Community Conversations & Collaborations

Williams Hosts Mini Symposium on Access and Inclusion in STEM

On July 8-10 Williams hosted doctoral and post-doctoral scholars from groups historically underrepresented in the STEM plus fields at the college’s first STEM mini-symposium. Over the course of the symposium, scholars attended panels about teaching and research at a liberal arts college and the job application process and had conversations… Continue reading »

Students Travel to New York City for Arts and Culture Tour

The Davis Center was pleased to invite 20 Williams students on a cultural excursion to New York City, March 17, 2018-March 19, 2018.  This year’s theme, “Examining Power, Privilege, and Identity Through Art”, aimed to engage participants in dialogue on the ways societal infrastructures frame people’s existence.  We observed themes… Continue reading »

February 1 is Claiming Williams Day: Stand With Us Now

On February 1, 2018 Claiming Williams Day will invite the college community to Stand with Us Now — to come together to consider ways to support each other across the differences — racial, religious, national origin, gender, political, ethnic, economic, etc. — that strengthen the community. Throughout the day, there… Continue reading »

Athletes Discuss Social Identity on Campus

During Winter Study, members of the Cross Country team and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) discussed social identity on campus. The discussions focused on various visible and invisible identity markers and categories and encouraged athletes to get to know each other, acknowledge power dynamics, think about the range of… Continue reading »

Campus Safety and Security Talks About Bias

On December 13, 2017 the Campus Safety and Security (CSS) team led by Dave Boyer convened for its monthly dinner and professional development. During the meeting, the team engaged in a deep conversation about bias and its impact on and off campus and discussed opportunities for supporting a diverse, equitable and… Continue reading »

The Williams Libraries Diversity Discussion Group

Over the course of the academic year, the libraries have engaged in a discussion group reflect on diversity and inclusion in libraries.  The purpose is to have conversations in a safe space, using a  shared vocabulary to understand issues of diversity in academic libraries. Johnathan Miller, Director of Libraries at… Continue reading »

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Northeast Regional Conference

On September 29 & 30, Williams will host the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Northeast Regional Conference.  The event will bring together approximately 130 MMUF fellows and coordinators from 10 colleges and universities in New England for a series of speakers and presentations.  A highlight of the conference will be panel presentations… Continue reading »

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