Writings and Remarks

Welcome to the start of Fall 2022

Williams students, faculty and staff, I’m pleased to welcome you all to Williams for the new semester. It’s exciting to feel the energy of this particular moment in the year, as our community returns and is renewed. In that spirit I offer a special greeting to… Continue reading »

Summary of the June 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

Dear Williams community, The Board of Trustees held their June 2022 meeting here last week, in sync with Commencement weekend. They conducted the following business: I reported on implementation of the strategic plan to date. My overview highlighted a number of priorities on which we have already made real progress,… Continue reading »

FY23 Budget Communication

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, We are writing today to thank those of you who participated in the FY23 planning process and to summarize the budget that was approved by the Board of Trustees. Coincidentally, this budget is the last of Dukes’s time as Provost and Mike’s first at Williams… Continue reading »

Tutorial Program Director

Dear Colleagues, I am happy to announce that Justin Crowe, professor of political science and chair of leadership studies, has agreed to serve as director of the college’s tutorial program as of July 1, 2022.  A member of the faculty since 2009, Justin teaches and publishes on the role of… Continue reading »

WCMA Architect Announcement

Photo of SO-IL architects. From left, Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg.

To the Williams Community, I write, with pleasure, to announce that the college has chosen SO-IL architects to develop a conceptual design for the new Williams College Museum of Art building. SO-IL was recommended by the 12-member Architect Selection Committee… Continue reading »

Williams joins Higher Ed Presidents’ Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation

On behalf of Williams, President Mandel has signed the Higher Education Presidents’ Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation, an initiative of the nonpartisan ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Through the Challenge, more than 865 colleges and universities have committed to institutionalizing nonpartisan democratic engagement. The Presidents’ Commitment is a… Continue reading »