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By Jane Handa ’21 Students, faculty, and Williamsburg community members were eager to hear from experts at last week’s Foreign Policy Journalism in the Trump Era: A Panel Discussion. Sponsored by Teaching, Research & International Policy (TRIP) of William & Mary’s Global Research Institute, three journalists came prepared for a discussion. David Sanger of the […]
By Jane Handa ’21 All members of the William & Mary community were invited to 427 Scotland Street on Monday, October 7, for an open house event at the Global Research Institute. Students involved with Institute projects and programs, university faculty and administrators, and community members gathered to learn more about GRI. Institute Co-Director Sue […]
By Jane Handa ’21 This past September William & Mary students confirmed that they are informed, passionate, and ready to engage with hot-button issues as an overflow crowd showed up to debate foreign policy. William & Mary’s Global Research Institute sponsored a debate hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) and the John Quincy Adams […]
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By Jane Handa ’21 W&M’s Global Research Institute kicked off the fall semester with a packed house Insider Insights event featuring Will Smith ‘14. Smith is co-founder and executive director of LEAD Africa, an organization that empowers youth in Africa through education and sports. Smith, who was mentored by and collaborates to this day with […]
The most valuable choice I have made during my time here at William & Mary is sign up to take Professor Crace’s flourishing class. During freshman orientation, Professor Crace will talk to the incoming class about the idea of authentic excellence. He speaks on how to incorporate this idea into your everyday academic life. After […]
Student researcher: Erin-Darby McClain Lab professor: Dr. Jon Allen Department/topic: Biology/Marine ecology Participant as of: September 2019 Fun fact from research: “Mantis shrimp are really cool— they punch their enemies really hard and stun them. Marine invertebrates are superior to all other critters!” Why research brought me to W&M Before I had even begun to […]
Once again, the 2019 Geological Field Methods class was on the move this past weekend. We were on a mission to collect a suite of samples for isotopic dating that will help us better understand the geologic history of the ancient rocks that underlie the Blue Ridge. The high point of our day (both literally […]
Somehow, it’s already November, which means it’s getting to be the busiest time of the semester. There are midterms every week, and finals are just around the corner. It can be overwhelming especially for those who live on campus; we’re always surrounded by our stressed-out peers and constant reminders of all the work we have […]
This post is courtesy of Caitlyn Whitesell, Communications Intern for The Office of Community Engagement. #BecauseofCommunity allows us to share reflections from across campus and community on individuals’ motivations for working within community. These weekly posts are usually only on our social media, but my interview with Professor Dolan needed more. Professor Dolan of Kinesiology […]
This one’s for all my nonathletic friends. The uncoordinated ones who somehow always manage to trip even though there was nothing there. Those who never got picked first or second for the kickball team. As DJ Casper would say, this is something new! A chance to join a team part 2. Featuring William & Mary’s […]
Hello! In my introductory post, I mentioned being involved in a few organizations around campus. Today, I thought I would share a little more about them! First, let me just say that I am about as shy and introverted as it gets, so getting involved on campus for any reason was particularly intimidating. With that […]
Moby, the American musician with a wide-ranging and stylishly downtempo sound, released an exceptional album entitled Play in 1999. My favorite song is South Side, here’s a short snippet of the lyrics … we ride all day looking out for a sunny day here we are now going to the South Side Two decades later, […]
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Much of our work in OCE is connected to The Active Citizens Continuum. The continuum describes how an individual can develop in their commitment to community. Member: concerned with their individual or family’s needs Volunteer: participates in service with intentions of doing good Conscientious Citizen: adds questions about root causes to their engagement Active Citizen: prioritizes […]
Earlier this summer I reported on the Gladstone Gladiators’ ‘games’ on and over the James River, all part of our research campaign to decipher and map the geology in the central Virginia Piedmont. On that trip, we used a drone to acquire aerial imagery of rock structures exposed in the river bottom while we paddled […]
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When making the decision to leave William & Mary for a semester to study abroad, I considered how it would affect my college friendships. Though I was always able to keep my relationships strong during breaks, the distance, length of time, and time change made this separation different. However, after reflecting on staying in touch […]
As part of W&M’s Strategic Planning process, we as a university are reflecting on and articulating our shared values. It’s an exciting time, and I hope (and imagine) that it will have some resonance with the values we developed in the early days of the Office of Community Engagement: education, mutually beneficial relationships, student development, […]
By Jahnavi Prabhala ’22 Summer Fellows Cohort 2019 IMMAP, Bogotá, Columbia Staring out the car window, I sat in the back of the car and observed the daily lives of Bogotanos at 7:00 AM. I had a million thoughts buzzing in my head, as Jorge, my supervisor, reiterated the objective and specific guidelines of this […]
Note: this is the first installment in what will be a frenzy of posts about recent fall field trips in the William & Mary Geology department. This semester, one of the courses I’m teaching is Geology 311- Field Methods in the Earth Sciences. As the name implies we venture to the field to collect our primary […]
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One of my favorite things about William & Mary is our enthusiasm for welcoming others in. I spent much of the last month welcoming students to our programs and offering directions to strangers ambling across campus with map in hand. I have seen students welcome their new peers through Convocation high fives and an offered […]
By Ana Suárez Global Research Institute On Wednesday, July 10th in Washington D.C., over thirty William & Mary alums beat the summer heat in the city by spending time with current students to offer them professional advice and insights. Every summer, the Global Research Institute hosts DC Day, an event where students interact with W&M […]
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By Rebecca Latourell Global Research Institute, Assistant Director of Programs With autocracies on the rise worldwide and human rights abuses following suit, there is no better time to study these areas. The recent hiring of Fiona Shen-Bayh and Sharan Grewal as Assistant Professors in the Department of Government has enhanced the Global Research Institute’s work […]
Hello, I’m Esther! I’ve had quite a journey that led me to William & Mary, transferring from a community college to a four-year institution, not once, but three times, and while I have made many changes during my college career, I am still on track to graduate on time this spring. William & Mary was […]
Hey everyone, Guess whose back? I am so excited to be back in my second year as one of the Transfer Admission Interns this year! While I miss Sammi and Megan all the time, I am so excited to see the awesome work that Esther and Meredith can get done for you all this year! […]
Hello everyone! My name is Meredith Lian and I am one of the three transfer interns here at William & Mary! I’m so excited to e-introduce myself so you all can get to know me a little better! I am a senior from Alexandria, VA, studying psychology and English, and a little fun fact about […]
By Matt Crittenden ’21 Summer Fellow Cohort 2019 CheckMySchool, Manila, Philippines Seventy-five days later and I can confidently navigate four connecting flights and 30+ hours of travel from Manila to Chesapeake, VA. I can develop data analytics dashboards in R Shiny and supplement them with automated web scraping using RSelenium. I can present my research to […]
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