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Sexual assault task force brings together campus-wide efforts

The opening of The Haven is one of many efforts being undertaken this year by dedicated individuals who are also members of the newly formed Task Force on Preventing Sexual Assault and Harassment at William & Mary.

Pride and prejudice: LGBTQ history at W&M

Writing a queer history of William & Mary is an exercise in reading between the lines. For years, many people deliberately hid their stories — and a large part of themselves — out of fear of exclusion or punishment.

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GSWS names student winners of 2012-13 annual awards

Elizabeth Scott '14 won the prize for student activism, and Nicole Chanduvi '15, Alexander Lott '14, Jordan Taffet '16, Suzy Ziaii '15, and Sarah Overton '14 all won Carol Woody Internship Awards.

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‘Jeopardy!’ offers professor insight into gender and speech

He didn’t provide an answer in question format, but William & Mary’s Thomas Linneman nonetheless addressed gender and speech patterns in a recent study titled “Gender in Jeopardy! Intonation Variation on a Television Game Show,” currently forthcoming in the journal Gender & Society.

Lisa Maund Interned at H.E.R.

My two-month internship at the H.E.R. shelter offered an opportunity to observe and participate in shelter work.

Emilie Rafal Interned at FOCUS

As an intern at FOCUS Women’s Resource Agency, I was exposed to the inner workings of a small non-profit organization.

Avina Ross Interned at RAINN

As a research intern at RAINN, my job was to research important information to assist RAINN in providing the latest news to visitors to RAINN’s website and to their online hotline.

Ann Rainey Interned at Avalon

I interned at Avalon Center for Women and Children. Avalon is a domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness shelter located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Initiative to support, empower women STEM faculty

A group of five William & Mary Psychology and Neuroscience professors recently received a $580,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to benefit women faculty in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) disciplines.

Professor Raitt Addresses Glasgow Conference

In November, Professor Suzanne Raitt traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, to be one of the keynote speakers at "Unlacing Orlando," an inspirational day of lectures and discussions celebrating Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece.

W&M student examines representations of women in vampire pop culture

Though the third installment of the "Twilight" series, based on the teen novels by Stephanie Meyer, spurred some young people to line up for tickets or for the chance to see one of the film's stars, one William & Mary student is spending her summer looking at the vampire pop culture phenomenon from a different angle.

Elizabeth Currans to speak in Women's Studies/Africana Studies brownbag series

Elizabeth Currans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, will give a talk called “Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Space: Conflict and Intra-Movement Surveillance in Santa Barbara’s 21st Century Anti-War Movement,” on Friday, April 17th at noon in Morton 314.

Dean's Prize for Student Scholarship on Women

Have you written a paper on women's issues that you are particularly proud of? Submit it for the Dean's Prize for Student Scholarship on Women. The deadline is April 20th.

Nancy MacLean to give Lyon G. Tyler Distinguished Lecture

Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and African American Studies at Northwestern University, will give a lecture called "Freedom is Not Enough: The Quest for Jobs and Justice Since the 1950s," on Tuesday, March 3rd at 4 pm in Andrews 101. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.

Party for our affiliated faculty

Women's Studies will be holding a wine and cheese reception to thank you for all you have done for the program. Come to Morton 314 on Friday, January 30th, 4-6 pm.

Welcome Back Dinner

Everyone is invited to the Women's Studies Welcome Back Dinner for staff, students, faculty and friends, at the home of Ann Repeta on Wednesday, October 1st at 6 pm.

Annie Brown, '10, Interned at WIFP in Summer 2008

The Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) was founded in 1972 by Dr. Donna Allen. The purpose of the institute is to promote the inclusion of women's and minority voices in the media.

Congratulations to our 2008 Dean's Prize winners!

Congratulations to Morgan Berman (Women's Studies, '08) and Caroline Carpenter Nichols (PhD candidate, American Studies), who received the 2008 Dean's Prize for Student Scholarship on Women.