President Maud S. Mandel
c/o Office of The President
Hopkins Hall, 3rd Floor
880 Main Street
PO Box 687
Williamstown, MA 01267
Dear President Mandel,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and diversity. In these subjects or core values, I like to learn the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discirmination, improve education reform to improve learning, protect the environment from pollution, expand on diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, and many others. President Mandel, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 18th President of Williams College and your work on history to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as 18th President of Williams College, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights causes by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination in order to protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Supporting accommodations to help students with disabilities like extra time on exams or use educational software to help improve comprehension, expanding tutoring services to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, implementing more liberal arts, arts, humanities, history, and basic classes to make education diverse along with make more opportunities for students to find subjects that they want to learn are great ways to improve education reform. On diversity, I like on how you work on hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college and expand on programs to help educate staff members and students about different cultures along with the need for diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background. Another thing that I like about your work as President of Williams College is how you expand on more research programs to help students get engage to learn how different topics can make a great difference for society, push for more scholarships to help low income students or minorities get assistance on getting into college or affording supplies, and heavily express the need to reduce high tuition cost to help students from paying high costs in order to get a college. Besides your work as President of Williams College I like on how you use your role as a history professor to help emphasize the importance of human rights including civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, advocate for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, a strong need for health care to help people who have pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford insurance get the care they need, and many others. Also I like on how you advocate for the need for more jobs in history to help improve society and expand on education in history.
President Mandel, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. When I was young I developed an interest in learning history because I wanted to learn how society works and help comfort me when I face challenges with a disability including some form of discrimination. History was challenging in middle school through Washtenaw Community College in Michigan due writing essays including taking test. Your role as a history professor and some of the articles that you wrote where it focus on American history, civil rights, human rights, and many others helped me continue my interest in history and to help give me some guidance. In history I have always like visiting museums, memorials, and historical or cultural sites to help expand my knowledge, understand how different historical period or culture has shaped society, and learn not to repeat the same mistakes in the past. Another thing that I like in history is to learn the importance of make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, expand on health care to help improve lives while combat against diseases, have immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and many others, Your role as 18th President of Williams College helps me continue my motivation to learn history, social justice, and diversity. I hope someday I can use what I learn to make a difference for society.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society and history. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, improve education reform, expand on diversity, advocate for social justice, and use history as a tool to help educate people or to find ways to make society a better place. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work as President of Williams College including your work in history, and continue to learn history. I hope that my story about my interest in history inspires you. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I hope that I can meet you and visit Williams College. Continue to make a great impact on society and history.