Goodbye Williams, with love

As I reflect on my three years at the College, I cannot help chasing the good thoughts with tears of joy and love. I cannot help but think about the 1000 students, led by the Minority Coalition, who signed a petition to administration to open a Muslim chaplain position. Despite senior administration at Williams having no clue of what that would mean or could mean to have a Muslim chaplain, they courageously listened to the student population and provided an open door. President Adam Falk was in his first year then, and this was exactly the type of daring change of diversity and institutional breadth he wished for Williams going forward. The limits of such daring change were pushed even further when the Muslim chaplain position was expanded to a full-time position that included an associate coordinating role with the Center for Community Engagement.