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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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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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 […]
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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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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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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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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 […]
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 […]
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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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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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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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! […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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