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W&M Cypher

@WMNews: Last weekend, students planted 200 pots containing grasses on the eastern slope of the Crim Dell. These grasses gro… https://t.co/ccVhdgiBOR
"William & Mary’s New Student Orientation process is what sets the school apart in my mind. Each student and staff member involved in the process cares deeply about creating an experience for new students that is inclusive, welcoming, and informative in order to best prepare these students for their life at W&M...This process not only guarantees a smooth transition for all freshman, transfer, exchange, non-traditional, and Joint Degree Program students but it also is a constant reminder to those involved in the process of why we chose W&M and more importantly, why we love W&M.” (credit: OAD @jondavid.nichols)
@williamandmary: RT @CharlesCenterWM: We were honored to be joined by @NPR Multimedia Journalist @SashaIngber this week through the Charles Center’s Shar… https://t.co/3JDpbgo8Np
@WMNews: W&M News recently talked with one of the organizers of the 10th Biennial Conference of @aswadiaspora, which W&M is… https://t.co/est8GH3eVH
Finding the Meaning of Life

I asked Sonia Kinkhabwala ’21, recipient of the President’s Award for Community Service and member of the Aim 4 civic leadership program, to share her reflections on this moment in her William & Mary story. “We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton […]

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1619 at Jamestown: Racialized slavery begins
W&M professor of history and Africana studies Robert Trent Vinson outlines the importance of Jamestown in establishing racial slavery in America.
2019 at Jamestown: Competing ideas of democracy
W&M professor of history and Africana studies Robert Trent Vinson suggests that the debate about democracy demonstrated when the president recently visited Jamestown goes back to 1619.
@WMNews: This summer, seven W&M undergrads went to Alaska for the COLL 300 class Salmon Tales: Biology, Complexity and Story… https://t.co/vYGp2ifHQg
Loved of old. 💚💛
As William & Mary begins its strategic planning process, administrators are looking to the W&M community to play an active role in shaping the future of the university. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-community-to-play-active-role-in-strategic-planning.php?utm_source=facebookwmn&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=091219-planning
@williamandmary: Want to get involved? Attend one of the upcoming strategic planning events on campus, stay up to date by reading th… https://t.co/u2mF2IbUMw
@WMNews: As director, Peter Vishton will be in charge of the process through which the @NSF awards about $6.5 million in fun… https://t.co/yZ9czkbc1C
@WMNews: Today, members of the Queens' Guard stand watch over a memorial honoring the lives, including those of seven… https://t.co/byiKIj86ER
@williamandmary: #NeverForget Today, we remember and honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. https://t.co/8krhC9g2dG
We remember and honor those who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Today, @w4queensguard is standing watch over a memorial in the Sunken Garden. #NeverForget
Today we honor and remember the lives, including members of the W&M community, lost on September 11, 2001.
What's your favorite campus spot and why? (📸:@disneydianne22)
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: “Our intent is to create opportunities for everybody who wants to be heard and everybody who has a contribution to… https://t.co/FE3lNOLMMV
@WMNews: “Our intent is to create opportunities for everybody who wants to be heard and everybody who has a contribution to… https://t.co/FE3lNOLMMV
@williamandmary: RT @WMAlumni: LEAD Africa, a network of schools supporting the development of Africa’s bright and talented children, is launching… https://t.co/9mHky5fC6e
@williamandmary: RT @WMAlumni: #wmHomecoming is all about celebrating our @williamandmary pride — in all the amazing variety of ways we choose to… https://t.co/w26DhyEOWA
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: ⚠️A full-scale test of the Early Warning Siren System surrounding the Surry Power Station will take place tomorrow,… https://t.co/XnvUSR3KMP
@WMNews: ⚠️A full-scale test of the Early Warning Siren System surrounding the Surry Power Station will take place tomorrow,… https://t.co/XnvUSR3KMP
LEAD Africa, a network of schools supporting the development of Africa’s bright and talented children, launched an academy in Morocco yesterday. Watch how one class started Will Smith '14, LEAD's executive director, on his path to LEAD Africa.
Transformative Potential of Football
@WMNews: W&M News checked in with Provost @PeggyAgouris, who joined the W&M administration this summer, to get her thoughts… https://t.co/TbedINGv5R
Transformative Potential of Football
From William & Mary to the world, Will Smith '14 chronicles his journey that started with a 'Politics in Africa' course at W&M and eventually results in the establishment of the LEAD Monrovia Football Academy in Liberia. LEAD MFA provides Liberia's talented youth with academic classes, football training, and life skills lessons to improve academic performance, break down gender barriers, and prepare students to lead positive change in Liberia. Learn more at: magazine.wm.edu & leadafrica.com Music Credits: MB01JXWGD665FPH
@WMNews: Some W&M highlights from the @usnews report released today: ⭐5th overall in undergraduate teaching ⭐13th overall fo… https://t.co/oYhiWY9JkG
It's #NationalAmpersandDay, our kind of holiday: we're the second-oldest institution of higher learning in America & a cutting-edge research university. Our students are storytellers & scientists who are passionate about serving others & serious about having fun. What's your "and?"
In honor of National Ampersand Day, W&M Blogger and Assistant Dean of Admission Jack Zhang shares a little bit about the "ands" that make up the lives of the W&M community. What were your "ands" at W&M?
Happy National Ampersand Day! - The William & Mary Blogs
@williamandmary: It's #NationalAmpersandDay, our kind of holiday: we have the brains of a cutting-edge research university & the hea… https://t.co/O6r4XBgRs6
Happy National Ampersand Day!

We Admit It! Here at William & Mary, we are multi-dimensional. You can be a pilot and the quarterback of the football team, we’ve done it. You can be an artist and a paleontologist, you will thrive here. You can be a Shakespearean scholar and an entrepreneur, our university President is one. Since our very founding […]

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@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Hurricane Dorian has moved offshore, and the William & Mary campus experienced relatively little impact from the st… https://t.co/iJeYjqCQFR
@WMNews: Hurricane Dorian has moved offshore, and the William & Mary campus experienced relatively little impact from the st… https://t.co/iJeYjqCQFR
"Just know you're not alone - you're gonna make these bricks your home" ( 📸 & lyric edit: @kwats_2)
@WMNews: One problem in dealing with weapons of mass destruction is that they are well hidden. Seth Aubin recently received… https://t.co/Y8nNwSOe0Y
@WMNews: Predictions for coastal flooding from #HurricaneDorian on the day following the awards ceremony highlight the impor… https://t.co/bDpmpoeaWS
@williamandmary: RT @muscarelle: Due to #HurricaneDorian, we are postponing tomorrow's scheduled Gallery Talk and Art Film Friday. We will be close… https://t.co/StSDy4b2tR
@williamandmary: RT @WMDining: All Dining Locations CLOSE at 8pm tonight 9/5. Friday, 9/6, Sadler & Commons will open for brunch from 10am-2pm a… https://t.co/xFZhazXEFm
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: TribeAlert: Due to Hurricane Dorian, William & Mary is closed 7 pm today through Friday. More: https://t.co/OE788DOhZM
@WMNews: TribeAlert: Due to Hurricane Dorian, William & Mary is closed 7 pm today through Friday. More: https://t.co/OE788DOhZM
Today's #WrenCrushWednesday gives a glimpse of the Wren Yard through what photographer @romancingtheforest describes as a "first-rate Hobbit window." What's your favorite book of all time?
@williamandmary: Hard to believe it's already been a week since #wmConvocation! Zara Fina Stasi '12 (@goodforthebees) captured the t… https://t.co/vr4hgsPaNQ
"In this season, that’s what most of us are doing: making plans. Getting to know others. Envisioning what could be, and how we’ll get there." W&M blogger and director of W&M Office of Community Engagement (OCE) Melody Porter welcomes students to a new academic year: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/mcporter/retreat-more-like-an-advance/?utm_source=facebookwm&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=090419-retreat-blog
@WMNews: A trip to the barbershop prompted Travis Harris Ph.D. ’19 to find material for his @williamandmary doctoral dissert… https://t.co/xmBSwHhJze
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: The William & Mary Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian, which is curren… https://t.co/57eBrHK8gR
@WMNews: The William & Mary Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian, which is curren… https://t.co/57eBrHK8gR
@WMNews: Konstantinos Orginos, associate professor in the @williamandmary Department of Physics, is among the 21 researchers… https://t.co/B3bdayOAqu
William & Mary: A University for the Bold
At William & Mary, bold moments define us. We challenge what is known, explore what is new and imagine a bold future. We are and always will be a university for the bold. For more information, visit www.wm.edu
Retreat? More Like an Advance.

When I was a minister, I frequently visited an older woman who was not able to come to church anymore. She was hilarious and hospitable, and often full of wise insight. During one visit, I was telling her about how our staff retreat was busy and idea-generating, but also exhausting. She said, “that’s not a […]

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@WMNews: ICYMI: During #wmConvocation Beth Comstock '82 encouraged new @williamandmary students to embark on a journey of di… https://t.co/Bi3aveyasI
@WMNews: “The Adjacent Possible” exhibit at the @muscarelle is part of the bountiful harvest of arts events at W&M this fall… https://t.co/XBHcFvazVX
@williamandmary: RT @KimberlyCastner: Happily represented @williamandmary for College Colors Day!!!! My W&M shirt is purple but my heart will always be g… https://t.co/MRmrGg9NSl
@williamandmary: RT @WMGeology: Today at noon we welcome @williamandmary students back to the Geology department with a meeting in 219 McGlothlin-S… https://t.co/p0IBWGBNdB
@WMNews: “I’m so proud of all that the @WMSOE has accomplished over the past seven years and I’m looking forward to having m… https://t.co/akwVWeuQ07
“You really just don’t live this prescribed life where everything is perfect. You blunder your way toward creating one you love. With enough discovery, experimentation and time, the future comes out of your imagination. It’s very powerful, and I say, why not start now?” Here's to embarking on a quest of discovery, Tribe! #wmConvocation
@WMNews: W&M's Jennifer Kahn is co-author of a paper published this week in @sciencemagazine. “The take home message — that… https://t.co/VvZg9BV4aq
2019 Homecoming: Find your reason to celebrate
Homecoming & Reunion Weekend is a great place to mix and mingle with Tribe faithful, young and old! October 17-20. Register today at homecoming.wm.edu MB018ESTAJXTGLY
@WMNews: "With enough discovery, experimentation and time, the future comes out of your imagination. It’s very powerful, and… https://t.co/AhqPFiP2b4
@williamandmary: And so another academic year begins with an inspiring #wmConvocation! https://t.co/3mWtZORMZA
Opening Convocation 2019: The welcome walk
New members of the the Tribe are greeted by members of the William & Mary community during Opening Convocation exercises.
One Tribe, One Family. #wmConvocation
W&M in 30: Move-In 2019
W&M in :30 - 2019 Convocation
William & Mary welcomes the class of 2023! Check out our 30 second recap featuring Convocation speaker, Beth Comstock '82, former vice chair of General Electric. For more information, visit www.wm.edu. Musicbed SyncID: MB0143X3HDF40TL
@WMNews: From her thoughts on tech innovation to her favorite book, learn more about #wmPresident Katherine A. Rowe from thi… https://t.co/QKU4sW7ouw
@williamandmary: And now it’s time for returning students to welcome their fellow members of the Tribe! #wmConvocation https://t.co/na553gaTUM
@williamandmary: Ginia Anderson & Sonia Kinkhabwala receive the President’s Awards for Service to the Community. #wmConvocation https://t.co/DAq2IlJByX
@williamandmary: “Part of your journey is to discover your story.” @WMAlumni Beth Comstock ‘82 shares her advice with new students a… https://t.co/OxlTH483eZ
@williamandmary: Provost @PeggyAgouris, who is also experiencing #wmConvocation for the first time, shares brief remarks. https://t.co/sBOIfL3F95
@williamandmary: #wmConvocation is about to begin! https://t.co/lJvFEdos54
We’re live from the 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony! Tune in now to watch as we celebrate the beginning of another academic year and welcome the university’s newest students! Help us welcome the new members of the Tribe in the comments! See your student? Tag ‘em!
It’s time for #wmConvocation & the start of a new academic year! What are your goals for this year?
@WMNews: Last week, @oceatwm had the help of incoming new students in the community service pre-orientation program, 7 Gener… https://t.co/TZ0F8iNjwQ
@williamandmary: Watch #LIVE at 5:15 p.m. as we welcome the newest members of the Tribe with high fives, inspiring words & well wish… https://t.co/cDo41tv6Kq
@williamandmary: RT @wmchemistry: Welcome back @williamandmary students! The Chemistry Department wishes you a happy first day of classes and a very… https://t.co/L4CuifI7iD
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: The most common piece of advice that members of the @williamandmary faculty have for new students? Attend your prof… https://t.co/dXiCUxoT7R
@WMNews: The most common piece of advice that members of the @williamandmary faculty have for new students? Attend your prof… https://t.co/dXiCUxoT7R
Scene@W&M: Shirts to bags
7-Generations students turn donated William & Mary T-shirts into collection bags for a local service organization.
@williamandmary: Happy First Day of Classes! Wishing you a great year ahead, Tribe! https://t.co/MhjGSnP2PB
'The Adjacent Possible': Abstract relationships
W&M professor of art and guest curator Elizabeth Mead said observers should build relationships with art over time as she discussed the Muscarelle Museum of Art exhibition "The Adjacent Possible."
Get Excited for the First Day of Classes!!

The first day of classes for the Fall semester is tomorrow (ahhh!!)! Here’s some tips to help you not only survive but thrive as a student here! Dress nice, but make sure you’re comfortable – bring a sweater. Don’t show up in a suit, but don’t show up in sweats either! It’s important to show […]

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@WMNews: Mother and daughter embark on education degrees together at @WMSOE: https://t.co/ra3FQj9MNi Learn more about Linds… https://t.co/9Hc5YYW8Bz
@WMNews: On the eve of a new academic year, catch up on what's new at @williamandmary. https://t.co/oceYSAFZ3r
@williamandmary: RT @WMAlumni: Happy 101st birthday to Katherine Johnson HON '18, a NASA mathematician who helped make the first human spaceflight… https://t.co/wCoxLe4ZFT
Mother and daughter at SOE: Hearts for education
Trish Caroccia followed her daughter, graduate student Lindsay Kidd, to W&M's School of Education.
Opening Convocation, the annual ceremony where we welcome our new students to campus with inspiring words, high fives and well wishes, is tomorrow! Watch it LIVE on our Facebook page or at www.wm.edu/convocation/watch starting at 5:15 p.m.
A Taste of Summer

We Admit It!  With move-in last week and Convocation right around the corner, it has been an exciting time for us here at William & Mary. Welcoming in the new students is one of the greatest joys of this job. But as the summer comes to a close, we thought it was a good time […]

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@WMNews: ICYMI: @VASymphony will perform a free concert this Thursday at The Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka… https://t.co/ZAG7YY6HNr
@WMNews: “I’ve never been a part of anything quite like this. I think it’s probably the most important thing I’ve done profe… https://t.co/5skahskzT0
To our new students: welcome to your new home! To our returning students: welcome back! We're so excited to have you all here. #wmMoveIn
@williamandmary: RT @WMLibraries: Only two days left before classes start! Where will your favorite study spot be this fall?
@williamandmary: Exciting, energetic & bittersweet... #wmMoveIn was all these things and more: https://t.co/3ICj696DP8
@williamandmary: RT @ebrittwebb: #wmMoveIn at @williamandmary https://t.co/l15ehD3Gn7
@WMNews: “I can tell everyone’s really thrilled for other people that are moving in, and they just want to support them. Alr… https://t.co/4l7rQCGR2k
@williamandmary: RT @WMTribeFootball: #wmMoveIn 📸👇 #GoTribe #OurStateOurTribe https://t.co/HR9BjWDuH7
@williamandmary: New students & their families pile into Kaplan Arena for #wmOrientation. https://t.co/s3t31lBkQA
W&M move-in day 2019
New members of the W&M Tribe take up residence on campus.
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: W&M's new undergrads are busy with #wmMoveIn & #wmOrientation today, but many of the university’s new graduate stud… https://t.co/PaTOGsL4Ji
Welcome to your new home. 💚💛
W&M in :30 – Move In 2019
@williamandmary: Welcome Home 💛💚 #wmMoveIn https://t.co/ADY1lF1oVL
@WMNews: W&M's new undergrads are busy with #wmMoveIn & #wmOrientation today, but many of the university’s new graduate stud… https://t.co/PaTOGsL4Ji
W&M in 30: 2019 Move-In
It's William & Mary move-in day 2019, welcome to the new students & newest members of the tribe! Audio Credit - MB016OBJQDL7KHD
Move-In 2019
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@WMNews: Subscribe to the new W&M Weekly newsletter to have a selection of stories, events and videos from the Alma Mater of… https://t.co/Ubl7qkmxLd
@WMNews: "We are one year out and already we can see it's everything that we hoped for and so much more. It’s location in th… https://t.co/OFLJbksVs7
Some of W&M's Peer Advisors have shared their last-minute tips for Move In this weekend. See you tomorrow new students & Tribe families!
Get Ready for Move In! - The William & Mary Blogs
@WMNews: A new facility being purchased by the W&M Real Estate Foundation & leased by @williamandmary is expected to provide… https://t.co/YxxGNBOnQc
Get Ready for Move In!

With move in right around the corner, hopefully most of you have already started packing! Even if you haven’t, (please start right after reading this) these tips will hopefully help you out when move in day comes! Pack essentials in a separate, easily accessible bag It’s always a good idea to have necessities like a […]

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We couldn't resist one last #wmInSummer photo before the new academic year starts. (📸 :@44ab469)
@WMNews: "Both Sonia and Ginia exemplify a care for the well-being of other people: Sonia has shown commitment to supporting… https://t.co/K3NapJj9As
“I’m confident they will learn much during their time here. Likewise, I’m confident that they have much to offer, and William & Mary will be an even stronger, better place with them on our campus.” Get to know W&M's newest undergraduates: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/william-marys-newest-undergraduates-are-on-their-way.php?utm_source=facebookwm&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=082119-new-class
@WMNews: Use predatory insects to control greenhouse pests? “It seemed like an obvious thing to try. You don’t want to use p… https://t.co/Su8MfNQTgQ
The costume shop
A look at W&M's temporary costume shop for theatre.
The scene shop
A look at W&M's temporary scene shop for theatre.
It's Move-In & Orientation Week! Download the W&M Mobile app and select New Students & Families for a custom app experience — access orientation information including move-in maps and schedules, key app features including Tribe Card, Transit and Academic Tools, and receive important notifications and updates from the W&M Office of First Year Experience office. www.wm.edu/app
Happy #NationalRollerCoasterDay! We admit it: we’re partial to @buschgardensva's Loch Ness Monster because it's green & gold. 💚💛 #TribePride
W&M honey: From KelRae Farm to campus tables
W&M beehives on KelRae Farm represent the latest effort by Dining Services to bring 'hyper-local' products to campus tables.
Loved of old 😍 #WrenCrushWednesday ( 📸: @TreyMayo)
Those who come here, belong here – and it's almost time to welcome the newest members of the Tribe to campus during Opening Convocation. Watch the Convocation ceremony live on Facebook or at www.wm.edu/convocation/watch on Wednesday, August 28 at 5:15 p.m.
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The school year may be fast approaching, but the garden outside the President’s House is still giving off #wmInSummer vibes. 🌺
If you stopped by the Wren Building this summer, you might have noticed some work happening in the courtyard. A previously unknown access point to an early 18th-century drain was uncovered during work to expand one of W&M's iconic brick pathways.
Unexpected access: 18th-century Wren Building drain uncovered
Lessons Learned from the First Semester

Your first semester of college life can be a pretty big transition! Here are some things that can make that switch easier: Establish a solid self-care schedule College life can become very overwhelming, very quickly. It’s important to plan out early on what days you do laundry and what days you clean the bathroom (if […]

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#tbt to last year's #wmMoveIn & #wmOrientation. Tribe, what's your advice for settling into college life?
One Tribe, One Family Vacation (photo & caption: @thebrownhailey) #TribeTravels #TribePride
Beth Comstock ’82, former vice chair of General Electric, is the guest speaker for this year's Opening Convocation on Aug. 28. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/beth-comstock-82-to-speak-at-opening-convocation.php?utm_source=facebookwm&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=080519-Convocation-Speaker-2019
Magnitude and Direction

“If you remember anything from this class, I want you to remember that a vector has both magnitude and direction” – T. Wayne, my high school physics teacher. A few years ago, I celebrated the tenth anniversary of graduating high school by sending a letter to ten of my former teachers sharing what had stuck […]

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#wmInSummer (📸:@the_amerivan_couple)
A new five-year, $1M grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund several key initiatives, including community-led research into the legacies of slavery at W&M and James Monroe's Highland, an oral history project, new historical exhibits and university-wide courses that promote inclusion and civil discourse.
$1M Mellon Foundation grant funds inclusive research and community engagement at William & Mary
Applications are live!

We Admit it!  We have been enjoying our summer in Williamsburg. From watching fireworks by the Governor’s Palace, to witnessing Coach Jill Ellis ’88 win her second consecutive World Cup, and facing off in the annual summer kickball championship against the senior interviewers: this has been a summer for the record books. But speaking of kicking, today (August […]

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Who made it to Friday's William & Mary Night at @nationals Park? ⚾️ ( 📸:@mcangel08corn)
The For the Bold campaign is nearing the $900 million mark and its impact can be felt across our entire community. You are the reason why W&M is thriving. Thank you for being a part of our bold movement.
Because of you, we are a university For the Bold
On-site with NIAHD: Angela of Jamestown
High-school students participating in NIAHD's (National Institute of History and Democracy) summer program got a close-up look of the Angela site at Jamestown.
Looks like these roommates are ready for a great year together! (📸 :@vangolivia22)
A #TBT look at the President's House in 1931. It's served as the home for all but one of W&M's presidents.
Biology research: Bubblers, fountains and methane
Professor of biology Randy Chambers is running tests to determine the effectiveness of pond aeration on methane reduction.
Because of you, we are a university For the Bold
Thank you to all of our donors! Because of you and your support, we are a university for the bold and we’re on the move. Musicbed SyncID: MB01R7ZUCSZMTTX
How to Write an Effective Email as a College Student

In college and in the overall professional world, email is the number one way to communicate with others. Learning how to write a respectful and effective email can be one of the best things you can do for yourself as a college student. I’ve made a helpful list of some tips that I’ve learned over […]

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Gail Williams Wertz ’66, M.A. ’19 is currently a full-time graduate student in anthropology and archaeology, returning to her alma mater after an almost 50-year career in biomedical research. If you could return to W&M to pursue a degree that was different from your previous degree(s), what would you study and why?
Gail Williams Wertz ’66, M.A. ’19 digs into new career
Gladiator Games over the James

The Gladstone Gladiators have spent the past two months dividing their time between geological field research in central Virginia and lab research in the Geology department at William & Mary.  They’ve made great progress, mapping through the summer heat and, in the process, are working out the complex structural architecture of the Piedmont. Our research […]

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Hearing directly from three prominent women within international relations on the ways in which it is a male-dominated field was an eye-opening experience for two W&M's Global Research Institute students. Read about the inspiring discussion in a recent post on the W&M Blogs: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/globalresearch/women-in-international-relations-inspiring-wm-students/?utm_source=facebookwm&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=071819-GRI-Women-IR-Blog
How to Plan Your First Semester Courses with Minimal Panic

As many of you are finishing up College Studies right now, you may still be a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of planning your first semester schedule. Don’t worry! Pretty much every student I know felt the same way. College gives you a lot more options than high school, and it’s up to you to […]

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Artifacts and shoreline: Preserving the Pamunkey Reservation
Volunteers join a Virginia Institute of Marine Science effort to protect the Pamunkey Reservation shoreline against erosion.
Setting the coordinates: A living shoreline for the Pamunkey
Experts from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science plot out a living shoreline for the Pamunkey Reservation.
Receive and Take Advantage Of What Has Been Given To You.

With only three weeks left in our time in DC, it’s important to reflect on what has been going well, what needs fixing and what is left in our bucket list. This was actually an activity our Professor, Drew Stelljes, prepared for us during our last in-person class. I found it enlightening because I realized […]

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Belong Here

Growing up in a military family shaped the way I relate to a sense of place. On the one hand, my connection to where we lived was always temporary. On the other, I learned quickly that each place I lived left a lasting imprint on who I was. Each new hometown had its own customs, […]

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So You’ve Been Assigned to Botetourt…

You just found out dorm assignments. Yay! But, you’ve been assigned to a dorm in the Botetourt Complex? Where even is that? Unless you’ve somehow made it to the back of campus on a tour or other trip to William & Mary, you probably have no idea where you are about to spend the next […]

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Women in International Relations: Inspiring W&M Students

By Ana Suarez, Global Research Institute staff, based on interviews with Ola Pozor ’19 and John Teague ’19 Reading about the ways in which the field of international relations (IR) is male-dominated only offers a glimpse into the obstacles women face. Hearing directly from three prominent women within international relations, on the other hand, was […]

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An 18th-century tunnel: Draining the Wren
A summer construction project on the brick walkways on the west side of the Wren building revealed an opening to an early drainage tunnel the served the building.
Creating Equitable & Inclusive Working Environments
Learn how Associate Professor Jason Chen is helping to create better work environments in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Chemistry of Fireworks
Fireworks explained by William McNamara, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The 2018-2019 Year In Review
Reflecting on the 2018-2019 academic year.
2018 W&M Women's Weekend
A recap of the 2018 W&M Women's Weekend!
William & Mary at the World Cup!

We Admit It! We love 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 as […]

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'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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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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W&M in 30: 2019 Commencement
2019 Commencement recap in 30 seconds!
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.
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Students walk through the Wren Building on their way to Zable Stadium for the 2019 Commencement cermony.
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Students begin their walk across campus for the 2019 Commencement ceremony.
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Graduates gather at the Wren Building before the traditional walk across campus.
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Tribe Pride is celebrated in Zable Stadium!
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Commencement award recipients
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Students cross the Crim Dell bridge on the way to the Commencement ceremony.
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Today is definitely reason to celebrate the Green & Gold!
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Opera singer Denyce Graves (right) receives an honorary degree from Gates.
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Awarded to a graduating senior on the basis of character, scholarship and leadership, this year's Carr Memorial Cup went to Corey York.
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Student Commencement Speaker Rhea Sharma
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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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