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W&M in 30: Convocation 2016
W&M in 30: Convocation 2016

Thirty second recap of Convocation 2016 featuring an excerpt of the Opening Convocation Address by Nicco Mele '99.

The Arts at William & Mary
The Arts at William & Mary

The Arts at William & Mary are as diverse and creative as can be! From ceramics to Bhangra, students on campus participate in a wide variety of activities to express themselves. Sometimes inside a classroom and sometimes through clubs and activities. There is something for everyone at William & Mary, and if a club doesn't exist yet, you can always start your own!

One Tribe, One Family
One Tribe, One Family

Sometimes legacy can go beyond blood as Jay Black's and Reagan Jackson's love for the campus literally embodies "One Tribe, One Family."

Community Service at William & Mary
Community Service at William & Mary

William & Mary is a community that cares. There is no limit to the service you can accomplish at W&M, with 6,000 undergraduate students participating in service and community engagement each year in the Williamsburg area, nationally, and internationally. You are only bound by your imagination and motivation. Special Thanks to: Rose Richardson: Class of 2017 Meredith Randle: Fellow for Local Engagement in the Office of Community Engagement, Class of 2016 Campus Kitchens; Impact Week; Office of Community Engagement; Campus Escort; Green Goat Farm; Canine Companions for Independence

#whyWM: Samir Tawalare '19
#whyWM: Samir Tawalare '19

Students share their story and why they love W&M. Share your story on social media using #whyWM!

#whyWM: Kayla Sharpe '17
#whyWM: Kayla Sharpe '17

Students share their story and why they love W&M. Filmed & edited by Cindy Centeno '16

W&M in 30: Bubble Soccer Tournament Hosted By Sigma Epsilon
W&M in 30: Bubble Soccer Tournament Hosted By Sigma Epsilon

The fraternity Sigma Epsilon hosted the second annual SigEpic Soccer, a bubble soccer tournament on the Sunken Garden that raises money for the Williamsburg chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information, visit http://www.wm.edu/offices/oce/programs/local-engagement/directory/big_brothers_big_sisters_of_greater_williamsburg.php

W&M Research: Oysters Past and Present, and the Future of the Chesapeake Bay
W&M Research: Oysters Past and Present, and the Future of the Chesapeake Bay

Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay have declined massively in recent decades due to overharvesting, disease, and sediment pollution. By the time marine scientists began monitoring bay oysters in the 1940s, oyster reefs were already decimated by 75 years of dredging. One could argue that scientists have never seen a healthy oyster reef in the Chesapeake Bay. The fossil record, in contrast, provides evidence of widespread, thriving oyster reefs before human settlement. By studying fossils of oysters, we can reconstruct how oyster reefs functioned before human disturbance and develop recommendations for oyster recovery. The fossil record provides us with a glimpse into the world of Chesapeake Bay oysters before humans—emphasizing a range of management solutions and providing new hope for the future of the Chesapeake Bay. “Holland Reef” Image courtesy of Kris Kusnerik “Oyster sanctuary buoy in Patuxent River near Solomons, Md.” is copyright (c) 2012 Chesapeake Bay Program and made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license “Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge” is copyright (c) 2011 Chesapeake Bay Program and made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license Music: “Union Hall Melody” From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC Music: “Mobile” From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC Music: “Cylinder Nine” From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC

Charter Day: The Meaning of Paper
Charter Day: The Meaning of Paper

Paper can be a foundation. It can contain the first inklings of an institution like no other. It can show us a place to come together over centuries to create something incredible — something bold. It tells us where we come from, and gives us inspiration to seek out where we’re going. Today, we celebrate paper and the people who believe in it. Charter Day 2017

Tribe's #1 Fans
Tribe's #1 Fans

W&M Pep Band Director Dylan Schuler '18, former Director Matt McGuinness '17, and Publicity Chair Maddy Naide '18 reflect upon the significance of the Pep Band to the W&M community, and their fondest memories with the band.

Valid & Concrete
Valid & Concrete

Photography student Christine Fulgham '17 discusses the power of visual storytelling.

For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary
For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary

William & Mary stands at the threshold of opportunity. The university is embarking on the most ambitious fundraising initiative in its 323-year history. Funds raised in this campaign will ensure that William & Mary continues to do what it does best: educate and inspire students of great talent and promise and prepare them to lead lives of principled achievement. For more information, visit forthebold.wm.edu