This post continues our month-long seminar about President Adam Falk’s Induction address.


We learn a lot about ourselves and our communities through the stories we tell about who we are. These stories are important not because they represent the only true history, but because in returning to them we are choosing what we wish to reaffirm in our identity. Some of the great stories of Williams, and the lessons we draw from them, are worth recalling as the College enters a new era.


I love this approach, both rhetorically and substantively. Might have been nice to provide a shout out to Storytime, one of the more pleasing additions to the Williams culture in the last decade. (All hail Rachel Ko ’09!) Without reading ahead, which stories do you think Falk will choose to emphasize?

Which stories do you think are most important to Williams?

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