Writings and Remarks

Daring Conversations

From the Summer 2013 Williams Magazine More important than finding answers is asking the right questions. That’s true not only in the individual disciplines we teach but in how we think about the college as a whole. We’ve recently been working at imagining the future… Continue reading »

Local News

Dear Faculty and Staff, As summer enters full swing, I write to fill you in on several matters related to the health of the local community, upon which we all depend and in which the college is deeply invested. I apologize for the length of this message, but there’s a… Continue reading »

The Passing of Frederick Rudolph

To the Williams Community, The college, and in fact higher education, lost this morning an important, even historic, figure: Fred Rudolph. Fred served the college in so many ways. As a student, he was a junior advisor, a member of College Council and of Gargoyle, and editor of The Williams… Continue reading »

Things Visible and Invisible

To the Williams Community, Before the academic year draws to a close, I’d like to draw attention to several of many significant developments that have occurred in recent months. Perhaps most visible is the tantalizing emergence of our new library. It’s quite dramatic. What you can’t see from the outside… Continue reading »

The Passing of John D. Eusden

To the Williams Community, I am sad to report the death of John Eusden, the Nathan Jackson Professor of Christian Theology, Emeritus, who served for many years as college chaplain and was involved in the development of the Center for Environmental Studies. John was a large presence at Williams… Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Suderburg

To the Williams Community, I am saddened to report the death of Robert Suderburg, Class of 1924 Professor of Music, Emeritus. Bob was already a well known pianist, composer, teacher, and administrator before joining our music department in 1985. He had most recently served as president of the… Continue reading »