Maud S. Mandel
as the College’s 18th President
Maud S. Mandel is a creator of communities. During her more than 20-year career as a scholar, teacher, and academic leader at Brown she significantly expanded learning opportunities for undergraduates, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented students. In her research, she examines how policies and practices of inclusion and exclusion affect ethnic minorities in 20th-century France. Read more.
On Sept. 8, Williams commemorated her presidency with a full-day celebration related to the theme “Inside/Outside,” notions of which powerfully influence how we experience the world. Scroll down to see photographs, videos and social media from the day, as well as the schedule highlights.
HOPKINS MEMORIAL FOREST WALK
Hosts: Drew Jones, manager, Hopkins Memorial Forest, and Henry Art, director, Center for Environmental Studies and the Environmental Studies Program, and the Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology, Emeritus
Remarks by Protik Majumder, past interim president and the Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy
Engagement with diverse aspects of Williams through one of three opportunities:
Haystack, Hawai‘i and Institutional History: Visiting the College Archives and Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
Sylvia Kennick Brown, College Archives
Sonnet Kekilia Coggins, WCMA interim deputy director
Kailani Polzak, assistant professor of art
Faculty Voices: A Conversation on the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance MainStage
Moderator: Gage McWeeny, professor of English and faculty director, Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Lois Banta, professor of biology
- Eiko Maruko Siniawer ’97, professor of history
- Brad Wells, the Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence and director of choral/vocal activities, lecturer in music
Physical and Intellectual Spaces: Visiting the New South Science Building and the Davis Center
- Science Center hosts: Amy Gehring ’94, professor of chemistry, and Luana S. Maroja, associate professor of biology
- Davis Center hosts: Shawna Patterson-Stephens, director, Davis Center; and Christopher Goh, associate professor of chemistry and faculty fellow, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
A street-fair themed lunch with entertainment and activities for all ages.
INSIDE/OUTSIDE: A CONVERSATION WITH MARTHA MINOW
Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary Professor and former dean (2009–2017) of Harvard Law School, specializes in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children and persons with disabilities. Professor Minow was joined in conversation by Williams Professor of History Sara Dubow ’91, whose research and teaching examines the intersections of gender, law and politics in 20th-century U.S. history.
A second opportunity to engage with diverse aspects of Williams:
Physical and Intellectual Spaces: The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance and the Sawyer Library
- Sawyer Library hosts: Jonathan Miller, director of libraries, and Jana Sawicki, chair of philosophy and the Morris Professor of Rhetoric
- '62 Center hosts: Sandra Burton, the Lipp Family Director of Dance and senior lecturer in dance, and Deborah Brothers, costume director and lecturer in theater
Processional from Faculty House
Ceremony in Chapin Hall
A reception followed by dinner, dancing and celebration.
Dance on the Library Quad, with live music by Soul Sensations and performances by special guests Homebrew, Ritmo Latino, Nothing But Cuties (NBC) and Sankofa.