Controversy at the Log

When the Log was renovated in 2016, new attention was paid to a mural in the Black room of the Log.  Painted during WW II to adorn what was, at the time, a gathering space for alumni unaffiliated with any fraternity house, the mural depicts Col. Ephraim Williams and Mohawk leader Theyanoguin on September 8, 1755, the day they and their troops were ambushed and killed in a battle, which took place near Lake George.  Many on campus raised concerns about the painting’s portrayal of Native Americans, which in turn led to questions about whether the Log and other spaces on campus felt inclusive to our increasingly diverse community.  Read how the College responded: