Editor’s Note

Williams Magazine Fall 2012

I’m pleased to share with you the fall issue of Williams Magazine. The new design and name reflect an approach to coverage that is complex and multilayered, offers readers something unexpected, showcases the best of the Williams community, and challenges us all to move beyond our comfort zones.

It’s an approach rooted in Williams’ enduring values and dedication to the advancement of humanity through great teaching and scholarship across the liberal arts. And it reflects more than a year’s worth of thoughtful conversation with alumni, students, faculty, and staff as we worked to re-envision the magazine. Special thanks to the Magazine Working Group and the executive committee of the Society of Alumni, who were integral to this process!

We’d love to know what you think. Send feedback to [email protected].

Additionally, Williams Magazine welcomes letters about articles or items published in recent issues. Please send comments to [email protected] or Williams Magazine, P.O. Box 676, Williamstown, MA 01267- 0676. Letters may be edited for clarity and space.

—Amy T. Lovett, editor