at the Moment
I asked Sonia Kinkhabwala ’21, recipient of the President’s Award for Community Service and member of the Aim 4 civic leadership program, to share her reflections on this moment in her William & Mary story. “We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton […]
We Admit It! Here at William & Mary, we are multi-dimensional. You can be a pilot and the quarterback of the football team, we’ve done it. You can be an artist and a paleontologist, you will thrive here. You can be a Shakespearean scholar and an entrepreneur, our university President is one. Since our very founding […]
When I was a minister, I frequently visited an older woman who was not able to come to church anymore. She was hilarious and hospitable, and often full of wise insight. During one visit, I was telling her about how our staff retreat was busy and idea-generating, but also exhausting. She said, “that’s not a […]
The first day of classes for the Fall semester is tomorrow (ahhh!!)! Here’s some tips to help you not only survive but thrive as a student here! Dress nice, but make sure you’re comfortable – bring a sweater. Don’t show up in a suit, but don’t show up in sweats either! It’s important to show […]
We Admit It! With move-in last week and Convocation right around the corner, it has been an exciting time for us here at William & Mary. Welcoming in the new students is one of the greatest joys of this job. But as the summer comes to a close, we thought it was a good time […]
With move in right around the corner, hopefully most of you have already started packing! Even if you haven’t, (please start right after reading this) these tips will hopefully help you out when move in day comes! Pack essentials in a separate, easily accessible bag It’s always a good idea to have necessities like a […]
Your first semester of college life can be a pretty big transition! Here are some things that can make that switch easier: Establish a solid self-care schedule College life can become very overwhelming, very quickly. It’s important to plan out early on what days you do laundry and what days you clean the bathroom (if […]
“If you remember anything from this class, I want you to remember that a vector has both magnitude and direction” – T. Wayne, my high school physics teacher. A few years ago, I celebrated the tenth anniversary of graduating high school by sending a letter to ten of my former teachers sharing what had stuck […]
We Admit it! We have been enjoying our summer in Williamsburg. From watching fireworks by the Governor’s Palace, to witnessing Coach Jill Ellis ’88 win her second consecutive World Cup, and facing off in the annual summer kickball championship against the senior interviewers: this has been a summer for the record books. But speaking of kicking, today (August […]
In college and in the overall professional world, email is the number one way to communicate with others. Learning how to write a respectful and effective email can be one of the best things you can do for yourself as a college student. I’ve made a helpful list of some tips that I’ve learned over […]
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The Gladstone Gladiators have spent the past two months dividing their time between geological field research in central Virginia and lab research in the Geology department at William & Mary. They’ve made great progress, mapping through the summer heat and, in the process, are working out the complex structural architecture of the Piedmont. Our research […]
As many of you are finishing up College Studies right now, you may still be a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of planning your first semester schedule. Don’t worry! Pretty much every student I know felt the same way. College gives you a lot more options than high school, and it’s up to you to […]
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With only three weeks left in our time in DC, it’s important to reflect on what has been going well, what needs fixing and what is left in our bucket list. This was actually an activity our Professor, Drew Stelljes, prepared for us during our last in-person class. I found it enlightening because I realized […]
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Growing up in a military family shaped the way I relate to a sense of place. On the one hand, my connection to where we lived was always temporary. On the other, I learned quickly that each place I lived left a lasting imprint on who I was. Each new hometown had its own customs, […]
You just found out dorm assignments. Yay! But, you’ve been assigned to a dorm in the Botetourt Complex? Where even is that? Unless you’ve somehow made it to the back of campus on a tour or other trip to William & Mary, you probably have no idea where you are about to spend the next […]
By Ana Suarez, Global Research Institute staff, based on interviews with Ola Pozor ’19 and John Teague ’19 Reading about the ways in which the field of international relations (IR) is male-dominated only offers a glimpse into the obstacles women face. Hearing directly from three prominent women within international relations, on the other hand, was […]
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We Admit It! We love watching the World Cup here at William & Mary. Especially when the head coach Jill Ellis ’88, a William & Mary alum, is at the helm. Under her leadership, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup Championship in 2015, and is looking to defend their title as […]
By Henry Young ’20, CAD Student Researcher, Summer Fellows Cohort 2018 Hello everyone! I arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, a little more than a week ago and I now finally have time to sit down and reflect on my time here. I have spent the first stint of my stay familiarizing myself with the city […]
By Shivani Gupta ’19, Executive Board Member of WMGIC This year the William & Mary Global Innovation Challenge (WMGIC) drew in over 65 students from a number of different majors and skill areas. The challenge, which started off as a student pitched idea is now a formally recognized student organization, celebrating its third year on […]
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Hello everyone! Welcome back for an update on how our summer in DC is going. We have been here just a little over a month (wow where is time going?!?!) and it seems we are finally starting to settle into our daily routines. It is in the little things that I realize I am actually […]
By: Katherine Armstrong ’20 Summer Fellow 2019 Cohort Habitat For Humanity, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After a week in Santo Domingo, I am beginning to feel more comfortable finding my way around the city and our neighborhood. Jioni and I are living in a beautifully outfitted apartment in a residential area of the capital of […]
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The summer research season has arrived at William & Mary. This year, I’m starting a new project in central Virginia with a team of undergraduate students. It is truly at the center of Virginia, as our study region includes the geographic center (more precisely, the centroid) of Virginia at 37.5215° N, 78.8537° W. We’re not […]
With an undergraduate population of 6,377 students, you may be curious about the individual decisions everyone made when choosing to come to William & Mary! Here are the reasons of our own Peer Advising Executive Board! Natalia Critchley – Program Chair “When I was choosing between colleges, I was lost in all of the different amazing […]
It is Memorial Day and our summer in DC is officially off to a fantastic start! My name is Mariana Eraña Salmerón and I am a rising junior studying French and Global Studies (Europe). I am part of the Leadership and Community Engagement Summer Institute and I will be updating you on our time with […]
After a year of challenging courses, long-lasting friendships, lengthy applications, and countless people swinging into the academic and dorm hallways back and forth, I AM FINALLY HOME! Today, I thought I would tell you a story of how I ended up writing an interdisciplinary thesis rather than a regular one, as well as why it […]
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