Letters from the President

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 »

Return to Campus Update

Dear members of the Williams community, I am writing to you on the cusp of the New Year as I take stock, yet again, of a year touched by Covid. Like you, I am frustrated and tired by nearly two years of struggling against this problem. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading »

Covid Vaccine Booster Requirement

To the Williams community, As we head into winter break, I first want to thank everyone for doing their part to keep our community safe and our Covid-19 infection rate down. Your diligent attention to vaccination, testing, masking and social distancing requirements–and your care for each other–allowed us to experience… 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 »