In Memoriam

The Passing of Henry N. Flynt Jr.

To the Williams Community, I am sad to report the death this weekend of Hank Flynt, an institution at Williams and in Williamstown almost from the time of his arrival here as a member of the Class of 1944. Hank was a real Yankee gentleman: reserved but gracious, polite but… Continue reading »

The Passing of James MacGregor Burns

To the Williams Community, I am sad to report the death this morning of one of the best known and most influential faculty members in the college’s history. James MacGregor Burns, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government, Emeritus, co-wrote what in its time was the most widely used college… Continue reading »

The Passing of Sally Bird

Since 1980 she has played important roles in the daily functioning of the college, and for the last 20 years in the Dean of the Faculty's Office, she's supported countless individual faculty in their work. Continue reading »

The Passing of Frederick Rudolph

To the Williams Community, The college, and in fact higher education, lost this morning an important, even historic, figure: Fred Rudolph. Fred served the college in so many ways. As a student, he was a junior advisor, a member of College Council and of Gargoyle, and editor of The Williams… Continue reading »

The Passing of John D. Eusden

To the Williams Community, I am sad to report the death of John Eusden, the Nathan Jackson Professor of Christian Theology, Emeritus, who served for many years as college chaplain and was involved in the development of the Center for Environmental Studies. John was a large presence at Williams… Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Suderburg

To the Williams Community, I am saddened to report the death of Robert Suderburg, Class of 1924 Professor of Music, Emeritus. Bob was already a well known pianist, composer, teacher, and administrator before joining our music department in 1985. He had most recently served as president of the… Continue reading »

The Passing of Henry J. Bruton

To the Williams Community, I am sad to report the death of a central figure in the recent history of the Department of Economics and particularly of the Center for Development Economics—Henry Bruton, the John J. Gibson Professor of Economics, Emeritus. Henry was worldly wise, in the… Continue reading »