William & Mary has an illustrious history. It is Virginia’s oldest college, the second institution of higher education founded in British North America prior to the American Revolution, and it has the oldest college building in the nation. It is also the only university in the nation granted a royal charter directly from British monarchy, […]
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If you’ve talked to many students at William & Mary, you’ve likely noticed that it’s uncommon for them to be interested in a single field. Double-majoring, picking a minor, and choosing interdisciplinary fields are all common ways students choose in their quest to graduate as a well-rounded student. Film and Media Studies is a structured […]
We Admit It! Summer is a wonderful time of year. Williamsburg is gorgeous, summer visits are in full swing, and we have welcomed a new group of senior interviewers who are currently busy meeting with the potential applicants for the Class of 2022. As we begin to turn our focus to next year’s applicant pool, […]
It’s mid-summer, and it is time for geological fieldwork with my undergraduate research students. As I’ve written before, geologists commonly go to the field to collect their primary data, and for William & Mary geologists, summer is a prime time to gather field data for Senior Research projects. The prudent geologist wears pants in the […]
After 146 days, 50 cities, 21 hostels, 19 plane rides, 10 countries, 8 languages, 3 time zones, 2 continents, I am finally back in the US! Studying abroad in Spain has been one of the craziest, best and most challenging seasons of my life. I intersected with people from all over the world. From Australians […]
Computer science is concerned with the systematic study of algorithms for describing and transforming information. At William & Mary, students can choose to either major or minor in the program, and graduate students may pursue a master’s degree and PhD. The university also offers a five-year program, leading to the one-year master’s degree. The minor requires […]
Remarks prepared for the opening session of the SCHEV Civic Engagement Education and Assessment Summit at William & Mary on June 9, 2017: Over the past few decades hundreds of best colleges and universities in the United States have established centers for some form of community or civic engagement. The centers exists in physical and […]
We’ve just finished our first William & Mary Geology 310 course to Norway. For 11 days, 16 students and two Geology faculty trekked around and over the Lofoten Islands. This post highlights the last half of our trip. On Friday, May 26th we took our longest road trip from our base in Henningsvær journeying west ~40 […]
Guest blogger Cameron How explains the intention of his Lifetime Speech in the brief video linked below. Students enrolled in the W&M DC Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement were assigned to give an interpretation of the intended learning outcomes of the class. Students were expected to reflect on personal gifts for leadership, to humbly […]
As I concluded my freshman year, I could easily name off a few seniors who gave me the best advice, served as the greatest inspirations, and whom I’ll be forever thankful for. I was already planning on staying on campus through graduation, and thought what better way to spend these last few days than among […]
Guest blogger Leah Dillard provides us a summary of some of the site visits as part of the W&M DC Summer Institutes. Our first site visit at the Capitol Building set the scene for our visits the rest of the two weeks. The quality of these visits was unexpected; I thought we would receive a […]
Guest Blogger Ka’miya Gunn shares her gift for poetry and music as part of an oral presentation for the DC Summer Institute. My story Takin’ Over was the first song that I ever released on SoundCloud. It was my first chance to tell my story. For that, it will always hold a special place in my […]
Guest blogger Bill Bearden shares wisdom on what he’d like to pursue as his life well lived. This speech is part of a class assignment for the DC Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement. In the name of solidarity Together we have achieved that which no individual may take credit for and that which […]
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At William & Mary, students may choose to major in anthropology, which will earn them a Bachelor of Arts, or minor. In order to earn a BA in Anthropology, students must take 33 credit hours within the major. These include a major computing requirement, a major writing requirement, and a set of core requirements that […]
Hey everyone, Corinne here again. The American Politics Institute has wrapped up its second week of intense discussions on polarization, and with that, the class portion of this summer program is over! It was a wild ride. The second week of speakers was just as impressive as the first, and I’ve come away feeling like an expert […]
I remember the first time we sailed through a “dead zone”. I remember the dark red color of the water and the smell of the rotting fish floating on the water’s surface. I remember the thick and slimy red algae pushing against our boat and sticking to our rudder. Most of all, I remember realizing […]
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The Geology 310 course has been in Norway for nearly a week, and we are enjoying the diverse terrain of the Lofoten Islands. The weather has been suitably pleasant, it is downright mild by Arctic standards with an ever-changing mixture of clouds, bits of sun, and only a few spots of light rain (thus far). […]
Allow me to preface this article by stating I do not plan to join the military anytime soon, however, my recent exposure to the process of mission analysis has me fascinated, and has allowed me to consider the possibility of becoming a military officer. In early May, when I could have been studying for finals, […]
William & Mary has over forty undergraduate programs you can choose to major or minor in. As a well-rounded liberal arts student, it can be difficult to narrow your interests down enough to choose a single field (or two) to major in. Choosing a major is a big decision, so this summer W&M Peer Advising […]
Hello y’all! My name is Sheng, I am a rising sophomore at the DC Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement (LCE). I’m also an international student, and I plan to double-major in International Relations and Computer Science. The main focus of the LCE Institute is on leadership. We are also interested in the role […]
Hey everyone! My name is Corinne and I’m a fellow at the W&M DC Summer Institute on American Politics. We’ve just wrapped up our first week here in D.C. and it’s already been a whirlwind of an adventure. I can’t wait to share it all with you! First, a little about myself: I’m a rising […]
Read at the Candlelight Ceremony on May 12, 2017: It is such an honor to stand with you tonight on YOUR special occasion. This is your weekend and your Candlelight Ceremony. I am so grateful and I want to give you a moment to remember. I want to give you an Oprah moment – everyone […]
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It is embarrassing to admit just how many times I jotted down service hours!! in my high school agenda to remind me of something I constantly made my last priority; I saw service work as a tedious burden. My perception of volunteer roles evolved when I joined Aim4 at William & Mary, and the idea solidified upon […]
W&M just finished its graduation celebration, and, as is a yearly tradition in the days after graduation, the Geology Department’s Regional Field Geology course (GEO 310) is off. This year we are headed in a different direction – as we’re traveling north by northeast to Norway, and we’ll be north of the Arctic Circle in […]
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I sat in the courtyard at the School of Education with my two best friends from graduate school on either side of me, the three of us waiting patiently for our program to be called up to receive our degrees. I kept telling my friend Gillian that I wouldn’t believe I had completed all the […]
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