at the Moment
While some of the students and professors are away from campus over the summer, a small yet dedicated group of students and staff keep the Sir Christopher Wren Building, the oldest college building in the nation, open to the public. Many visitors to Williamsburg from all over the globe discover the Wren Building to be […]
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I often get asked if life at a college is slower paced during the summer. Nope! If anything, itâs our busiest time of year, as over 120 student research assistants join our team. It is exhausting and exhilarating, and for some projects the work during that time frame is crucial to support the efforts during […]
Since I’ve been in DC I’veÂ come acrossÂ good food, greatÂ drinks,Â and even better experiences. Having yourÂ twenty-first birthdayÂ twoÂ daysÂ after you startÂ aÂ W&M program in DC could eitherÂ be trouble, orÂ the ultimate networking opportunity. The second week of my internship, my organization went to happy hour at the BlackfinnÂ Ameripub. Even though I chose not to drink, I still had the option without […]
This is an ode to a canoe. A year ago today, on July 14th 2015, I abandoned my canoe in the James River at the base of the Fall Zoneâs last rapid in downtown Richmond. The canoe was partially submerged and unceremoniously folded around a granitic outcrop. We were 180-km into a 300-km paddle trip […]
Steven was an incredible role model and mentor. I remember meeting him my freshman year when he wasÂ a graduating senior. As the president of the Filipino American Student Association on campus, he encouraged others to become more involved with the student-led organization, myself included. I recall attending an event which Steven helped to spearhead, where […]
Summer days in Williamsburg stretch out long. The long light, slower pace, and enveloping humidity make summer a unique time to be in Williamsburg, with perhaps extra time to do those things youâd never do during the school year. Iâve talked to experts on this topic, ranging from a city employee to our staff to […]
Seventeen hours after graduating from William & Mary, I started my first job. As the 3-day long Commencement extravaganza came to a close, I proudly flaunted my diploma in front of the Wren building for a few last pictures and packed my belonging into my car before leaving behind everything that I had known and […]
Summer is not a quiet time in the William & Mary Geology department. Pop onto the 2ndÂ floor of McGlothlin-Street Hall this summer and youâll find a bevy of undergraduates pursuing research on an array of topics including paleoclimatology, geochemistry, petrology, hydrology, paleontology, coastal geology, and structural geology. After a few weeks of indoor work, the […]
After a quick 4 weeks in the professional field, the Leadership & Community Engagement Institute sharesÂ stories worth reading! Peter Kinton ’18: International Relations Major, Geology Minor Global Playground,Â Cambodia So my internship is irregular and unique for lack of better words. To put it simply, I’m basically a baby in this country. It sounds extreme, but […]
We Admit It! The sun is out, the weather is warm, and campus is as beautiful as ever. Summer is officially here in Williamsburg, which sadly means that our 2015-2016 admission cycle must come to an end. On June 16 (transfer applicants) and June 17 (freshman applicants), we sent an email out to all applicants […]
As an English major with plenty of potential but only a couple of internships under my belt, one of the more daunting parts of graduation was answering the many polite inquiries into what I was going to do next. The question was daunting at first, but as I answered it more for others, I actually […]
Each summer AidData – a research and innovation lab at W&M – sends students abroad to work with local organizations on research driven projects. Over the last 4 yearsÂ its Summer Fellows program has matched 75 students with host organizations in 10 countries to promote data literacy and use of aid information in decision making. Fellows […]
Iâve just returned from our 2.5-week field course in the Southwestern United States. The 2016 version of Geology 310 started and finished in Las Vegas, making a 3,200 km (2,000 mile) loop across the Basin & Range and Colorado Plateau provinces. All together there were 27 of us, and we (and our gear) filled 3 […]
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My name is Kady Kriner and I am a 2016 DCSI student. For those of you who do not know about DCSI, it is W&M’s DC Summer Institute Program: DCSI fellows earn 6 W&M credits through this academic program composed of an accelerated course that involves networking with experts and alums through guest lectures and […]
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I’ve never been a particularly emotional person. Traditions don’t bring a tear to my eye and goodbyes don’t require a whole box of tissues. What I am, however, is sentimental, and that’s exactly how graduation made me feel. Sentimental. At the risk of sounding overly cheesy, I remember my first visit to William &Â Mary after […]
What kind of graduation weekend you have, or want to have, is a highly individual question. It depends on your preferences and energy levels; how many friends and relatives you have coming into town; and whether youâre an extrovert or an introvert, and therefore love or only tolerate large crowds. I count myself among the […]
Elizabeth Andrews, the new director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) and a William & Mary alumnus, has patiently watched as opinions and attitudes regarding environmental policy have evolved. One of the most common environmental policy issues that VCPC deals with is sea level rise and recurrent flooding in Virginia, especially in the Hampton […]
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WeÂ Admit It!Â Now that the deposit deadline has passed, it is finally time for us to provide a waitlist update specific to our transfer applicants. The good news is that we are going to be able to admit students from the waitlist.Â But, itâs important to keep in mind that just as with the freshman waitlist, […]
Last month I gave a presentation during W&Mâs admitted student day. While itâs pushing a couple of decades, I well remember the agony and excitement around the decision of where to attend college, and I wanted to provide insights that I would find most helpful were I back in their shoes. So in grand scholarly […]
I cried when I prepared for my last class of the semester. Well, not quite cried, maybeâI got choked up. I had some possible reasons. It was late Monday morning and I was teaching a film for the first time in a course Iâd only taught once before. Nearly thirty years of teaching and I […]
Congrats to the Class of 2016! By now, everyÂ social media feed is full of graduation pictures, mailboxes with grad party invites. Last year as a freshman, graduation didn’t really have much of an impact on me. I had only a few senior friends and was happy to send them off to bigger and better things. […]
Note: this post was written last September after the Fall 2015 Geology Department field trip, however it never got posted. As the Spring semester comes to a close I thought it was time to stop being a slacker and post this long overdue field trip report! Last week I spent much time at administrative meetings […]
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It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was lounging on a bench outside of Jamestown South dorm, eyes closed, soaking in the last of the afternoon sun when I realized the next week was my last week of my undergraduate life. The comprehension hit me like a plunge into cold water. I had known for […]
Ever since 7th grade, Melissa Karp has been passionate about oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Her interest was sparked after partaking in a summer program in which she learned about oyster reef ecology while sailing around the Chesapeake Bay. Little did she know that one day she would end up at VIMS researching oyster restoration […]
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We Admit It! May 2 has come and gone, meaning the next (and final) phase of the college admission cycle has begun: the waitlist review process. We realize that students on our waitlist are anxious to know whether or not they have a chance of being admitted to W&M. To help reduce your anxiety, today […]
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