A&S Undergraduate Stories

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Commencement awards

The following awards were presented during Commencement ceremonies on May 16, 2015.

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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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Mapping recovery

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

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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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

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.

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

Remembering Peter Neufeld ’58

Peter Neufeld ’58 passed away Jan. 27 in Englewood, N.J., after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Neufeld was a successful Broadway company manager, general manager and producer for more than 20 years.

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Scholars rank William & Mary 18th in U.S. for international relations

For the first time since 2006 when the rankings began, William and Mary has made the list of Top 25 U.S. Undergraduate Institutions to Study International Relations, coming in at 18th. This ranking makes William and Mary the top choice in Virginia for the study of international relations and the number two institution without an international relations Ph.D. program.

Riofrio honored with Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

Hispanic Studies Professor John Riofrio will be awarded William & Mary's 2015 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award on Charter Day. The award recognizes inspirational teachers among younger faculty members.

Bergan ’15 named Jefferson Prize winner

Will Bergan ’15, a math and physics double major from Springfield, Virginia, is the 2015 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy, William & Mary's top honor for science and mathematics undergraduates.

Marge Lobeck '15 to receive Monroe Prize

Marge Lobeck '15 will be awarded the 2015 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership for her work with organizations like Camp Kesem.

Breaking Ebola

Traveling to Liberia this fall, public health advocate Patrick Flaherty ’92 marshalled his expertise and training to take on a deadly adversary – the Ebola virus.

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College partners with EVMS for physicians’ assistant program

The College of William and Mary is expanding its partnership with Eastern Virginia Medical School with a new Early Assurance Program (EAP) for the EVMS Physician’s Assistant program. Students receive prerequisite credits towards their application to EVMS from courses they have taken at the College.

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Senator visits ITPIR and AidData

The U.S. senator met on Dec. 5 with faculty, staff and students to discuss their research initiatives.

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What We Did Last Summer

Undergraduate students share their summer research experiences

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Jamie Quatro offers 12 tips for students and aspiring writers

Quatro, who received her master’s degree in English from W&M in 1999, is the author of a decorated 2013 collection of short stories. She visited campus in late November courtesy of the Patrick Hayes Writers Series.

Ten students in anthropology class win essay awards

Ten students in Sasikumar Balasundaram’s Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class at William & Mary have won awards in an essay competition sponsored by the Center for a Public Anthropology.

Brock McGuire brings sound, feel of Irish music to W&M

The Brock McGuire Band met with classes, hosted a master class with the Appalachian Music Ensemble and performed in Williamsburg Regional Library as part of the W&M Department of Music's Ewell Concert Series.

A thousand years of environmental change in Polynesia

A William & Mary archaeologist has been studying 1,000 years of the islanders’ methods of coping with life amid some rapidly changing ecosystems atop geologically unstable islands.

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W&M alumna wins on Jeopardy!

Class of 2005 alumna Hillary Huttenhower became the reigning Jeopardy! champion Nov. 5.

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Back to Biology - Homecoming 2014

“It’s all very fascinating to see what people are working on and see how that fits into my work.” - Harry Haverkos, father of Katie (neé Haverkos) Clark ’03.

Baxter-Ward Fellow 'finds home' as video journalist

AP video journalist Dalton Bennett '09 recently received the Baxter-Ward Fellowship, which recognizes alumni of the government department who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor.