Senior Staff

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 »

Air Travel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information & Reduction Program

Dear Williams faculty and staff, Over the past couple of years, many faculty, staff, and students have expressed deep interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from college-sponsored air travel.  Such travel accounted for roughly a fifth of the college’s total greenhouse gas emissions in the years immediately preceding the pandemic, making it our second largest source of emissions,… 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 »

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