at the Moment
Lately, I’ve been talking with students via Zoom. They’re expressing emotions that I relate with. That’s not normal. Often I relate to the emotions of students because I felt that some time ago and learned the life lessons associated. We’re all grieving loss — of springtime, of celebrations, of a sense of security and a loss […]
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the modern world on its head, and for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester William & Mary will teach its courses from a distance. This won’t be easy, and the instruction is not going to equal the in-class or the in-lab experience that would normally take place. As I […]
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When I left school for Spring Break I was brain-storming drafts of advice I wanted to give to current seniors. I wanted to summarize the beginning half of my freshmen year and provide hindsight on my senior year college process. However, due to recent circumstances, your college process will be unlike anyone else’s. I understand […]
I’ve been thinking a lot the past week about what I care about. I think it’s a manifestation of my fear that I may lose something that I love or be unable to do things that give me comfort. I also let the “what if’s” creep into my thoughts. What if the worst-case scenario comes […]
We Admit It! After days, weeks, and months of eagerly waiting, the day has finally arrived… After countless hours reading through your applications, hearing your stories, and navigating a national pandemic… the time has come for us to welcome the newest incoming class. Freshman admission decisions have officially been released. As we are posting this, decision […]
We Admit It! After months of reading applications, committee meetings, and decision making, we can finally share the good news: Welcome to the Tribe! That’s right, you’ve been accepted to William & Mary as a part of the Class of 2024! Feel free to do a little dance, shout it from the rooftops, sing that special song, […]
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We Admit It! We wish we could send good news to all of our wonderfully talented applicants. Unfortunately, the small class sizes that make William & Mary so appealing also force us to make tough decisions when considering qualified applicants. As a result, we are not able to admit all of the students who are competitive […]
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We Admit It! This is the hardest part of our jobs, sending bad news to bright, talented applicants like you. We know that you must be surprised, upset, disappointed, confused, angry – maybe all of the above. All of these emotions are both natural and justified. This is not the outcome you were hoping for, and […]
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The past ten days of my life could have come straight from a young adult novel. I’m still processing that classes will be online for the rest of my semester, that I can’t go back to my dorm, that I won’t see many of my friends until August at the earliest… assuming the virus has […]
Class of 2020, I am joined by all of my colleagues across W&M and your family and friends when sharing with you how very sorry I am. I am so sorry that your final semester of student life at W&M has been cut short. And yet just because your final weeks were taken, it doesn’t […]
Joy My favorite place on campus, is also a place that I get paid to work in, it’s the Adam’s Garden. It’s a triangular garden, park, resting spot, haven at the corner of N. Boundary St. & Richmond Rd. It’s right beside Sorority House 1 & across from Merchant’s Square, but it surprises people that it’s […]
My high school physics teacher, Mr. Fetsko (who remains a close friend and one of my biggest supporters to this day), was my introduction to the world of physics. When I was a junior in high school, AP Physics I was a confusing mess of unfamiliar characters and concepts. There were definitely times when I […]
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The Geology department rolled out of Williamsburg last weekend and headed straight to Virginia’s geographic centroid for a wide-ranging field trip. It was the spring semester version of the Geology departmental field trip that’s open to all and free to attend. As always, we were rolling deep with more than 45 of us spread across […]
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This post is written by Caitlyn Whitesell ’20, who serves as the communication intern for OCE. She interviewed Professor Jennifer Bickham-Mendez in Fall 2019. Professor Bickham-Mendez researches Latinx studies, race, class gender, social movements, and more in William & Mary’s sociology department. Through her research, she engages directly with the Williamsburg community to serve the […]
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What a beautiful campus to wake up to this past Friday, it looked lovely! Facilities Management strives to make it safe for everyone to return for work and classes. Your Grounds & Gardens crew arrived at 4 am to start checking roads, bridges, sidewalks, stairs and walkways. Trades folks (plumbers, HVAC, electricians & carpenters) […]
By Maisie Sapner ’20, Laura Schwartz ’20 and Elizabeth Sutterlin ’20 Our team led by mentor Professor Phil Roessler, competed for Shark Tank funding to conduct a field experiment in Kenya aimed at identifying ways to increase access to mobile microinsurance among smallholder farmers. Mobile microinsurance is a form of crop insurance designed to be […]
By Anna Raymond ’23 and Kayla Seggelke ’23 Cholera in Eastern Asia: Investigating the Epidemiological Effects of Increased Coastal Flooding and the Success Rates of Subsequent Aid Efforts Throughout our Shark Tank experience, we consistently received unprecedented levels of support across the William & Mary community, particularly from the Global Research Institute. Upon visiting the Institute […]
With Daily Work of Justice in full swing, The Active Citizens Conference fast approaching, and my weekly meetings with Aim 4 students, my mind and attention are pulled in many directions. Enter the trusty to-do list. Each time I cross off an item, I celebrate what has been accomplished and also why it matters. In […]
Winter Weather? Let’s hope the groundhog is right & that spring is just around the corner. Why? Because our favorite corner, College Corner, was literally confused last winter. Wait — maybe I am confused — because it technically wasn’t even winter yet, it was Sunday, December 9th, 2018! Mother Nature threw us a snowy curve ball […]
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Transfers Abroad One thing that some W&M transfers may wonder is if they will still be able to study abroad. The answer is a resounding YES! Here at W&M, we have tons of study abroad programs that can work for anyone who may be interested in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. I (Meredith Lian) transferred at the […]
NOVA? DMV? Nats? Caps? What do all these terms mean? As an out-of-state student, coming to William & Mary was a bit of a culture shock. I am from Marietta, Georgia which is a suburb of Atlanta. The most I knew about Virginia before arriving in Williamsburg in August of 2018 was that the Battle […]
Social media has allowed society to become more connected than ever. Over three billion people around the world use social media to engage with others, access the news and share information. In the U.S. alone, seven out of ten people are active social media users. Some would argue that social media is inherently bad for our health. Some research […]
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On our first day in class this semester, I asked my students — all first years in the Aim 4 program — how they define community. Then I shared with them some definitions from the last 75 years. This broad offering: “A common definition of community emerged as a group of people with diverse characteristics […]
One of my favorite campus involvements is with Canterbury, William & Mary’s Epsicopal Ministry. Last January, I began attending Bruton Parish, the historic Episcopal church located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. There, I met Rev’d Dan McClain, who recruited me to the student group by promising free dinner after the evening service. We joke […]
I’m homeward bound after the 2020 edition of our Natural History & Contemporary Culture of Oman (a.k.a. Rock Music Oman) course. For the past two weeks, 23 intrepid W&M students joined us for a scholarly, but adventurous, study tour across the Sultanate of Oman. This year’s course was spectacular, but distinctly different than previous years’ […]
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