Author: Adam Falk

Redefining ‘the best’: Clarifying the College’s mission

The recent opinion piece by David Kane ’88, “What Does It Mean to be the Best?” (Sept. 20, 2017), is based on two premises that are, to be charitable, retrograde…

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Philanthropy and naming: In response to calls for re-naming Horn Hall

There has been considerable discussion recently about the principle of naming buildings at Williams. Here is how I see the issue: we are the college we are because of the…

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An open letter from the Board of Trustees: Responding to the Proposal for Transparency and Accountability

We write to continue a productive conversation that members of the Board of Trustees had with students in October, and, specifically, to respond to the Proposal for Transparency and Accountability…

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Toward the future

There’s been a lot of discussion – on campus and off – about my recent decision to establish a committee to consider aspects of how the history of Williams is…

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How to disagree

Last week saw two different instances of our community dealing with disagreement. In one of those situations, I saw a model for how we should respond and behave toward one…

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Enlightened dialogue

Over the past month, concerns have been expressed within the Williams community about the selection of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as this year’s Commencement speaker. Much of the…

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