Williams will bid farewell to two senior staff members in the next year. Dean of the College Sarah Bolton has been named president of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, effective July 1. And Provost Will Dudley ’89 will begin as president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., on Jan. 1, 2017.
Hales Professor of Psychology Marlene Sandstrom has been named dean of the college, effective July 1. Sandstrom, who served last year as director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford, has been at Williams since 1999. She’s served on and chaired several committees, including the Honor Committee, the Committee on Academic Standing, the Committee on Undergraduate
Teddy Cohan ’16 is among the first cohort of students to be named a Schwarzman Scholar, a scholarship program created by Blackstone Group founder Steven A. Schwarzman. The scholarship will fund a one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Cohan, a political science major, is one of 111 students from 32 countries chosen
Since the Oct. 3 launch of Teach It Forward: The Campaign for Williams. alumni have participated in a variety of ways. These include attending campaign events, volunteering and making gifts to the college. Here are some of the many ways Ephs have engaged with the campaign, as of Jan. 31.
Williams offered admission to 246 students under its early decision plan. The 121 women and 125 men make up 44.7 percent of the incoming Class of 2020. The class has a target size of 550. The students come from 35 states and eight countries. U.S. students of color make up 26 percent of the cohort, which
On Feb. 4, the campus community took part in Claiming Williams, a day of conversations and questions around the topic “Examining the Williams Way.” The event, now in its seventh year, grew out of the student-led Stand With Us movement. This year, New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb delivered the keynote address, “The Half
Four Williams faculty members have been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1. They are: Jacqueline Hidalgo, Latina/o studies and religion. Hidalgo’s research focuses on Latina/o religious traditions as they shape race and gender relations in the American West. She teaches courses including Latina/o Identities: Constructions, Contestations and Expressions; Utopias and Americas; Scriptures
“The words most associated with Anne … are ‘dignity’ and ‘grace.’ Not a bad way to be remembered.” —President Adam Falk in a letter to the campus community about the passing of Anne Sawyer on Feb. 16. She was 97. Anne Sawyer came to Williams in 1961, when her husband, Jack Sawyer ’39, was named
Derek Galvin ’18 stands on Chapin Hall’s stage in his stocking feet, furiously conducting an arrangement of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The singers’ voices fill the newly renovated space, but Galvin’s trained ear detects a gap in the vocals. He abruptly stops the performance. Keith Kibler, co-director of the Williams Opera Workshop, who’s singing