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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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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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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 […]
By Redeit Hailu ’24 and Mayada Hassan ’22 The Global Research Institute’s Africa Research Center (formerly known as the Center for African Development) will present the W&M Africa Network Conference, #WMANC, on April 10, 2021. #WMANC is designed to bring together alumni, students, and faculty who work in Africa or aspire to work on the […]
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By Olivia Pearson ’21 Some 550 to 500 million years ago, in what would become central Virginia, a suite of sediments was deposited in the newly formed Iapetus Ocean whose waters washed onto the southeastern shore of ancestral North America (aka Laurentia). Geologically speaking, ocean basins don’t last forever as tectonic collision and subduction lead […]
This is the first installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April: Undergraduate Research Month. As GRI advances critical, policy-relevant projects, its researchers unite in pursuit of shared goals—even when they might bring different perspectives or experience to their roles. Such was the […]
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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 global 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, applicants […]
We Admit It! After an unprecedented year, months of reading applications, virtual committee meetings, and final decision making, we can finally share the good news: Welcome! That’s right, you’ve been accepted to William & Mary as a part of the Class of 2025! Feel free to do a little dance, shout it from the rooftops, […]
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. This year especially, with unprecedented global challenges and a substantial increase in applications, our committee […]
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 […]
Earlier this month, on a research trip to central Virginia, the Geology department’s venerable 12-passenger van rolled on beyond 100,000 miles- that’s a milestone worth celebrating. The department acquired this GMC Savana 3500 in the late winter of 2006, and 15 years later it’s got the scars worthy of a long and prosperous career. Yet, the […]
When I first took the Life Values Inventory, I remember looking down at my results as Dr. Kelly Crace explained that Achievement, Responsibility, and Concern for Others tended to be high burnout values, especially if they are not paired with more restorative practices. Gulp. But then Kelly told us that one of the best strategies […]
Freshman year at William & Mary, I had 2-3 classes each day, except Friday in the fall, where I only had one in the morning. Sophomore year at St Andrews was similar. Now, as a third-year, my week at St Andrews looks like this: Monday 9-11 am: Art and Archaeology of Minoan Crete Tuesday 9-11 […]
By Kelly Thigpen ’21 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are underlain by old rocks, some of which formed more than a billion years ago. These old rocks have stories to tell – they bear witness to a long and complex history that includes episodes of continental collision/ mountain building as well as rifting, continental break-up, and […]
I want to tell the story of why I chose William & Mary (and why I chose the St Andrews Joint Degree Programme!) My first official tour of William & Mary was during my sophomore year of high school. I loved it and it quickly became my dream school. It was my greatest goal to […]
Dear Professor Pieper, I know it’s been ten years since I was in your class and by now I can call you Chris, but in this instance Professor Pieper feels right. A decade ago, I was learning about the sociology of religion in your class while also enjoying spring semester of my senior year. Also […]
By Anna Raymond ’23 and Kayla Seggelke ’23 Learning to conduct self-guided scientific research as an undergraduate student is difficult enough, and throwing a pandemic into the mix created a whole slew of learning barriers we didn’t even know existed! Fortunately, we had the support of the Global Research Institute and the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship […]
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When Amy Hilla ’21 applied for a research assistantship with Ignite director Dr. Carrie Dolan, she had no idea she would eventually be the lead author on a resulting publication. Conducting a literature review for Dolan’s project—which traced economic impacts of the World Pediatric Project’s surgical interventions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines—led Hilla to […]
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As we begin to embrace our spring semester at William & Mary, I have begun to face the reality of what this semester means for me as a student. Not only will this semester mark the official half-way point in my college journey, but it will also be my third semester of navigating college during […]
By Katie Cullen ’22 COVID-19 has inspired a multitude of new hobbies amongst us all. Some of my friends have become semi-professional bakers, perfecting the art of soufflés and bread loaves. Others have picked up cross-stitching or even at-home salon care. One theme that runs true amongst most of my bored and activity-starved peers seems […]
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Continuing our commitment to anti-racist learning and action, Office of Community Engagement staff recently finished reading Teaching Race: Helping Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, by Stephen Brookfield and Assoc. (2018). This was our second shared reading after Teaching to Transgress. One of the tools I gleaned from the book was Coggle, an online mind-mapping tool. So […]
By Katie Lang ’18 A new trail has opened in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains — in late November, after years of work, Nelson County opened the Blue Ridge Tunnel, a mid-19th century railroad tunnel as a trail for the public to enjoy. Before this rail trail opened to the public, the William & Mary Structural Geology […]
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By Elizabeth Ashley ’21 This semester I was given the incredible opportunity to create William & Mary’s first-ever Sustainable Living Guide! It’s been a fantastic journey, being able to work closely with sustainability topics while collecting information that I know will help others in the long run – two of my most favorite things. However, […]
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Those who know me personally know I love to read. I once created a Facebook album (back when those were a thing) just of photos of me reading. Early in the pandemic, I even recreated some classic book covers with whatever I could find around my house. So when we decided that one of OCE’s […]
We Admit It! The day is finally here. Over the past few weeks, we have been busy reading your applications! We’ve loved learning all about your academic accomplishments, multitudes of extracurricular involvements, and most of all – your resiliency throughout this unprecedented college admission cycle. Over the last few days our admission deans have been busy with […]
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