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My favorite go-to-things and places

Through the whorl wind of the pandemic, students have been forced to find new, fun things to do on and off campus (especially when they need a break). As an incoming junior, I’ve been able to experience some “normal” college and the shut-down version. Although this past year was challenging, students have been creative in […]

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@WMNews: A @WMGeology team led by Prof. Kaste predicted flooding like this back in 2018. Their research, based in CO, showed… https://t.co/3an3umxLlC
@WMNews: The William & Mary Board of Visitors will hold a retreat July 27-29, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to serve a… https://t.co/J0zA1Yi4n3
@WMNews: .@williamandmary's Brianna Nofil was awarded the 61st annual Allan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historia… https://t.co/1K9Fd76Gyt
@williamandmary: RT @STEM_at_WM: You may remember Winnie the whimbrel's epic flight from 2008, as covered by @10000birds and others. Here's an updat… https://t.co/YrCYgY0vjI
@WMNews: “For centuries, bird people like us have been sitting along the coast, watching these birds take off over the ocean… https://t.co/JuycDtOg8W
@williamandmary: "Summertime in Williamsburg 🌿" #wmInSummer Photo by Instagram's kateforrestauthor. https://t.co/E80FrDGwVl
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: This past Friday, in celebration of accomplishments achieved over the past year and in the spirit of W&M’s mission… https://t.co/TIFKcIZbYK
@WMNews: Rachel Bardon, a 2021 graduate of Buckingham County High School, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Harriett Pittard… https://t.co/kIcv10GWvA
@WMNews: This past Friday, in celebration of accomplishments achieved over the past year and in the spirit of W&M’s mission… https://t.co/TIFKcIZbYK
@williamandmary: RT @WMAlumni: What do you do with a dorm room full of old @Chanellos_Pizza boxes? As students, Jonathan Leahy ’00 and Michael Fit… https://t.co/RFnJARy0dw
Solar Accessibility for Low- to Moderate-Income Communities

By Emma Rebour ’21 The Environmental Science & Policy major at William & Mary is characterized by its intersectional nature. Throughout my time at William & Mary, I’ve taken courses ranging from the American Renaissance to chemistry to environmental ethics. This is truly what I love about being an Environmental Science major: we are one […]

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University President Katherine A. Rowe welcomes the newest member of the W&M Athletics Hall of Fame, former @WMTribeFootball Head Coach Lou Holtz.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #GoTribe
The newest member of the W&M Athletics Hall of Fame, former @WMTribeFootball Head Coach Lou Holtz and along with some of his former players grace the rear portico of the Wren Building.
Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #GoTribe
@WMNews: The @ElizRiverPro has teamed with researchers from VIMS and W&M to build an online mapping tool that can help the n… https://t.co/7utKi1JDf7
@WMNews: RT @williamandmary: Amid a pandemic and year of unprecedented challenges, W&M experienced a surge in philanthropic giving and community… https://t.co/xnh3Mc0GJi
Employee Convocation 2021
A synthesis of the Employee Convocation ceremony on July 16, 2021.
@williamandmary: Amid a pandemic and year of unprecedented challenges, W&M experienced a surge in philanthropic giving and community… https://t.co/xnh3Mc0GJi
@williamandmary: RT @TribeAthletics: It’s William & Mary Day at Nats Park and @williamandmary and @WMTribeSwim alum Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) threw out the f… https://t.co/g8I323avGF
@williamandmary: W&M students Titouan Duston ’22, Elizabeth Li ’21 and Luke Mrini ’23 have been named Goldwater Scholars, joining a… https://t.co/P5DR09UBNI
@williamandmary: Campus is gorgeous in the summertime, but it sure is hot. Where is your favorite spot to cool down on a hot and hum… https://t.co/Q3TqrYcaEq
@WMNews: A new partnership between @WMSOE and a local church is exploring how educators can collaborate with faith-based com… https://t.co/QujM6rM1wx
@williamandmary: As an entertainment writer, Cord Jefferson '04 drew on the themes he explored as a sociology major at William & Mar… https://t.co/KxkvnMTiTm
TWAMPY Teens and Coffee Beans

By Abby Shusterman ’23 I am a junior double majoring in English Literature and Linguistics. As a coffee addict, I enjoy exploring the various cafes and bakeries in the Williamsburg area and I am excited to share some of my favorite spots near campus. While dining hall coffee is an easy option, there are tastier […]

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@WMNews: Starting this fall, the @WMSOE will add several new programs to its slate of 100% online offerings. https://t.co/WkonXxnmpl
@williamandmary: This summer, four undergrads and their faculty advisor are dedicated to geologic research and honoring… https://t.co/luO3GtF8ZK
@williamandmary: RT @MrsCHaskins: Strawberry DNA and then ICECREAM! 💉🔬🥼🧬@williamandmary & @WM_LemonProject partners with WJCC for investigation, exp… https://t.co/xmJKeN0wfP
@williamandmary: Rising junior Tyler Hutchinson is an experienced astrophotographer who recently sat down with @WMNews to talk about… https://t.co/Rwgo5z1hBb
June 23, 2021: Brian Mann named W&M Director of Athletics
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmTribe
New AD Brian Mann holds up a W&M onesie he received for his 11-month-old son.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmTribe
New W&M Director of Athletics Brian Mann speaks to the university community during his first press conference.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmTribe
Interim Director of Athletics Jeremy P. Martin Ph.D. '12, M.B.A. '17 will resume his former post as chief of staff to William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmTribe
Summertime blooms
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmInSummer
Lighting the night in Colonial Williamsburg
Visitors enjoy the return of the 4th of July fireworks above the Govenor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmInSummer
The Governor's Palace on July 4
Visitors enjoy the return of the 4th of July fireworks above the Govenor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmInSummer
Happy Birthday America!
Visitors enjoy the return of the 4th of July fireworks above the Govenor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmInSummer
The perfect summer night for celebrating America!
Visitors enjoy the return of the 4th of July fireworks above the Govenor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. Photo by Jim Agnew William & Mary #wmInSummer
@williamandmary: W&M guest blogger Pietro Marino '23 says that one of the beautiful things about running is that everyone is running… https://t.co/oEM83Hp4ea
@WMNews: Adrienne Petty, associate professor of history at W&M, was awarded a 2021 Faculty Innovations in Pedagogy and Teach… https://t.co/Y50O6UkfvA
@WMNews: Marjorie Thomas joined W&M 2013 as dean of students, leading the student success thematic area of Student Affairs.… https://t.co/AdYwEqz4qv
@WMNews: Williamsburg is under a tornado watch. If you hear the university's emergency siren, take shelter in the lowest lev… https://t.co/p5rrHOUwKw
@williamandmary: W&M recently unveiled the new Sankofa Seed sculpture located in the Legacy Tribute Garden outside of Jefferson Hall… https://t.co/BO9oAod2W5
@WMNews: "That picture still feels like one of my biggest accomplishments...I captured a bit of light that had traveled from… https://t.co/LCR7aH0KzE
@williamandmary: Through her work at the @kencen and with the @pcaaca, Tiffany Bryant ’07 makes art of all kinds accessible to diver… https://t.co/7Adz3RTR3d
@WMNews: In honor of #WorldChocolateDay, here is a throwback to our feature on a theoretical physicist who spends his days p… https://t.co/AI650cpJTU
@WMNews: William & Mary has selected Sallie Marchello and Jeremy Martin to receive the Shirley Aceto Award. The award is pre… https://t.co/Jh9S7xAr86
Maximizing Your Happiness Through Managed Involvement

By Daniel Speer ’22 Disclaimer: The author speaks from their own lived experience before and during their time at William & Mary. Your background and current situation will vary from theirs; use the advice in this article that fits you as you see fit, and modify what you feel does not fit however you chose. […]

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W&M Now: Sankofa Seed
On May 26th, a new sculpture called Sankofa Seed was unveiled in the Legacy Tribute Garden. The sculpture features a Sankofa bird, which represents looking at the past in order to move forward. The base of the sculpture includes the names of William & Mary students who have made history at the university. Learn more at https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/we-will-remember-work-begins-on-wms-memorial-to-the-enslaved.php SyncID: MB012P5GIR2SKSF
@williamandmary: A three-man team at W&M's @CtrConsBiology recently completed its last flight counting eagle chicks in nests on the… https://t.co/riRYUmPvMb
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Some fun trivia about W&M's new athletic director, Brian Mann: - Those tight spirals @AdamSandler "threw" in The Lo… https://t.co/c9ugk1jcW8
@WMNews: Some fun trivia about W&M's new athletic director, Brian Mann: - Those tight spirals @AdamSandler "threw" in The Lo… https://t.co/c9ugk1jcW8
@williamandmary: “A colonial puppy!” Photo c/o Instagram’s @everybodylovestallie https://t.co/oBqczelylN
Green Careers for a Sustainable Future

By Amelia Lowe ’21 As the Cohen Career Center’s Sustainability Ambassador, I conduct research on current trends in green careers and interview alumni in green professions. You might be wondering what exactly is a green career? Defining a green career can be difficult given the diversity of opportunities involved in the broad category. In general, […]

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@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: A full-scale test of the Early Warning Siren System surrounding the Surry Power Station will take place tomorrow, W… https://t.co/MAUihPdPBw
@williamandmary: Each season brings different flowers that add little pops of color to campus, but we're partial to the green and go… https://t.co/cb7ZQDOb4E
@WMNews: A full-scale test of the Early Warning Siren System surrounding the Surry Power Station will take place tomorrow, W… https://t.co/MAUihPdPBw
@WMNews: Julie Bologna, a master’s student in the military and veteran’s counseling program at William & Mary, has been sele… https://t.co/eTu9F8I0ut
@williamandmary: RT @colonialwmsburg: On the blog today, Kirsten Moffitt shares how what paint analysis tells us about the recently discovered Williamsbu… https://t.co/0R0bn016rL
@WMNews: “This is going to help us align procurement with initiatives that are near and dear to us at William & Mary,” said… https://t.co/Y6JIdClLpQ
@williamandmary: W&M has named renowned ecologist Derek Aday as dean of the School of Marine Science and director of @VIMS_News. Ada… https://t.co/i5dKqwNO3n
@WMNews: William & Mary has named nationally renowned ecologist Derek Aday as its next dean of the School of Marine Science… https://t.co/9VphqukZKL
@WMNews: RT @williamandmary: In the face of unprecedented challenges in 2020-21, W&M adapted and came together with creativity & determination.… https://t.co/rlRKH9MFaY
@williamandmary: In the face of unprecedented challenges in 2020-21, W&M adapted and came together with creativity & determination.… https://t.co/rlRKH9MFaY
Hutchison '23: Astrophotography
Tyler Hutchison '23 discusses his love for astrophotography. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/award-winning-astrophotographer-and-wm-undergrad-finds-meaning-in-the-outer-reaches-of-space.php
@williamandmary: Mohamed Noor ’92 (@mafnoor) serves as consultant for the television show #StarTrekDiscovery, drawing on his experie… https://t.co/mjpMxlCVs5
@williamandmary: It's beginning to look a lot like #wmInSummer! https://t.co/RNhL0ByNVL
@williamandmary: W&M’s newly expanded Alumni House is a beautiful new gateway to campus. Its new spaces and larger capacity make it… https://t.co/eZ0lZLvfNL
2021 Year in Review
In 2020-21, facing unprecedented challenges, William & Mary adapted and came together with creativity and determination. Our annual Year-in-Review reminds us that we have much to celebrate. See President Rowe's message: https://www.wm.edu/about/administration/president/reflections/2021-year-in-review.php Musicbed SyncID: MB01TRAB92DPJED
Running Your Race – A Syllabus for Well-Being

Guest blogger, Pietro Marino ’23 writes about his running journey as part of life at W&M. We know that accomplishment includes the concepts of perseverance and having a passion to attain goals. We’re pretty conditioned to persevere academically. We need to be thoughtful, determined, and reflective about being values-centered in our pursuits. In this blog, […]

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Looking Back on Earth Week 2021

By Claire Hutcheson ’22 Returning to campus this spring after 9 months away due to COVID-19 and a semester off, I was looking for a way to connect myself back to the William & Mary community. I found it through my role as Earth Week Co-Chair. I entered this position late in the game after […]

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@WMNews: Through her work at @kencen and with the Popular Culture Association, Tiffany Bryant ’07 makes art of all kinds acc… https://t.co/UhiKNaTlgU
We are the Schuyler Sisters

This summer, four brave undergraduates and one faculty advisor are dedicated to both geologic research and honoring the sensational Broadway musical Hamilton. You may be wondering what roads led to such an interesting intersection. The answer is simple as the William & Mary Structural Geology & Tectonics research group has a grant from the U.S. […]

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@williamandmary: Today W&M announced that Brian Mann will be the new director of @TribeAthletics. Mann brings leadership experience… https://t.co/DkcBwXf4PU
@WMNews: RT @TribeAthletics: William & Mary welcomes Brian Mann as its new Director of Athletics. 📰 https://t.co/x2o70tDEwP #GoTribe https://t.co/prioPu8wpl
@WMNews: Erin Schwartz, a Ph.D. candidate in W&M's Department of Anthropology, is studying enslaved women of the community o… https://t.co/iljUMZc7P5
@WMNews: Mohamed Noor, William & Mary Class of 1992, brings the science to science fiction as a consultant for… https://t.co/eMfZm4r9Q5
@williamandmary: RT @WMLibraries: Swem Patio Update: Construction of the patio project began last week! We look forward to sharing its progress throu… https://t.co/HwJS0DsMBd
@williamandmary: RT @WMbookstore: Please Note: From June 18th through July 6th, we will be in the process of moving our store operations from our cur… https://t.co/wmrPUsCyyr
@williamandmary: Summer days have us thinking about warm evenings and watching sunsets from the Sunken Garden. Love campus photos? B… https://t.co/csRZbgBaVy
@williamandmary: Researchers from W&M field tested technology designed to prevent bird deaths by steering them away from man-made st… https://t.co/SaJqhspCYr
@WMNews: “We present an entirely new lens through which we can view our last 35 years of oyster history in the Chesapeake Ba… https://t.co/CyihW5mUGZ
@WMNews: RT @williamandmary: W&M is launching the Bray School Lab, a research initiative focused on uncovering the history of the 18th-century s… https://t.co/xVJE7XFXMB
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: The @OIEAHC at W&M has joined a multi-institutional partnership to document the lives of individuals who either wer… https://t.co/g0P2ofbPag
@williamandmary: W&M is launching the Bray School Lab, a research initiative focused on uncovering the history of the 18th-century s… https://t.co/xVJE7XFXMB
@WMNews: The @OIEAHC at W&M has joined a multi-institutional partnership to document the lives of individuals who either wer… https://t.co/g0P2ofbPag
@williamandmary: Reminder: Tune in Saturday at 2 p.m. ET for W&M’s special virtual event to recognize and celebrate #Juneteenth, whi… https://t.co/UgwBgffHa3
@WMNews: The virtual event will include a performance of “Evolution of a Black Girl: From The Slave House to the White House… https://t.co/RSLX0rWbUX
@williamandmary: Near or far, don't miss out on this fun and expressive Driveway Chalk Art Competition from @muscarelle this summer.… https://t.co/PFM6QjHaFo
@WMNews: Heroic work from @VIMS_News crew of the RV Bay Eagle, who pulled all the plane's passengers aboard their research v… https://t.co/t0MUYHSejt
@WMNews: From producer to press secretary, from Washington, D.C., to Beijing, William & Mary graduates @weijia @jrpsakihttps://t.co/GDK2Rsn0QX
How to Take Care of Your Mental and Physical Health

One of the most important things that we rarely think about when in school is our mental/physical health. We are so focused on getting good grades and finding a job/internship that we start skipping meals, workout time, social time, sleep, etc….We rarely think about the toll that all that stress is taking on us. We […]

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@WMNews: Asked what advice they would offer to the next generation hoping to gain a foothold in Hollywood, Phillip Sun ’04 o… https://t.co/Y676tqVToL
‘We will remember’: Work begins on W&M’s memorial to the enslaved
Faculty, staff, students and community members attended the ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the memorial. Titled “Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved,” the brick structure will resemble a fireplace and will feature the names of people who are known to have been enslaved by the university. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved: Musicians play during the ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved: Jody Allen Ph.D. ’07 speaks at the event.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved: Faculty, staff and alumni push down the top of a brick wall that stands where the memorial will be constructed.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved: President Emeritus Taylor Reveley LL.D. ’18, W&M President Katherine A. Rowe and Jody Allen Ph.D. ’07 push down a large panel of the wall in the location where the memorial will be constructed.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Legacy Tribute Garden: Sankofa Seed Sculpture
President Emeritus Taylor Reveley LL.D. ’18 (left) and Steve Prince, director of engagement and distinguished artist in residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, help unveil the Sankofa Seed sculpture. Lynn Briley ’71; D.Sc. ’18, Janet Brown Strafer ’71, M.Ed. ’77, D.Sc. ’18; Professor Emeritus Jacquelyn McLendon L.H.D. ’21; and W&M President Katherine A. Rowe also helped unveil the sculpture. Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved: Hermine Pinson presents a libation during the event.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Legacy Tribute Garden: President Emeritus Taylor Reveley LL.D. ’18 and Janet Brown Strafer ’71, M.Ed. ’77, D.Sc. ’18 catch up during the ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Legacy Tribute Garden: Steve Prince, director of engagement and distinguished artist in residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, and Leah Glenn, professor of dance and director of W&M dance program, pose in front of the Sankofa Seed sculpture.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
@WMNews: Some familiar faces in tonight’s NBC News graduation recap #wmGrad https://t.co/QEMPpqet23
@WMNews: .@GovernorVA today appointed two new members to W&M’s Board of Visitors: John Rathbone and Ardine Williams. He also… https://t.co/lbESUYPcDi
Sustainability & Business: Adopting Sustainable Procurement Practices at William & Mary

By Justin Maynard ’23 This semester I was a Sustainability Ambassador with the Office of Sustainability. I was driven to become a Sustainability Ambassador by my passion for sustainability and I saw that this particular project would allow me to combine my interests in sustainability with my knowledge in business. I believe that for true […]

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Commemorating the Legacy Tribute Garden & Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved
In the shadow of a building where people enslaved by William & Mary once worked and lived, a memorial to those same people will soon be erected so that their stories and their role in the university’s history over the course of 172 years may be brought to light. On May 26, the university hosted a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the memorial, to be completed in early 2022. Titled “Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved,” the brick structure will resemble a fireplace and will feature the names of people who are known to have been enslaved by the university. Read more about the event: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/we-will-remember-work-begins-on-wms-memorial-to-the-enslaved.php MB01113QIUUMOMS
Three Tips for Transfer Students

Dear Transfers, Welcome to William & Mary! My name is Jacinta Das, and I am the Peer Advising Chair on the Executive Board of our Peer Advising Program. More importantly, I am also a transfer student. I am not going to say “I’ve been in your shoes” because the fact of the transfer experience is […]

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2021 Commencement: Jonathan Diaz-Ramos '21 & Vanessa Guzman '21
Vanessa Guzman ’21 and Jonathan Diaz-Ramos ’21 came to W&M with the unique challenges most first-generation students face – a lack of knowledge and guidance about the college experience along with worries about fitting in on campus that can induce feelings of isolation and loneliness. But Vanessa and Jonathan set out to change that. Together, they founded William & Mary’s First-Generation, Low Income (FGLI) support group, a network and resource hub to help students develop strategies to deal with the anxiety of being a first-generation student. Now, the FGLI community boasts more than 100 students who support and inspire each other every day. MB01QCI7NAHHHFX
Designated graduates are asked to stand, as they are able, to be recognized for their specified accomplishments.
Photo by Skip Rowland '83 William & Mary #wmGrad
A W&M Law School graduate shows his elation at Commencement.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
A Griffin graduates.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Many hugs are had as graduates, faculty, staff, mentors, family members and guests celebrate accomplishments.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
A moment of Tribe reflection.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmGrad
Congratulations, Class of 2021
With multiple ceremonies, graduates sitting six feet apart and other health protocols in place due to COVID-19, William & Mary’s 2021 Commencement weekend was like none other in many ways. But at its heart, the weekend remained a celebration of challenges met, friendships created, goals accomplished and aspirations formed. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/prepared-for-anything-wms-class-of-2021-celebrates-unique-commencement-weekend-after-a-year-like-no-other.php Music License: MB01FIVBQCN6YDN
An Earth Week Celebration We Will Never Forget

By Mary Lawrence Young ’21 This past year I was given the unique opportunity to serve as co-Chair of the Earth Week planning committee. Earth Day is celebrated every April 22nd; typically, William & Mary commemorates with a festival held on the Sunken Garden the Saturday after Earth Day. However, this past year, the Earth […]

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“We Were Able to Dream Big” — Reflections on the Fifth Annual WMGIC

By Kiran Rachamallu ’23, WMGIC V External Relations Director For 24 hours from March 19-20, 2021, 120 students across 15 universities participated in the fifth annual William & Mary Global Innovation Challenge, WMGIC V. At the start of the competition, student teams receive information about a pressing international issue, for which they will develop solutions […]

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W&M Commencement '21: Dureja's student speech
Divya Dureja delivers the student speech during the 2021 Commencement exercises at William & Mary. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/prepared-for-anything-wms-class-of-2021-celebrates-unique-commencement-weekend-after-a-year-like-no-other.php
W&M Commencement '21: Gallagher's student remarks
Meghan Gallagher delivers student remarks during the 2021 Commencement exercises at William & Mary. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/prepared-for-anything-wms-class-of-2021-celebrates-unique-commencement-weekend-after-a-year-like-no-other.php
W&M Commencement '21: President Rowe's remarks
W&M President Katherine Rowe delivers remarks during 2021 Commencement exercises at the university. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/prepared-for-anything-wms-class-of-2021-celebrates-unique-commencement-weekend-after-a-year-like-no-other.php
2021 Commencement: Chancellor Gates Remarks
In his remarks at the 2021 Commencement ceremonies, Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98, encouraged the graduates to use what they learned at W&M to address the challenges ahead. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/prepared-for-anything-wms-class-of-2021-celebrates-unique-commencement-weekend-after-a-year-like-no-other.php
2021 Commencement: Honorary Degree Recipients
Faith Ringgold and Anthony Kennedy receive honorary degrees from William & Mary. Learn more about the recipients: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/justice-anthony-kennedy,-artist-faith-ringgold-receive-honorary-degrees-from-wm.php Learn more about Commencement weekend where the recipients were honored: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/prepared-for-anything-wms-class-of-2021-celebrates-unique-commencement-weekend-after-a-year-like-no-other.php
Slip Slidin’ Away: Veins & Faults in Virginia Soapstone

by Jerry Hu ’21 Earlier this academic year, my friend Gabe Mojica ’21 wrote about his research on soapstone bodies near Schuyler, Virginia. Gabe’s not the only member of the William & Mary Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group studying soapstone as my thesis research is focused on veins and faults that cut the soapstone. […]

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Six International Security Challenges, Six Solutions: 2021 PIPS Symposium

Fellows at GRI’s Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS) participated in two virtual symposiums this year — first to the campus community on April 27 and then to a wider audience of scholars, members of the military, and policymakers on May 12. In both events, Lauren Boyes ’22, Nitya Labh ’22, Amelia Larson ’21, […]

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'The Specter': Chau '21 explores trans-generational trauma
Quan Chau '21 created "The Specter" as he explored what it means to have Asian roots in U.S. society. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/chaus-the-specter-vietnamese-american-play-explores-transgenerational-trauma.php
Shoutout to My Professors

In terms of academics, this year was my favorite. The classes I took have been my favorites yet, because of the subject matter and the professors that taught me. As this year ends, I want to thank my current and past professors for being amazing and having such a positive impact on my academic experience […]

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From Aspiring Mermaid to EcoAmbassador

By Sophia Chirico ’22 Children are the future. A few years ago, I would have said that meant me. Sometimes I still think of myself as a little kid, with so much I have to learn and still so much I still don’t know. As a junior in college, I feel like my life has barely begun. I […]

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A Mass Movement in the Blue Ridge

By Chuck Bailey Mid-day on Sunday (May 2nd, 2021), I crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains along U.S. Route 250. As I traveled up the mountain, just to the west of the Albemarle-Nelson county line, I noticed a modest pile of rock debris and tilted trees on the uphill side of the highway. A small mass […]

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How We Find and Fight Disinformation (From the Comfort of Our Dorms)

By Megan Hogan ’21 and Thomas Plant ’22 This blog post details an example of funding from GRI’s student innovation window. Learn more about how you can pitch ideas. Oddly enough, our interest in disinformation started not with Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, but instead with deepfakes—highly realistic, fake videos. We explored this […]

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W&M Now: Memorial to the Enslaved
The W&M Student Assembly, Muscarelle Museum of Art and The Lemon Project presented 'Memorial to the Enslaved,' a visual art unveiling, on April 26, 2021. Paintings by more than 50 artists depicting those enslaved by the university, as identified by The Lemon Project, were projected onto the exterior walls of the Wren Building. The original paintings are currently being exhibited at the Sadler Center. Learn more about the student-led art project: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/student-led-art-project-honors-legacy-of-individuals-enslaved-by-wm.php Hear Student Assembly leaders Kyle Vasquez '21 and Loni Wright '21 discuss their initiative: https://youtu.be/tc3s8JJrIHo SyncID: MB01KPRLD4VESM1
Driveway chalk-art: A Muscarelle competition
The Muscarelle Museum of Art prepares to host a "Driveway Chalk-art" competition. Learn more: https://muscarelle.wm.edu
Words of Welcome from the Transfer Interns!

Our Transfer Interns have been so excited to meet the newest members of our community. So much so that they decided to share their love for W&M and excitement for our newest transfer students! Check out their stories and advice below, and follow along on @wmadmission as they take over our Instagram for the week! […]

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The shifting pace of research: How students at SOMOS keep up

This is the fifth and final installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Thank you for following along throughout April as we celebrated Undergraduate Research Month. In January 2020, researchers at SOMOS—a division of GRI’s Ignite Lab that focuses on sustainable community development—traveled to Esfuerzo de Paraíso in the […]

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SciArt: An undergraduate research gallery
W&M students across the research spectrum illustrate their science with art. See the gallery: https://sites.google.com/email.wm.edu/sciart-gallery
‘Making the Best Out of A Bad Situation’ : How the ABC Project adapted its approach for the second summer

This is the fourth installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April: Undergraduate Research Month. Students at the American Bosnian Collaboration Project typically have the opportunity to teach a summer camp at the University of Sarajevo, but last summer, the pandemic forced the […]

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Memorial to the Enslaved: The SA art project
Student Assembly leaders Kyle Vasquez '21 and Loni Wright '21 discuss their initiative to have members of the campus community generate art representations of those known to have been enslaved by William & Mary. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/student-led-art-project-honors-legacy-of-individuals-enslaved-by-wm.php (Contains 18 images chosen for the President's Collection of Art, courtesy of the Muscarelle Museum of Art.)
The PIPS Process: Finding A Voice Through Research

By Nitya Labh ’22 When I first joined GRI’s Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS) as a Research Fellow, I had no idea what I wanted to study or whether I would produce research that mattered in the world. I think as an undergraduate, it’s hard for students to feel a sense of confidence […]

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Filling Gaps and Building Bridges: How Research Assistants Innovate at TRIP Project

This is the second installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April: Undergraduate Research Month. With majors ranging from French & Francophone Studies to Economics and Middle Eastern Studies, Aidan Donovan ’21, Maggie Manson ’22, and Mary Trimble ’23 have diverse academic backgrounds. […]

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Should You Do Research at William & Mary?

Something I never thought I would get involved in at William & Mary was research. During orientation in the fall of 2018, I spoke with students and attended events that discussed the opportunities for research, but I always thought it was for STEM majors. As a government and history major, there was absolutely no way […]

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'The Art of Well-Being': A curatorial project
Associate professor of art history Catherine Levesque discusses the Muscarelle Museum of Art's student curated exhibition "The Art of Well-Being."
One Tribe One Day Teaser 2021
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'Dance of the Orcas': Filming at Buckroe Beach
Omiyemi Artisia Green, W&M associate professor of theatre, reflects on grief and healing as she watches her play, 'Dance of the Orcas,' being filmed at Hampton's Buckroe Beach. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/on-buckroe-beach-filming-dance-of-the-orcas.php
One Tribe One Day Kick Off 2021
Learn more about One Tribe One Day — William & Mary's biggest day for giving back and paying it forward: https://www.wm.edu/otod SyncID: MB01SAZR2XREWNI
Chon Glover: Moving the diversity needle at W&M
Chon Glover, chief diversity officer at William & Mary, is intent on moving the needle regarding diversity in ways that are sustainable. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/chon-glover-25-years-of-moving-the-diversity-needle.php
W&M Now: Launch of Academic & Applied Esports at William & Mary
William & Mary's Esports Training and Research Center (ETARC) will serve as both an interdisciplinary research lab, connecting students to research and internship opportunities, and a training facility to host competitive gaming tournaments. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-opens-new-esports-training-and-research-center.php MB014EAEITLIB5N
Institute for Integrative Conservation - Connecting academic innovation to conservation solutions
As global change accelerates, uncertainty about its impact increases and the need for solutions that address emerging conservation challenges rises. The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) will be at the forefront of transformational research and education to solve some of the most critical conservation issues our planet faces today. By combining forces with public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the IIC will serve to lead global efforts to advance sustainability and protect the environment for generations to come. William & Mary’s size, entrepreneurial culture, and breadth and depth of academic and research fields make it uniquely positioned to help lead this conservation revolution. Learn more and get involved: https://www.wm.edu/conservation Music License: MB01RDAEDNLE4JB
Fauci: Hope going forward
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses his hope going forward relative to the pandemic during a W&M Community Conversation on 2/18/21.
Fauci: Vaccine hesitancy
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses vaccine hesitancy during a W&M Community Conversation on 2/18/21.
Fauci: When will university students get vaccines?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses when students will get vaccinated during a W&M Community Conversation on 2/18/21.
Truth commissions, democracy and the Capitol insurrection
Kelebogile Zvobgo, director of W&M's International Justice Lab, considers what a truth commission could contribute to an investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C. Q&A with Dr. Zvobgo: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/race,-rights-and-reparations-what-a-u.s.-truth-commission-might-look-like-today.php
2021 Alumni Medallion: Sharon K. Philpott ’85
2021 Alumni Medallion: Susan Roache "Sue" Warner '64
2021 Alumni Medallion: Robert H. “Bob” Trice Jr. ’68
2021 Alumni Medallion: H. Elizabeth “Bee” McLeod ’83, M.B.A ’91
2021 Alumni Medallion Ceremony
Healthy Together & Stronger Than Ever
As the university welcomes you back - or perhaps it’s your first time with us, William & Mary asks that all returning faculty, staff, and students partake in this brief reminder of our commitment to a community wellbeing during this pandemic. If you are new to the university, please view the entire Healthy Together series and conclude your training with this module. Thank you for helping us all remain Healthy Together! Music Credit - MB01O1G8HKMHU5D
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
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.
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.
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
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 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."
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
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.
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
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/ )
'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/ )
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
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