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@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Friday, Feb. 21st is the annual @TEDx event at @williamandmary. This year's lineup of speakers includes… https://t.co/hQiWXWVipN
@WMNews: Kurt Williamson is a virologist, an associate professor in W&M's Department of Biology who specializes in the study… https://t.co/9vGk0fZl09
Living Our Values

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 […]

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@WMNews: Friday, Feb. 21st is the annual @TEDx event at @williamandmary. This year's lineup of speakers includes… https://t.co/hQiWXWVipN
@WMNews: From the latest planning forum: exploring new and innovative areas of collaboration with the City of Williamsburg i… https://t.co/T4LVOuOPPE
@WMNews: Research by an Australian-U.S. team, including JJ Orth of @VIMS_News, reveals a group of seagrasses has evolved an… https://t.co/uTS6qWbInw
@williamandmary: RT @WM_LemonProject: Join us at the Special Collections Research Center @WMLibraries for the opportunity to view materials related to Af… https://t.co/jsrKHiODz6
@williamandmary: RT @kotiekimble: Shoutout to @M3Thornton Jersey going into the rafters yesterday. Special player,special work ethic! He made a lasti… https://t.co/djy3XQowqC
@WMNews: Sam Jones ’75, M.B.A. ’80, senior vice president for finance and administration, will step down from his current ro… https://t.co/E988S9sevU
@williamandmary: Two #wmAlumni asked guests to celebrate their love story not with wedding gifts, but with donations to a W&M schola… https://t.co/KvoslZ0koS
@williamandmary: RT @SwemSCRC: Happy Valentines Day! This page from a diary describes a middle-school girl's February 14th in 1958. https://t.co/BQjHUR5raZ
@WMNews: Thanks to support from two #wmAlumni, the HEART Fund is there for things urgent and unexpected: from abrupt trips b… https://t.co/Oq6N675H5Q
Confused? Mother Nature gave College Corner an upgrade!

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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@WMNews: RT @WAVY_News: Instead of wedding registry, couple creates scholarship fund for William & Mary https://t.co/hs4uAqxX3q
@williamandmary: Happy #ValentinesDay, Tribe! You can find more W&M-themed valentines here: https://t.co/k8sdA3SP5V https://t.co/hk74oFmYkm
@WMNews: RT @WYDaily: Navy couple’s #ValentinesDay love letter — complete with lipstick kiss — lives on in @williamandmary’s special coll… https://t.co/FULjcvVMtw
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Executive Director Christy Coleman addresses the Charter Day audience after receiving an honorary degree.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Former Ambassador and U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Jr. ’80 speaks at the Charter Day ceremony after receiving an honorary degree.
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Former W&M Rector Susan Aheron Magill ’72 receives an honorary degree.
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Members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia sing a song in honor of W&M's birthday.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
A member of the W&M Choir peruses a program before the ceremony.
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(From left) Chancellor Robert M. Gates, President Katherine A. Rowe and Rector John E. Littel
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Griffin Bhangra gives an energetic performance during the Charter Day ceremony.
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Students gather in the Wren Courtyard for the annual Yule Log Ceremony.
Photo by Nicholas Meyer '22 William & Mary #wmYuleLog
The Gentlement of the College are always a crowd pleaser.
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W&M President Katherine A. Rowe speaks to the crowd gathered for the Yule Log Ceremony.
Photo by Nicholas Meyer '22 William & Mary #wmYuleLog
Members of the W&M Choir cast their holly sprigs into the fire during the Yule Log Ceremony.
Photo by Nicholas Meyer '22 William & Mary #wmYuleLog
Happy Holidays from William & Mary to you!
Photo by Nicholas Meyer '22 William & Mary #wmYuleLog
@williamandmary: RT @univofstandrews: Happy #ValentinesDay to everyone in St Andrews and around the world 🥰 Follow the Map of Matrimony, with its River… https://t.co/l3lLWRScdq
Comedian Jaboukie Young-White entertains the Charter Day weekend crowd.
Photo by Nicholas Meyer '22 William & Mary
Comedian Jaboukie Young-White performs in the Sadler Center during Charter Day weekend.
Photo by Nicholas Meyer '22 William & Mary
This knitting group is one of several art therapy offerings available at W&M's McLeod Tyler Wellness Center.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Sarah Balascio (l) works on a project with Jillannie Coimbre '22 during a recent knitting group class.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
@WMNews: The power of love: @MeganDorward '07 and husband @RichardBrahan were recently featured in @theknot for their weddin… https://t.co/0olfI9DgUk
@williamandmary: RT @WM_LemonProject: Have you registered for the 10th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium yet? You can view the program and register… https://t.co/igLv6mpaNj
Study Abroad as a Transfer

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 […]

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@williamandmary: RT @WMTribeMBB: W&M Students - you know what day it is!! FREE pancakes in the Wightman Cup room before tonight's game vs. Drexel co… https://t.co/lUQrVLLJX3
@WMNews: Breaking down ideological barriers: Xiaowen Xu's lab at @williamandmary is currently studying ways to foster constr… https://t.co/cuMTUqUuTZ
Charter Day 2020: Shannon's remarks
Thomas Alfred Shannon Jr. delivers remarks after receiving an honorary degree during the 2020 Charter Day Ceremony at William & Mary.
Charter Day 2020: Magill's remarks
Susan Aheron Magill delivers remarks after receiving an honorary degree during the 2020 Charter Day Ceremony at William & Mary.
Charter Day 2020: Coleman's remarks
Christy Shevelle Coleman delivers remarks after receiving an honorary degree during the 2020 Charter Day Ceremony at William & Mary.
The Wren Building on a picture perfect day.
Photo by Melissa Payne William & Mary
Yusef Salaam (l) talks with Stephanie Walters during W&M's Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration.
Photo by Nicholas Meyer '22 William & Mary
Welcome to William & Mary
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William & Mary welcomes you!
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@WMNews: Two W&M professors are helping each other across disciplines as they study how English learners in a high school de… https://t.co/JxaobirxMI
@williamandmary: Thank you for another great #wmCharterDay! 💚💛 https://t.co/rylsSltoN3
@WMNews: A place to create the next great idea: get to know the makerspaces at @williamandmary. https://t.co/xhzAUnX954
@williamandmary: RT @Emily_Yates42: Today my sweet friend Sarah Grace Lott, a geology major at @williamandmary, came with an engaging hands on activity… https://t.co/PKVrI5uegi
@WMNews: Leandra Parris, assistant professor of school psychology at @WMSOE, has developed the first scale to measure social… https://t.co/3a75oJ92Rm
It has been a drencher on campus today.
Photo by Ellie Ransom '23 William & Mary
Wren reflection
Photo by Ellie Ransom '23 William & Mary
W&M reflection
Photo by Ellie Ransom '23 William & Mary
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: “To use a popular expression, ‘Nevertheless, she persisted,’ is probably what best captures the success of women in… https://t.co/xcOjX0k92l
Social-media rumination: Bullying and cyber-bullying
Leandra Parris, associate professor of education, discusses her research into relationships between bullying and cyber-bullying. (More info at https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-professor-develops-measurement-for-the-effect-of-social-media-on-students.php)
@WMNews: W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine LL.D. '06 discussed their respective journey… https://t.co/uryqK3cN7z
Charter Day 2020: President Rowe's remarks
President Katherine A. Rowe delivers remarks during the 2020 Charter Day ceremony at William & Mary. (For more info, see https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/the-long-view-wm-celebrates-its-history-while-planning-for-the-future.php.)
@WMNews: “To use a popular expression, ‘Nevertheless, she persisted,’ is probably what best captures the success of women in… https://t.co/xcOjX0k92l
Charter Day 2020: Griffin Bhangra performs
Members of the student group Griffin Bhangra dance during the 2022 Charter Day ceremony at William & Mary. (For more info, see https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/the-long-view-wm-celebrates-its-history-while-planning-for-the-future.php.)
Charter Day 2020: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia sings 'Happy Birthday'
Members of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia sing Happy Birthday to William & Mary during the 2020 Charter Day ceremony at William & Mary. (For more info, see https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/the-long-view-wm-celebrates-its-history-while-planning-for-the-future.php.)
@WMNews: "We are building on 327 years of innovation, and we’re not done yet. As we chart our path, we have a responsibility… https://t.co/yUNFq1J0hI
W&M in 30: 2020 Charter Day
The William & Mary community gathered to celebrate the 327th birthday of the university. Here's your 30 second recap of Charter Day! Music: MB01KCSYX572P2R
2020 Alumni Medallion Recipient: William C. Mims '79
It could be said that Bill Mims caught the bug for public service when he was a student at William & Mary. While earning his undergraduate degree in history, he served in student government and eventually was elected student body president — the beginning of a lifetime of service to William & Mary and to the people of Virginia. See more at https://magazine.wm.edu/issue/2020-winter/2020-alumni-medallion-recipients.php Music Licensing: MB01S6KN6RZVQRC
2020 Alumni Medallion Recipient: Peter M. Nance '66
Peter Nance is known for his warm spirit, his sense of fun and how deeply he throws himself into everything he takes on. See more at https://magazine.wm.edu/issue/2020-winter/2020-alumni-medallion-recipients.php Music Licensing: MB01HCOHCXVZTN9
2020 Alumni Medallion Recipient: Frances C. Engoron '70
Fran Engoron leads by example, bringing her thoughtful and deep commitment to all she has accomplished — breaking down barriers in her career, designing and leading major initiatives at William & Mary, serving her community and preparing the next generation for leadership. See more at https://magazine.wm.edu/issue/2020-winter/2020-alumni-medallion-recipients.php Music Licensing: MB01AS8ATIZY2QF
Going to William & Mary from Out-of-State

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 0f 2018 was that the Battle […]

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@williamandmary: (4/4) Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon Jr. received the degree of Doctor of Public Service, Honoris Causa. Watch to… https://t.co/7MrDt8fp68
How To Have A Healthy Relationship With Social Media

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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@williamandmary: (3/4) Longtime public servant and former member of the W&M Board of Visitors Susan A. Magill received the degree of… https://t.co/z75F75XD5t
@williamandmary: (2/4) Christine S. Coleman (@HistoryGonWrong), of @HistoryisfunWC and formerly of @ACWMuseum, was conferred with th… https://t.co/qs1clssyry
@williamandmary: Twitter experienced an outage during the #wmCharterDay ceremony, but we don't want that to stop you from learning a… https://t.co/ZVBcdstFSD
2020 Honorary Degree: Thomas A. Shannon '80
Thomas A. Shannon '80 was bestowed the honorary degree of public service at the 2020 Charter Day ceremony. Shannon spent more than three decades in government service under six U.S. presidents, ultimately serving as acting secretary of state in 2017. For more information, visit https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-to-celebrate-its-327th-birthday-during-charter-day.php#shannon Musicbed SyncID: MB01NJV6G2XKJLS
2020 Honorary Degree: Susan Aheron Magill '72
Susan Aheron Magill '72 received an honorary degree of public service at the 2020 Charter Day ceremony. Magill graduated from William & Mary in 1972 with a degree in government and remains closely connected to the university. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, she worked on Capitol Hill from 1973 until 2006, starting under Rep. M. Caldwell Butler before taking a job in the Washington office of Virginia Gov. John N. Dalton. U.S. Sen. John W. Warner hired her as a legislative aide and four years later, she became his chief of staff — a position she would hold for two decades. For more information, visit https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-to-celebrate-its-327th-birthday-during-charter-day.php Musicbed SyncID: MB01OG9A1ODVHZG
2020 Honorary Degree: Christy Coleman
Historian and executive director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Christy Coleman received an honorary degree at the 2020 Convocation ceremony. For more information, visit https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-to-celebrate-its-327th-birthday-during-charter-day.php Music Credit: MB01UXABBFADK0F
@WMNews: RT @williamandmary: We're LIVE from the #wmCharterDay Ceremony. Watch it now: https://t.co/DhY15DtGVS https://t.co/4PlNy4UOpQ
@williamandmary: We're LIVE from the #wmCharterDay Ceremony. Watch it now: https://t.co/DhY15DtGVS https://t.co/4PlNy4UOpQ
@williamandmary: RT @wmchemistry: Happy 327th Birthday @williamandmary! Fun fact: Chemistry has been lectured at W&M since 1772 and Chemistry became… https://t.co/R9TXc5P9CA
@williamandmary: Gales are great for harking upon, but less so for carnivals. Please join us INSIDE the Commons dining hall after th… https://t.co/QjlJ6uHyD2
@WMNews: W&M is celebrating its 327th #wmCharterDay today! You can watch a livestream of today's ceremony at… https://t.co/Cf3KUNxjYD
@williamandmary: A birthday isn’t complete without cake. 🎂 And a W&M birthday wouldn’t be complete without students (and the griffin… https://t.co/6PKMaUBZrJ
@williamandmary: RT @WilliamsburgGov: City of Williamsburg employees wish a Happy 327th birthday @williamandmary! #wmCharterDay https://t.co/yScHf51QVJ
@williamandmary: RT @wmsquirrel: Happy Birthday @williamandmary! You are one class act and a great place for this squirrel to live! #wmCharterDay 💚💛… https://t.co/GfVKOsBTQi
@williamandmary: Happy #wmCharterDay! https://t.co/7SR9gUtS7Q
@williamandmary: RT @NPDAW: @williamandmary Happy Birthday from a future William & Mary student. Loved our visit there and the history of the… https://t.co/WLFhG5dn85
@WMNews: Longtime W&M Russian studies lecturer Bella Ginzbursky-Blum was awarded the 2019 Excellence in Teaching (Post-Secon… https://t.co/L9ni3YOCRu
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Williamsburg is under a tornado watch. If you hear the university's emergency siren, take shelter in the lowest lev… https://t.co/UjmWmlpWIV
@WMNews: Williamsburg is under a tornado watch. If you hear the university's emergency siren, take shelter in the lowest lev… https://t.co/UjmWmlpWIV
@WMNews: W&M is recognizing #BlackHistoryMonth with a number of events, beginning this Friday: https://t.co/kDdsPtT32h
@WMNews: W&M is celebrating #wmCharterDay this Friday. Learn more about the planned festivities: https://t.co/xcZltS1A1X
A reimagined William & Mary Athletics Complex
The university unveiled plans for a reimagined William & Mary Athletics Complex. The plans will revitalize Kaplan Arena and establish a new state-of-the-art Sports Performance Center. The complex, which is largely funded through private support, will enable all student-athletes to boldly pursue excellence — raising their athletics experiences at William & Mary to the caliber and prominence of their academic experiences. The $57-million project will transform the game-day experience for the entire William & Mary community, advance excellence in all 23 varsity sports programs and enhance the university’s facilities. Read the story at https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-announces-kaplan-arena-revitalization-and-new-sports-performance-center.php Musicbed SyncID: MB01CTSAXIUL1VZ
@WMNews: “Once we transform pain into purpose, we are unstoppable.” On Jan. 30, @dr_yusefsalaam spoke before a crowd of fa… https://t.co/CBBgj8f4Bu
@williamandmary: RT @SwemSCRC: In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, today we're highlighting the Florence Barber Diary (SC 00834)! This miniatur… https://t.co/ct5vDbtp9S
@WMNews: Test of the W&M emergency siren & notification system. No action necessary. During an emergency, info will follow. https://t.co/iBSXeXamO4
At the Muscarelle Museum: McLendon, Pinson and James '22
Jacquelyn McLendon, W&M professor of English, emeritus, and author of "Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary,' was a special guest at a Muscarelle Museum of Art event in conjunction with the exhibition "1619/2019."
At the Muscarelle Museum: Pinson interprets Prince
W&M professor of English Hermine Pinson reads a poem interpreting Steve Prince's 'Allegory of an Old Woman in the Upper Room.'
@WMNews: Sea level “report card” by researchers at W&M's @VIMS_News adds evidence of an accelerating rate of sea-level rise… https://t.co/Kw9uJAy19W
@williamandmary: RT @Peter_Atwater: Spring comes very early to @williamandmary https://t.co/8zyifQbgMr
@WMNews: Frances C. "Fran" Engoron '70, William C. "Bill" Mims '79 and Peter M. Nance '66 are this year's recipients of the… https://t.co/oqNLR8C1gD
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Each semester @williamandmary tests its emergency warning and mass notification systems. This semester’s test will… https://t.co/RujyQTa3Cu
Community = Q(f x d)>R(f x d)

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 […]

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@WMNews: U.S. Sen. @timkaine (D-Va.) LL.D. ’06 will join W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 for a discussion on… https://t.co/Nt4vlq7K49
@WMNews: W&M's strategic planning process is currently in its second phase, environmental analysis. Three subcommittees sha… https://t.co/WnHucZ1AmL
@WMNews: Each semester @williamandmary tests its emergency warning and mass notification systems. This semester’s test will… https://t.co/RujyQTa3Cu
Wine & Roses

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 […]

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W&M Wellness Center discusses coronavirus
Dr. David Dafashy, medical director and staff physician at the W&M Wellness Center, discusses the coronavirus outbreak.
@williamandmary: RT @TribeAthletics: 🚨 W&M Announces Kaplan Arena Revitalization and New Sports Performance Center 🚨 📰 https://t.co/rWvjVbrSOW 📸… https://t.co/QRRBx6a9MF
@WMNews: Just announced: @williamandmary & @TribeAthletics have unveiled plans for a reimagined William & Mary Athletics Com… https://t.co/yZVIvRwe51
@WMNews: Cesium-137 is radioactive isotope, a relic of the atom bomb tests of the Cold War. And there is a good chance that… https://t.co/i0ClZIOE6J
@WMNews: The @williamandmary Board of Visitors will meet in Williamsburg on Feb. 5-7, 2020. Learn more:… https://t.co/dpzBl0cIi5
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: The leaders of @williamandmary's new Institute for Integrative Conservation share their vision for the institute's… https://t.co/Ct78xSYyaa
@WMNews: The leaders of @williamandmary's new Institute for Integrative Conservation share their vision for the institute's… https://t.co/Ct78xSYyaa
Remnants of nuclear testing: Cesium 137 found in honey
W&M geologist James Kaste has found trace samples of cesium 137 from atmospheric nuclear tests in east-coast honey. (More info at https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/a-radioactive-isotope-is-showing-up-in-honey.php)
@WMNews: W&M has signed a power purchase agreement with @DominionEnergy that will source nearly 50% of the university’s elec… https://t.co/sH0f6yTxKT
@WMNews: Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will discuss his personal journey as a public servant at a Feb. 6 event… https://t.co/l2CKWs84Tf
@williamandmary: RT @GlobalFilmFest: We are so excited about all the films we have coming up this weekend! Free student tickets can now be picked up at… https://t.co/xKYO0Im8V4
W&M Makerspaces: Tools for the next great idea
The Makerspaces at W&M provide the community with modern tools to bring ideas to life.
@williamandmary: RT @theknot: This Couple Used Their Registry to Donate a College Scholarship and We’re Crying https://t.co/DxNTwog39e @williamandmary
@williamandmary: #wmCharterDay is right around the corner! In the meantime, you can learn more about this year's honorary degree rec… https://t.co/4MaoC7xc87
@williamandmary: Tribe: As part of @CoachesvsCancer, Coach @Dane_Fischer & his wife, Chelsea, are donating $5 to @LLSusa for each st… https://t.co/kTkPnPH41l
Rock Music Oman 2020 – The Crescent of Learning

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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Learning on Fire by Maddie Talnagi ’20

Guest blogger Maddie Talnagi ’20 provides us an overview of the realities of public education in the United States. Talnagi was a student in my winter seminar, Urban Education.  As Irish poet William Butler Yeats once wrote, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” While his words beautifully […]

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Toward entrepreneurial thinking
Graham Henshaw, executive director of W&M's Entrepreneurship Center, discusses the university's vision for supporting entrepreneurial thinking.
Teaching for the W&M Washington Center

Throughout my educational training, I was committed to delaying specialization and instead explore communities. I majored in Sociology, Communication and later Counseling Psychology and finally Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership. I was most interested in examining people and communities, individuals and systems. I was and continue to be enamored with people and groups. For the […]

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2019 Season's Greetings from William & Mary
This holiday season, share the gift of yourselves and receive others with open hearts. Happy Holidays from William & Mary! Music credit - MB01YITRSDGQBSR
Camp Launch: Giving Through William & Mary
Camp Launch is a two-week residential summer program operated by the Center for Gifted Education at the School of Education. The camp immerses high ability seventh and eighth-graders from low-income backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum, writing and personal development coursework.
W&M in 30: 2019 Yule Log
The annual Yule Log ceremony gives all parts of the William & Mary community a chance to throw away their troubles and concerns, both literally and metaphorically.
Words of Kwanzaa
Excerpts from the Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration hosted by the Center for Student Diversity at William & Mary.
Jeffrey Bellin featured on With Good Reason
Professor of Law Jeffrey Bellin recently appeared on the PBS radio show 'With Good Reason' to discuss "Emoji Evidence."
“Haul out the ….

… Holly!” Because it’s Yule Log celebration on campus! This Saturday, 14 December, will see the Wren Courtyard jammed to capacity with happy hearts, joyful song and glowing fire. Our Tribe community gathers to end the school year with lighter hearts and hopeful wishes for the New Year. It’s tradition! Filled with song & stories, […]

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Middle Eastern Music Ensemble with Omar Offendum
Syrian rapper Omar Offendum joined W&M's Middle Eastern Music Ensemble in rehearsal and performance.
A Note About Office Hours

I am wholly dedicated to office hours. I want every student to feel welcomed, as they belong and as they are included in the class and in our shared learning process. Office hours give me the chance to really listen to and understand challenges a student is experiencing in class or with an assignment. Office […]

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Decisions, Decisions – Early Decision 2020 Edition

We Admit It! The day is finally here. After several weeks of reading applications and committee meetings here in Williamsburg, it is time to officially release our first round of admission decisions. Early Decision notifications have been finalized and launched, and are currently on their way to your inboxes (Transfers: Check out our separate blog post about transfer admissions). […]

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Decisions, Decisions – Spring Transfers 2020 Edition

We Admit It! The day you have been patiently waiting for is finally here. As of today, we have completed our spring transfer review process. Spring transfer decisions have been launched, and will be arriving in your inbox shortly. Below you will find all pertinent information about how decisions are released and what each decision means. Decision Release […]

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How I Stay Motivated During Finals

Finals season is upon us! Swem is crowded, and students are experiencing significant amounts of stress. Fortunately, the holiday break is not far off; we’ve just got to power through these next two weeks. I’ve compiled a list of my strategies for staying motivated. I hope they help! Set realistic daily goals: I like to […]

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Trump's war on dissent
W&M law professor Timothy Zick discusses the President's war on dissent in context of his new book "The First Amendment in the Trump Era."
Values - 2019 University Strategic Plan
William & Mary updated its vision and mission statements as part of the strategic planning process, but community values for the university had never been formalized. Now, the W&M has an outlined statement of values. Music Licensing - MB010JTTLFQ6FJ7
Vision - 2019 University Strategic Plan
As part of a year-long strategic planning process, William & Mary has introduced a new vision statement for the university. Music Licensing - MB01NWSKZB2BNYL
Mission - 2019 University Strategic Plan
The William & Mary Board of Visitors approved the university's new mission statement on November 22, 2019. The mission component is subject to approval by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, as required by the Code of Virginia. Music Licensing - MB0118CDTT2OIRE
A W&M art student rolls ink onto a woodcut panel.
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Muscarelle Museum culminates Links Project by making steamroller print at W&M.
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My First Steps Toward Publishing My Work

Publishing my work was a huge dream of mine before graduating. What surprised me about pursuing undergraduate research, however, is that I had to take specific courses to carry out the tasks successfully and at a good pace. I asked every STEM professor on my campus for any opportunities to publish for an academic journal. […]

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In the autism lab: Investigating across a broad spectrum
Visual cues are being used In the autism lab within the department of psychological sciences to access issues of response and memory across a broad spectrum.
Journalism in a Changing World: William & Mary Welcomed Foreign Policy Journalists to Discuss the Trump Era

By Jane Handa ’21 Students, faculty, and Williamsburg community members were eager to hear from experts at last week’s Foreign Policy Journalism in the Trump Era: A Panel Discussion. Sponsored by Teaching, Research & International Policy (TRIP) of William & Mary’s Global Research Institute, three journalists came prepared for a discussion. David Sanger of the […]

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Open House Builds Enthusiasm for New Projects and a New Year of Research at the Global Research Institute

By Jane Handa ’21 All members of the William & Mary community were invited to 427 Scotland Street on Monday, October 7, for an open house event at the Global Research Institute. Students involved with Institute projects and programs, university faculty and administrators, and community members gathered to learn more about GRI. Institute Co-Director Sue […]

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Foreign Policy Experts Argue for Engagement or Restraint at Student-Run Debate

By Jane Handa ’21 This past September William & Mary students confirmed that they are informed, passionate, and ready to engage with hot-button issues as an overflow crowd showed up to debate foreign policy. William & Mary’s Global Research Institute sponsored a debate hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) and the John Quincy Adams […]

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Scene@W&M: Knitting wellness
Knitters make scarves, hats and sweaters while "quieting" their minds at W&M's Wellness Center.
Will Smith ‘14 Shares Experience and Advice at the Global Research Institute’s First Insider Insights Event of the Semester

By Jane Handa ’21 W&M’s Global Research Institute kicked off the fall semester with a packed house Insider Insights event featuring Will Smith ‘14. Smith is co-founder and executive director of LEAD Africa, an organization that empowers youth in Africa through education and sports. Smith, who was mentored by and collaborates to this day with […]

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How to Flourish in a Relentless World Part 1

The most valuable choice I have made during my time here at William & Mary is sign up to take Professor Crace’s flourishing class. During freshman orientation, Professor Crace will talk to the incoming class about the idea of authentic excellence. He speaks on how to incorporate this idea into your everyday academic life. After […]

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The 'Links' steamroller print
Steve Prince, director of engagement for the Muscarelle Museum of Art, uses an industrial steamroller to print one of the pieces featured in "The Links Project," a global initiative reflecting on the impact of slavery. Learn more about this community art project: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/muscarelle-culminates-links-project-by-making-steamroller-print-at-wm.php
Student Research on Previously Undiscovered Cloning Processes: Interview with Erin-Darby McClain

Student researcher: Erin-Darby McClain Lab professor: Dr. Jon Allen Department/topic: Biology/Marine ecology Participant as of: September 2019 Fun fact from research: “Mantis shrimp are really cool— they punch their enemies really hard and stun them. Marine invertebrates are superior to all other critters!” Why research brought me to W&M  Before I had even begun to […]

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A Frenzy of Fall Field Trips 4: Spy Rock

Once again, the 2019 Geological Field Methods class was on the move this past weekend. We were on a mission to collect a suite of samples for isotopic dating that will help us better understand the geologic history of the ancient rocks that underlie the Blue Ridge. The high point of our day (both literally […]

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Shenkman Jewish Center: One Year Later
The Shenkman Jewish Center opened in November 2018 and has become a home for the Jewish community at William & Mary. Learn more about William & Mary: www.wm.edu Music code: MB01PKWY1SRQTUC
Scene@W&M: TAP zipline
The Tribe Adventure Program (TAP) helps W&M students ride a zipline across Lake Matoaka. Learn more about what's happening at William & Mary: www.wm.edu/news
5 ways to de-stress OFF CAMPUS

Somehow, it’s already November, which means it’s getting to be the busiest time of the semester. There are midterms every week, and finals are just around the corner. It can be overwhelming especially for those who live on campus; we’re always surrounded by our stressed-out peers and constant reminders of all the work we have […]

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Because of Community with Professor Carrie Dolan

This post is courtesy of Caitlyn Whitesell, Communications Intern for The Office of Community Engagement. #BecauseofCommunity allows us to share reflections from across campus and community on individuals’ motivations for working within community. These weekly  posts are usually only on our social media, but my interview with Professor Dolan needed more. Professor Dolan of Kinesiology […]

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In rehearsal: 'Dance of the Orcas'
Rehearsal footage of Omiyemi Artisia Green's "Dance of the Orcas" from her choreo-ritual, featuring choreography by Ann Mazzocca Belleci. Learn more about Green's efforts to chronicle journeys of grief and renewal in this choreo-ritual: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-professor-chronicles-journey-of-grief,-renewal-in-choreo-ritual.php
Scene@W&M: Trick or treat
Members of W&M's fraternities and sororities pass out candy during "Trick or Treat on the Row."
'The Life of Washington': Controversy in San Francisco
W&M professor of art history Charles Palermo interjected himself into the "Life of Washington" mural controversy when he wrote a letter on behalf of NonSite.org.
W&M Athletics: United, We Boldly Pursue Excellence
Our tomorrow starts today. At William & Mary, our student-athletes are relentless in pursuit of greatness. For more info go to https://www.tribeathletics.com Copyright claim: MB01UIMZGLWFOWH
W&M in 30: Homecoming 2019
With the traditional Homecoming Parade, a visit from Jill Ellis '88 L.H.D. '16 and heartwarming reunions all over campus, William & Mary's 2019 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend was one to remember! Catch up on the weekend in :30 with this recap. Copyright claim: MB01FCYQ9GN08LB
2019 homecoming parade
Highlights from the 2019 homecoming parade at William & Mary.
Affording Opportunity: Ferdinand "Poe" Makabata '20
Freeman Fellow in Asia: Marketing craft beer in Beijing
Freeman Fellow Caleb Turner '20 discusses his experience as a marketing intern for Beijing's Jing-A Brewery. Learn more about the Freeman Intern Fellowship program at William & Mary: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/eight-weeks-in-asia-give-wm-fellows.php
Tack Faculty Lecture Series Featuring Deborah D. Morse
"Liberating 'Black Beauty': A Narrative on Animal Rights, Gender, Race, and Nation" will be presented by Sara E. Nance Professor of English Deborah D. Morse on Wednesday, Oct 23, 7 p.m. in the Sadler Center Commonwealth Auditorium. Learn more about the lecture: https://www.wm.edu/lecture
Returning to the moon: The problem of dust
Joel S. Levine, research professor of applied science, says lunar dust represents the greatest obstacle to prolonged human activity on the moon.
Impeachment and the Founding Fathers
Karin Wulf, professor of history and Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, discusses the Founding Fathers' consideration of executive impeachment.
Jody Allen featured on With Good Reason
Assistant professor of history Jody Allen discussed historic African-American communities on With Good Reason.
Scene@W&M: Trans locker
The ribbon is cut opening William & Mary's trans locker, a space where students can get clothing to match their gender identities. See the W&M News story: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/center-for-student-diversity-to-offer-trans-locker-this-fall.php
McLeod Tyler Wellness Center : One Year Later
The McLeod Tyler Wellness Center opened in August 2018 and is dedicated to supporting our flourishing student body. One year later, the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center continues to positively impact the lives of students across campus. Learn more at www.wm.edu MB01LYLXJBGK4BD
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