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W&M Cypher

In honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., W&M students participated in acts of service around the Williamsburg community yesterday. Tribe Pride! Learn more about the different ways the students spread hope in the community: http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/honoring-king-by-bringing-hope.php
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@WMNews: W&M students create care bags for abused, neglected children as part of #MLK community day hosted by @OCEatWM https://t.co/qSCMufmyNC
Scene@W&M: MLK service day
W&M students partner with CASA as part of MLK service day.
Vocation, Capacity, Community Part One

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 […]

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@WMNews: ICYMI Bruce Campbell on @goodreasonradio discussing why German detective novels are diff. from their Amer. cousins https://t.co/OOGnKa0NO3
@williamandmary: Welcome back, Tribe! Have you noticed anything new on campus? Let's kick off the spring semester with a game of https://t.co/Ny6W05L6Su
It's a cloudy first day of spring semester, but we're so happy our students are back on campus. We hope you're having a great first day of classes, Tribe! #wmregram c/o @hello_mr.lemon
@WMNews: When you can’t make sense of quantum mechanics … try thinking like a Bayesian. https://t.co/vWrJZs9TFP
@WMNews: Check back with us later this week for a story https://t.co/PGSh1KF6YP
@WMNews: .@wminfotech makes upgrades to cable, classroom tech over winter break https://t.co/pBI24J7h8y
@williamandmary: In honor of the legacy of MLK Jr., W&M students are participating in a day of learning and service. #TribePride! https://t.co/VPRwB6i2Kq
Welcome Home!

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 […]

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Hello From the Other Side (of the Atlantic Ocean)

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 […]

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@williamandmary: These are tools from back in the day. And when we say “the day,” we’re talking maybe 2.5 million yrs ago. @WMNews… https://t.co/Cqm5nTpQr2
@williamandmary: RT @TribeAthletics: Powerful words from new @buffalobills HC Sean McDermott on what @WMTribeFootball HC Jimmye Laycock has meant to him… https://t.co/OUc76lO1Cj
@WMNews: Caring for the community earns Delmonaco 2017 Monroe Prize https://t.co/Q5YENj0XZr #wmcharterday
@WMNews: ICYMI: What a shot! https://t.co/S36ULJp6YY
@WMNews: RT @TribeAthletics: Powerful words from new @buffalobills HC Sean McDermott on what @WMTribeFootball HC Jimmye Laycock has meant to him… https://t.co/OUc76lO1Cj
W&M in 30: Winter Wonderland
@WMNews: RT @williamandmary: It may be 60 degrees today, but we are still thinking of last weekend’s snowfall that turned campus into a winter w… https://t.co/h9KWVpfuDI
It may be 60 degrees today, but we are still thinking of last weekend’s snowfall that turned campus into a winter wonderland. #wmInWinter
@williamandmary: It may be 60 degrees today, but we are still thinking of last weekend’s snowfall that turned campus into a winter w… https://t.co/h9KWVpfuDI
@WMNews: These are tools from back in the day. And when we say “the day,” we’re talking maybe 2.5 million years ago. https://t.co/n3BULWWZqr
@williamandmary: W&M Prof Jason Chen plans to use virtual reality for a greater good — to eliminate prejudice & fuel innovation.… https://t.co/3cMyjmjoi3
In class: Stone tools past and present
Neil Norman, associate professor of anthropology, discusses a 2-million year old stone tool he found in Djibouti while two of his students make their own newer tools.
@WMNews: RT @VIMS_News: . @VIMS_News @LCR_NZ @UConn discovery offers hope for reducing #greenhousegasemissions for #nitrogen:… https://t.co/FODuLeWPvf
@WMNews: W&M professor Jason Chen is using virtual reality to train university geosciences faculty to embrace diversity. https://t.co/s7jHLA13YO
It's hard to believe campus looked like this a few days ago. It's 70 degrees and sunny in the 'burg! We hope your #TribePets enjoyed the snow while it lasted. #wminwinter #wmregram c/o @tribe_pup
@williamandmary: .@angela_rye, CEO of @StrategicIMPACT, will be the speaker at W&M's annual MLK Jr. Commemoration Program on Jan 19. https://t.co/8ooHbCIrB1
@williamandmary: RT @WMSchoolofBiz: Accounting students at @williamandmary connect with accounting and consulting firms at Meet the Firms. #Accounting https://t.co/JVbWA4EcwX
@WMNews: .@angela_rye to speak at W&M's Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration Jan. 19 https://t.co/f4wnVkz4Av @WMDiversityCtr
IR Winter Seminar: Day 7 & 8

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 […]

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Congratulations to former Tribe football standout Sean McDermott ’98 on being named the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills! Tribe Pride! http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/tribe-football-alumnus-sean-mcdermott-98-named-buffalo-bills-head-coach.php
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@williamandmary: MT @TribeAthletics: Congrats to former @WMTribeFootball captain Sean McDermott '98, @buffalobills new head coach! https://t.co/EutD85GRLj
@WMNews: RT @TribeAthletics: Tribe Football now with two former captains as current #NFL head coaches - Mike Tomlin & S https://t.co/yQTWzhLW4n https://t.co/mJYTRHw4Bh
@WMNews: RT @TribeAthletics: Sean McDermott joins @WMTribeFootball alum @CoachTomlin as an #NFL head coach #RisingTribe https://t.co/wK6liI4BY7
@WMNews: .@williamandmary alumnus to serve in White House https://t.co/mqd0Rk90op
@williamandmary: RT @SwemSCRC: Madeleine Albright congratulates Gates on his appt. as Chancellor of @williamandmary (Robert M. Gates Papers) https://t.co/kTS3PyuKhi
@williamandmary: The snow is slowly melting, but the views were gorgeous while they lasted. Check out the @washingtonpost's photos: https://t.co/KmQZEp3x3w
@WMNews: .@WMLibraries acquires rare book on natural history, edition is the only one in the U.S https://t.co/lQeCCgGOEM
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: W&M EMT: W&M will reopen at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11 and resume a normal operating schedule. Follow https://t.co/Shv6mlOYjf
@WMNews: W&M EMT: W&M will reopen at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11 and resume a normal operating schedule. Follow https://t.co/Shv6mlOYjf
More Representation, Better Government

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 […]

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IR Winter Seminar: Days 4, 5, & 6

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 […]

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The Room Where It Happens

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 […]

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It's a chilly but gorgeous #wmInWinter day in the 'burg. Photo courtesy of Instagram's @storyofandrea. Original: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPBYPHJDYVi/?taken-by=storyofandrea
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#wmInWinter #wmregram c/o @storyofandrea ・・・ Our walk took us to campus, beautiful in any season! #williamandmary #wminwinter #wm #college #getoutside #snowfall #winter #brrr #snowday #campus #virginia #sunset #snow
@williamandmary: #wmInWinter RT @WMLibraries Snow fall on Swem & the sundial https://t.co/ynCxtuiKJs
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: W&M EMT: Due to snow and ice, W&M will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 10. All events and classes are cancelled. Follow https://t.co/Shv6mlOYjf
@WMNews: RT @_demiansmith: great photos of #Williamsburg & @williamandmary in the snow https://t.co/ZJ1fJngnsK
@WMNews: RT @TribeMensHoops: Men's Basketball Game vs. Drexel Rescheduled for Jan. 30. #RisingTribe #CAAHoops https://t.co/DqD4KcUohG
@WMNews: W&M EMT: Due to snow and ice, W&M will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 10. All events and classes are cancelled. Follow https://t.co/Shv6mlOYjf
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: W&M EMT: W&M will be closed on Monday, January 9 through 8am Tuesday. All events and classes are cancelled. Follow https://t.co/Shv6mlOYjf
@WMNews: W&M EMT: W&M will be closed on Monday, January 9 through 8am Tuesday. All events and classes are cancelled. Follow https://t.co/Shv6mlOYjf
W&M had its first snow of the season today, making for some beautiful #wmInWinter views on campus. Photo courtesy of Instagram's @alfredohhhhh. Original: https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-ZtWsjb2h/?taken-by=alfredohhhhh
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Campus had its first snow of the season today! #wmInWinter #wmregram c/o @alfredohhhhh ・・・ What comes before the spring
@williamandmary: RT @CharlesEsten: Some of my favorite days were spent at a snowed in @williamandmary️ https://t.co/fLH01VCXgc
@williamandmary: RT @jajacobs_: @williamandmary is quiet under a blanket of snow. #hrsnow #vgsnow https://t.co/jnICJBF8Uc
@WMNews: RT @jajacobs_: @williamandmary is quiet under a blanket of snow. #hrsnow #vgsnow https://t.co/jnICJBF8Uc
@WMNews: RT @goWATA_VA: Service Update (10:00 PM): WATA will be CLOSED & has cancelled all transit service for Saturday, January 7. Please… https://t.co/GAaOYWsj0f
Paying it forward

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 […]

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D.C., Congress, and Networking

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 […]

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@WMNews: RT @TribeAthletics: Weekend William & Mary Athletics Home Events Postponed due to Impending Winter Weather. #RisingTribe https://t.co/u2rM2DQoep
@WMNews: W&M EMT: Due to inclement weather, W&M will be closed as of 7pm Friday through the weekend. Follow https://t.co/Shv6mlOYjf for updates.
@williamandmary: This semester's green fees will be going to an array of projects, from bees to LEDs. @WM_GreenisGold Learn more: https://t.co/lZZxqvZfGj
@WMNews: From bees to LEDs, grants support #sustainability projects across W&M https://t.co/TVaEBzhEGO @WM_GreenisGold
@WMNews: RT @TribeAthletics: W&M's Saturday Swim Meets Postponed Due to Snow #snowingtribe https://t.co/QdTbawXZRO
@WMNews: RT @VIMS_News: #VIMS_News deploys high-tech #Antarctic mooring to study #OceanAcidification in polar regions - via @daily_press -… https://t.co/hmnwsNb0UN
IR Winter Seminar: Day 3

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 […]

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2016 Year in Review
Spending and Representation

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 […]

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@WMNews: RT @williamandmary: Have a look back at this past year at W&M in the 2016 President’s Report now available online:… https://t.co/tBzxgVWyYW
@williamandmary: Have a look back at this past year at W&M in the 2016 President’s Report now available online:… https://t.co/tBzxgVWyYW
It’s been a big year at William & Mary. In the words of President Reveley, we’re pushing toward what we want to become, not simply what we want to maintain. Have a look back at this past year in the 2016 President’s Report now available online: http://presidentsreport.wm.edu
@williamandmary: RT @kbroganski: The @williamandmary campus might be quiet during break, but it is always so beautiful. #wminwinter https://t.co/LvwLPGDS2T
@WMNews: #TBT photos: @williamandmary students make the best of a snow day in 2015. More: https://t.co/7oDPTkd0S4 https://t.co/q6Grqji23X
Forbes Magazine counts Sam Pressler ’15, founder of the Armed Services Arts Partnership, as one of the top 30 social entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Tribe Pride! Learn more about Sam: http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/forbes-names-wm-alumnus-among-top-30-social-entrepreneurs.php
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We miss our students. #wmregram c/o @lauren.robitussin
@williamandmary: RT @JimmyCLewis: Congratulations to fellow @williamandmary alumni @SMurphyCongress on making history today. #TribePride #FL07 https://t.co/FJyfUiqIkV
Experiences in India: Inspiring and exciting

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 “unofficial” nature of the trip. As I mentioned in my first blog post, there was no […]

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A Little Perspective

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 […]

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IR Winter Seminar: Day 1 & 2

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 […]

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@williamandmary: .@Forbes counts W&M alumnus Sam Pressler ’15 among top 30 social entrepreneurs under 30. #30Under30 #TribePride… https://t.co/rvwawoY8ht
DC Winter Seminar: Meet Ebony Martin

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 […]

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@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: ICYMI #TribePride https://t.co/lGnXkZ1GoD
@WMNews: .@Forbes names W&M alumnus @SamPressler, founder of @ASAP_Vets, among top #30Under30 social entrepreneurs https://t.co/YHwZ9xoZmh
@williamandmary: RT @WMSchoolofBiz: Amy Domiano talks about the first-year experience as an MBA student at @williamandmary https://t.co/QXrylCAuSw
@WMNews: The @TribeWbb team is on a roll! https://t.co/6nAAcaP0Nx https://t.co/8U6zOLg3Ud
DC Seminars 2017 Day One

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 […]

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@williamandmary: Follow along with @VIMS_News researchers as they document their #Antarctic expeditions: https://t.co/IxZpGA0lUM https://t.co/F2PC3SuzrB
Science Fiction: Economics in a Dystopian Future

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 […]

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I Will Seville Later, Williamsburg

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 […]

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@WMNews: Congratulations to Sam Pressler '15 https://t.co/BdOs0AjYPg https://t.co/H0kBNE4OLN
DC Winter Seminar: International Relations, 2017

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, […]

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Whether it's to volunteer more, hit the gym or get involved on campus, we want to know. What's your New Year's resolution?
@williamandmary: Whether it's to save money, volunteer more or pay a visit to your alma mater, we want to know. What's your New Year https://t.co/5B53lMr8BN
Whether it's to save money, volunteer more, hit the gym or pay a visit to your alma mater, we want to know. What's your New Year's resolution?
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#HappyNewYear, Tribe!
@williamandmary: Wishing each and every member of the Tribe family a healthy and #happynewyear. https://t.co/PlmcGq7QuN
Wishing each and every member of the Tribe family a healthy and happy new year.
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@williamandmary: Before we welcome a new year, let's take a look back at our 16 most popular photos of 2016! View the rest on FB: https://t.co/YLAEa87gEu
Before we welcome a new year, let's take a look back at our 16 most popular photos of 2016!
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Coming to the College of William & Mary: Transitions in Life

Life is transition. To believe that one’s 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’s been a privilege to work with such highly motivated people. My position […]

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Quiet campus.
@williamandmary: Campus sure is quiet with the students gone for winter break. https://t.co/OSP3JQO8xL
Campus sure is quiet with the students gone for winter break.
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No tree is complete without a William & Mary ornament. How are you showing your #TribePride this holiday season? Show us in the comments! #wmregram courtesy of Instagram's @goldmanstandard. Original photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BN_GsLEgwN5/
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How are you showing your #TribePride this holiday season? #wmregram c/o @goldmanstandard ・・・ Decorating the 🌲 isn't complete until we hang the #williamandmary Wren Building ornament! #tribepride
Heading Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays – Admission Office Closed for Winter Break

We Admit It! It’s 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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Snuggling to stay warm
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Lining up to cast their sprig of holly
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Tossing her holly sprig
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Laying of the yule log
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Those with this year's honor
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Gentlemen of the College
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Santa Reveley
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Santa's elf
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Watching with delight
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
The animated Santa Reveley
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Warm hats were definitely needed
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Director of Choirs James Armstrong
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Santa Reveley takes the podium
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Totally enthralled with Santa
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Reminiscing of Christmases past
Before students take off for Winter Break is the long-awaited Yule Log ceremony. Students are treated to live holiday music & student speeches explaining international holiday traditions. The climax is when the university president takes the stage dressed as Santa Claus & reads a rousing rendition of a story like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frozen students then pile into the Great Hall to toss ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Yule log fire for good luck. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Happy #WinterSolstice, Tribe! Who's ready for campus to look like this again? #wmInWinter
Happy Winter Solstice, Tribe! Who’s ready for campus to look like this again? #wmInWinter
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Ode to a Freshman Dorm

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 […]

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Long Live Yule Log

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 & […]

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The leaves have fallen, campus is quiet and winter is just days away. Before we bid farewell to fall, check out the photos shared by the W&M community throughout #wmInAutumn on Storify: https://storify.com/williamandmary/wminautumn-2016
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We hope you (and your #TribePets) are enjoying the break! #wmregram c/o @paddington_thee_bear
Kiplinger's annual list of Best Values in Public Colleges is out, and W&M has been ranked fourth for in-state students and sixth for out-of-state students. Tribe Pride!
Kiplinger's Best College Values
#WrenCrushWednesday #wmregram c/o @phoebegalt ・・・ Sitting in my favorite spot, the Wren second floor window seats, watching fall's last hurrah and surveying campus from my bird's eye view 🖼#wmoverlooked
Demystifying Academic Life for a Graduate Student

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 […]

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20 Years of Teaching Structural Geology at William & Mary

‘Tis the season for grading final exams. Once the grading is complete, it’ll be time to determine who’s 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’ve taught a structural geology course. […]

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W&M in 30: WCWM Fest
Highlights from WCWM Fest sponsored by WCWM Radio and AMP. William & Mary students from SOHLL, Talk to Plants, and The Masaharu Effect opened for headliner Frankie Cosmos. For more information, visit https://wcwm.wm.edu/
Scenes from W&M's 2016 Yule Log ceremony
Highlights from the 2016 Yule Log ceremony at William & Mary.
Season's Greetings from William & Mary!
Season’s greetings, from all of us at William & Mary!
William & Mary Theatre, Speech & Dance
Learn more about the William & Mary Theatre, Speech, & Dance department.
We are live from the annual Yule Log celebration! The ceremony will begin at 7pm. Leave a comment below telling us about your favorite part about this time-honored tradition. See anyone you recognize? Tag ‘em!
Scene@W&M: Pre-Kwanzaa celebration
Members of the William & Mary community hold a pre-Kwanzaa celebration.
Scene@W&M: Pancake house
Sadler Center is turned into a pancake house serving up midnight breakfast food.
W&M Now: History of Yule Log
Final exams are in full swing and Yule Log is fast approaching! On Friday evening you will be able to participate in the beloved tradition from wherever you may be by tuning in to the live stream right here on Facebook. Learn more about the history of #wmyulelog in the latest W&M Now!
The President's House is ready for its holiday close-up!
Scene@W&M: Trimming the tree
(Music by the Gentlemen of the College.) Shelia Harris, manager of the President's House at William & Mary, and student members of the W&M Spotswood Society adorn the Christmas tree in the President's House at William & Mary.
Mattey's Garden clean-up
W&M freshmen & transfer students participate in Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day, serving with nonprofit organizations around the Williamsburg area. The annual day of service is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
SHOW Day @ Heritage Humane Society
W&M freshmen & transfer students participate in Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day, serving with nonprofit organizations around the Williamsburg area. The annual day of service is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
W&M students @ Habitat ReStore
W&M freshmen & transfer students participate in Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day, serving with nonprofit organizations around the Williamsburg area. The annual day of service is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Mattey's Garden refresh SHOWs
W&M freshmen & transfer students participate in Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day, serving with nonprofit organizations around the Williamsburg area. The annual day of service is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
SHOWing some canine love
W&M freshmen & transfer students participate in Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day, serving with nonprofit organizations around the Williamsburg area. The annual day of service is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Crim Dell Restoration Project
W&M freshmen volunteer their service as part of SHOW Day to remove invasive plant species and clean up the Crim Dell. Chopping down the bamboo is a major undertaking. The ultimate goal is to be able to see the Crim Dell Bridge from the Sunken Garden. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Fighting the plant invaders
W&M freshmen volunteer their service as part of SHOW Day to remove invasive plant species and clean up the Crim Dell. Chopping down the bamboo is a major undertaking. The ultimate goal is to be able to see the Crim Dell Bridge from the Sunken Garden. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
SHOW Day project
W&M freshmen volunteer their service as part of SHOW Day to remove invasive plant species and clean up the Crim Dell. Chopping down the bamboo is a major undertaking. The ultimate goal is to be able to see the Crim Dell Bridge from the Sunken Garden. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Campus is decked out for the holidays! Click and drag the photo or tilt your phone for a panoramic view of the Wren Yard.
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Campus is all decked out for the holidays. Good luck on finals, everyone!
Sir Christopher Wren Building
Tradition has it that the building was designed by the famed English architect Sir Christopher Wren who designed St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Cohen Career Center
The Career Center provides quality services & programs that facilitate the career development process for W&M students & alumni. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Decisions are rolling out tonight from @wmadmission. Help us jump up & down, celebrate and welcome the newest members of the Tribe! #wm2021
Early decisions are rolling out tonight from William & Mary Undergraduate Admission. Help us celebrate, congratulate and welcome the newest members of the Tribe! #wm2021
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ICYMI: W&M recently celebrated the dedication of the first two buildings named for people of color at the university.
Low 70s and a nice breeze...a perfect #wmInAutumn day in the 'burg. #WrenCrushWednesday
"Building the Brafferton": Curators discuss the exhibition
Co-curators Danielle Moretti-Langholtz and Buck Woodard discuss "Building the Brafferton," an exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art about the 18th-century Indian School at William & Mary. The exhibition is comprised of objects from the Muscarelle Museum of Art and other generous lenders, listed here: http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2016/lenders-for-building-the-brafferton.php
Scene@W&M: Stomp dance
The W&M community participates in a Stomp Dance.
Thanksgiving break may be over, but campus is as stunning as ever for the last week of classes. #wmInAutumn Photo courtesy of Instagram's msb_757. Original photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNVU5mQBw0S/?taken-by=msb_757
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Welcome back, Tribe! We hope you had a great Turkey Day Break. #wmInAutumn #wmregram c/o @msb_757 ・・・ A tranquil walk on the campus of William and Mary during the Thanksgiving weekend. #william_and_mary #williamandmary
William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art will soon expand significantly as it becomes part of the new Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts. The center will be established with the central mission of advancing art and artists, building a dynamic and vibrant community, promoting thought-provoking dialogue and encouraging diverse and creative thinking. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2016/wm-announces-new,-multimillion-dollar-martha-wren-briggs-center-for-the-visual-arts.php
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Happy Thanksgiving, Tribe! What are you thankful for today? Photo courtesy of Instagram's @amandashieldstravel
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Happy Thanksgiving, Tribe! What are you thankful for today? #wmregram c/o @amandashieldstravel
Wishing everyone safe travels if you're preparing to head out for the #Thanksgiving holiday!
Scene@W&M: Turkeypalooza 2016
Campus organizations collect food for persons in need during the period of thanksgiving.
Can we talk about how beautiful campus has been lately? #wmInAutumn
Timothy Beck '17
Timothy Beck is recognized as a distinguished campus leader and the inaugural recipient of the Patriot’s Dream scholarship, a privately-funded $1,000 award for an undergraduate student veteran. Read more about Beck at https://wmalumni.com/get-informed/gale/2016/connecting-student-veterans.html
In class with DeLaurenti: 'Atari' punk synthesizers
Christopher DeLaurenti's students create analog synthesizers as a hands-on means of exploring music.
W&M in 30: Bubble Soccer Tournament Hosted By Sigma Epsilon
The fraternity Sigma Epsilon hosted the second annual SigEpic Soccer, a bubble soccer tournament on the Sunken Garden that raises money for the Williamsburg chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information, visit http://www.wm.edu/offices/oce/programs/local-engagement/directory/big_brothers_big_sisters_of_greater_williamsburg.php
McLendon to lead 50th-anniversary celebration
Jacquelyn McLendon will lead the 50th-anniversary celebration of the first residential African-American students at W&M.
Scene@W&M: Crim Dell restoration
W&M students are leading an effort to rid the Crim Dell-area of bamboo and other invasive species.
Hislop: How did the military prepare you for William & Mary?
Student and U.S. Air Force veteran Haleigh L. Hislop '17 discusses how her service in the military prepared her to attend William & Mary. For more information about attending William & Mary. Please check out our website at www.wm.edu.
Hislop: Why should veterans find out more information regarding William & Mary?
U.S. Air Force veteran Haleigh L. Hislop '17 discusses why military veterans should look into William & Mary as a place to start and finish their post-military educational goals. For more information about attending William & Mary. Please check out our website at www.wm.edu.
W&M Now: Dedicating Lemon & Hardy Halls
Teaching video at W&M's Youth Film Institute
W&M students offer key instruction during the 2016 Youth Film Institute.
Cate-Arries' students subtitle "Three Days in July"
Francie Cate-Arries, W&M professor of Hispanic studies, led her students to create English subtitles for the documentary "Three Days in July."
Scene@W&M: Toilet-paper ribbon cutting
William & Mary photography students celebrate the opening of the Andrews Hall photo lab with a toilet paper ribbon cutting ceremony.
W&M Tack Lecture: "The Detective is Not a Nazi" (edited)
Excerpts from the autumn 2016 Tack Faculty Lecture delivered by Bruce Campbell.
W&M Tack Lecture: "The Detective Is Not a Nazi" (complete)
The Tack Faculty Lecture featuring Bruce Campbell delivered at William & Mary on Oct. 27, 2016.
Scene@W&M: International pumpkin carving
Scenes from the Reves Center's annual pumpkin-carving event.
W&M Dining partners with KelRae Farm
William & Mary Dining Services by Sodexo formed a partnership with KelRae Farms, a family farm owned by Randy and Michelle Gulden in Toano, Virginia, in order to provide the freshest and healthiest ingredients to William & Mary students.
Clinton, Trump and Presidential Baseball
Government professor Paul Manna and students ponder an upgrade to Presidential Baseball in anticipation of the November presidential election.
Gov. McAuliffe discusses cyber-data and the humanities
Excerpts from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's remarks at the Commonwealth Data Analytics and Humanities Summit held at William & Mary.
W&M Now: Costuming The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Busbee: World Wide taxation vs Territorial taxation
Howard J. Busbee, Clinical Professor of Accounting & Taxation at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, discusses the different aspects of World Wide and Territorial taxation systems both 2016 presidential candidates, Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton may have to consider when making tax policies. Prior to joining the school of business, Busbee was a Tax Partner with 33 years of experience in the Philadelphia, Atlanta and Richmond offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as the firm's Southeast Regional Tax Director and on its Board of Partners.
Busbee: How will either candidate consider making tax policies?
Howard J. Busbee, Clinical Professor of Accounting & Taxation at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business discusses how 2016 presidential candidates Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton will consider making tax policies once elected to office. Prior to joining the school of business, Busbee was a Tax Partner with 33 years of experience in the Philadelphia, Atlanta and Richmond offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as the firm's Southeast Regional Tax Director and on its Board of Partners.
Busbee: Donald Trump on taxation of businesses
Howard J. Busbee, Clinical Professor of Accounting & Taxation at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business discusses 2016 presidential candidate Donald J. Trump's plan to tax businesses and corporations. Prior to joining the school of business, Busbee was a Tax Partner with 33 years of experience in the Philadelphia, Atlanta and Richmond offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as the firm's Southeast Regional Tax Director and on its Board of Partners.
Busbee: Hillary Clinton on taxation of businesses
Howard J. Busbee, Clinical Professor of Accounting & Taxation at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, discusses 2016 presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton's plan to tax businesses and corporations. Prior to joining the school of business, Busbee was a Tax Partner with 33 years of experience in the Philadelphia, Atlanta and Richmond offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as the firm's Southeast Regional Tax Director and on its Board of Partners.
Busbee: What are the tax plans of the presidential candidates? Part 2
In a second video, Howard J. Busbee, Clinical Professor of Accounting & Taxation at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, discusses the tax plans of both 2016 presidential candidates, Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton. Prior to joining the school of business, Busbee was a Tax Partner with 33 years of experience in the Philadelphia, Atlanta and Richmond offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as the firm's Southeast Regional Tax Director and on its Board of Partners.
Busbee: What are the tax plans of the presidential candidates?
Howard J. Busbee, Clinical Professor of Accounting & Taxation at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, discusses the tax plans of both 2016 presidential candidates, Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton. Prior to joining the school of business, Busbee was a Tax Partner with 33 years of experience in the Philadelphia, Atlanta and Richmond offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as the firm's Southeast Regional Tax Director and on its Board of Partners.
W&M in 30: Homecoming 2016
KH Kim: Crisis in creativity
Professor of Educational Foundations KH Kim discusses creativity in America in light of her new book "The Creativity Challenge."
Highlights from the 2016 W&M homecoming parade
Highlights from the 2016 homecoming parade at William and Mary.
The Spotswood Society: Celebrating 20 years
Members of the Spotswood Society, a campus group charged with leading tours of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, discuss their roles.
W&M's 2016 Raft Debate (complete)
Complete video coverage of the 2016 Raft Debate at William and Mary.
Scenes from the 2016 Raft Debate
Highlights from the 2016 farcical battle of the disciplines at William and Mary.
Shushan: Does political rhetoric matter regarding the Middle East?
Debra Shushan, an Assistant Professor of Government (Middle East Politics) at William & Mary discusses why Middle Eastern political rhetoric matters to either 2016 presidential candidate.
Shushan: How will each presidential candidate focus on Israel?
Debra Shushan, an Assistant Professor of Government (Middle East Politics) at William & Mary discusses how each presidential candidate will focus on foreign policy with regards to Israel if elected.
Shushan: How will either presidential candidate focus on Iran?
Debra Shushan, an Assistant Professor of Government (Middle East Politics) at William & Mary discusses how each presidential candidate will focus on foreign policy with regards to Iran if elected.
Shushan: Do both candidates agree on an issue?
Debra Shushan, an Assistant Professor of Government (Middle East Politics) at William & Mary discuss the issues that both presidential candidates agree on in regards to Middle Eastern foreign policy.
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