Media Coverage Archive

Coverage in Williams Record News Articles

Gaudino program alters fellowship options – September 11, 2013

Thaler, students discuss immigration – April 17, 2013

Stories circulate in living Library – March 6, 2013

First Gaudino debate to confront ‘Williams brand’ – January 16, 2013

Bernhardsson leads expansion of Gaudino initiative on danger – October 3, 2012

Experiential learning programs encourage faculty discussion – April 25, 2012

Faculty approve changes to academic requirements and Gaudino program – April 11, 2012

Gaudino option sees continued popularity – February 29, 2012

Human library provides forum for storytelling – February 15, 2012

Professors welcome danger at Gaudino Forum – November 9, 2011

Four students win national awards – April 13, 2011

Bernhardsson appointed as College’s next Gaudino Scholar – March 16, 2011

Gaudino lunches spark new conversations – December 8, 2010

Gaudino lunches foster community discussion – October 20, 2010

Induction, Convocation inspire community – September 29, 2010

71 students elect Gaudino for fall courses – September 22, 2010

Faculty approve Gaudino option for five-year trial – March 17, 2010

Lama explores faith, in leprosy colony – February 10, 2010

Gaudino committee proposes curricular experiment – October 21, 2009

College grieves with nation – September 18, 2001

Gaudino Fund encourages experiential education, innovation – May 1, 2000

Williams Record Op-Eds and Commentary Mentioning Gaudino

Mirror, mirror – May 8, 2013 by Jenny Tang ‘13, Gaudino Student Trustee

The discomfort zone – April 28, 2010 by Meghan Rose Donnelly and Will Slack

Assessing the Gaudino option – March 17, 2010 by The Williams Record Editorial Board

Have you failed recently? – November 5, 2008 by Edward Burger

Letter: Gaudino vision lives on – October 19, 2005 by Ken Thomas

From Outside Williams

Liberal Arts Colleges in American Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities – A speech by Carleton College President Stephen R. Lewis, Jr.

In 1957 I took my first course in Political Science from Professor Robert Gaudino, one of Williams College’s legendary master teachers. In his course on comparative politics, we used the concept of “political culture,” and as a budding economist I felt it was a squishy notion at best, and useless at worst. Forty-five years later I have a very different view: culture does not determine everything, but it is a very, very important aspect of why some institutions (colleges, corporations or countries) succeed, and why others fail. So, I will focus my remarks on issues related to the culture of the institution, including how the culture is transmitted and might be transformed, why I believe it is so important, and what presidents, deans, trustees and faculty leaders might do to promote cultures that serve the interests of our students.

While still in college I expressed some curiosity about college administration, and even ventured a question or two about college presidencies to my mentor and advisor. Mr. Gaudino affected shock and said, “But, Mr. Lewis, I thought you were interested in education!” In my fifteen years as Carleton’s president I often thought of Mr. Gaudino as I suffered through countless hours each week that, at best, seemed only remotely related to the educational process.

For this graduating senior, deep thinking—and teaching—really matters – April 28, 2011 (Graduating Senior Mopati Morake discusses the Gaudino Option)

The Power of Being Made Uncomfortable – September 14, 2010 (Rosenblum.TV)

The Man Who Changed My Life Forever – August 27th, 2010 (Rosenblum.TV)

Adam Wiener is in Peru – Blog by a Gaudino Fellow