Writings and Remarks

Summer Exploration Initiative

Dear Williams community, I’m writing to share the exciting news that starting this summer Williams will entirely eliminate the summer earnings requirement for all students receiving financial aid. I am thrilled about this change, which we’re referring to as the Summer Exploration Initiative. I consider a Williams education to… Continue reading »

Reporting on Williams’ work for sustainability

Dear Williams students, faculty, and staff, Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its sixth major assessment on the physical basis of climate change. The findings in the report are both distressing and familiar. They include increases in greenhouse gas concentrations, a rise in global mean temperatures,… Continue reading »

Welcome to the Start of Fall 2021

Williams faculty, students and staff, Welcome back. Those words have rarely carried as much meaning for me as they do this fall. Today is the start of Williams’ first fully in-person semester since Fall 2019. Two years ago, “in-person semester” seemed like a redundancy. Continue reading »

Williams signs urgent appeal for Afghanistan

On behalf of Williams, President Mandel signed a letter today, calling on the Biden Administration and Congress to take urgent action to help Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors. The letter was organized by Scholars at Risk (SAR). Williams was also part of a nationwide network of schools… Continue reading »