Writings and Remarks

Update on coronavirus measures, week of March 4

Dear Williams students, faculty and staff, Following is this week’s email on COVID-19. Because the situation is changing constantly, we’re going to launch a college website where you can find updates and additional information at any time. Look for an announcement once the site goes live later this… Continue reading »

The Passing of Phyllis Wylde

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired senior catalog assistant Phyllis Wylde passed away on Sunday, March 1, at Berkshire Medical Center. She was 86. A native of North Adams, she attended local schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church and… Continue reading »

Update on coronavirus measures, week of February 24

Dear Williams faculty, students and staff, Steve Klass and I are writing with this week’s update about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As you may have heard, clusters of cases have now been confirmed in Italy, Iran, South Korea, and elsewhere. We’re continuing to monitor the situation… Continue reading »

Update on coronavirus measures, week of February 17

Dear Williams faculty, students and staff, Steve Klass and I are writing with this week’s update about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. First, the community members who visited China during January 2020 have all now passed the 14-day incubation period. We’re pleased to report that they remain… Continue reading »

Update on coronavirus measures, week of February 10

Dear Williams students, faculty and staff, Steve Klass and I are writing with this week’s update about the novel coronavirus outbreak. There haven’t been any major developments on campus in the last week, but the college is continuing to closely monitor the situation, including updates from the… Continue reading »

The Passing of George LeFave

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to inform you that retired custodian George Francis LeFave passed away on Thursday, January 30, at his home in North Adams. He was 87. A North Adams native, he was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Continue reading »

Welcome to the Spring 2020 semester!

Dear students, faculty and staff, It’s spring! Well… spring semester, anyway. The ground is still frozen, the days are too short, but the process of renewal is underway. Every season in the Berkshires has its pleasures, but it’s a special time at Williams when the coats and boots come off… Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Kove

To the Williams community, I write with the sad news that retired museum monitor Robert “Bob” Kove passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 27. He was 85. An Albany native, he graduated from Siena College with a degree in chemistry, and then served in the U.S. Marine… Continue reading »