- Putting College Rankings in Perspective
President Adams discusses the meaning of rankings
Colby, Fall 2006
- Educational Mission Dictates College's Costs
"Colby costs what it does because we are committed to offering the best residential liberal arts education available anywhere in the world."
Colby, Spring 2006
- The Learning Curve
Technical Knowledge is No Substitute for a Liberal Education (2.19MB pdf)
- On Postings and Other, Sometimes Uncivil, Discourse
Colby's first-year class assembles to hear a few words from the president.
Colby, Fall 2005
- Athletics and Its Role
President William Adams considers the place of athletics in student life at Colby.
Colby, Winter 2004
- Higher Education: The Status Game
President William Adams says "the unmeasureables matter far more."
Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2003
- International Diversity is Good for Colleges, Good for Maine
President William Adams argues that diversity makes Maine stronger.
Central Maine Newspapers, Sunday, January 26, 2003
- Iphigenia's Truth
President William Adams revisits classical themes as war looms.
Colby, Winter 2002
(also published in the Baltimore Sun, "See the Tragedy of March to War", January 12, 2003)
- Race Has a Place in College Admissions
Students learn more powerfully when exposed to individuals from different backgrounds.
Los Angeles Times, December 29, 2002
- International Students: A Risk-Benefit Analysis
Orlando Sentinel, December 9, 2002
- The Liberal Art of Giving
Colby, Spring 2002
- Diversity and the Future of Affirmative Action
Colby, Summer 2001