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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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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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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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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, […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We Admit It! We love celebrating our major milestones at William & Mary. This past year we just celebrated the anniversary of 100 years of Women at William & Mary and our first female President. Since then, over 55,000 women have graduated from William & Mary. Starting with just 24 women, they soon became trailblazers that didn’t […]
On the evening of March 26th, I realized that I was no longer enrolled as a student at William & Mary. I discovered this when the William & Mary online portal wouldn’t let me register for classes. Not understanding at first what was wrong, I immediately called the registration office to determine why I was […]
My 18 month old daughter has been learning how to use a fork. As often happens with anything new, she’s had a lot more failures than successes. One day at supper, she was especially focused on getting strawberries (which have the perfect texture for a little fork user), onto the fork and into her mouth. […]
Every spring my Earth Structure & Dynamics class visits the Appalachian Mountains on our weekend field trip. The goals of the trip are twofold: 1) practice doing structural geology in the field, and 2) decipher the geologic history of the Appalachians. It’s easy to achieve the first goal, as over the course of the weekend […]
We Admit It! It’s an exciting time here at the Admission Office. The spring is here, the flowers are blooming, and the moment you have been waiting for is finally here: we have finished application review for the newest incoming class of transfers. Regardless of the decision outcome, we want you to know that you are […]
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This winter, 26 six students started off their spring semester exploring the many complicated aspects of urban education. As part of the 2019 William & Mary D.C. Winter Seminar at the W&M Washington Center, the students enrolled in a seminar together. The three-credit course, Urban Education: Policy, Practice, and Leadership, provided students with an intensive and hands-on introduction to the […]
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