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William & Mary ’24 Biology major Lindsey Dillard isn’t afraid of being pinched by blue crabs. Growing up, she spent many of her summers on the water in Virginia’s Northern Neck, where she learned about the crabbing industry from her grandfather, a retired waterman. Her dual interests in crabbing and wildlife conservation drew her to […]
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By Meara Carlin ’22, Morgan Sanders ’22, and Chuck Bailey As summer runs ever onward the Structural Geology & Tectonics Research Group continues to work on its various research and outreach efforts. We’ve been making movies on location in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our intention is to make a collection of educational and fun videos […]
By Morgan Sanders ’22 In 2007, I made my first trip to Highland as a curious six-year-old. Now 15 years later, I have returned as an even more curious 21-year-old. If only six-year-old me knew that I would be studying Highland as a college senior. I will be graduating from W&M in December as a […]
By Mateo Huerta ’25 Hello one and all, welcome to the Tribe! This is something you may have heard many times, or only have for the first time now. My name is Mateo Huerta, and I am a rising sophomore! I intend on declaring my major this upcoming fall in Government and minoring in History, […]
How many turtles are in Lake Matoaka, and what impacts do they have on the lake’s ecosystem? This question is the subject of a Charles Center summer research grant overseen by the Keck Environmental Field Lab’s Dr. Randy Chambers, who has studied Lake Matoaka’s turtles off and on for twenty years. The on-campus lake was […]
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By Madeline Bertagnolli ’22 I am a graduating Senior majoring in business analytics supply chain and environmental policy. I have had the pleasure of working for the Office of Sustainability for the past two years. I first began working with the office doing research my sophomore year on the Greenhouse Gas Audit. I was then […]
By Chuck Bailey It’s summertime and the Geology department is a happening place as our research efforts are in full swing. We’ve got a pile of undergraduate students working in-house on independent projects. This year’s Structural Geology & Tectonics research team decided they’d collectively be known as B to the 7th (B7) – it’s a bit […]
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By Catherine Grossman ’24 Hello there, and welcome to the Tribe! My name is Catherine Grossman (be aware, you will probably meet many Catherines at W&M), and I am a rising junior. I study mainly philosophy and psychology. I play ultimate frisbee on Cypress and sing with my Intonas (Intonations acapella.) If you have questions […]
By Maryam Jama ’22 During the Spring 2022 semester, I was a Sustainability Ambassador for the Office of Sustainability. I worked with a team of students under the mentorship of four advisors at William & Mary (from the Office of Sustainability, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Virginia Coastal Policy Center), to investigate the potential […]
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By Trinity Bea ’22 and Lindsey Smith ’23 Hello! Our names are Trinity Bea and Lindsey Smith. Trinity is a senior, majoring in neuroscience, while Lindsey is a junior biology student. Prior to becoming Sustainability Ambassadors, Trinity attended a marine science governor’s school in high school, and Lindsey completed a 2-week marine science field course […]
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This is the sixth installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute, as part of Undergraduate Research Month. By Caroline Mahoney, Student Communications Assistant This spring, two GRI student researchers, Caroline Morin ‘22 and Ann Duke ‘22, found themselves in a new role in the classroom: subject matter experts. Under […]
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This is the fifth installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute, in celebration of Undergraduate Research Month. By: Rosemary Ketron ’23 Bosnia-Herzegovina is a breathtaking country with a rich culture. Its beauty includes epic mountains and gorges, bright turquoise rivers, and grand flowing waterfalls. Sarajevo, the country’s capital, is […]
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Hello! My name is Laura, and it’s so nice to meet you! I’m a senior at William & Mary, double majoring in English and sociology with a concentration in social problems, policy, and justice. I’m originally from Northern Virginia, and, before I came to W&M, I attended a smaller university in Virginia. From transferring schools […]
Hello, I’m Kristin! I am currently a senior Economics major at the university and transferred Fall of my sophomore year from a four-year STEM institution. I am a Transfer Admissions Intern, and I am excited to share more about my experience! I transferred to William & Mary because of the community that is found both […]
This is the fourth installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April: Undergraduate Research Month. By Ava Barnes ’23, GRI Communications Assistant Do you ever wonder what it’s like to hear from leading International Relations professors about the future of the discipline? Morgan Doll […]
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The Field Methods class finished our late Winter/early Spring fieldwork at William & Mary’s Highland in March. Over the course of four field excursions, we put in ~530 people hours at Highland – learning to do science in the field and ultimately collecting data on vegetation, soils, water, and rocks (of course). Since Spring Break, […]
On Tuesday, April 12th, student representatives from William & Mary and the University of Virginia met virtually to host a Climate Action Talk. The talk was held as a part of the W&M+UVA Climate Action Partnership, released in 2019 with the goal of making both institutions carbon neutral by 2030. As a result of the […]
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On Wednesday, March 30th, students and speakers gathered into three rooms in the ISC to discuss issues of climate and justice as part of a Global Climate Teach-in that reached nearly a million people across 1,000 institutions including universities, schools, and nonprofits. The teach-in was started at Bard College and has since grown into a […]
Two years ago, I wrote about the member mentality and the Active Citizens Continuum which describes how our perspective on community engagement can change. When I was first introduced to active citizenship, I thought of it as “The Active Citizen” who collected all the badges for responsibility, justice, service, and social change. Becoming “The Active […]
This is the third installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April: Undergraduate Research Month. By Ava Barnes ’23, GRI Programs Team Assistant After Tom Plant ’22 and Meg Hogan ’21 developed an idea for a new research lab focused on disinformation, the pair […]
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This is the second installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April: Undergraduate Research Month. The International Justice Lab brings together faculty and students from across the United States to conduct collaborative research on human rights, transitional justice, and international law and courts. By Daniel Posthumus […]
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This is the first installment of a series highlighting exceptional student contributions to the Global Research Institute. Stay tuned for other features throughout April: Undergraduate Research Month. NukeLab is an undergraduate research lab at GRI that applies cutting-edge social science theory and methods to pressing policy questions in nuclear security, proliferation, and deterrence. By Lucas […]
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An important tradition in my academic life is the Earth Structure & Dynamics class field trip. This weekend trip takes William & Mary students across the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountains to examine the geology underfoot in the Appalachians and, along the way, practice doing geology in the field. I’ve been running this trip for […]
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We Admit It! After waiting what seems like forever – Freshman admission decisions have officially been released. After countless hours reading through your applications – from transcripts to essays and everything in between, we are finally ready to usher in the newest members of the Tribe. As we are posting this, applicants should be receiving an […]
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We Admit It! After months of reading applications, attending committee meetings, and making final decisions, we can finally share the good news: Welcome! That’s right, you’ve been accepted to William & Mary as a part of the Class of 2026! Feel free to do a little dance, shout it from the rooftops, sing that special song, […]
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