Senior Staff

Caring for Ourselves and Each Other

Dear Students, We are reaching out with some thoughts about how our community is moving forward following last week’s tragedy. Reactions after loss vary. Crises of many kinds can disrupt one’s sense of predictability, security and safety. Restoring these feelings is important and happens in different ways for different people. Continue reading »

Campus speech policies and community

Dear Students, Last Thursday, Maud wrote to invite everyone to a vigil entitled “Lament and Reflection on Events in Israel and Gaza.” That moving, ecumenical event, co-organized by the four chaplains, called us together to mourn losses to Israelis and Palestinians, and encouraged us to care for one another. Members of… Continue reading »

Annual Update on Environmental Initiatives

Dear Williams students, faculty, and staff, I write with this annual update on our environmental initiatives after a summer of especially stark reminders about the effects and challenges of a changing climate. Record-high global heat and ocean temperatures, wildfires, torrential rain, and hail storms have upset human health and security,… Continue reading »

College Budget and Financial Planning

Dear Williams faculty and staff, We are sincerely grateful to everyone who contributed to the college’s budget process this past year. We know that identifying the equivalent of a 15 percent reduction in manager’s budgets for the upcoming 2024 fiscal year was difficult in many ways, and we appreciate the… Continue reading »

Towne Field House update

To the Williams community, As you know, last month Towne Field House, a multi-purpose athletic facility that includes the college’s indoor track, was closed indefinitely after engineers identified structural concerns. We are writing to share updates on our work to meet the… Continue reading »

Towne Field House Closing

Williams students, faculty and staff, I let you know earlier this week that the Field House was temporarily closed for maintenance. Today I write to inform you that the building will unfortunately have to remain closed for the rest of this term and likely longer, so that we can fix newly-identified… 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 »

Annual Update on Environmental Initiatives

Dear Williams students, faculty, and staff, Our ongoing efforts to more fully realize the college’s environmental commitments moved forward this past year on myriad fronts.  Many of us have learned more about climate action, expanded knowledge about environmental issues, and advanced sustainability practices at the college and beyond.  This work… Continue reading »

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