Writings and Remarks

On Expectations and Change

From the January 2012 Alumni Review As the legacy of legendary professor Bob Gaudino reminds us, learning is often most powerful in times of discomfort and even pain. I’m reminded of that as the Williams community has been responding to the discovery of… Continue reading »

The New Williams Staff Committee

The group will provide suggestions and input to the senior administration and to the broader college community and will contribute to the richness of our community and to the college’s mission of providing the finest possible liberal arts education. Continue reading »

Teaching and Scholarship

From the September 2011 Alumni Review A highlight of my week in the summer involves each Tuesday at noon heading over to the Science Quad. There a couple hundred students and faculty partake of that well-known stimulant to intellectual thought—pizza—before piling into Wege… Continue reading »

The Community We Aspire To Be

From the June 2011 Alumni Review People who haven’t seen the college for a while are often pleasantly surprised by how different the campus looks. I don’t mean the buildings, but the people. Our growing racial and ethnic diversity is clearly evident to… Continue reading »