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@williamandmary: Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will be volunteering h… https://t.co/apTd1niDQ1
@WMNews: Timothy Zick, nationally recognized free speech expert and John Marshall Professor of Government and Citizenship at… https://t.co/RS7dLlQi4X
@WMNews: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will join W&M Pres. Rowe… https://t.co/di5ZTvrbVM
@williamandmary: Today, #wmPresident Katherine A. Rowe shared a message containing updates on the phased return to campus and remind… https://t.co/opkhlswbDo
@WMNews: Prof. @NatoyaHaskins of @WMSOE is featured this week on NPR's @goodreasonradio discussing school counseling, the im… https://t.co/qx3pKxe7N4
What I Learned from “Teaching Race”

Continuing our commitment to anti-racist learning and action, Office of Community Engagement staff recently finished reading Teaching Race: Helping Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, by Stephen Brookfield and Assoc. (2018). This was our second shared reading after Teaching to Transgress. One of the tools I gleaned from the book was Coggle, an online mind-mapping tool. So […]

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@WMNews: The William & Mary Board of Visitors will host a public hearing on January 21 to provide an overview of the univers… https://t.co/PofHJvybto
@WMNews: Congratulations on the new gig @Ike_Irby! We're excited to see you shine. https://t.co/MUtmagWFIB
@WMNews: "Today I write with resolve to underscore the crucial importance of our mission as a public university in sustainin… https://t.co/52S2p0Tjll
@williamandmary: "Today I write with resolve to underscore the crucial importance of our mission as a public university in sustainin… https://t.co/2aFdbbJ6uk
@WMNews: All repairs have been made at the Dillard Complex. The area is all clear.
@WMNews: Gas leak at Dillard is under control, with repairs ongoing. Please continue to avoid the area.
@WMNews: There has been an gas leak at the Dillard Complex. If you are in the area, please vacate location until further notice.
@williamandmary: We hope the cares of 2020 burn away like holly on the yule log and that 2021 is a brighter year for our entire W&M… https://t.co/fsx92AxBys
@williamandmary: After a tumultuous year, it’s important to take this winter break to take care of our physical and mental health. R… https://t.co/695FvElwDK
@WMNews: “I’ve been a part of many teams in my life, be it through sports or work or family, and this has been one heck of a… https://t.co/1Micb9RfJs
@WMNews: William & Mary’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students was recently recognized by @SPSNational, which bestowed… https://t.co/eWMHbRqFeP
@williamandmary: Bask in the warm glow of a holiday fire – without the risk of singed eyebrows – with this blaze in the Great Hall f… https://t.co/EWPFRI0sXO
@WMNews: Developed in partnership with @COMMIT2Vets the new certificate program will prepare veterans and members of the int… https://t.co/pMStC1CLRp
@williamandmary: W&M and the @WJCCSchools system have partnered to pair W&M student-volunteers with K-5 students through the Virtual… https://t.co/uYowXFPqLq
Light at the End of the Tunnel: Geological Research at Crozet’s Blue Ridge Tunnel

By Katie Lang ’18 A new trail has opened in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains — in late November, after years of work, Nelson County opened the Blue Ridge Tunnel, a mid-19th century railroad tunnel as a trail for the public to enjoy. Before this rail trail opened to the public, the William & Mary Structural Geology […]

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@williamandmary: W&M Associate Professor of Gov't Jaime Settle is an expert in interpersonal interactions in terms of how people com… https://t.co/dt1Kn3DQV4
@WMNews: Four innovative leaders in diversity and the arts will receive honorary degrees during William & Mary's 2021 Charte… https://t.co/B4e08WXLon
@WMNews: As we head into the holidays, W&M News spoke with Dr. Elizabeth De Falcon to learn about ways relieve stress and pr… https://t.co/RrvDK2hdFa
@WMNews: In collaboration with @WJCCSchools, a committee from @WMSOE developed the Virtual Learning Partner program to suppo… https://t.co/WlCXD3Ah6J
@williamandmary: W&M Chief Operating Officer Amy Sebring sent a message to the campus community this afternoon with an update on W&M… https://t.co/3pfvku4FXD
@WMNews: Melissa J. Moore ’84 is the chief scientific officer of platform research at @moderna_tx. She is a key part of the… https://t.co/HpzuaFVbh9
A turkey decided to visit the W&M campus just days before Thanksgiving. But how did he get here?
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmInAutumn
A W&M student enjoys skateboarding on Monticello Avenue's new bike path.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmInAutumn
The sun shines on the plaque belonging to W&M's Class of 2020.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmInAutumn
Campus benches sit empty with students now home for an extended winter break.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmInAutumn
@williamandmary: As the Alma Mater of the Nation, W&M has weathered many historic years. We’ve adapted, we’ve persevered, and we’ve… https://t.co/deYHlbTpsu
Happy Holidays from William & Mary
As William & Mary prepares to ring in the New Year, we pause to look back. We give thanks for the kindness of our community during 2020, and we send warmest wishes for the year ahead. We hope this year’s holiday video calls to mind cherished memories and brightens your spirit. May this season bring you and your loved ones good health and good cheer. Music Credit - MB01SGKL1F6QENW
@WMNews: "I think what many people don't realize is that they themselves are signaling their political identities, even when… https://t.co/ieHb5QcVgF
@williamandmary: “That we both ended up in the planning shop of the most important military mission in the world today really testif… https://t.co/jHRo2YfZlA
@WMNews: Marsh-dwelling black rails are more often heard than seen and they aren’t heard very often. W&M's Center for Conser… https://t.co/KCW2EMkvoq
@WMNews: When the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus vaccine, Operat… https://t.co/GGRZmNjPkI
Effective Communication: The Key to Fixing the Climate Crisis

By Elizabeth Ashley ’21 This semester I was given the incredible opportunity to create William & Mary’s first-ever Sustainable Living Guide! It’s been a fantastic journey, being able to work closely with sustainability topics while collecting information that I know will help others in the long run – two of my most favorite things. However, […]

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@williamandmary: Staying connected through the holidays looks a lot different in 2020. Read about how one student is finding creativ… https://t.co/aNn0A0LmO2
@WMNews: .@AidData's ultimate aim is for data and evidence to be incorporated into public-sector decision-making across sect… https://t.co/91kwqsTfV6
This year the Yule Log Ceremony was held virtually due to the worldwide pandemic.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmYuleLog
Meg Hogan '21 and Abram Clear '21 are the co-chairs for this year's first-ever virtual Yule Log celebration.
This year, students, alumni, families and friends of William & Mary are invited to view the virtual ceremony from the comfort of their homes.
The Wren Building is aglow for the annual Yule Log celebration.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmYuleLog
A staff member lights one of the cressets in the Wren Courtyard.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmYuleLog
Students adorn the trees in the Wren portico with paper doves along with messages of gratitude.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmYuleLog
A portrait of Queen Mary II can be seen through the Great Hall window of the Wren Building during the Yule Log Ceremony.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmYuleLog
Students tossed ceremonial sprigs of holly into the Wren Building fireplace wishing various campus groups good luck during the virtual Yule Log Ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmYuleLog
It's a time-honored W&M tradition to cast aside the year's woes by tossing a sprig of holly into the flames of the yule log.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmYuleLog
@WMNews: RT @WMTribeFootball: “They used to say we were the alma mater of Presidents, now it’s the alma mater of NFL coaches.” #GoTribe… https://t.co/6laOk20z4U
@williamandmary: Grab your cocoa and cookies, it's time for W&M's first Virtual Yule Log Ceremony. Watch it now on the W&M Facebook… https://t.co/tDIwG0J1wl
@williamandmary: Less than 7 hours until virtual #wmYuleLog begins. Tune in starting at 7 p.m. https://t.co/FdYtqeZOXl
Gather 'Round the Great Hall Fireplace
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a crackling fire in the Great Hall fireplace. The burning of the Yule Log within the Great Hall of the Wren Building is a time-honored tradition. This year you can watch a video of the lit fireplace anytime, or cast it on a screen to set the mood for your own Yule Log watch party. For more information about William & Mary's Yule Log celebration, visit https://www.wm.edu/yulelog.
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: The @steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (W&M Class of '95) and @BuffaloBills head coach Sean McDermott (W&M Class of '… https://t.co/dOrVcV1JN0
@WMNews: The @steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (W&M Class of '95) and @BuffaloBills head coach Sean McDermott (W&M Class of '… https://t.co/dOrVcV1JN0
@williamandmary: Don't forget to tune in for W&M's first Virtual #wmYuleLog Ceremony on Saturday night at 7 p.m. via the W&M Faceboo… https://t.co/A9HZFTSete
@WMNews: Adriano Marinazzo, curator of digital initiatives at the @muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary, recently publ… https://t.co/VIhrLoiBrz
@WMNews: Look for @williamandmary President Katherine A. Rowe, who is participating in the State of the City video https://t.co/8tJwMGr2mo
@WMNews: Congratulation to Pamela Eddy of @WMSOE on winning the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award from @SCHEVnews! The award r… https://t.co/IQQ4uJcpsI
@WMNews: Since the pandemic forced most in-person events to go virtual, Lisa Crawford and her team have found creative and i… https://t.co/nP3B3U2xfj
@williamandmary: RT @WMAlumni: Toss in the holly and join us in a #ThrowbackThursday! Share your Yule Log ceremony photos from your time at W&M an… https://t.co/Vw4Djsxmwt
Feel the Warmth of the Holiday Season with an A Cappella Medley
Enjoy listening to performances by the Botetourt Chamber Singers, Accidentals and The Gentlemen of the College by the fireplace in the Great Hall. The burning of the Yule Log within the Great Hall of the Wren Building is a time-honored tradition. This year you can watch a video of the lit fireplace anytime, or cast it on a screen to set the mood for your own Yule Log watch party. For more information about William & Mary's Yule Log celebration, visit https://www.wm.edu/yulelog.
@williamandmary: RT @WM_Admission: Check your W&M portal, Spring Transfer applicants! Decision notifications were just sent your way. Welcome to the W… https://t.co/HEBum0kokg
@williamandmary: "We are now able to contribute beyond the bounds of the campus." The W&M History Writing Resources Center will prov… https://t.co/WBD0KjHHzd
@williamandmary: Bob Merkl is the university's new special assistant for military & veterans affairs with W&M's Veteran-to-Executive… https://t.co/9NdRgnXKvj
@WMNews: This fall, the W&M Committee on Sustainability (COS) awarded Green Fee proposals for seven sustainability-related p… https://t.co/qUo41uJunh
@williamandmary: Looking for a fun treat to enjoy for the #wmYuleLog ceremony? Check out Williamsburg's Virgie Williams festive and… https://t.co/PA5L2FfjCW
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Dominion Energy will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System and the early warning siren system on Wednesday,… https://t.co/gtWuJxophp
@WMNews: Dominion Energy will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System and the early warning siren system on Wednesday,… https://t.co/gtWuJxophp
Fall 2020 Book Report

Those who know me personally know I love to read. I once created a Facebook album (back when those were a thing) just of photos of me reading. Early in the pandemic, I even recreated some classic book covers with whatever I could find around my house. So when we decided that one of OCE’s […]

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@WMNews: Alumni are opting to live near William & Mary as they plan for retirement. "When we were thinking about where to… https://t.co/v8VAuLu3iG
@williamandmary: RT @HerCampusWM: a BIG welcome to #wm2025 ! welcome home:) https://t.co/iwnmEYUL7P
@williamandmary: RT @WM_Admission: Hopefully you've had a chance to view your W&M Portal. If you haven't, check your email for a link to your portal t… https://t.co/oVLXK3lcwW
@williamandmary: RT @wm_step: Congratulations to the newest members of the William & Mary community! We are so excited to meet all of you, our Ea… https://t.co/mKmO1m0WRz
@williamandmary: Early Decision I notifications are rolling out tonight from @WM_Admission! Help us celebrate, congratulate and welc… https://t.co/Ims7Mjx972
Decisions are Live! ED Edition

We Admit It! The day is finally here. Over the past few weeks, we have been busy reading your applications! We’ve loved learning all about your academic accomplishments, multitudes of extracurricular involvements, and most of all – your resiliency throughout this unprecedented college admission cycle. Over the last few days our admission deans have been busy with […]

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@WMNews: The writing center, staffed by history Ph.D. students, will provide its expertise to middle school and high school… https://t.co/VpzKUS5pdz
@williamandmary: RT @WM_Admission: Early Decision I notifications will be available in your W&M portal after 5:00pm (EST) tonight! Be sure to share yo… https://t.co/Wb1SvKpl3O
@williamandmary: RT @WMLawSchool: Today we celebrate the 241st anniversary of our founding as the nation’s first law school. Alumni, students, facul… https://t.co/xiNG0tFPeg
@WMNews: On Nov. 11 — Veterans Day, appropriately enough — Bob Merkl took on a new role as special assistant for military &… https://t.co/VZjbpOaq6M
@williamandmary: We're grateful for the great minds & hearts of the W&M community. How about you? Join in the Yule Log festivities b… https://t.co/hNbqQYuzlB
@WMNews: Every single student was offered a position teaching in the @nnschools division for the 2021-22 school year! https://t.co/GStlwZURir
@WMNews: “So many issues exist within our nation’s public education system, and the @WMSOE has empowered me to begin a caree… https://t.co/4wIvP8Wi8p
@williamandmary: Campus is quieter these days, giving us a moment to reflect on the combined efforts of our community to stay Health… https://t.co/EJAg00uqAg
@WMNews: "There is no question that 2020 is one for the record books." https://t.co/p4RaDjp3Vs
The Sustainable Gift Giving Guide

By Katie Cullen ’22 ‘Tis the season of holiday and merriment. Holiday decorations and Christmas music are increasingly seeping into the streets and stores and car radios. It is an exciting time as we wrapped up with finals and transition to a more relaxing break from the stresses of school. I, for one, am looking […]

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@WMNews: Jen Psaki ’00 has been named the next White House press secretary by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. She previously… https://t.co/9X9g6eKs3A
@williamandmary: RT @ImpactWM: Today is #GivingTuesday! Join millions around the world in this extraordinary day of philanthropy. Please help lift… https://t.co/lTx5VTwrkC
An Unusual Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches it is very apparent things will be different. For the first time since Covid began, I was admittedly worried and a little frustrated with how things were going. It’s incredibly selfish but I wanted a normal holiday, to see my family, eat my favorite foods, and have a sense of […]

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The sun sparkles on the Sunken Garden
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wminAutumn
Crim Dell against a green & gold fall backdrop.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wminAutumn
Leaves fall on the Crim Dell bridge.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wminAutumn
Painted pumpkin art
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wminAutumn
A painted pumpkin found at Sorority Court
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wminAutumn
Studying in Andrews Hall
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #HealthyTogetherWM
Kicking around the soccer ball in the Sunken Garden.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wminAutumn #HealthyTogetherWM
This student has some soccer skills.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wminAutumn #HealthyTogetherWM
Students walking to class on a fall afternoon.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wminAutumn #HealthyTogetherWM
A campus visitor takes in the beauty of Crim Dell in the fall.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wminAutumn #HealthyTogetherWM
Leaves along Lake Matoka are beginning to turn colors.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wminAutumn
The Wren Building at night
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wminAutumn
A beautiful sight at night: the Wren Building
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wminAutumn
We Need to Go Deeper – the Blueschists and Eclogites of Oman

By Nick Carpenter ’21 Have you ever wondered what goes on deep within the Earth, far deeper than any human has ever ventured? Well look no further, for the Earth leaves behind clues of what takes place down there, clues that are millions of years in the making and occur at special locations around the […]

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Vicki Harrington M.B.A. '21
In times like these, inspirational stories like Vicki’s offer a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of scholarships and the ripple effect they can have, creating connections and building resilience across our campus and the Williamsburg community. Vicki came to William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business wanting to make an impact. In the pandemic, she found her opportunity. Along with classmate Cara Simpson M.B.A. ’21, Vicki established the CrimDell Small Business Network which connects the Mason School’s faculty, students and community volunteers with local businesses, providing them with free consulting in navigating COVID-related challenges. The result is a welcome relief for small business and a great real-world experience for W&M students. Developing this program would not have been possible without the scholarship Vicki received to attend William & Mary. Learn more about how you can contribute toward scholarships at William & Mary, here:https://giving.wm.edu/types-of-gifts/scholarships/ Learn more about the CrimDell Small Business Network, here: https://www.crimdellsbn.com/ MB01RT2JFXZLEJR
The World is Your Oyster: The Historical Sustainability of the Chesapeake Oyster Fishery

By Mary Lawrence Young ’21 When I first began school at William & Mary, I never imagined I would have the opportunity to conduct my own independent research, let alone have my research published in a local journal. However, over the past year, I have worked with faculty members from various departments to develop an […]

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Veterans Day bellringing
The Wren bell tolls in honor of U.S. military veterans.
'Imposter Syndrome': Painting behind the masks
W&M senior Elizabeth Earls discusses challenges of painting during the pandemic.
The 2020 presidential election: Untangling the train wreck (excerpts)
Excerpts from a government-department webinar (10/20/20) considering issues of the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
The Soapstone Special

Gabe Mojica ’21 Soapstone. What is it you might ask? No, it isn’t used for bathing, or at least not in the way you might imagine. Soapstone is a metamorphic rock that is composed primarily of the mineral talc – one of the softest minerals in the world. Soapstone’s softness allows it to be easily […]

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The Pep Band Plays On: 2020 Homecoming Performance
Homecoming is a special time to reminisce about the good times and celebrate our W&M pride. Though we aren’t able to gather on campus this year, we hope you have an opportunity to catch up with classmates and friends in this week’s virtual events. For more information visit, https://homecoming.wm.edu/
Citizen: An American Lyric
Director Alise Larder discusses the W&M Theatre production of "Citizen: An American Lyric."
Fall Weather, Applications, and FAFSA! Oh My!

Admit It! It may be hard to believe, but our first Early Decision deadline is less than one month away! Here in Williamsburg, the leaves are just starting to change and our community is welcoming the fall weather and activities. Our staff members have been busy virtually travelling to high schools all across the country, […]

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W&M Alumni House Expansion Highlights
The newly expanded William & Mary Alumni House is a home away from home on campus for W&M alumni and friends. Funded entirely by private support, it serves as a beautiful gateway to campus and reflects the important role alumni and friends play in the life of the university. The expansion maintains the historic charm of the original Bright House and contains new spaces and amenities for engagement programming from the W&M Alumni Association and events of all sizes. Music License: MB01MFREQIDJFTV
The Mystery of Mélange

By Terri Zach ‘21 Mélange (mā-ˈlänj) is a fun word to say. We can thank the French for that, it’s a derivation of the word ‘mêler,’ which means ‘to mix.’ Geologists have co-opted the word and a geologic mélange is a mixture of strong and weak rocks that were mixed together during deformation, typically on or […]

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Learning to Transgress

How do I tell the story of five Office of Community Engagement colleagues reading bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress? I can tell you that the setting was a weekly Zoom discussion, sometimes infiltrated by the sounds of air conditioners and flashes of ‘UNSTABLE INTERNET CONNECTION.’ The story takes place in 2020 in the midst of a […]

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The Chaos of Rocks

Hello World! I’m Professor Chuck Bailey and this is the inaugural post for the William & Mary Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group. Our group consists primarily of undergraduate researchers working on original research projects, and in the coming months these students will highlight their research findings in this blog. The objective is to communicate […]

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Stronger Together
William & Mary students and faculty show how they are committed to working as a team to make the campus both healthy and safe amid the pandemic. Students adjust their activities for social distancing, engaging over Zoom or by spending time outdoors. Both students and faculty play their part in keeping the campus safe by cleaning surfaces and wearing masks. MB01CQKMJAQCDEV
Remote dancing: The creativity continues
Professor of dance Joan Gavaler is able to foster sustained creativity as she teaches a blended class.
Portable Greenhouses, Beetle Matchmaking, & Investigating Plant-Insect Relationships

By Margaret Donnan ’22 My name is Margaret Donnan, and I spent my summer investigating the relationship between the longhorned milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) and the common milkweed plant (Asclepias syriaca). Common milkweed is an essential food source for the caterpillars of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Unfortunately, there are immediate concerns about the decline in […]

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Gaining a New Lens for Colonialism through GRI’s Summer Fellows Program

By Emma Schmidt ’21 This semester I am taking a class on the politics of Africa with Professor Phil Roessler, who was also the professor in charge of my GRI Summer Fellowship. On our first day of class, he asked us to share the first word that came to mind when we thought of Africa. […]

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U.S. State Department, Reves Center, and GRI Bring the World to W&M and W&M to the World

By Katie Spofford ’22 In spring 2020, William & Mary students again participated in Diplomacy Lab, “a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to ‘course-source’ research related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at colleges and universities across the United States” (State Department). Under the direction of the […]

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Maria Donoghue Velleca: Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Maria Donoghue Velleca, an accomplished scholar and award-winning educator, serves as William & Mary’s dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Music License : MB01T8QQU36FSLA
Field Work in South Africa? COVID-19 Had Other Plans, but IJL Continued to Make Progress

By Bilen Zerie ’23 Planning a Research Itinerary in South Africa When I first received notice that I had been selected as a GRI Summer Fellow, I had a very different idea of what my summer would look like. I was paired as a faculty fellow with Professor Zvobgo, whom I have been working under […]

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In Focus: Photography at the Muscarelle
David Brashear, Director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary, discusses Ezra Stoller's "Guggenheim Museum" and Julius Shulman's "Case Study House #22," two pieces featured in the museum's exhibition of its photography. ( See https://muscarelle.wm.edu/ )
Return to St Andrews: Quarantine Edition

When Spring 20202 abruptly got cut short, I comforted in the fact that Fall 2020 would be better and back to normal. The threat of coronavirus would be a thing of the past, and I would return to worrying about what to wear to the next ball, which coffee shop to go to that day, […]

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Being Green in the Greenhouse

By Grace Dho ’23 Every now and then, it is nice to trade out the old brick buildings on campus for an exotic glass haven. The William & Mary Greenhouse sits on the top of the Integrated Science Center (ISC), looking over Barksdale Field. This lovely glass structure is full of different types of plants. We […]

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'Scales of Chaos': Merging art and science
Associate professor of art history Xin Conan-Wu describes the scope of the new student-curated exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. ( See https://muscarelle.wm.edu/ )
Muscarelle presents 'In Focus': An exhibition of photography
David Brashear, Director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, discusses the current exhibition "In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography." ( See https://muscarelle.wm.edu/ )
2020 Opening to the Academic Year
William & Mary leaders reflect on how the university has overcome a multitude of obstacles over its 325 year history. They discuss not only William & Mary's resilience, but how it has enabled them to discover who they are and provided them with the skills to overcome adversity and create positive change. In the coming academic year, William & Mary is confident that its students and faculty can once again overcome new challenges and emerge as stronger people. MB01URURKZRLJKA
Climate Action Partnership with UVA for a 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal

By Emma Rebour ’21 When I first set foot on William & Mary’s campus in the fall of 2018, I had no idea what my experience at the university would entail. The only thing I knew for certain was that I was passionate about environmental science and wanted to get involved in any sustainability organization I […]

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Dafashy: What are close contacts?
(Note: This video was posted before the CDC changed its definition of close contacts on Oct. 21.) W&M medical director David Dafashy explains what constitutes 'close contacts' and the importance of paying attention to them.
Money Matters

For the last five months I have been working to make sustainable anti-racism changes in my life. Having read a lot of internet lists about actions to take, one item that stood out was banking locally and with Black-owned banks. Here was something I could do to put my financial power to good use, and […]

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Bengzon: A song of freedom
Marcus Bengzon offers thoughts on race as a participant in "Songs of Freedom," an online celebration of civil rights produced through Aguas Arts Ink, an initiative of W&M theatre professor Francis Tanglao Aguas.
Understanding the Breadth of Sustainability

By Sophie Pittaluga ’23 Sustainability is a vast concept used to describe anything from the environment, to development, to lifestyle habits, and more. Since the word is used so frequently, it can be difficult to give it a single definition. But ultimately, sustainability is built on the interactions between three elements: the environment, society, and […]

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Scene@W&M: Face masks
Students at William & Mary discuss their face masks.
W&M Sustainability Gives Students the Reins on Change

By Cole Cochran ’22 If you’re like me and have always longed to inspire others about protecting the Earth, along with the people that inhabit it, then W&M Sustainability has a place for you. The Office of Sustainability gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to make a visible difference at William & Mary. Here’s […]

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Collaborative Blog with Caroline and Bryn: Getting Involved and Trying New Things

This post is jointly written by William & Mary bloggers Caroline Prout ’22 and Bryn DePaul ’22.  Getting involved at William & Mary and St Andrews is easy to do because there are many activities and clubs that cater to every kind of interest! People always recommend trying new things in college, and we definitely took […]

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Healthy Together: Module 5
Space...a Healthy Frontier: Our Path Forward Music License: MB01FFZAPL6VIVH
Healthy Together: Module 1
COVID-19: An Introduction to the Pandemic Music License: MB019VNJSY4MYV7
Healthy Together: Module 2
Saving Face: An Introduction to Face Coverings Music License: MB01B6XNXRIOU1O
Healthy Together: Module 4
Griffins and COVID and Masks, Oh My: How Courage Keeps Us Healthy Together Music License: MB01LKBDVX2EUO7
Healthy Together: Module 3
On the Other Hand: A Few Words on Washing & Sanitizing Music License: MB016RRHUHA34PT
Preparing for a safe return: De-densifying W&M spaces
Efforts are under way to prepare for a safe, distanced fall re-opening at William & Mary.
For the community: Making face masks
Anna Mroch, W&M director of planning and assessment, recently gave away the thousandth face mask she made in her converted living room.
Pandemics: Hope from history
Gerard Chouin, associate professor of history, discusses Covid-19 in terms of a broad history of pandemics.
2020 One Tribe One Day: A Shared Commitment to Change
One Tribe One Day is a day to focus on community and invest in change. The global coronavirus pandemic continues, bringing with it new hardships and profound loss. Ongoing racial injustice in our society has amplified calls for meaningful and lasting change. Together, we will take action for a better future. There are several ways you can get involved today: - Join the conversation and share how can we each accelerate positive change at William & Mary, through videos, photos and written posts on social media using the hashtag #OneTribeOneDay - Engage in efforts that address the pressing challenges our nation and university face and help to catalyze change at W&M and in local communities - Learn about current initiatives designed to transform teaching and learning at William & Mary - Make a gift and support programs that matter the most to you However you choose to get involved today, we hope you’ll follow our progress at wm.edu/otod and join the conversation at #OneTribeOneDay. With your help, we can be the change that we seek. MB01OSAHUEO7CNE
Juneteenth at William & Mary
Associate Professor of History Adrienne Petty talks about the history and meaning behind celebrating Juneteenth. William & Mary is partnering with the York-James City-Williamsburg NAACP and the City of Williamsburg to host the area’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2021. For more info, visit https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-to-host-areas-first-juneteenth-celebration.php Musicbed SyncID: MB017A6XHMGMLSW
One Tribe One Day: Accelerate Positive Change at W&M
Our nation has experienced incredible crisis and loss. We are physically separated by pandemic and grappling with the stresses of uncertainty. Racism and injustice continue to cause many to feel immense pain and vulnerability. During such a tumultuous time, let us remember that when we come together on days such as One Tribe One Day, we advance hope, inspire community and drive positive change within William & Mary, our commonwealth, the nation and world. Discover how lending your voice and support will enable us to create the change we seek. Visit https://giving.wm.edu/fundraising/one-tribe-one-day/
Virginia Mascots: Pride in YOU
Mascots representing institutions of higher education in Virginia show pride in their current and prospective students. #VirginiaHigherEdTogether
2020 Year in Review
William & Mary’s 327th academic year played out unlike any other as our community joined the national effort to overcome the challenges of COVID-19. Take a look back at the 2019-2020 year. Music License - MB01OPOTOTVVSJE
Moesha Parsons '20: Past to Present
When Moesha Parsons ’20 received her acceptance to William & Mary in the spring of 2016, she couldn’t believe her eyes — she had received a full scholarship. Now, four years later, Parsons is celebrating another dream come true — graduating with her Tribe family and obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree. Parsons looks back over her journey from wide-eyed freshman, eager to take everything in, to self-confident, accomplished graduate. See her original move-in video here: https://youtu.be/d53BIFUfXIQ MB018G2HLT2QL1P
Commencement keynote moments: Excerpts from speeches
Excerpts from keynote commencement speeches at William & Mary.
Scene@W&M: Virtual bell ringing
W&M seniors ring bells from various locations in preparation for graduation.
International voices: Journey's end
Three W&M international students share their thoughts on the pandemic, their lives and graduation.
In Swem archives: Documenting life during COVID-19
Members of the broad W&M community are documenting experiences during the coronavirus pandemic in a special-collections archive hosted by Swem Library.
Serene Campus Scenes: Zable Stadium with LoFi
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Serene Campus Scenes: Wren Courtyard with LoFi
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Serene Campus Scenes: Lake Matoaka
Relax with the calming water at Lake Matoaka. Music License - MB01LNMSEEYAXIZ
Serene Campus Scene: Sundial
Enjoy the tulips and watch the time go by at the Sundial. Music License - MB01E4YQPUVOSV7
Serene Campus Scene: Washington Hall Walkway
Pull up a bench at one of our favorite walkways on campus. Music License - MB01PI54YQ665SU
Serene Campus Scene: Wren Yard Bench & Tree
Pass the time in the Wren Yard. Music License - MB01WCDBFRCEJOY
Serene Campus Scene: Wellness Center
Enjoy the flowing water at the Wellness Center. Music License - MB011UWSARTZ1XH
Serene Campus Scene: Sunken Garden with LoFi
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Serene Campus Scene: Wren Building with LoFi
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Serene Campus Scene: Crim Dell with LoFi
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GRS goes online
The 2020 W&M Graduate Research Symposium is being hosted online by the graduate dean's office. See https://virtualgrs.gs.wm.edu.
Virtual Alma Mater
Hark! Almost 300 W&M Choir and choral students and alumni voices swelling, strong and true and clear. Alma Mater’s love they’re telling, ringing far and near. Please enjoy, share, sing, rejoice in this recording, made to raise the voices of all those bound together by love for William & Mary. Hear the thunder of their chorus, Alma Mater - Hail! Led by Dr. James Armstrong, Director of the William & Mary Choir
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