Letters from the President

Regarding the racist murders in Buffalo

Dear Williams community, In the wake of the horrific shooting in Buffalo, I write to add my voice to those raised in anger over anti-Black racism in this country. Once again, someone espousing theories of white supremacy has murdered and injured… Continue reading »

Summary of the April 2022 Board of trustees meeting

Dear Williams community, Last Friday and Saturday our Board of Trustees met in person for the first time in more than two years. They were thrilled to return to campus after such a long absence, and as part of their visit they met with various offices and campus groups… Continue reading »

Williams investment practices and climate change

Dear Williams community, Over the last several months, I have received some questions regarding Williams’ investment strategy as it relates to fossil fuels. This letter seeks to clarify our current policies and approach to this issue. The climate crisis facing our globe is a… Continue reading »

Welcome to the Start of Spring 2022

Williams students, staff and faculty, Welcome to second semester! As I do every term, I’d like to pause on this first day of classes to update you on various initiatives. It was wonderful to see the campus re-engage in Winter Study after the 2021 hiatus, and despite some Covid disruptions. Continue reading »

Announcing our next dean of the college and provost

To the Williams community, I am pleased to announce our next dean of the college and provost. Gretchen Long, the Frederick Rudolph ’42 – Class of 1965 Professor of American Culture, will serve as the next dean of the college, while Eiko Maruko Siniawer ’97, the Class… Continue reading »

Summary of the January 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

Dear faculty, staff and students, The Williams Board of Trustees held their Winter 2022 meeting virtually last Friday, January 21. Following is a brief summary of the major discussion topics and themes. As a reminder, these meeting summaries are archived and always available on the… Continue reading »

Announcing a revised remote/flexible work policy for staff

Williams staff and faculty, The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Williams, like other employers around the world, to quickly change the nature of workplace expectations. Many such changes were intended to be temporary. But our experience of the last two-plus years has also steered new attention to the question… Continue reading »