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Message from Board Chair Eisenson: Honoring Adam Falk with two campus namings

To the Williams Community,

I am pleased to report that, at last week’s meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to honor Adam Falk, our 17th president, by naming the Science Quad in his honor. The decision continues a Williams tradition of naming important public spaces in honor of our past presidents.

In addition, a group of current and former Trustees and other generous donors have endowed the directorship of the Center for Learning in Action (CLiA) in Adam’s name. The Adam Falk Directorship is a tribute to his founding support for the Center, which engaged more than 800 Williams students in projects across our community and region this year alone.

The naming of the Adam Falk Science Quad will be formalized during the opening of the new Science Center. The naming of CLiA’s Falk Directorship goes into effect immediately, with current director Paula Consolini thus becoming the Center’s first Falk Director.

The Science Center project and CLiA are both examples of the transformative work this community accomplished under Adam’s leadership. We are delighted to be able to recognize Adam’s substantial contributions as our president in these important and lasting ways, as we wish him well in his new post.

Sincerely,

Michael R. Eisenson ’77
Chair of the Board of Trustees

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#1 Comment By anonymous On January 24, 2018 @ 11:06 am

Did they run this by the committee on institutional censorship?

#2 Comment By anonymous On January 24, 2018 @ 11:10 am

This news makes me sick.

#3 Comment By frank uible On January 24, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

Unnecessary snark.

#4 Comment By David Dudley Field ’25 On January 24, 2018 @ 1:54 pm

Is this a huge compliment or a huge insult? They could have named one of the big new buildings after Falk . . .

#5 Comment By Munzer On January 24, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

Maybe they should have made the Director of Communications position an endowed position in honor of “Mistress Falk”.

What a joke. They fire Falk, then pretend not to by honoring him. Another example that reputation is more important than truth.

#6 Comment By Alum-Anon On January 25, 2018 @ 2:19 am

What a joke. They fire Falk, then pretend not to by honoring him. Another example that reputation is more important than truth.

Or perhaps it can be observed that naming honors are less about the person named than protecting the reputations of those on the committee.

Or, perhaps they just want to show that they give a Falk.