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When I talk about vocation with students, I often describe it as the overlap between what you want and are equipped to do and what your communities need. After all, active citizenship, the guiding model of our office, is about prioritizing community in your values and life choices. It is through this lens of vocation […]
Hello all! With Spring 2017 starting in just a few days, we’d like to take a minute to catch you all up on what’s been happening with Peer Advising! First, however, we’d like to welcome the newest members of the Tribe! We all hope you find your place here at W&M and grow to love […]
Well, its official. I have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and will be remaining in Europe until early June! I have been in Europe for only a few days, and I am already in love with life here! I am currently in England, traveling to Oxford, Bath and London with my mom before I¬†head to Seville […]
January 11: The last two days of our winter seminar emphasized the practical application of grand strategy – how abstract theories can be translated into concrete foreign policies. We compared the six main grand strategies’ positions regarding American action in response to a variety of foreign threats: terrorism, rogue states, nuclear proliferation, and the rise […]
January 9: Both of our speakers today mainly focus on improving the representation in government. One through means of changing the electoral system to be more representative. The other encourages¬†the government to be more responsive to voters by looking at how policies regarding money in politics can be better. Drew Spencer from FairVote spoke to […]
January 8: Opportunities to engage with various speakers from around the city continued as the week closed out. On Thursday, we visited the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), one of the premier national security think tanks in Washington, D.C. We heard perspectives from four different staff members on various security dilemmas, both ones […]
January 6: Today the American Politics class had the opportunity to hear from Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center, where he works to influence political elites (mostly politicians) about policy. Following this we got hear from two William & ¬†Mary alumni, who currently work as lobbyists. Jerry Taylor began his career working at the CATO […]
January 5:¬†It has been a jam-packed four-day experience of the 2017 Winter DC Seminar for the Urban Education students. I want to give a little synopsis of what has been going on and what we have learned and then I will touch on two of my favorite activities of this 10-day experience so far. Our […]
January 5: Part of the D.C. program is experiencing parts of D.C. Today the American Politics class went to the National Museum of African American History. The history and culture were presented in an interesting and informing way. Also, as the topic of the course is “Government for the People?”, it is important to remember […]
January 4: State Department Day. For a seminar dominated by¬†international relations and government scholars, many of whom are interested in pursuing careers in this agency or similar ones in DC, this was the day that many of my peers¬†were most excited for. Walking into the lobby of the building, you are met with a striking¬†scene […]
January 4: Our first class meeting this morning was with guest speaker Ryan Alexander, the President of Taxpayers for Common Sense. A lawyer by training, she worked for legal services in West Virginia before going into foundation programming and advocacy work. ¬†At Taxpayers for Common Sense they deal mostly with issues of high debt, mandatory […]
The months during my leave of absence from William & Mary were filled with uncertainty. Though I knew what I wanted to study and got permission from Santhiram general hospital, I felt anxious about the future because of the ‚Äúunofficial‚ÄĚ nature of the trip. As I mentioned in my first blog post, there was no […]
January 3: Classes began for the American Politics class at 10 a.m. sharp to hear from our first speaker. Uber became the favored mode of transport due to the down poor of rain to get the Carnegie Endowment building. Our speaker did not have as far to travel in the weather thankfully as the Brookings […]
January 3: In spite of the less-than-benevolent weather conditions in Washington on Monday morning, the three DC winter seminars kicked off brightly. After a brief introduction of the staff and accommodations at W&M’s Washington Center, we embarked on our 10-day excursion into U.S. grand strategy with a review of the international relations paradigms of realism […]
Hi Everyone, My name is Ebony Martin and I am a senior at W&M. It is officially day two of the 2017 DC Winter Seminar and I am proud to be a part of the Urban Education: Policy, Practices, and Leadership course taught by Professor Stelljes. I can’t even really put into words how much […]
January 2: Today¬†was the first day of the William & Mary DC Winter Seminars for 2017. Students living in the district moved into the Embassy Hotel and 450 K apartments before heading to a welcome lunch and the first class session at the Washington Center. The American Politics Seminar jumped right into course material, discussing […]
In a Science Fiction, post-apocalyptic world, what would our 21st c society leave behind? What would economics look like? As an economist, I often think about how the study of Economics ties into our overall experience as human beings. As someone who thrives on the dreams of futurists and the possibilities of Science Fiction, I […]
Well in 5¬†days I am leaving my cozy house in Chantilly, VA in order to spend the next 5 months studying abroad in Seville, Spain. I will be studying with other W&M students at the Universidad de Pablo Olivade. While in Spain, I will be living with a host mom, taking history, economics and Spanish […]
To begin, a little introduction. My name is Meredith Passero, and I’m a junior at W&M, studying government and economics. In particular, I’m interested in trade policy, terrorism, and post-Soviet development in Eastern Europe. I have generously been given the opportunity to act as blogger for the International Relations DC Winter Seminar this January. Admittedly, […]
Life is transition. To believe that one‚Äôs life has stability or is predictable is to be believing an illusion. Losing my sense of stability may be what is best for me. I have just completed my first semester at William & Mary. It‚Äôs been a privilege to work with such highly motivated people. My position […]
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We Admit It! It‚Äôs time for our admission office team to head ho-ho-home for winter break. William & Mary and the Office of Undergraduate Admission will be closed for the holidays starting today (December 22) at 5pm. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3. Between now and the January 1 Regular Decision application deadline, we […]
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Nearly three years ago on a fateful afternoon in July, the class of 2018 received our freshman dorm assignments. I remember opening the email from Residence Life and calling into the kitchen to let my mom know that I would be living in Taliaferro Hall! I was not expecting her reaction. She swooped into our […]
One of my favorite William & Mary traditions is Yule Log. To be frank, Yule Log was one of my favorite traditions before I even arrived at William & Mary. I was searching different William & Mary traditions online when I was exploring potential¬†colleges in high school (yes, I wanted to go to William & […]
I spent my last two posts reflecting on volunteer and professional development opportunities that have contributed to my graduate student experience at William & Mary.¬†As I start a lengthy Winter Break (did I mention it’s nice to be a student again?) at home in snowy New Hampshire, it seems like the perfect time to reflect […]
‚ÄėTis the season for grading final exams. Once the grading is complete, it‚Äôll be time to determine who‚Äôs been naughty or nice, and dole out final course grades. In the Fall of 1996 I started teaching at William & Mary, and nearly every year for the past two decades I‚Äôve taught a structural geology course. […]
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