Writings

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Appointment

To the Williams Community, As provost and president, respectively, we’re delighted to announce, following a national search, the appointment of Liz Creighton ’01 as dean of admission and financial aid. Liz, who currently serves as deputy director of admission, will assume the new role May 15. This is a… Continue reading »

Vice President for College Relations Appointment

To the Williams Community, I’m pleased to write with the news that, after a national search, Megan Morey will join Williams as our next Vice President for College Relations. Her first day will be May 1. Megan currently serves in an analogous role at Amherst College, as chief advancement officer. Continue reading »

Creating Community

To the Williams Community, On this first day of this new semester, I’m reflecting on the meaning of community, both the one here at Williams and the many communities, local and national, that we’re a part of. Recent events are testing that sense of community—of cohesiveness and mutual collegiality. Especially… Continue reading »

Response to Executive Order on Immigration

To the Williams Community, On Friday President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” It declared numerous changes in American immigration policy, including an immediate 90-day ban on entry into the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia,… Continue reading »

College Policy Regarding Marijuana

One might assume that with the new law the college would, in its policies and practices, treat marijuana much the same as alcohol. But we have a long-standing policy against illicit drug use on campus and within the college community, and the federal government still considers marijuana to be an illicit drug. The college must abide by federal laws, including the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. Continue reading »

Letters to Congress Concerning DACA

The attached letters were sent November 29 to our legislative delegation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging the support and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Letter to Senator Edward J. Markey Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren Letter to Rep. Richard… Continue reading »