As I compiled the end of semester reports, I noticed a bit of a theme for the Office of Community Engagement this fall. We have been doing a lot of welcoming. First we welcomed five new staff members to our team. That’s three new community engagement fellows, our new budget manager, and a new coordinator […]
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We Admit It! The day is finally here. After several weeks of reading applications and committee meetings here in Williamsburg, it is time to officially release our first round of admission decisions. Early Decision notifications have been finalized and launched, and are currently on their way to your inboxes (Transfers: We have posted a separate Spring Transfer Edition […]
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We Admit It! We know how patiently transfer applicants have been waiting for their admission decisions. As of today, we have completed our spring transfer review process. Spring transfer decisions have been launched, and will be arriving in your inbox shortly. Below you will find all pertinent information about how decisions are released and what each decision […]
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Wouldn’t it be great if montages were a real thing? Take Rocky II, for example. To prepare for his fight against Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa has a long and grueling training schedule in front of him. Rather than having to actually go through the weeks and months that this training entails, in classic movie fashion, […]
It’s (almost) finals season. And do you know what that means? I will be drawing many (maybe too many) supply and demand graphs. I would tell you an economics joke right now, but I know the demand for one is very low! Economics is all about efficiency and maximizing utility. Below are a few principles […]
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Hi guys! Returning to campus following Thanksgiving break is both a stressful and exciting time. With two more weeks of class and finals on the horizon, there is a lot of work in store. A good way to relieve some of this stress is to walk through Colonial Williamsburg and see all the holiday decorations! […]
Even though it has been almost one year and a half since I sent out my application to William & Mary, I can still sense the great excitement and anxiety following the click of “submit” button. I would want you to know that now you have accomplished the most challenging part: filling out the application […]
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Casualty in Santhiram General Hospital The first patient I saw in the casualty was an old man who was so weak that he could not even lift his hands to drink water. He hadn’t been eating anything at home since a few days ago; he was only drinking juice at night. When he came to […]
Urology Department Before coming to Santhiram, many villagers attempt to treat their illnesses locally through RMPs (who I have written about in my previous blog), according to a PG (post-graduate) student. These RMPs prescribe medications that only provide temporary relief because they treat the symptoms but not the cause. For example, steroids are often prescribed […]
Saturday found the 2017 W&M Geological Field Methods course in the field. This year’s class is composed of 16 junior and senior geology majors, and our field projects have taken us from the College Woods to the Fall Zone to the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of our Blue Ridge projects is focused on mapping the […]
“William & Mary students are passionate and ambitious.” Whether or not you are currently a member of the William & Mary community, if you have heard anything about the students here, you will have likely heard variations of this same phrase over and over again. We are involved in many different organizations, participate in research, […]
Ophthalmology My first stop of the week was at the ophthalmology department. The ophthalmology department has been the fastest-developing department in Santhiram. It has been renovated extensively in the past few months with the addition of LASIK equipment. During my time in the outpatient room, I immediately noticed that almost all of the patients were […]
Hi everyone! In the past two weeks, the most frequent topic of conversation on campus has been course registration. Whether registration went perfectly or if it did not work out remotely as planned, everyone is talking about it. I wanted to talk a little about how registration has worked for me since I transferred here. […]
This weekend I am going to ask you: do numbers and graphs really confuse you to the point where you are nervous about falling behind in class? The answer varies, and it begins with the COLL Curriculum! Those who have already tackled the NQR portion say they can handle the quantitative data for any discipline, or […]
Usually, I go straight into the academics part of my time in India because it occupies most of my time, but this week, I want to tell you about an absurd situation that happened on my way to the hospital. One truck was going the wrong way (it is actually quite common to go the […]
Want to know a fun fact about me? W&M’s Chief Police Officer, Deb Cheesbro, is my mentor. When I got lunch with her for the first time, I was star struck. Yeah, I know the people in my life are WAY cooler than me. I am a part of the William & Mary Women’s Mentoring […]
In my previous blogs, I focused on describing some of the highlights of my week to help you get a general idea of what I have been learning each week. In this blog, I want to outline what I do in the hospital every day so that you can get a slightly more detailed picture […]
Hey transfers, hope you guys are doing well! For everyone who is transferring 2018 spring, good luck. You made it all the way to this step and you will do a great job. The admission office cannot wait to read your application! This week I’d like to talk with you guys about the history subject. There […]
Hi everyone! This week, I wanted to write about my experience working in a biology research lab here on campus. Since I transferred from a smaller school, I was a little nervous about the availability of research opportunities for incoming juniors. As soon as I received my acceptance letter, I began to look into the […]
William & Mary sits squarely on the the Atlantic Coastal Plain, a region underlain by geologically young sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Many of these geological layers are fossiliferous, and even on campus we can find the preserved remains of 4 million-year old clams and scallops. What we don’t have is easy access to rocks, […]
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Exactly a week ago, I returned from Homecoming 2017. Last week, it had been a year since my last post, and while life seemed to move forward for me — working my way up the corporate ladder, making a home for myself here in D.C., it seemed to be bringing me further away from my […]
I gave a tour to prospective students this week and got questions about why I applied early decision to William & Mary. The deadline for early decision is approaching quickly, which means you could possibly be spending your next four years at the best place on earth! Applying early decision is a pretty big commitment. […]
One of the greatest worries that many people have coming to a new school is “what type of people go there,” “will I fit in,” and many more along those lines. I love William & Mary for many reasons but the one that I tell people when they ask me “why W&M,” is diversity. I […]
Last year I wrote about having an academic family and in summary, I really and deeply appreciate my academic parents and siblings. They brought me out of my shell, gave me more brothers and sisters than I had ever even imagined having, and showed me that St Andrews was not as scary as I imagined […]
Dear members of the Tribe pursuing the following humanities and social science majors: African Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Art & Art History; Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Chinese Language and Culture; Classical Studies; Economics; English; Film & Media Studies; French & Francophone Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; German Studies; Global Studies; Government; Hispanic Studies; […]
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