Since 2011, the Warrior-Scholar Project has been working to "ensure that every degree-seeking enlisted veteran and transitioning service member succeeds in the transition to higher education and beyond."
For members of Williams College's class of 2021, Monday was a day to celebrate the grit and hard work that got them through the last four years.
But their class speaker reminded them it also was about something else: the privilege that got them to Williams in the first place.
The college previously announced that instead of its traditional June commencement exercises, it will hold a Senior Celebration on May 31. Since grades will not yet be completed for the spring semester, seniors will not receive diplomas at the Monday ceremony.
Mandel taught at Brown as a visiting assistant professor, and then as professor of history and Judaic studies while also serving as dean of the college before joining Williams as president in July 2018.
In the interim, the college agreed to work with the commission to document the histories of Chandler House and Hardy House and to advertise their availability to anyone who wants to preserve the structures in whole or in part.
The college's actions have included an investigation by its Campus Safety and Security Department into a Friday night party that reportedly drew 80 to 100 people to Wood House in contradiction to the school's COVID-19 protocols.
This series was organized by Professor of Art Stefanie Solum along with other faculty members of the Lecture Committee, which is currently chaired by Greg Mitchell, chair and associate professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies.
Williams College saw the expected number of positive COVID-19 test results in its student population as it moved into the spring semester, officials said on Thursday.
Most of those positive tests were found among students before they returned to campus.
Last week, Williams College took a big step in helping that process when it was named, along with two academic partners, the recipient of a $4.9 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the non-profit's Just Futures Initiative.
Promotions will take effect July 1, 2021, for Jeremy Cone, psychology; Christine DeLucia, history; Matthew Gibson, economics; Lama Nassif, comparative literature; Christina Simko, sociology; Owen Thompson, economics; Emily Vasiliauskas, English; and Zachary Wadsworth, music
The bottom line: students will face tighter restrictions due to the nature of the winter season, the current spread of the novel coronavirus nationwide and the increase in the number of students planning to be on campus.
Last week, the president of Williams College announced to the school community that the college will provide office space to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s Tribal Historic Preservation Extension Office.
Dr. Erwin Stuebner also said that while it was unfortunate the college had to change the status of two students to remote learning because of violations of Williams' COVID-19 protocols, it is also encouraging to see the institution take that step.
The Williamstown Apothecary is a collaboration between Berkshire Health Systems and Williams College that will expand access to prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and many other products, in close proximity to the Williams campus.
The college's vice president for finance and administration told the board in a virtual meeting that the impact on the community is something that is discussed every day by the school as it prepares for the beginning of students' arrival on Aug. 24.