this month I reported that the Soldiers’ Monument outside of Griffin Hall had been defaced with graffiti. Today I write to share news about the outcome of our investigation. Thanks to information shared once the incident was reported, CSS was able to identify a suspect,… Continue reading »

Voter information resources: Do your part

Williams students, staff and faculty, With midterm elections fast approaching, I write to encourage each of you to exercise your right to vote and take part in the political process. The best aspects of our democracy depend on an engaged electorate, in which each of us educates ourselves about issues,… Continue reading »

Bias incident: Graffiti on Soldiers Monument

Williams students, faculty and staff, On Sunday morning, a Campus Safety officer, responding to a call from a local resident, found that the pedestal of the Soldiers Monument in front of Griffin Hall had been defaced with graffiti of a Confederate flag and the word “Rebel,” each about… Continue reading »

Welcome to the start of Fall 2022

Williams students, faculty and staff, I’m pleased to welcome you all to Williams for the new semester. It’s exciting to feel the energy of this particular moment in the year, as our community returns and is renewed. In that spirit I offer a special greeting to… Continue reading »

The Death of Mike Reed ’75

To the Williams community, Yesterday we shared the news that Mike Reed ’75, former Williams trustee and vice president for strategic planning and institutional diversity, had passed away. I write now with a fuller commemoration of Mike, who did so much to transform his alma mater and our world for… Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Dalzell Jr.

Williams faculty and staff, I write, with sadness, to announce the death of Robert F. Dalzell Jr., the Frederick Rudolph ’42 Class of 1965 Professor Emeritus of American Culture. Professor Dalzell passed away late last week after a brief hospitalization. Bob earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his Ph.D. Continue reading »