On Campus Activism: From the Summer 2019 Williams Magazine

President’s column from the Summer 2019 edition of Williams Magazine. Explore the full summer issue at It’s summer in Williamstown: a wonderful time to step out onto campus and feel the embrace of mountains on all sides. And yet this summer also feels like the quiet… Continue reading »

Summary of the June 2019 Board meeting

This year, as always, the Board of Trustees scheduled their last meeting of the academic year to coincide with Commencement. Following is my usual brief summary of their topics and votes. You can find archived reports in the News from the Board section of … Continue reading »

Summary of the January 2019 Board of Trustees meeting

Dear faculty, staff and students, Last week was the January meeting of the Board of Trustees. The board covered topics that it reviews on an annual basis, like the comprehensive fee and a risk management update, as well as current issues of special interest. First, I’m pleased to announce that… Continue reading »

Summary of the October 2018 Board of Trustees meeting

Dear faculty, staff and students, The Williams Board of Trustees held their regular fall meeting last Friday and Saturday. I’d like to briefly summarize the topics they covered and a few notable discussions and votes. Every year, the Trustees devote time to learning about important college issues… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor H. Ganse “Binks” Little

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired faculty member who has passed away. H. Ganse “Binks” Little, Cluett Professor of Religion, emeritus, who taught at the college from 1963 until his retirement in 1997, died on March 14 in Charlottesville, Va. He was 85. Continue reading »

Presidential search update

To the Williams community, I write in my role as chair of the college’s Presidential Search Committee, to provide you with an update on the ongoing search process. Many of you responded to the committee’s invitation to provide input on the search. Almost 1,700 members of our… Continue reading »

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