Writings and Remarks

The retirement of CIO Collette Chilton

To the Williams community, I write to announce that Chief Investment Officer Collette Chilton will retire from Williams at the end of calendar year 2023. Everyone who has been at Williams over the last sixteen years has benefited from Collette’s work, but relatively few know to whom credit is due. Continue reading »

Gaudino Scholar Appointment

To the Williams Community, I am pleased to report that Amy Holzapfel, Professor of Theater, has agreed to serve as the college’s next Gaudino Scholar. Her three-year appointment to this post will begin July 1, 2023. Amy will be the 18th faculty member to hold this title. The position… Continue reading »

Winter weather advisory and plans for tomorrow

Hello everyone, I’ve been reassigned from weekly COVID updates to the weather desk. Here’s important information about expected campus impact from the snowstorm that’s forecast to start this afternoon: The Albany office of the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch from later today through Saturday… Continue reading »

Creating an Ad Hoc Anti-Racism Campus Task Force

Williams community, We have had multiple incidents this semester involving racist words and phrases written on college or personal property on campus. I have written out with specifics in several of those cases. They also fit into a longer lineage of problems with racism here. Today I am writing with… Continue reading »

Toward a more inclusive community

Dear Williams community, In the last few days, I have been troubled by things I have seen and read on our campus. Earlier this week, a member of staff found a college space defaced with an anti-Black racial slur. It’s unacceptable that twice in… Continue reading »

Bias incident followup—Soldiers’ Monument

Dear Williams community, Earlier this month I reported that the Soldiers’ Monument outside of Griffin Hall had been defaced with graffiti. Today I write to share news about the outcome of our investigation. Thanks to information shared once the incident was reported, CSS was able to identify a suspect,… Continue reading »

Voter information resources: Do your part

Williams students, staff and faculty, With midterm elections fast approaching, I write to encourage each of you to exercise your right to vote and take part in the political process. The best aspects of our democracy depend on an engaged electorate, in which each of us educates ourselves about issues,… Continue reading »