at the Moment
By Erin Dowd ’21 In March of 2020, I was lucky enough to be accepted as a Summer Fellow through the Global Research Institute. I was studying in Seville, Spain at the time and was over the moon about the prospect of continuing my world travels to completely unfamiliar territory: Kenya. I would serve as […]
By Chuck Bailey Last Saturday began with a celebratory Homecoming reception in the Geology department and finished twelve hours later, and 2,400 miles to the northwest in Portland, Oregon at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting. I went coast to coast with the Schuyler Sisters to attend a scientific meeting, in person, for the […]
Admit It! It may be hard to believe, but our first Early Decision deadline is less than one month away! Here in Williamsburg, autumn colors are in full swing and our community is enjoying the pumpkin patches and apple cider stands nearby. Our office has been happily sharing freshly-picked apples and homemade cookies to celebrate the season. […]
By Madeline S. Helfer ’22 In the fall semester of 2019, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Ranjan Shrestha, approached me with an opportunity. As a development and health economist, he was looking to open his research studying child stunting in Indonesia to the GRI faculty-led Summer Fellows program, and wanted to know if I was […]
By Kyra Solomon, Brad Parks, Soren Patterson This blog was re-posted from The First Tranche. View the original post. The result of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate research assistants’ work at AidData over the past four years is a new dataset covering more than 13,000 Chinese government-financed development projects across 165 countries worldwide that will […]
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By Kyra Solomon, Brad Parks, Soren Patterson This blog was re-posted from The First Tranche. View the original post. Over the last two decades, China has dramatically expanded its overseas development program. AidData’s soon-to-be-published report, Banking on the Belt and Road, demonstrates that China is now outspending the United States on a more than two-to-one basis. However, China […]
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By Alex Raposo ’22 As a GRI Summer Fellow, Alex Raposo worked with Frank Qiu and Luca Paravano under the instruction of Data Science Professor Tyler Frazier to develop a model of student movement on the William & Mary campus. Read on for a Q&A to learn how the team went about this project and […]
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A year ago, I gave this assignment to students in my community engagement course: Select and practice one skill that you believe will support your own growth and freedom and/or your work for the freedom of others. Over the course of the semester, you will make a plan for practicing the skills, seek feedback from […]
By Zoey Mondshine ’21 Sustainability is a priority at William & Mary and greenhouse gas reporting is pivotal to future change on campus. This spring, I worked alongside Madeline Bertagnolli ’22, a sustainability intern, to complete the W&M Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for Fiscal Year 2019. This included reporting on both W&M’s main campus and […]
By Colleen Norton ’21 In the summer of 2020, the murder of George Floyd sparked demonstrations across the U.S. in support of the countless minorities, specifically Black people, that have been subject to police brutality. For many people, these demonstrations shed light on systemic racism and institutional inequalities that are pervasive throughout the U.S. and […]
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You’ve heard of David Letterman’s Top 10 lists, or actually maybe you Gen Zers haven’t, but we’re sure you can pick up on the idea. Last time we checked in our summer of research had just begun. More than a month later we are way more seasoned, our feet more calloused, and our shelf in […]
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By Andrea Phelps ‘22 One of the best things about being a college student is that, rather than spending all day working on the same task, our schedules are a dynamic mix of classes, activities, and other commitments. While this certainly makes life more interesting, it also necessitates good time management skills. When I entered […]
By Maggie Sheridan ’22 When I applied to become a Sustainability Ambassador to William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Discovery Lab program, I was still in the optimistic stage of the early pandemic. I thought (well, more like hoped) that we’d have to make it through the summer in quarantine and we’d […]
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We Admit It! There’s been a growing buzz in Williamsburg this summer; construction on our newest student spaces, the relining of our worn brick pathways, and the literal buzz from the honey bees obsessed with Aroma’s Raspberry Iced Tea. Slowly but surely, students and families are returning to our campus. We missed having a campus […]
Guest blogger Ryan Leventhal ’23 writes about the flow of the runner, the comfortable rhythm that mimics life itself. The trail is sacred. When we enter it, we enter an echo of the distant world that our ancestors inhabited. When we run down the trail, we leave our old world behind. There is a comfortable […]
By Emily Topness ’22 With so many clubs on campus, it can be difficult to choose! Here I highlight my experience as a member of the Spotswood Society for incoming students. The Sir Christopher Wren Building, constructed between 1695-1699, is a quintessential part of William & Mary’s campus. The “Wren Building” is the oldest standing […]
Through the whirlwind 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 coming […]
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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