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@WMNews: The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program, a cooperative effort between @VIMS_News & Virginia Marine Resources Commiss… https://t.co/Da4lGFT3D3
@WMNews: RT @InternationalWM: Learn about our @WashFellowship Fellows and view @LevarStoney's inspiration welcome at @williamandmary and Irene Ik… https://t.co/x0h8VTM1qh
William & Mary at the World Cup!

We Admit It! We love the watching the World Cup here at William & Mary. Especially when the head coach Jill Ellis ’88, a William & Mary alum, is at the helm. Under her leadership, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup Championship in 2015, and is looking to defend their title […]

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@williamandmary: RT @InternationalWM: Our @williamandmary students in Beijing have finished the 1st week of their program. Here they are at the Summer Pa… https://t.co/4wA7MvoYKB
@WMNews: Assoc. Prof. of Amer. Studies and History Charlie McGovern appears on @goodreasonradio discussing how the ideals in… https://t.co/IR4TTCJqap
'Preacher, teacher, soldier, spy': Exploring John R. Kelso
Christopher Grasso, W&M professor of history, talks about the "compelling" 19th-century subject of his upcoming biography.
Happy First Day of Summer, Tribe!
@williamandmary: #wmInSummer 🌸 https://t.co/S7EzYH8rkQ
It's officially the first day of summer. 🌸 What are your summer plans? #wmInSummer
@williamandmary: RT @klsruns: A nice 7 mile run at my alma mater- @williamandmary before picking up my son at his summer camp -@iDTechCamps. I th… https://t.co/Ra2510Ij6D
@WMNews: “He wrote these very rich and evocative tales about his Civil War experience, but they break off in 1863." History… https://t.co/HLf0mGypXD
@williamandmary: RT @wminfotech: We are so excited to welcome new students to W&M this fall! IT has a lot of resources available to students, like F… https://t.co/MVlD8aljYc
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Take a look inside the world of high-adventure bird banding with @CtrConsBiology: https://t.co/niUli9un4K https://t.co/6yGnL4Ou0q
@WMNews: Take a look inside the world of high-adventure bird banding with @CtrConsBiology: https://t.co/niUli9un4K https://t.co/6yGnL4Ou0q
Today’s #wrencrushwednesday is brought to you by the smell of freshly-cut grass.
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Tomorrow @USWNT & Jill Ellis '88 will take on Sweden as part of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Today, we're taking a l… https://t.co/3n2HXwBXA9
@williamandmary: RT @wmreslife: Summer blooms around our halls! https://t.co/fqPw7xLxNv
@WMNews: Tomorrow @USWNT & Jill Ellis '88 will take on Sweden as part of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Today, we're taking a l… https://t.co/3n2HXwBXA9
@williamandmary: RT @NMAAHC: #OTD in 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, TX—two ye… https://t.co/GouX39zpTZ
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Taxi Drivers Know More Than You Think

By Henry Young ’20, CAD Student Researcher, Summer Fellows Cohort 2018 Hello everyone! I arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, a little more than a week ago and I now finally have time to sit down and reflect on my time here. I have spent the first stint of my stay familiarizing myself with the city […]

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@WMNews: Test of the W&M emergency siren & notification system. No action necessary. During an emergency, info will follow. https://t.co/iBSXeXrYcE
@WMNews: Counseling students from @WMSOE designed and delivered a 10-week counseling curriculum focused on empowering a grou… https://t.co/QapA8v88v8
"...a whole slew of alums, family and friends, an eclectic group of 50, bound by love for the Tribe, has stormed Paris" to support #USWNT & Jill Ellis '88 as they battle for the world cup. Read about their adventures in France: https://tribeathletics.com/news/2019/6/16/tribe-womens-soccer-womens-world-cup-blog-day-one.aspx?utm_source=facebookwm&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=061819-FIFA-Blog
Powered by Caffeine: W&M’s 24-Hour Global Innovation Challenge

By Shivani Gupta ’19, Executive Board Member of WMGIC This year the William & Mary Global Innovation Challenge (WMGIC) drew in over 65 students from a number of different majors and skill areas. The challenge, which started off as a student pitched idea is now a formally recognized student organization, celebrating its third year on […]

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@WMNews: Professor Robert Scholnick has explored how trauma impacted Walt Whitman's prose & psyche: https://t.co/5X9dzXHDPg https://t.co/wcCSbBhzsU
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: ⚠️@williamandmary will test its emergency notification system Wednesday, June 19 at 12:15 p.m. The drill will incl… https://t.co/abmJoPc2Ni
@WMNews: ⚠️@williamandmary will test its emergency notification system Wednesday, June 19 at 12:15 p.m. The drill will incl… https://t.co/abmJoPc2Ni
@WMNews: A sedimental journey: cores from Lake Matoaka trace the development of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of the… https://t.co/hfOpGYlPAs
During exam time, students were invited to take a break from studying and practice mindfulness by taking part in a community mandala mural painting. The mural lives permanently outside the McCleod Tyler Wellness Center. What's your favorite piece of art on campus and where is it?
@williamandmary: RT @ImpactWM: Every day at @williamandmary, one gift, one person, helps a student pursue their passions. Be the one to transform… https://t.co/Cgo251UM9E
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: @WarhillHigh, @JamestownHigh, @lafayetterams & @WJCCSchools: W&M is excited to welcome you to campus for your gradu… https://t.co/jtPt8TK1xe
"The summer research season has arrived at William & Mary," writes Chuck Bailey, professor of Geology and W&M blogger. Bailey and a team of "Gladstone Gladiators" were recently in the heart of VA making a detailed geologic map of the region: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/cmbail/the-gladstone-gladiators/?utm_source=facebookwm&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=061419-summer-research-blog
Civil War years: Whitman encounters trauma
Robert Scholnick, professor of English and American studies, discusses Walt Whitman's service in the hospitals of the Civil War.
Adapting to A New Lifestyle

Hello everyone! Welcome back for an update on how our summer in DC is going. We have been here just a little over a month (wow where is time going?!?!) and it seems we are finally starting to settle into our daily routines. It is in the little things that I realize I am actually […]

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@williamandmary: RT @wmfye: Welcome to campus, incoming transfer students! https://t.co/fxJipfFYhD
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: @ClippersGrafton, @BrutonHS, @TabbHighSchoolT, @yhs_falcons & @YorkCountyVAGov: W&M is excited to welcome you to ca… https://t.co/iYM2CDNe9Y
@WMNews: Boldly pursuing excellence: W&M News caught up with Athletics Director Samantha K. Huge after two years at the helm… https://t.co/PE3SRRpIwJ
@WMNews: Graduate student at @wmschoolofbiz Michael Davis is legally blind, but he has a clear vision of inclusion whether i… https://t.co/FN48taEZRZ
🌈 Looking for a way to celebrate #pride at W&M? The Center for Student Diversity is hosting a clothing drive on June 18th in the Campus Center #159 to start a Trans Locker for LGBTQ+ students. The locker aids transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people who can find it difficult to find places where they can shop comfortably and feel safe. Reach out to @wmstudentdiversity to learn more about the clothing drive.
@WMNews: Senior cataloger at @WMLibraries Kathryn Blue has put 50 years in the books: https://t.co/zIO945RJkY https://t.co/rurme30H4m
@WMNews: W&M is in @NatureNews today examining the role of climate change in armed conflict: https://t.co/kbUbQsoJUj https://t.co/HJCPgisPKW
Michael Davis: Running blind
Graduate student Michael Davis, who is legally blind, became the first runner with a disability to push a rider with a disability to the finish in the Boston Marathon.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently christened its new flagship research vessel, the 93-foot RV Virginia, in a ceremony at the Yorktown waterfront. Learn more about this sophisticated vessel: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/vims-christens-rv-virginia.php
VIMS christens a new vessel
@WMNews: W&M employees are being honored for reaching milestones in their years of service to the university or Commonwealth… https://t.co/k2kVhOVSvW
Finding Our Way in Santo Domingo: Navigating Expectations

By: Katherine Armstrong ’20 Summer Fellow 2019 Cohort Habitat For Humanity, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After a week in Santo Domingo, I am beginning to feel more comfortable finding my way around the city and our neighborhood. Jioni and I are living in a beautifully outfitted apartment in a residential area of the capital of […]

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The Gladstone Gladiators

The summer research season has arrived at William & Mary. This year, I’m starting a new project in central Virginia with a team of undergraduate students. It is truly at the center of Virginia, as our study region includes the geographic center (more precisely, the centroid) of Virginia at 37.5215° N, 78.8537° W. We’re not […]

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@williamandmary: RT @WMLibraries: We have exciting renovations happening in Swem! However, the improvement to our resources will cause normal constru… https://t.co/UWMMy17duO
@WMNews: Ruth Jones Nichols ’96 uses her strong sociology background, which began at W&M, to guide her work as a social chan… https://t.co/NUNzZIELZd
@WMNews: Did you hear? @GovernorVA named two new members to @williamandmary BOV today https://t.co/xm3beAwnpx https://t.co/QkRQPFCm9n
Happy #nationaldonutday! 💚💛
@williamandmary: It's not quite as dignified as a scroll, but we think @lordbot looks good holding a doughnut. 🍩 Happy… https://t.co/0Hs6kxQRid
#TBT to 1935 and soaking up the sun on Lake Matoaka 🛶
Did you catch W&M's appearance on Jeopardy! last night?
William & Mary on Jeopardy!
@WMNews: W&M alumna spreads water safety awareness a year after her husband's death: https://t.co/Lva4QBXnVc https://t.co/GEGZhugoQG
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Tribe, we know that you know the answer to this clue from tonight's @Jeopardy! https://t.co/8W81YzGo7Z
@WMNews: Tribe, we know that you know the answer to this clue from tonight's @Jeopardy! https://t.co/8W81YzGo7Z
@WMNews: Delegate for VA's 89th District @jonesjay '10 lives up to a legacy of leadership: https://t.co/GNvo3F8tzN #wmAlumni https://t.co/XywmRjK2BX
@williamandmary: RT @WM_LemonProject: Have you seen the news section of the @williamandmary Lemon Project website recently? It has both recent and archiv… https://t.co/nyEL5YKFmV
@WMNews: William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in London: https://t.co/a98zqB6f5C #wmAlumni https://t.co/fhWCTFKNZJ
Blue skies + red bricks = #wmInSummer
@WMNews: Classical Studies Professor Vassiliki Panoussi’s new book, Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's rituals in Roman Lite… https://t.co/AbjMPzag6n
Blogger Mariana Eraña Salmerón is spending the summer in DC as part of the Leadership and Community Engagement Summer Institute. Her first few weeks have been filled with excitement and reflection: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/wmindc/a-weekend-for-reflection/
@WMNews: Funded projects in @VIMS_News' inaugural innovation fund competition will advance flood-detection technology and de… https://t.co/bx2Kry2vnF
@williamandmary: RT @VIMS_News: @VIMS_News selects winners of inaugural Innovation Fund competition. Support for projects pitched by researchers De… https://t.co/Y5e9rnnKyc
@WMNews: Recently, @muscarelle artist-in-residence Steve Prince and former W&M first lady Zoë Graves discussed the powerful… https://t.co/NCAhPUHnV5
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: .@williamandmary President Katherine A. Rowe released a statement on the mass shooting in Virginia Beach:… https://t.co/ecSed62xVo
@WMNews: .@williamandmary President Katherine A. Rowe released a statement on the mass shooting in Virginia Beach:… https://t.co/ecSed62xVo
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: We are saddened by the tragic events in Virginia Beach earlier today. Our thoughts are with the victims, their fami… https://t.co/Xk2ElF3LGf
@WMNews: We are saddened by the tragic events in Virginia Beach earlier today. Our thoughts are with the victims, their fami… https://t.co/Xk2ElF3LGf
"...So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone." - Shel Silverstein Do you have a favorite poet or piece of poetry?
"I think it's always about: can my actions show someone else that a) they belong here and b) they can do amazing things here?" Jackie Valles '19 spearheaded planning of W&M’s inaugural LatinX commencement ceremony, but she doesn't think her high school self could have anticipated all that she would accomplish at W&M. How did your time at W&M change you?
Jackie Valles '19 and Ceremonia Raíces
@williamandmary: RT @Imbuto: We are delighted to host students from @williamandmary University, in #Rwanda for the Champion Humanity Initiative,… https://t.co/mOIVhSQiyi
@WMNews: Association of 1775, @williamandmary's military, veterans and government alumni group, is back in action:… https://t.co/XV5skpvNkc
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: ICYMI you can watch the clip here: https://t.co/u5bPjJjGOX https://t.co/x3HdJq7wiO
@williamandmary: RT @SwemSCRC: A painting of the first air balloon trip across the English Channel, featured on the fore-edge of R.W. Hamilton's 𝘕… https://t.co/FjKZnz1wjc
@WMNews: ICYMI you can watch the clip here: https://t.co/u5bPjJjGOX https://t.co/x3HdJq7wiO
Prince and Graves: Portrait and conversation
Former W&M first lady Zoë Graves received a portrait and a conversation during her visit to the exhibition ‘Sankofa: Looking Back, Moving Forward’ hosted by the Muscarelle Museum and its artist-in-residence Steve Prince at Williamsburg’s Stryker Center.
@WMNews: Culture @vulture: Jen Chaney '94 talks TV https://t.co/N2Oorqi5SV #wmAlumni https://t.co/swpi4FlnKX
@williamandmary: RT @wmfye: Check out these upcoming deadlines for incoming students! Tribe Guide: https://t.co/akdOFaS1Dh https://t.co/j3R7WLKrD8
@WMNews: RT @NBCNightlyNews: @williamandmary Our annual commencement roundup airs tonight and your school is featured. Tune in! #NNCommencement
Why William & Mary?

With an undergraduate population of 6,377 students, you may be curious about the individual decisions everyone made when choosing to come to William & Mary! Here are the reasons of our own Peer Advising Executive Board! Natalia Critchley – Program Chair “When I was choosing between colleges, I was lost in all of the different amazing […]

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Scene@W&M: Art against bird strikes
A collaboration between art students and science students aims to eliminate bird strikes at crosswalk windows in W&M's Integrated Science Center.
The mercury is rising here in the 'burg! What's your favorite shady spot on campus?
@WMNews: From @TribeAthletics: Nathan Knight returns to @WMTribeMBB. https://t.co/sIp0Hgxghh https://t.co/D6tOdyE1fN
@williamandmary: RT @STEM_at_WM: #FunFact the original title this iconic painting was “The Scream of Nature.” The @WustholzLab is one of a number of… https://t.co/8hOrwtmcDR
@williamandmary: RT @kawulf: Defense day is a great day ⁦@williamandmary⁩ 😊🎉🍾 congrats Dr. Kristen Beales (w cake inc portrait of George Whitfie… https://t.co/DrXie4l2cp
@williamandmary: RT @WMLibraries: Our special collections department was highlighted in a great article about its role in preserving Williamsburg his… https://t.co/JgwDx3bpeP
A Weekend for Reflection

It is Memorial Day and our summer in DC is officially off to a fantastic start! My name is Mariana Eraña Salmerón and I am a rising junior studying French and Global Studies (Europe). I am part of the Leadership and Community Engagement Summer Institute and I will be updating you on our time with […]

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@williamandmary: Thank you to those who have fallen while serving our country. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. #Memorial Day https://t.co/8UNezrekQb
We honor and remember the service men and women who have fallen while so bravely serving our country. #MemorialDay⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A memorial to 1st Lieutenant Todd W. Weaver, who was killed in action on September 9, 2010, on the William & Mary campus. A pair of tan, military-issued boots sit next to the trunk of a young tree. A smaller version of the American flag on a thin wooden rod is behind the boots, with part of the flag draping over the high tops of the boots. In the background are the blurry impressions of bright green grass, a red brick wall and more trees.]
Thank you to the brave service men and women, including members of our Tribe, who have fallen while serving the United States.
@williamandmary: RT @WMLibraries: Swem Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, to honor Memorial Day. https://t.co/29m5Drt7oD
To the newest of batch of @wmalumni: stay in touch and let us know where your adventures take you! #wmGrad⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: Five photos. 1. A group of graduates clad in black gowns and caps cluster together to pose for a photo during the commencement ceremony. Several are wearing kente stoles, cords, medals and other honors. All are smiling broadly. 2. A graduate poses on a set of steps. They are wearing a green satin stole from the Ceremonia Raíces and holding the Colombian flag. 3. Several students are gathered together to take a selfie. It's nighttime and all are in black caps and gowns and holding candles, a part of the traditional Candlelight ceremony. 4. Graduates file into Zable Stadium for the commencement ceremony. One of the graduates in the middle of the image is smiling and wearing a bright, rainbow stole from the Lavender Graduation ceremony. 5. A group of gowned graduates walk proudly across the red Crim Dell Bridge toward the photographer. Several in the front of the group are wearing the silver and grey stoles of student athletes.]
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Wise words: Glenn Close's '74, D.A. '89 #wmGrad speech made @TIME's list of best commencement speeches in 2019. Che… https://t.co/L2pBr4ErD4
@williamandmary: RT @global_wm: These W&M students would make @ABCSharkTank proud. After placing at the Institute's Shark Tank competition… https://t.co/ztwJxwuhoe
Take a look back at some scenes from this year's commencement festivities. 🎓
Photos from William & Mary's post
@williamandmary: What's on your summer reading list? 📚https://t.co/7FlRqjNTVW
@williamandmary: RT @GDSchwieterman: The past two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of working with @williamandmary undergrads at the @VIMS_News Eastern Sho… https://t.co/tTp0hCrYmT
One Scholar, One Day: Jackie Valles '19
By the time she reached her senior year, scholarship recipient Jackie Valles ’19 was well-known across campus for her work leading the Latin American Student Union. Most recently, she played a central role in organizing William & Mary’s first-ever Latinx Graduation Ceremony, Ceremonia Raíces [Roots], where she also offered moving remarks to fellow students. Learn more about her journey at William & Mary and the scholarships that helped along the way.
"Every skill I’ve refined through Smart Woman Securities, Investment Club, and other opportunities to pitch, has fueled my high-level interest for the stock market!" Blogger Alicia Draper '20 writes about the technical skills she acquired in her extracurricular groups: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/agdraper/acquiring-technical-skills/ What club or group at W&M helped to shape your future path?
@williamandmary: RT @WMSOE: Excited to launch a new master's concentration in military and veterans counseling! The online program will prepare… https://t.co/lalaIgAAWx
then ➡️ now. #wmGrad⁣ (📸: @tedi_telly, @lia_cheng, @shoogmama)⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: Two photos. The first photo is a vintage photo which features a small infant sitting on a striped couch. The baby has an infectiously-happy grin and is wearing a baby-sized green sweatshirt which has the words "William & Mary" in large letters on it. The second photo features a graduate, which is the baby of the first photo but all grown up, sitting on the stone steps of the Sir Christopher Wren Building. The graduate is wearing a William and Mary graduation cap and gown and an equally-infectious smile.]
📸: @frederickschwarzmaier who writes, " Every now and then someone or something extraordinary comes along that changes everything. Every now and then is every day at William & Mary! ❤️" -- [Image Description: It's a bright, sunny day at the Sir Christopher Wren Building. In the foreground, a dark statue highlighted with a blueish patina depicting Lord Botetourt sits upon a white marble pedestal. A red brick pathway extends behind the statue toward the building, which is also built of red bricks. The perspective is such that the large white doorway and the white balcony and bell tower above the door appear to the right of the statue with the Wren Building's iconic weathervane reaching the top of the statue's head. The sun forms a bright corona behind the bell tower. A few trees sit on a vibrant, green lawn and their bright green foliage fills part of the sky on the left and right sides. A large swath of brilliant blue sky fills up the top two thirds of the image.]
Where will your travels take you this summer?⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: William & Mary has many red brick pathways on its campus, but a look down at this pathway shows that it is unique. Nestled among the red bricks is a large, square stone of grey rock. It's oriented in a "diamond" configuration, turning the surrounding bricks into red triangles in the square image. In the middle of the grey stone is a compass rose made of dark metal. It features a many-pointed star that has a golden design of a many-spoked wheel at its center. A large "N" denoting the north direction sits at the top of the diamond. Similar ironwork "E" "S" and "W" letters fill out the remaining cardinal directions.]
Blogger Dani Greene found herself in a tricky situation when she accidentally dropped out of W&M while studying abroad. Whoops! Don't worry, her story has a happy ending: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/dkgreene/accidentally-dropped-william-mary/ -- [Image Description: It's a bright sunny day. The Sir Christopher Wren Building, a large and red brick building, is viewed at an angle. A light-colored wooden fence borders the Wren Building and runs across the length of the image. A large tree with a thick trunk and roots sits on the left side in the foreground and its branches frame the top of the building.]
Finally Home!

After a year of challenging courses, long-lasting friendships, lengthy applications, and countless people swinging into the academic and dorm hallways back and forth, I AM FINALLY HOME! Today, I thought I would tell you a story of how I ended up writing an interdisciplinary thesis rather than a regular one, as well as why it […]

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Next stop: the world. #wmGrad⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: Several graduates in black caps and gowns with various hoods, cords and accessories are milling about in front of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, slightly out of focus. One graduate stands in the center of the image, close to the camera but facing away from the camera. The graduate appears to be staring at the building in the distance. The Wren Building is comprised of red bricks and features two "wings" on either side a large central section. It features many tall windows on multiple stories. Perched on top and barely visible is the building's iconic bell tower and weathervane. The graduate's head and mortarboard are perfectly framed on either side by green and gold vertical banners suspended on the Wren Building's front.]
W&M in 30: 2019 Commencement
2019 Commencement recap in 30 seconds!
Class of 2019, thank you for making our Tribe stronger, bolder and better. Next stop: the world.
W&M in :30 - Commencement 2019
Commencement 2019: Glenn Close's keynote
Glenn Close delivers the keynote address during the 2019 Commencement ceremonies at William & Mary.
Commencement 2019: Rhea Sharma's student address
Rhea Sharma delivers the student address during the 2019 Commencement ceremonies at William & Mary.
Commencement 2019: Gates' welcoming remarks
Robert Gates delivers welcoming remarks during the 2019 Commencement ceremonies at William & Mary.
Commencement 2019: The graduate walk
2019 graduates of William & Mary take a final walk across campus prior to their commencement exercises.
Graduates line up at the Wren Building for the walk across campus.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Students walk through the Wren Building on their way to Zable Stadium for the 2019 Commencement cermony.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Students begin their walk across campus for the 2019 Commencement ceremony.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Graduates gather at the Wren Building before the traditional walk across campus.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Tribe Pride is celebrated in Zable Stadium!
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Commencement award recipients
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Students cross the Crim Dell bridge on the way to the Commencement ceremony.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Today is definitely reason to celebrate the Green & Gold!
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Awarded to a graduating senior on the basis of character, scholarship and leadership, this year's Carr Memorial Cup went to Corey York.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Opera singer Denyce Graves (right) receives an honorary degree from Gates.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Student Commencement Speaker Rhea Sharma
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 addresses the graduating class.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Student Assembly President Brendan Boylan '19 and W&M President Katherine A. Rowe enter Zable Stadium for the 2019 Commencement ceremony.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Throughout the weekend, 1,438 undergraduate degrees and 764 graduate degrees were conferred.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Graduates walk across the Crim Dell bridge on their way to Commencement.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Attorney Sybil Shainwald ’48 (front) received an honorary degree during the Commencement ceremony.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Smile for the camera!
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Commencement 2019
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Graduates pose for a photo in front of the Wren Building.
Commencement 2019 Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
2019 Honorary Degree: Sybil Shainwald '48
Pioneering women’s rights attorney Sybil Shainwald ’48 received an honorary degree at the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Watch and learn more about the lawyer and activist who has fought for women’s rights, especially in the area of health, for more than four decades.
2019 Honorary Degree: Denyce Graves
World-renowned opera singer Denyce Graves received an honorary degree at the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Watch to learn more about the internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano.
2019 Honorary Degree: Jane Batten HON '17
Philanthropist Jane Batten HON ’17 received an honorary degree at the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Watch and learn more about Batten’s philanthropic efforts and dedication to education.
2019 Honorary Degree: Glenn Close '74, D.A. '89
Glenn Close, who received an honorary degree from William & Mary in 1989, was awarded an honorary fellowship, the highest honor that a college of Royal Charter can confer, at the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Watch and learn more about her time at William & Mary and her advocacy for mental health through Bring Change to Mind. For more information on Bring Change to Mind, please visit bringchange2mind.org.
We are live from the 2019 Commencement ceremony in Zable Stadium! The broadcast will begin at 8am with footage of the senior walk across campus. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors and graduate students.
W&M Commencement 2019
Alma Mater will always be home, but now it’s time for the Class of 2019 to share their light with the world. Congrats, grads!
Women at William & Mary

We Admit It! We love celebrating our major milestones at William & Mary. This past year we just celebrated the anniversary of 100 years of Women at William & Mary and our first female President. Since then, over 55,000 women have graduated from William & Mary. Starting with just 24 women, they soon became trailblazers that didn’t […]

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Commencement 2019: Senior reflections
W&M seniors reflect on their undergraduate experiences prior to Commencement.
Scene@W&M: Gamelan garage
Community members end the semester with music in the "gamelan garage."
#tbt to #wmGrad last year. Get your walking shoes ready, #wm2019!⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: An aerial view of the Sir Christopher Wren Building: A mosaic of shingles in shades of black and grey comprises the building's roof while red bricks form the building's walls. The angle is such that the two "wings" of the building, the Great Hall and the Wren Chapel, jut out toward the bottom of the image and are connected by a horizontal stretch of building at the top of the image. In between the wings is a green courtyard split by three red-brick pathways. Streaming up the center pathway and into the building are the black gowned and black capped forms of dozens of graduates. The building is also dressed for the occasion with several green and gold banners hanging from the upper story, a large green banner with the university's name and logo on it hangs from a center balcony and gold balloons flank either side of the building entrance.]
It's almost time for the Class of 2019 to make their Senior Walk through the Wren Building. 🎓
Students helping students in the Writing Resources Center.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Writing Resources Center in Swem Library
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
These W&M seniors are "done" with their last day of classes.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmInSpring
This W&M senior is happy to grab for the Wren Bell cord one final time.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmInSpring
Graduating seniors ring the Wren Bell on the last day of classes, taking part in an annual campus tradition.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmInSpring
Cop a squat with a snack on the Last Day of Classes.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmInSpring
I (accidentally) dropped out of William & Mary

On the evening of March 26th, I realized that I was no longer enrolled as a student at William & Mary. I discovered this when the William & Mary online portal wouldn’t let me register for classes. Not understanding at first what was wrong, I immediately called the registration office to determine why I was […]

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Cheering you on as you reach the Finals finish line. You've got this! ⁣💛 —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: Three students, all wearing clothes of green and gold emblazoned with "William & Mary," are cheering excitedly. The student on the left is shaking green-and-gold pom poms in the air.] ⁣
W&M study abroad: Images from the world
Selected images from the 2019 study-abroad photo competition hosted by the Reves Center for International Studies at William & Mary.
One journey ends and another begins: watch this year's Commencement live this Saturday starting at 8 a.m. See it here on our Facebook page or at www.wm.edu/commencement/watch.
Gizaw '20: Neurodiversity advocate
Martha Gizaw '20 has emerged as a campus leader in the neurodiversity movement.
Neurodiversity: Embracing differences in being
W&M assistant director of students Lesley Henderson discusses W&M's neurodiverse student population.
Try, Try Again

My 18 month old daughter has been learning how to use a fork. As often happens with anything new, she’s had a lot more failures than successes. One day at supper, she was especially focused on getting strawberries (which have the perfect texture for a little fork user), onto the fork and into her mouth. […]

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As you make your way around the 🌎, don't forget to bring us along by tagging us in your #TribeTravels photos. ⁣ ( 📸: @natella_spread from Alaska)⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: Two people, bundled up in cold weather jackets and gloves, stand on a mountain in Alaska. The ground is largely covered in snow, but pockets of tall grasses poke through sporadically. Swaths of dark green shrubs or short trees interrupt the snow in a couple of places. In the distance, the snowy terrain curves steeply upward indicating further heights left to be scaled. The two people are holding between them a vertical flag with a gold border and a deep green interior. It features a former W&M logo with a large yellow "W" "&" "M" up top and a yellow script "Tribe" below.]
New from the W&M blogs: as another academic year draws to a close, several students reflect back on their "why W&M" reasons. "I was looking for a school that would challenge me to break through my own barriers and discover new aspects of myself, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to become a part of the Tribe’s unique history and scholarly prestige." https://wmblogs.wm.edu/admiss/why-wm-7/
Senior vignette: How music works
W&M senior Harrison Feiner looks across musical styles to inform his own compositions.
Senior vignette: Comfortable uncertainty
Senior Noah Petersen believes the "bumps on the head" received at William & Mary have shaped him into the person he had become.
Senior vignette: Confidence through engagement
W&M senior Reema Patel believes volunteering at Eastern State Hospital transformed her undergraduate experience and emphasized the importance of learning through engagement.
😍 Dreamy Crim Dell vibes courtesy of @tmmawesome ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A red wooden bridge with cream-colored slats, arches over a small body of water. Trees line both banks: beige trunks of varying thicknesses, some with bright green leaves and some with dark green foliage. The sun illuminates the trees so that they almost appear to be glowing. The reflection of the trees and bridge on the blueish-green water below forms a colorful mosaic.]
Commencement is right around the corner! 🎓
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Neoacadian Poets in the Blue Ridge

Every spring my Earth Structure & Dynamics class visits the Appalachian Mountains on our weekend field trip. The goals of the trip are twofold: 1) practice doing structural geology in the field, and 2) decipher the geologic history of the Appalachians. It’s easy to achieve the first goal, as over the course of the weekend […]

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Decisions, Decisions – Fall Transfers 2019 Edition

We Admit It!  It’s an exciting time here at the Admission Office. The spring is here, the flowers are blooming, and the moment you have been waiting for is finally here: we have finished application review for the newest incoming class of transfers. Regardless of the decision outcome, we want you to know that you are […]

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Looks like it's time for spring (Was that too much? Do we need to dial it back a little?) #wminSpring⁣ 📸:@taking_flyte⁣ ⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: A metal sundial dominates three quarters of the image. A heavy green patina covers the metal, though roman numerals that mark the various hours and minutes across its face are still faintly legible. The pointer (also called a gnomon) contains a fancy vine motif and is aimed at an angle away from the camera. It almost appears to be pointing to a flower bed directly behind the sundial. In the bed are a jumble of tulips in shades of white, yellow, orange, dark purple and pink. A bright green hedge provides a border behind the tulip bed.]
DC Center Winter Seminar Gives Students First-Hand Look at Urban Education

This winter, 26 six students started off their spring semester exploring the many complicated aspects of urban education. As part of the 2019 William & Mary D.C. Winter Seminar at the W&M Washington Center, the students enrolled in a seminar together. The three-credit course, Urban Education: Policy, Practice, and Leadership, provided students with an intensive and hands-on introduction to the […]

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Why W&M

We Admit It! As the year comes to a close, we always like to take a moment to reflect. For some students like Alison Walsh, they just finished up their first year at William & Mary, engaging in the community and going on a multitude of adventures. Other students like Matthew Packer are graduating after a fulfilling four years, […]

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The sound of bells is filling the Williamsburg air today as seniors celebrate the end of a long journey. Happy Last Day of Classes, Tribe!
Going to be on campus for Commencement? Download the W&M Mobile app and tap W&M Grad to browse events and build a custom schedule, learn about the #wmGrad slideshow, and find updates, maps, parking and other essential info – for iOS, Android and mobile web. www.wm.edu/app
This year's One Tribe One Day was a record-breaker: 13,144 donors made a gift to support the W&M community on and off campus. Learn more: https://advancement.wm.edu/news/2019/otod-2019.php
Scene@W&M: Earth Day 2019
Scenes from the 2019 Earth Day celebration at William & Mary.
Acquiring Technical Skills

On March 30th, I had the opportunity to participate in the Women’s Stock Pitch & Leadership Summit at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business alongside Jay Thompson, Alden Wagner, and Vivian Xi. In 2017, I attended the conference and wrote an article about it. I was also part of the stock pitch team in […]

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Yesterday was one extraordinary day that will immediately impact our campus (and beyond) and it's all because of your support. Thank you, Tribe!
Preparing '... & Mary'
As part of W&M’s commemoration of 100 years of coeducation, a group of faculty and students collaborated this semester to create the devised theatre piece "... & Mary,"
Thanks to your help, we've unlocked the One Tribe, One Dunk Challenge. Who'll be taking the plunge? Tune in to find out.
Impact William & Mary
2019 One Tribe One Day: Layla Abi-Falah '17, J.D. '20
"There is no amount of money I can give back that would repay everything they've done," said Layla Abi-Falah ’17, J.D. ’20, of her time with W&M's Global Research Institute and The Project on International Peace and Security. "If I can just keep paying it forward and keep funding the dreams of those who are in the exact same space I was four years ago, then I know that's really important." Join Layla and help give future students a priceless experience: http://giving.wm.edu/otodfb #OneTribeOneDay
2019 One Tribe One Day | Our Moments Connect Us As One
We've all had William & Mary moments: ones we wished would never end and others we couldn't wait to start. These experiences weave our lives together in ways we didn't realize were possible and remind us of the people we were and the place where we still belong. Remember and share your W&M moment and be the one who makes a difference for future generations by making your gift this #OneTribeOneDay. http://giving.wm.edu/otodfb
2019 One Tribe One Day: Matthew Gibert '97
Matt Gibert ’97 cites ringing the Wren Bell on the last day of classes as his most memorable W&M moment. "William & Mary is a special place…because it's a special group of people that are unified by these traditions, unified by excellent education and unified by a common desire to grow and learn....What we give back to the university, however large or small it might be, is that grounding back to the traditions and the education we all share in common." Join Matt in making an impact on #OneTribeOneDay: http://giving.wm.edu/otodfb
2019 One Tribe One Day: Ann Brown-Hailey '86
James Lee Brown was a William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball fan and loved going to games with his daughter Ann Brown-Hailey ’86. When Omar Prewitt ’18 took the time to thank her ailing father personally for coming to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, the moment stood out to Ann. Help create more W&M moments by making your gift this One Tribe, One Day: http://impact.wm.edu/otodfb
Scene@W&M: Astral Fashion Show
Clips from the Astral Fashion Show hosted by W&M's Students of Hip-Hop Legacy (SoHHL) and Rocket Magazine.
Small Packages

Hey everyone! This week, we’re doing a special edition of the transfer blog – a joint post from all three of us! As some of you may already know, during admissions season, William & Mary sends postcards to a handful of potential incoming freshmen. In admissions, we like to call these “Likely’s!” These Likely’s carry […]

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Hannes' spiders: Toward synthetic silk
Hannes Schniepp, associate professor of applied science, announces the synthetic creation of nanofibrils that are key to the strength of brown-recluse spider silk.
Celebrating Active Citizenship

Last week, the Office of Community Engagement hosted our annual celebration of active citizenship. We invite all students, faculty, staff, and community partners to come together in recognition of the important work of the past year. No blog post can encapsulate the many things to be celebrated, so I am just going to highlight four […]

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College? I Never Left!

I work at a college for my day job, which means in a way, since I first began at William & Mary, I’ve actually never left college. I’ve worked at three different universities, and William & Mary will always hold a special place as it was where I first learned how higher education could be […]

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You Can Self-Design Your Major?

Do you love William & Mary, but are worried about coming because we don’t offer the exact major you want? There is a solution! With a little paperwork, you can design your own major to fit your needs! How do I do this? Start by finding a faculty member who can be your advisor, hopefully […]

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Hanging the exhibition: 'Objects of Ceremony'
W&M students involved in the Curatorial Project under the direction of Alan Braddock, professor of art history and American studies, curate the exhibition Objects of Ceremony: Effervescence, Decay, and the Everyday at the Muscarelle Museum
A working rehearsal: Premiering 'Whitechapel Arias'
W&M's Opera Workshop rehearses English professor Nancy Schoenberger's new play 'Whitechapel Arias,' which recounts the experiences of victims of Jack the Ripper.
On the Road Again

Last week much of the William & Mary Geology department hit the road again en route to the Geological Society of America’s Southeastern Section meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. It’s an annual spring ritual for W&M Geology students as this meeting is well-timed and can be the perfect venue in which to present research to […]

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What Even is Self-Care?

Hey everyone! I hope application season has been treating you well! I remember this time of year my freshman year…applications looming in my mind while midterms started really picking up steam. It’s easy to feel bogged down by all your deadlines so remember to take some time and do some self-care! I want to dedicate […]

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Ethical Challenges in Political Science: A Panel Discussion

Featuring Faculty Researchers from the Global Research Institute By Jane Handa ’21 On Friday, February 15, the Social Science Research Methods Center hosted a panel of researchers at an Ethics in Political Science discussion. There were three panelists: Kelebogile Zvobgo, political scientist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California, Professor Paula Pickering, director […]

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Should I Study Abroad?

I am currently a little over a month into my semester studying abroad in Wollongong, Australia. Life studying abroad in Australia is probably 10% marvelous adventures, and 90% just living life like an average Australian. That being said, I’m so glad to have the opportunity to take part in everyday life here because, though the […]

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Team Agile Impact: Water resistance testing
W&M undergraduates conduct one of a series of tests as they collaborate with NASA to create a functional data recorder to ultimately assist with landing payloads on Mars.
Bits of the 2019 Raft Debate
Short sequences from the 2019 Raft Debate at William & Mary.
Dedicating the Bray School marker
W&M and the Lemon Project dedicate the Bray School marker on March 15, 2019.
Dedication of the Bray School marker
W&M and the Lemon Project dedicates the Bray School marker on March 15, 2019.
Scene@W&M: Comedy bits
A few jokes from the 2019 Comedy Brew hosted by AMP.
Scene@W&M: Art and words
Images and words from the W&M senior Capstone Art Show at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center. (Artists include: Indigo Cristol, Ellie Grace, Kaelee Helms, Zhengyang Huang, Dale Lattanzio, Yanlin Li, Keeilah Moseley, Annika Papke, Matt Parciak, Lauren Reheuser, Sydney Scafidi, Dani Wallace and Amy Zhang.)
Scene@W&M: Bunny therapy
Students de-stress at Swem Library with therapy rabbits.
Junk DNA and the Strawberry Genome
The old-fashioned strawberry is having a renaissance thanks to new genetic research. William & Mary Assistant Professor of Biology Josh Puzey and two of his students joined a team of researchers to complete the first chromosome-scale assembly of the strawberry genome. Their work, recently published in the journal Nature Genetics, traces the origin of the North American strawberry and identifies a quirk in the genome that could fundamentally change how the fruit is bred. Read the story here: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/in-nature-the-science-of-a-perfect-strawberry.php
The Secret Library of Marie Antoinette - Tack Series
Ron Schechter, professor of history, will present "The Secret Library of Marie Antoinette: Revealing the Inner Life of a Conflicted Queen" on March 28, 2019 at 7pm in the Commonwealth Auditorium.
Scene@W&M: Dance lesson for Henry
W&M Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Public Affairs Henry Broaddus gets dance tips from his daughter Bailey prior to performing in the Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars competition.
In rehearsal: W&M Jazz Ensemble with Victor Haskins
The W&M Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Victor Haskins rehearses Roy Hargrove's "Strasbourg-St. Denis."
NOVA, Neutrinos and the Evolution of the Universe
William & Mary physicist, Patricia Vahle, explains why neutrinos are so interesting and important.
Anthropogenic Interactions in Polynesia
William & Mary anthropologist, Jennifer Kahn, discusses the interesting interplay of Polynesian culture and environment.
Scene@W&M: Chocolates for sweethearts
Eric Garrison, assistant director for health promotion, leads a "Chocolates for your Sweetheart" workshop.
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