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W&M celebrates more than 2,500 new graduates

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Chancellor Robert Gates and President Taylor Reveley extol them to devote at least part of their lives to service.

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McNeil Center fellowships awarded to Finley, Jones

Alexandra Finley and Christopher Jones, W&M Ph.D. candidates in history, will receive funding to live in Philadelphia and complete their dissertation at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.

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Biology students awarded for presentations

Mary Seward won First Place in the graduate student competition and Melissa Hey '15 received Honorable Mention in the undergraduate competition.

In 'Science': 'Background extinction' for the world's oceans

William & Mary paleontologist Rowan Lockwood is a member of a group that has examined 23 million years of the fossil record of marine organisms and mapped out a set of extinction patterns in a pre-human world.

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Mapping recovery

William & Mary students participate in crowdsource mapping to provide data to the relief effort underway following a devastating earthquake in Nepal.

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Lecture Honors Vinson Sutlive

Lecture honors Dr. Sutlive at the same time as serving as a model for one way of approaching COLL 300.

W&M Board re-elects Todd A. Stottlemyer '85 rector

Stottlemyer, who was appointed to the Board in 2011, has served as rector since July 2013. H. Thomas Watkins III '74 was elected vice rector and Sue H. Gerdelman '76 was elected secretary.

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In the media: Faculty inform the press

This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

W&M student top debater in US, named speaker of the year

William & Mary student Aaron Murphy '15 recently became the highest ranked parliamentary debater in the United States and has earned the American Parliamentary Debate Association title of Speaker of the Year.

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TJPPP Alum in the News

Medicaid Health Plans of America Flexes Its Policy Chops, Hires Medicaid Expert Ashley Gray (MPP'14)

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Awards and Nobel Laureate at Devo Conference

It’s not every day that William and Mary undergraduates get an opportunity to chat about their research with a Noble Laureate, but that is exactly what happened at Princeton last weekend during the Mid-Atlantic Developmental Biology meeting

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Braxton put her stamp on one honoring Maya Angelou

Braxton, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of English and Africana Studies and director of the Middle Passage Project, served as the lone consultant on the Postal Service's commemorative stamp.

Ifill to students: 'expand the conversation'

News anchor, journalist and author Gwen Ifill visited William & Mary earlier this week to engage with students, faculty and staff as the 2015 Hunter B. Andrews Distinguished Fellow in American Politics.

W&M philosophy professors reflect on Descartes

Today, March 31, marks the anniversary of Descartes' birth in 1596. William & Mary philosophy professors reflect on the man, his legacy and his relevancy.

Symposium showcases work of more than 150 graduate students

William & Mary’s 14th annual Graduate Research Symposium brought graduate students in Arts and Sciences together with their counterparts from 16 other colleges and universities to share progress on their research projects.

A royal opportunity

The Presidential Precinct offered two William & Mary in Washington students the chance to promote and handle social media for "Magna Carta 2015," which featured a visit from Prince Charles.

W&M Bosnia Project: major award, new home

The project captures the Best Practices in International Education Award for Student Philanthropy. The project will now be housed at ITPIR

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2015 English Department Award Winners!

It is our pleasure to announce our 2015 award winners for Phi Beta Kappa Award for the Advancement of Scholarship, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, and Chancellor professorship.

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Two for Tenure

Allen and Leu promoted with tenure!

TURN event centers on how to tell history's stories

Cast members, writers and producers of AMC's Revolutionary War drama TURN: Washington's Spies appeared with W&M scholars to talk about differences in how history is recounted.

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Marley Brown Honored at SHA Symposium

Marley Brown of the Anthropology Department was recently feted at a symposium held in his honor at the annual Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in Seattle.