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@WMNews: Spider inspired clothing? Professor of Applied Science Hannes Schniepp explains on @goodreasonradio. Listen to this… https://t.co/hhoLcpq045
@WMNews: .@williamandmary Professor Patricia Vahle talked on “The Quest to Understand Neutrino Masses” at the annual meetin… https://t.co/DJsq5GqfIS
It's hard to believe it's already been a week since #wmCharterDay and the inauguration of our 28th #wmPresident Katherine A. Rowe!⁣ --⁣ --⁣ --⁣ [Image Description: President Katherine A. Rowe and President emeritus Taylor Reveley III stand together posing for a photograph. They are both looking at angle, presumably at another photographer, both smiling broadly. Both presidents are decked out in W&M academic regalia: dark green robes with velvet bands at the arms and a black velvet stripe that runs down the front of each half of the robe. The William & Mary cypher is embroidered in golden-yellow thread on each of the vertical velvet pieces, sitting at chest height. Presidents Rowe and Reveley stand in front of a dark green backdrop.]
Moving Forward, the 2018-2019 President's Report, illustrates the exciting work we are pursuing today as well as our aspirations for the future of knowledge-making, work and service. Explore the full report: movingforward.wm.edu
Moving Forward: Future of Service
Scene@W&M: Chocolates for sweethearts
Eric Garrison, assistant director for health promotion, leads a "Chocolates for your Sweetheart" workshop.
Future of Service: Rob Rose
Future of Work: Liz Losh
Future of Knowledge: Jason Chen
2019 President's Report
@WMNews: Political strategist @ananavarro will visit @williamandmary later this month and give a public lecture Feb. 25… https://t.co/bvRxgnrZNW
@williamandmary: Our final #Valentine goes out to our entire Tribe. We ❤️ you! (Don't forget you can download or print your own W&M… https://t.co/RA90vxHSg4
@WMNews: Music professor and hip-hop historian Lauron Kehrer talks this week on @goodreasonradio about the ways #hiphop can… https://t.co/VeJ0BVZxI1
Joint Degree Program Focus

As students at William & Mary, we have so many opportunities available to us! One of the more exciting opportunities that you may not know about are our joint degree programs at St Andrews and Columbia. St Andrews If you’ve seen a picture of a William & Mary student wearing a mysterious red robe, that […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day Spring Transfers!

Hello Readers, Happy Valentine’s Day! By now, most, if not all Universities around the country should be back from a lovely winter break. Getting back from the holidays can be a bit of an adjustment, especially for students transferring into William & Mary at the Spring semester. We often get questions/there is often a misconception […]

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@williamandmary: We know you love a fun gif, @WM_Admission and that's why this #Valentine is for you. Who would you like to be your… https://t.co/9FGdtlFjxS
@WMNews: Scene@W&M: Eric Garrison, assistant director for health promotion, led a "Chocolates for your Sweetheart" workshop… https://t.co/5Yro8Z0wCW
@williamandmary: If you've been enjoying all of the W&M #Valentines, you can download or print your own at https://t.co/667OQrZxMo https://t.co/13FueuBLAS
@williamandmary: Here's looking at you, @WMLibraries! #Valentines https://t.co/BWM6yYx9T0
@WMNews: W&M's Barko-Alva recognized with statewide Latinx Leadership Award: https://t.co/FaJZ4qNevq https://t.co/HpwEEdVg8E
@williamandmary: RT @wmchemistry: There's no love without Chemistry ! Happy #ValentinesDay to everyone at @williamandmary ! https://t.co/FoPzbYDz46
@williamandmary: It's #ValentinesDay, a day to show a little love to the special people in your life. @WMAlumni will you be our vale… https://t.co/Kqg4VW5w3Q
We ❤️ our Tribe! Check out today's story for more W&M-themed valentines to put a smile on your face and a little love in your heart. ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A Valentine's-Day-themed graphic which features a side profile of the Sir Christopher Wren Building on the right side of the image, wherein the building's iconic tower and weathervane are visible. There is a pinkish cast over the Wren building and the image gradually fades into a wallpaper-like pattern of pink hearts on a pale pink background on the left side of the image. Over top of the pattern is a valentine message in a reddish-pink handwriting font that reads, "Hark! My love for you is strong and true and clear."]
Do you have a Valentine that's loved of old? Let the special people in your life hear the thunder of your chorus with a William-&-Mary-themed valentine. We hope these silly valentines put a smile on your face and a little love in your heart. Tag someone special or visit www.wm.edu/valentines to download & print your own.
Valentine's Day 2019
@williamandmary: Moving Forward, the 2018-2019 President's Report, illustrates the exciting work we are pursuing today – like the ef… https://t.co/aRfmtXVo5g
@WMNews: Winter seminar at @WMDCCenter brings new lens to foreign policy education with help from @global_wm:… https://t.co/4mGjIJMvRd
“Indeed, the promises of innovation, inclusion and partnership have been hallmarks of this institution since our Charter, down to the ampersand in our name: professionals & citizens, ‘loved of old’ & ‘in all time coming,’ Alma Mater to our nation’s founders & innovator for its future." Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate #wmCharterDay, the inauguration of @presrowe and the re-investiture of Chancellor Gates. ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A scene from the first-ever Fire & Ice Block Party. An evening sky comprised of various shades of dusky blues stretches above a white tent. The inside of the tent is lit with multicolored string lights and spotlights. In front of the tent, a crowd of students is gathered to watch the band inside the tent play. In the foreground and very center of the image is a large ice sculpture in the shape of an ampersand in a script-like style.]
Charter Day 2019: Reveille A Cappella sings 'Happy Birthday'
Reveille A Cappella sings 'Happy Birthday' to William & Mary during the 2019 Charter Day ceremony at the university.
@williamandmary: RT @WMNews: Students collaborate to present first 'Stepping Into Excellence Black Expo' and give representation to student entr… https://t.co/UvE59QC5qE
@WMNews: Students collaborate to present first 'Stepping Into Excellence Black Expo' and give representation to student entr… https://t.co/UvE59QC5qE
The Difference Community Makes

A few years ago, I asked the students in the Aim 4 community leadership program to write down three ways they are different because of their community experiences and three ways community is different because they engaged. As I was searching for notes to use at this afternoon’s Aim 4 meeting, I found the students’ […]

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Kindness in Action

Last Friday afternoon, 150 people gathered in New Town for the kick-off event to celebrate a new Williamsburg community initiative: #WMBGkind. It’s much more than a hashtag; it’s a way for people in our area to recognize, elevate, and foster kindness in daily life. This got me thinking about how kindness – and compassion – […]

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@WMNews: “This report illustrates the exciting work we are pursuing at @williamandmary today, as well as our aspirations for… https://t.co/aOZKghqjAx
@williamandmary: "These stories also illustrate how the experiences of learning, discovery and work at W&M can bind us together with… https://t.co/gUVOAVcRBx
Today, President Katherine A. Rowe shared Moving Forward: the 2018-2019 President's Report. The report shows how W&M students, staff, alumni and faculty, like Professor Liz Losh who is preparing students for careers that don't exist yet, are leading in many different fields. Explore the full report: https://movingforward.wm.edu/
Moving Forward: Future of Work with Liz Losh
@WMNews: #wmPresident Katherine A. Rowe looks toward W&M’s future in inaugural address: https://t.co/8iVjoRa6T4 https://t.co/XcSEZJfW0o
@williamandmary: ICYMI: This year's #wmCharterDay was one for the history books. https://t.co/LojhawGLKS
W&M had a lot to celebrate during this year's Charter Day ceremony! Take a look back at the birthday, inauguration and re-investiture festivities.
Looking Back on Charter Day, Inauguration & Re-investiture Celebration
@WMNews: You might have heard Poet Laureate of Virginia Henry Hart's villanelle honoring #wmPresident Katherine A. Rowe duri… https://t.co/gtfiyttrgu
2019 Charter Day, Re-Investiture and Inauguration Recap
Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 (left), Associate Professor Jaime Settle (center) and President Katherine A. Rowe participate in Saturday's discussion about disagreement and diplomacy.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 was re-invested as the university's chancellor during Charter Day weekend.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
W&M staff show their Tribe Pride at the Fire & Ice block party.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Students enjoy s'mores at the Fire & Ice block party.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Comedian Nicole Byer performed as part of the Charter Day weekend festivities.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Three former W&M presidents participate in the Charter Day ceremony: (from left) Taylor Reveley, Tim Sullivan and Paul Verkuil.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
An ampersand ice sculpture was the centerpiece of the Fire & Ice block party.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Professor of English Henry Hart delivers his Villanelle honoring President Katherine A. Rowe during her inauguration on Charter Day.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Tribe Pride was very apparent during the 2019 Charter Day ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Charter Day 2019: Rowe's inaugural address
W&M President Katherine A. Rowe delivers the inaugural address during the 2019 Charter Day ceremony at the university.
Charter Day 2019: Mims' greetings
Va. Supreme Court Justice Bill Mims '79 brings greetings from the Commonwealth during the 2019 Charter Day ceremony at the university.
Charter Day 2019: Gates' re-investiture remarks
W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates delivers his re-investiture remarks during the 2019 Charter Day ceremony at the university.
Charter Day 2019: Hart's inaugural poem
W&M English professor Henry Hart reads the inaugural poem he composed for the 2019 Charter Day ceremony at the university.
Charter Day 2019: Keshner's reflections on the Charter
Jacqueline C. Keshner '19 delivers her "Reflections on the Royal Charter" during the 2019 Charter Day ceremony at the university.
President Katherine A. Rowe, 2019 Charter Day ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Rector John E. Littel, Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 and President Katherine A. Rowe at the 2019 Charter Day ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Charter Day 2019 ceremony
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Katherine A. Rowe is inaugurated as W&M’s 28th president during the university's 2019 Charter Day ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
Jackie Keshner ’19, student speaker at the 2019 Charter Day ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
President Rowe, Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 and Ayanna T. Thompson at the 2019 Charter Day ceremony.
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary #wmCharterDay
@williamandmary: RT @NKSchoolsFIVE: The W&M Charter Day event, “The Future of Service”, was a success! Serving veterans is a passion! @williamandmary https://t.co/AxplSRwbPc
@williamandmary: RT @MaggyCounsel: Congratulations to @williamandmary on the inauguration of President Katherine Rowe. "Go for the long pass at every… https://t.co/fZK4WKvhOU
@WMNews: #wmPresident Rowe looks toward W&M’s future in inaugural address: https://t.co/8iVjoRa6T4 Stay tuned for full cove… https://t.co/H7Pw6I1xdj
Authentically Katherine
Learn more about our 28th president
2019 Charter Day: Founded Looking Forward
Featuring the voices of President Sullivan, Prince Charles, Reverend Richard L. May, President Chandler, Chancellor Margaret Thatcher, U.S. President Eisenhower, Ellen Stofan ’83, D.Sc. ’16, and President Rowe.
@williamandmary: A remix of "Happy Birthday" from @ReveilleWM and a rousing chorus of the Alma Mater joyously concludes the… https://t.co/FLIEZhGCtO
@williamandmary: RT @rowe: Huge congrats to my big sis Katherine Rowe being confirmed today by College of William and Mary Chancellor Robert G… https://t.co/ZC6yZNjCch
@williamandmary: "This powerful Renaissance idea of change – as a process of both loss and improvement that makes one more oneself –… https://t.co/5zKzH95uDd
@williamandmary: "I learned from Katherine that we can create the profession we want it to be, one in which innovation is central, o… https://t.co/MjgNo7f5GB
@williamandmary: #wmPresident Katherine A. Rowe is welcomed to #wmCharterDay with loud applause. https://t.co/ZqEih2oJzK
@williamandmary: "As far as presidents go, our history has been his story. Now it’s time for William to move aside for Mary. It’s ti… https://t.co/F2h2N9hojX
@williamandmary: "W&M is a university of great historical accomplishment and a university primed for even greater achievement in the… https://t.co/m4NgX8IoeK
@williamandmary: "For 326 years, the College has sent its graduates to serve the Commonwealth... Our lasting significance is measure… https://t.co/1ytQA1Ob3w
@williamandmary: "A legacy is not just a story of the past, it is a story of implications for the future, it is a story comprised of… https://t.co/zW2xer9BgT
@williamandmary: Welcome to #wmCharterDay 2019! https://t.co/8WxU6drRzQ
@williamandmary: RT @VIMS_News: The Virginia Institute of Marine Science wishes @williamandmary this #wmCharterDay a very happy 326ᵗʰ birthday! https://t.co/VZxynCxTjV
@williamandmary: RT @gull2hokie: Happy 326th Charter Day to @williamandmary! Still, one of my favorite places to be. #wmCharterDay #GoTribe #HarkUponTheGale
@WMNews: RT @williamandmary: The 2019 #wmCharterDay ceremony is about to start. Watch it live on our Facebook page or https://t.co/DhY15DtGVS. https://t.co/ulBJ4v9RUO
@williamandmary: The 2019 #wmCharterDay ceremony is about to start. Watch it live on our Facebook page or https://t.co/DhY15DtGVS. https://t.co/ulBJ4v9RUO
@williamandmary: RT @DrGregHodges: Thrilled to represent ⁦@PatrickHenryCC⁩ at my alma mater of ⁦@williamandmary⁩ for the pres. inauguration of Dr. Row… https://t.co/7g4tOC3ls0
@williamandmary: RT @dacretu: Happy birthday to my alma mater, @williamandmary ! My favorite memory? Just chilling and observing the campus buzz.… https://t.co/2VQySjLnEB
@williamandmary: RT @wmsquirrel: What a gorgeous day it is on campus for three huge celebrations. Happy 326th Birthday, @williamandmary! The officia… https://t.co/0FsoNh7aDG
@williamandmary: RT @Wormcam: It’s #wmCharterDay! Showing my tribe pride and representing @williamandmary up here in the chilly northeast! #Hark… https://t.co/SvKKGj26Pr
Celebrating new beginnings & fond farewells for 326 years. Wherever the rest of your journey takes you, thanks for being a part of our Tribe and happy #wmCharterDay!⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A composite image that features two separate photos merged together on a diagonal slant through the middle of the image. On the left and top side of the image is a photo of convocation where new students are welcomed to the university by returning students with high fives and cheery smiles. On the right and bottom of the image is a photo of the Candlelight ceremony before commencement where graduates stand together in their caps and gowns holding small, lit candles. Down the diagonal of the image is a green band which features the numbers "326" written vertically.]
@WMNews: Today is #wmCharterDay! Watch live on the @williamandmary Facebook page as we celebrate our 326th birthday, the ina… https://t.co/D6xZbjqLSU
William & Mary: loved of old. Today, we celebrate harking upon the gale for 326 years. Happy Charter Day, Tribe!
#TBT to last year's #wmCharterDay. We can't wait to see all your photos from our 326th birthday celebration tomorrow – don't forget to use #wmCharterDay. ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: The very dignified Lord Botetourt statue during the daytime, with some festive additions. A close-up of a tall statue of a man with a curled wig, ornate clothes including a large cape and a sword. His right hand is partially outstretched and holding a rolled up scroll. The statue has been bedecked with green and gold paper streamers, one green and one gold balloon are tied to his scroll and a shiny, multicolored, pointy birthday hat is perched jauntily atop his sculptured head. Behind the statue, some spidery tree branches and blue sky are visible.]
@WMNews: Brush up on #wmCharterDay, the inauguration of #wmPresident Katherine A. Rowe and the re-investiture of Chancellor… https://t.co/NS3hmrgV8R
Let’s Be Brave

Hey everyone, Welcome back to my blog! I hope you all had a great Winter Break and took some time to rest and relax. I spent most of mine driving back and forth from home (Northern Va) to good ol’ Williamsburg for work. I work as a server at a local restaurant. It got kind […]

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When his spouse, Katherine A. Rowe, is inaugurated as W&M's 28th president on Friday, Bruce Jacobson joins the community as our first First Gentleman. Get to know Bruce a little better: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/presidential-spouse-bruce-jacobson-carves-out-his-new-role.php
Getting to Know W&M's First First Gentleman
Blue skies and red bricks? Must be #WrenCrushWednesday.⁣ (📸: @henrymeadowlark )⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A close-up of the Sir Christopher Wren Building during the day. The center of the building sits in the center of the image. The top of the building's entrance is barely visible at the bottom of the frame. The bottom and side of a cream-colored balcony on the second story of the building are both visible as the camera is angled upward. The building also features cream-colored wood on a peaked roof, cream-colored trim on several narrow, tall windows and a series of small dormers on the roof. The building's bricks are a myriad of red and and browns shades. The iconic Wren weathervane peeks out over the top of the roof. Above the building is a swath of clear, blue sky.]
@WMNews: Queen Mary II: A short reign, a lasting legacy for @williamandmary. As W&M celebrates #wmCharterDay, the 100th anni… https://t.co/fkmbkWhpMM
Things You Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Bruce Jacobson
When his spouse, Katherine A. Rowe, is inaugurated as William & Mary’s 28th president on Feb. 8, Bruce Jacobson will take another step in his new role as a member of the community. Learn more about W&M's first First Gentleman: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/presidential-spouse-bruce-jacobson-carves-out-his-new-role.php
@WMNews: GMOs not main culprit in monarch butterfly decline, @williamandmary researchers find: https://t.co/q1l6inVQol https://t.co/bDneW3jXo4
@WMNews: Ten days after the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., W&M students, faculty and staff joined with the… https://t.co/fNjqEUC8Uc
Considering Queen Mary
Phillip Emanuel discusses Queen Mary utilizing documents and items from the Thomas G. and Louise Rowe Pullen Collection at Swem Library.
The 2019 MLK commemorative walk
W&M students make comments and lead a walk across campus in commemoration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
@WMNews: Presidential spouse Bruce Jacobson is carving out a new role at W&M. Learn more about W&M's first First Gentleman a… https://t.co/TXFMQgOWTT
Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 and President Katherine A. Rowe will discuss the role of higher education in encouraging civil discourse around difficult topics and contrasting viewpoints as part of the Charter Day weekend festivities. You can submit questions in advance through this online form: https://forms.wm.edu/41564/ Learn more about Saturday's “The Fine Art of Disagreement & Diplomacy” event: https://events.wm.edu/event/view/charterday/109748
The Unbearable Dread of the Application Process

I am reminded as I near the end of my graduate school application process of my transfer application to William & Mary. My writing quirk prevented me from being able to complete my application until the night before. No, this is not procrastination as one might think, but I simply cannot articulate what I want. […]

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@WMNews: A dreadful discovery about the crown-of-thorns starfish contains a silver lining for the Great Barrier Reef:… https://t.co/5AlWztUjcS
Don't forget to complete the #CharterDayChallenge contest for your chance to win a gorgeous #wmCharterDay scarf. The scarves are also available for purchase online courtesy of @wmbookstore and @wmauxiliaries. Dog not included. 🐶⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A dog sits on the brick steps of the Sunken Garden at sunset wearing a scarf. In the background, the last rays of the sun light up the Sir Christopher Wren Building. The dog in the foreground is striking in appearance: a flecked mixture of grey and white, with black spots of varying shapes and sizes all over its body and a patch of white at its throat. Its ears are partly raised and it's looking off in the distance with a focused expression in its eyes. The scarf is thick, and warm-looking with a pattern of broad alternating stripes in dark-green and golden-yellow colors. It's wound loosely around the dog's neck several times giving a cozy appearance and one end of the scarf hangs down in front. The end features the letters "W&M" over top of a diagonal slash, under which is the William & Mary cypher, all embroidered in golden-yellow thread.]⁣
@WMNews: When late nights call for ice cream and indoor ice skating, @insideamp has students covered. Watch the latest Scene… https://t.co/p59otOF6HL
@WMNews: ICYMI: From attending the ceremony to bundling up in green and gold, there are lots of ways to get involved in this… https://t.co/xgUWzVz7bX
@WMNews: W&M was recently awarded the "Best Venue for Unique or Locally Sourced Catering" by Unique Venues, a professional o… https://t.co/Hjr6KeGxP9
The 12th-annual W&M Global Film Festival is going on now. Despite not being a film & media studies major or a movie buff, blogger Alicia Draper '20 enjoyed her experience interning for last year's festival: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/agdraper/william-marys-global-film-festival/ What interesting or unexpected side projects did you get involved with as a student?
W&M Global Film Festival
@WMNews: The @williamandmary Board of Visitors will meet in Williamsburg Feb. 6-8, 2019. Learn more: https://t.co/ba5knD0rmx https://t.co/R7Bg4zF3o2
@WMNews: While @williamandmary will soon formally inaugurate Katherine A. Rowe, it’s already been a busy seven months for W&… https://t.co/RRwE5zrLDp
@WMNews: Krill range shrinking poleward with ocean warming, new study finds: https://t.co/hxbuFA86AP https://t.co/2VueuDVZuJ
@WMNews: The 12th-annual @GlobalFilmFest starts today: https://t.co/H7gMytP7Cw
@WMNews: Student lobbyists advocate for @williamandmary during the annual Road to Richmond: https://t.co/g2xNbUPMyJ https://t.co/0APlCgTfkg
#WrenCrushWednesday, 2019 Edition ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: The Sir Christopher Wren Building is shown from an angle slightly to the side, so that the long front face of the building stretches across the image from one corner of the image to the other. This angle especially emphasizes the numerous white-paned windows along the expanse of brick. Likewise, several white dormers jut out from the black, sloping roof of the building. The iconic belltower and weathervane sit atop the building to the left of center. On the left and right edges of the image are the spidery branches of bare-limbed trees. The deep green grass of the yard stretches in a parallel line to the building. In the foreground is a black, old-fashioned lamp post.]
@WMNews: "We must make talent Virginia’s greatest competitive advantage." #wmPresident Katherine Rowe & Newport News Shipbui… https://t.co/0DrQJ2nKam
My Scholarship Story

I was asked to speak at a Scholarship Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend where both donors and scholarship recipients would hear my unique story. Why W&M? What impact has my scholarship had on me & my community? I found writing my speech to be thrilling, and nerve-wracking, at the same time. Below is a video of […]

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Scene@W&M: Ice-skating at Sadler
AMP hosts an evening of ice-skating and ice cream inside the Sadler Center.
@WMNews: Shared humanity is the thread that runs through everything that motivates Silvia Tandeciarz. Learn more about this… https://t.co/UB8pEcbkUa
@WMNews: Test of the W&M emergency siren & notification system. No action necessary. During an emergency, info will follow. https://t.co/iBSXeXamO4
@WMNews: "Scientist-athlete" Jacopo Gliozzi ’19 is mastering not only the pommel horse, but also a rigorous math-physics dou… https://t.co/gpGzxqdyMY
With the inauguration of W&M's 28th president and re-investiture of its chancellor, this year's Charter Day celebration is going to be bigger than ever. Learn how you can be a part of the celebration – whether near or far – this Charter Day: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/get-involved-in-charter-day-2019.php
@WMNews: W&M will conduct a test of its emergency warning and mass notification systems on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12… https://t.co/GkFyXEIwZc
@WMNews: This year's #wmCharterDay is bigger than ever and there are even more ways to be a part of the celebration. Learn h… https://t.co/u9SeRvNfXz
James Monroe stands tall in front of Tucker Hall.
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary
The beauty of the Sunken Garden
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary
Lord Botetourt awaits the new students that will soon arrive for the 2018 Convocation ceremony.
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary #wmConvocation
Snow Day at William & Mary
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary #wmInWinter
Students process through the Wren Building during 2018 Convocation.
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary #wmConvocation
Lord Botetourt greets visitors as they head toward W&M's Wren Building.
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary
Lord Botetourt stands guard in front of the Wren Building.
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary
W&M's Sir Christopher Wren Building
Photo by Garrison Chura '22 William & Mary
The sun is setting on the Wren Building, gleaming perfectly off the shingles, during a cold winter's day.
Photo by Bryce Fothergill '22 William & Mary #wmInWinter
Help the Tribe get hyped for #wmCharterDay and you could win a free Charter Day scarf. Complete three social media challenges to be entered to win. Learn more at https://www.wm.edu/charterday/contest/. ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A photo illustration which features a photo of the Crim Dell and Crim Dell bridge. Leafy trees form a backdrop behind the wooden bridge, which is also reflected in the water below. The photo is overlaid with two colors split along the diagonal: a light gold overlay takes up the top and left side of the image while a forest green overlay sits on the bottom and right side. Across the center of the image in white type are the words "Introducing the Charter Day Challenge social media contest."]
What is your favorite part of the Integrated Science Center?⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: The Integrated Science Center is viewed from an elevated perspective so that the side of the brick building is visible, but also the top. It's evening and the sky in the upper portion of the image is a mix of blues, pinks and purples. Warm orange light glows at regular intervals along the length of the building's first floor. Most of the windows on the second and third story are dark but some are also lit. In the center of the image is a large glass greenhouse, which sits on top of the building. It is filled with bright – yet still warm and inviting – yellow light. The light draws the eye toward the greenhouse. The overall effect is cozy.]
Today's rainy weather brings to mind a blog from Sammi Slusher '19 about a rainy fall day in the 'burg. What was your favorite place to hole up and study when the wind was howling and the rain was pouring?
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring - The William & Mary Blogs
Holiday Fun at Busch Gardens

With prices of $85 per ticket, as well as an additional fee for parking, a day at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg is way out of the budget for most William & Mary students; however, it’s not uncommon to see hundreds of W&M students wandering the hunted mansions at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, or sitting down for […]

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Rock Music Oman 2019: A Symposium and Celebration

The 2019 Spring semester is underway, but before we (both students and faculty) get completely sucked into our courses we’re going to finish our 2019 Rock Music Oman program with a symposium and celebration on Wednesday, January 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. in McGlothlin-Street Hall 219. Everybody is invited as the event is open to […]

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If you can't make it to this year's Charter Day ceremony – which will include the inauguration of Katherine A. Rowe as W&M's 28th president and the re-investiture of Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 as our 24th chancellor – you can watch it LIVE right here on the W&M Facebook page. The broadcast will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019.
@nature_sings_we_click snapped this photo of the Sunken Garden, which made us think of these words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:⁣ "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: A view of the Sunken Garden at night. Two small clusters of people stand at the iron-and-brick fence that runs along the short end (near the Wren Building) of the Sunken Garden. Across a small patch of dark grass stands a group of four people - they're in the center of the image- who appear to be looking out across the garden. The sky dominates the upper portion of the image: it's dark gray that gradually gets lighter toward the right edge of the image. Below the sky are numerous black silhouettes of bare-limbed trees which line the three sides of the Sunken Garden. Though much of the image is dark, the focal point is a collection of lights. Spaced at regular intervals along the top level of the garden, these little balls of light shine brightly through the misty night.]⁣
This photo perfectly illustrates one of the many reasons W&M is loved of old. 😍 __ __ (Thanks to Instagram user nathanpeachman for the gorgeous photo of the iconic Crim Dell)
#OnlyOneWM⁣ (📸:@nathanpeachman)⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: A brick pathway, complete with wooden steps, arcs around the bottom of the image. the pathway and steps are covered in fallen leaves which gives the path an orange hue. Toward the left side of the image is the red wood of the Crim Dell bridge. It stretches at a angle across the Crim Dell toward the opposite bank, which is dotted with mostly-bare trees. The sun shines through the trees in a bright burst of light. The sunburst and trees are framed between two large tree trunks on the near bank. In the middle of it all is the water of the Crim Dell. It is still and acts as a mirror reflecting the trees and sunshine.]
Wheless reflects: Women's lives at Jamestowne
Falicity Wheless '18 created a tour of Jamestowne highlighting the experiences of women there.
Today, W&M released the 2018 Financial Report, “Boldly Forward,” part of an annual reporting process that details the university’s fiscal health. Learn more about the report: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/boldly-forward,-william-marys-2018-financial-report,-now-available-online.php
Finding Ourselves in the Sharqiya Sands, Oman

The 2019 Rock Music Oman program has traversed from Muscat through the mountains and on to the desert. Last week, we were tucked in at a desert camp in the Sharqiya Sands, a vast dune complex, for a day of rest and reflection. Our respite provided an excellent opportunity for us to find ourselves, literally. […]

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Here's to a great spring semester! ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: The front of the Integrated Science Center, a several-story brick building with many tall windows and a pointed roof, on a sunny day. Two students stand talking out front of the building. Black asphalt dominates the bottom third of the frame. Superimposed over top of the image are the words "Welcome Back" written in a white brush-like script.]
Youth activism on Instagram: Inspiring a generation
W&M Glauber Fellow Talia Wiener '20 describes her digital-humanities project.
QR codes and the internet: Beyond the naked eye
W&M Glauber Fellow Mbiye Kasonga'19 describes her digital-humanities project.
We hope you've enjoyed your break, but it's been too empty on campus for our liking. We'll be glad when classes start again on Wednesday.⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: A black and white image, the bottom of a spiral staircase inside the Sadler Center as taken from the center of the spiral looking up. The stairs fan out toward the borders of the image, making their edges resemble the chambers of a nautilus. A slatted railing forms a parallel spiral upwards. The ceiling, a mix of wood slats and glass windows, is visible in the very center of the spiral.]
"Twenty-one intrepid William & Mary students left the States on New Year’s Day, and arrived in Oman on January 2nd." Blogger Chuck Bailey chronicles the start of the most recent winter-break study program: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/cmbail/rock-music-oman-2019-edition-begins/
Principals vs. Principles (Final Day)

I must say I’ll miss the Metro. The 7000 series was by far my favorite, with its tile-esque floors and electronic updates of stops ahead. After a bit of research, I’ve learned it is slowly replacing the more outdated 2000 and 6000 models. Perhaps commuting will be the sought-after mode of transportation in the near […]

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Williamsburg recently made @nytimes’ list of 52 Places to Go in 2019. What are your favorite places (besides campus, of course 😉) to visit in Williamsburg?⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: an aerial view of the Sir Christopher Wren Building: a red brick building with a black sloping roof, large windows, several dormers, eight chimneys and a bell tower complete with iconic weathervane which bears the date of the university's founding. Surrounding the Wren Building are numerous green, leafy treetops, vibrant expanses of grass as well as the President's House and the Brafferton building.]
Williamsburg recently earned the #12 spot in The New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2019 list: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/travel/places-to-visit.html What were some of your favorite spots around the 'burg to visit?
Ambassadors and Senators (Day 06)

1) Ambassadors have a vast wealth of knowledge. They possess expertise on both the health of their relevant region and geopolitical relations as a whole. Former Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon came in today, Tuesday, to chat with us about the United States’ changing role in the world. For two hours we talked on the subject, […]

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Get ready to hark upon the gale: #wmCharterDay is right around the corner. ⁣ (📸: @pnwclarinetist )⁣ ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A closeup of a brick pathway with a stone plaque in the center of the image. The bricks have a pockmarked appearance and are in varying shades of deep red and brown. The stone is dark gray and has a couple of small leaves scattered across its surface. The stone reads, ''College of William And Mary In Virginia" and that, "February 8th 1693." In the bottom right of the stone is the plaque dedication which says, "Class of 1940."]
Journalist Roland S. Martin will speak at W&M on Jan. 31, 2019, as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/journalist-roland-martin-to-speak-at-wms-martin-luther-king-commemoration.php
Perception and the Pentagon (Monday, Day 05)

The group was excited to begin our week of site visits this afternoon. Today we had the Pentagon, tomorrow the Eisenhower Executive Office Building/Capital Hill, and Wednesday the World Bank. Thursday we will be in-house for our final day, but we are all excited to hear from former FBI Director James Comey on “Principles v. […]

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In time for the holidays: A sweet version of the Wren Building
Photo by Stephen Salpukas William & Mary
Rock Music Oman – The 2019 Edition Begins

We’re back in Oman with the 2019 version of our Natural History and Contemporary Culture of Oman (a.k.a. Rock Music Oman) winter-break study program. It may be gray and wintery in Williamsburg, but the skies over Oman are blue and the temperature is close to perfect. Twenty-one intrepid William & Mary students left the States […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Waffles (Day 04)

Week one crescendoed with a day of networking, theory, and presentations. Twenty-one Tribe alumni met with the Foreign Policy group this morning to go over our Policy Memo assignments, before we broke bread (waffles) and talked about their jobs.  I had a fascinating conversation about artificial intelligence (AI) with one attendee who works in the […]

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Policy and Property (Day 02)

First full day down. We enjoyed our morning panel on pertinent concern facing the U.S. in both the development and security fields, China. “Scramble for Influence: Economic and Security Policy for the U.S. and China” brought an incredible discussion from Scott Morris (Center for Global Development), Lindsey Ford (Asia Society Policy Institute), and Sabrina Tsai […]

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Blogger Caroline Prout recently wrapped up a busy first semester at W&M: https://wmblogs.wm.edu/caprout/fall-semester-complete/ What activities and groups filled your time at W&M?
Here's to a great 2019! What are your goals for this year? ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: A dock at Lake Matoaka stretches down the middle of the image branching off to the left and right before ending in the lake. Fallen leaves are strewn about the base of the dock. A veil of fog/mist hangs over everything, partially obscuring the trees on the far bank of the lake. Over top of image are the letters "2019" in white with a white brushstroke above and below the year.]
Metro Mishaps and the Shutdown (Day 01)

Hello loyal readers of the William & Mary blogs! I hope you all have had a wonderful start to 2019. My name is Caleb Rogers and I’m a junior at William & Mary excited to be taking the “Foreign Policy: International Development and Security” class in D.C. this Winter Break! Until January 9th, I will […]

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2018 was filled to the brim with adventures and we can't wait to see what 2019 brings. Happy New Year! What's one highlight from your 2018?
Wishing you a bright and joyous 2019. Happy New Year!⁣ (📸:@tsean64)⁣ — ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ ⁣ [Image Description: It's nighttime at @colonialwmsburg’s Governor's Palace, a tall, brick colonial building festooned in garlands and wreaths. In the foreground are a couple of bare-limbed trees, which appear as dark silhouettes. The air above and around the Governor's Palace is bright with fireworks: trails of pink and green light arc from the ground into the air where they become bright bursts of color against the night sky.]
Did you know that each year the Tribe's newest members spend their last day of summer break serving their new community by participating in Students Helping Out Williamsburg? Learn more about SHOW Day: https://www.wm.edu/impact/showday.php
#TBT to the snowstorm earlier this month. (P.S. does that make it a snowdial?)⁣ (📸: @dfbvaz) ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: A view of the courtyard in front of The Earl Gregg Swem Library. A brick pathway with wooden benches appearing every few feet leads away from the camera and encircles a round garden filled with hedges. In the middle of the garden is a sundial, though it's currently covered with three balls of snow in the shape of a snowman rather than catching the sun. In fact, it's a very gray day without much sun. Trees form a border around the walkway and garden and their branches hang over the brick pathway to make a natural archway. Snow blankets the branches, ground, hedges, benches and pathway, giving the impression of a secluded winter wonderland.]
Distinction Magazine recently did an in-depth profile of W&M's 28th president, Katherine A. Rowe. Read it here: https://pilotonline.com/distinction/article_4289068c-fbfc-11e8-9ab5-075f7026b796.html?fbclid=IwAR0Cp4Wf0x3SWYq6D5UcrQPbbobMxwG9eoRFPJxaJ4ys7XIpA-VWbUREBDE
Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday. Love, W&M
Wishing you a very happy holiday. Love, W&M ⁣ —⁣ —⁣ —⁣ [Image Description: An archive photo⁣ of the President's House from 2017. A tall brick building of light-colored brick stands behind some bare trees. It has a white painted door and white trim on the window panes and a dark, sloping roof with two chimneys. There's a dusting of snow on the roof and the tree branches and light blanket of snow covers the ground. The image has been animated to make it appear as if snow is continuously falling slowly from the sky.]
It’s a foggy day on campus, but still as beautiful as ever!
ICYMI: See some of the highlights from this year's Yule Log ceremony and bask in the glow of one of W&M's most popular traditions.
W&M in 30: Yule Log 2018
W&M in 30: Yule Log 2018
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.
W&M's 2018 Yule Log celebration
Scenes from the 2018 Yule Log celebration at William & Mary.
2018 Season's Greetings from William & Mary
Special thanks to the William & Mary Equestrian Club and Willow Pond Farm, especially Karen Greenwood and our star, Lily. We appreciate all the equestrian students that spent the evening with us including Matthew Parciak, Emily Peairs, Taylor Rubel, Elizabeth Vanasse, Jessie Chiasson, Daria Moody, Heather Rodenberg, Abby Schooling, Ava Maghouli, Sadie Stott, Emilie Bjerring, Emily Foster, Leia Stuart, Lauren Wilson, and Ellie Makinen.
An Ode to Finals Season

Tis’ the season, finals season. Inside Swemromas, awaiting my vanilla chai tea latte, I overheard a party of two catching up. One shared how she was studying on the third floor to which her friend gasped. I wasn’t as appalled though. Despite not knowing either party, I know that the third floor is reserved for […]

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Fall Semester Complete!

The fall semester of my freshman year is over! So, what you probably want to ask me now is, how was it? There is one word to describe it: busy! When I went on my tour of William & Mary last year, my tour guide continued to say that all of the students on campus […]

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Scene@W&M: Gingerbread Wren
Local resident Kris Costa describes a gingerbread reproduction of William & Mary's Sir Christopher Wren Building.
Blending Development Theory and Practice in Guatemala

By Meghan Haslam, Global Research Institute Early last summer, 16 William & Mary undergraduate students peered out of dust-coated bus windows as they drove through the highlands of Guatemala en route to their field study on development theory. The group didn’t know what was to come as the vehicle rumbled over the rough roads. But […]

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Scene@W&M: Great Asia cook off
Professor Stephen Sheehi's students compete in a cook-off competition.
There’s Snow Place Like Home

We admit it! We love our snow days here at William & Mary. They don’t happen that often, but when they do: campus looks absolutely magical. Here are some of our favorite things to do on a snow day: Have a snowball fight on the Sunken Garden. The more the merrier! Gather some friends (or […]

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Decisions, Decisions – Early Decision 2018 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 […]

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Decisions, Decisions – Spring Transfers 2018 Edition

We Admit It! The day is finally here. We know how patiently transfer applicants have been waiting for their admission decisions. 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 […]

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Application Decisions & Reactions

Hello Readers! So, it’s that anxiety-provoking time of year. Application decision time. The decision you hear back from William & Mary can be that of joy or disappointment. But regardless of what decision you receive, don’t lose hope. I actually initially applied to the university as a senior in high school, ultimately getting rejected. So, […]

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Post-Thanksgiving Appreciation for W&M & Making Friends as a Transfer

Dear Readers, A week now after Thanksgiving, I just wanted to say I’m thankful for all the opportunities William & Mary has provided me thus far and all the lovely friends I’ve made here. As a transfer making friends can be a little bit more of a challenge. We often do not have the same […]

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Holmes: Trump and diplomacy
William & Mary associate professor of government Marcus Holmes discusses insights from his book "Face-to-Face Diplomacy."
Inside Out Theatre: Raw words for understanding
William & Mary's Inside Out Theatre brings words of diversity to the university community.
Inside Out Theatre: Students find their voices
A conversation with members of William & Mary's Inside Out Theatre.
'Z' '22 recites 'Family'
'Z' '22 recites Roxie Patton's 'Family,' a piece featured by William & Mary's Inside Out Theatre.
Campos '20 recites 'Latina First and Human After'
Aida Campos '20 recites "Latina First and Human After," a piece featured by William & Mary's Inside Out Theatre.
Kantor's 2018 Andrews Award Lecture (complete)
Jodi Kantor, William and Mary's 2018 Andrews Fellow, delivers the annual Andrews Award Lecture.
Scene@W&M: Drills in the Garden
As part of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the Student Veterans of William & Mary hosted military-oriented activities in the Sunken Garden.
Post-Pittsburgh healing: Greenman performs 'Hashkiveinu'
Lucy Greenman '22 performs an excerpt from 'Hashkiveinu' following the tragedy in Pittsburgh.
Omohundro Institute: Adding 100 women to Wikipedia
W&M's Omohundro Institute hosted a "Vast Early America WIkistorm" to add 100 women to Wikipedia.
Pruitt '06 discusses Wikipedia's gender gap
Wikipedia's top editor discusses the need for more women's biographies on the site.
Frenemies: Social media and polarization
Jaime Settle, associate professor of government, discusses her new book "Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America."
How often do users access Facebook?
As part of her research on polarization of Facebook users, professor Jaime Settle's students wanted to know just how often users access the platform.
Scene@W&M: Prayer for peace
Members of the W&M community held a candlelight vigil in remembrance of persons killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27.
Scene@W&M: Pumpkin carving
Members of the William & Mary community carve pumpkins supplied by the Reves Center for International Studies.
Scene@W&M: Physicsfest
Highlights from the 2018 Physicsfest at W&M.
W&M in 30: Homecoming 2018
Homecoming 2018 in 30 seconds! Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2018 brought together the many branches of the Tribe family tree, with more than 3,800 alumni, parents, family and friends returning to campus to celebrate all that makes William & Mary home.
2018 Homecoming Parade
Highlights from the 2018 W&M homecoming parade.
W&M Global Research Institute: Big ideas live here
W&M’s Global Research Institute empowers teams of students and faculty to make a difference in the world. We are a multidisciplinary hub that brings together academics, practitioners, and students to apply research to real world issues. This is a community of problem solvers, delivering applied research at the highest levels. Big ideas live here. For more information, go to www.wm.edu/globalresearch
Transmedia: Toward a deeper understanding in Ireland
Doctoral student Toni Gay discusses the impact of creating a "transmedia" project during a recent study-abroad trip to Ireland under the direction of Pamela Eddy, professor of higher education.
William & Mary Women's Weekend: Beth Comstock '82
In this presentation from William & Mary Women’s Weekend, Beth Comstock ’82 shares how to master change in the face of uncertainty. In her new book, “Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change,” she writes about the lessons learned from her wealth of experience, including 25 years as GE, first as chief marketing officer and then as vice chair.
Women Out Loud: Fall 2018 Tack lecture (complete)
Anne Rasmussen delivers the Fall 2018 Tack Faculty Lecture at William & Mary (complete).
Women Out Loud: Tack lecture excerpt
Anne Rasmussen delivers the Fall 2018 Tack Faculty Lecture at William & Mary.
Biology research: Toads, ponds and woods
Biology students under the direction of professor Matthias Leu work on the problem of amphibian decline.
Her Story: Emily Bessler '14
"Her story is bold. She stands where no one has stood before, among her peers, and at the dawn of a new legacy." Learn more about Emily Bessler, Army Captain, 4th brigade, 25th infantry division.
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