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Presidential Induction

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Williams College celebrates the appointment of Maud S. Mandel as its 18th president with a formal Induction ceremony at 4 pm in Chapin Hall. Mandel comes to Williams from Brown University, where she has been a faculty member and Dean of the College, the university’s senior undergraduate academic officer.

As Brown’s Dean, Mandel has been deeply involved in efforts to advance diversity and inclusion, leading a collaborative process with students and staff to open the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center (FLi Center), the first center at any Ivy League school to be dedicated to first-generation students. She has also led numerous efforts to enhance Brown’s curriculum, seeking to strengthen student learning in the core competencies of a liberal arts education, including writing, reading, research, data analysis, problem-solving and public speaking.

In her scholarship, President-elect Mandel examines the ways policies and practices of inclusion and exclusion in 20th-century France have affected ethnic and religious minorities, most notably Jews, Armenians and Muslim North Africans.

This is a ticketed event. The academic processional will step off at 3:40 p.m. Community BBQ and dance party to follow!

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