Presidential Induction Speeches

A collection of Williams College Presidential induction speeches.


Induction Address of President Francis Christopher Oakley
Induction Address of President Francis Christopher Oakley
Induction address of President Oakley concerning the effects of modernization upon education and the importance of diversity within a student body.
Induction Address of President Franklin Carter
Induction Address of President Franklin Carter
Induction address of President Franklin Carter concerning the college as distinguished from the university, the importance of liberal arts, necessity of studying Hebrew theocracy, and the necessity of a Christian basis to learning.
Induction Address of President Harry Augustus Garfield
Induction Address of President Harry Augustus Garfield
Induction address of President Garfield concerning the chief end of the American college and the meaning of citizenship.
Induction Address of President James Phinney Baxter III
Induction Address of President James Phinney Baxter III
Induction speech of President Baxter regarding World War I and the importance of education, especially the social sciences, in preventing a second war.
Induction Address of President John Chandler
Induction Address of President John Chandler
Induction address of President Chandler concerning effects of the loss of national innocence on education, the purpose of a residential college, student/faculty expectations, and the relation of liberal arts to the technocratic age.
Induction Address of President John Edward Sawyer
Induction Address of President John Edward Sawyer
Induction address of President Sawyer concerning the effects of economic modernization on society, the response required of higher education, the obstacles faced by this generation of students, and the academic experiments he plans to implicate.
Induction Address of President Mark Hopkins
Induction Address of President Mark Hopkins
Induction Address of President Mark Hopkins concerning the importance of education in societal evolution and the necessary components of a wise system of education
Induction Address of President Tyler Dennett
Induction Address of President Tyler Dennett
Induction address of President Dennett concerning the college as a corporation and a community along with concerns for free speech, free thought, and the purpose of education.