2008 Campus Announcements
William & Mary President Taylor Reveley sent the following message to the College community Dec. 18 regarding the state budget.
William and Mary President Taylor Reveley's note to faculty, staff and alumni regarding the current economic situation and steps the College has taken.
William & Mary is mourning the loss of Alvin Powers Anderson, alum of the college and former member of the Board of Visitors. Anderson ('70, J.D.'72) died Nov. 28, 2008.
The Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary will meet in Williamsburg and Petersburg on November 19-21, 2008.
President Taylor Reveley III updated the campus community regarding the state budget picture.
The College of William and Mary recently received nearly $2 million in grants to help prepare students to become science and math teachers in high-needs schools.
The College of William and Mary remains one of the country's best values in public colleges, according to the latest ranking by Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine. In its annual report, William & Mary ranks fifth among the magazines top 100 public universities that combine "outstanding economic value with top-notch education."
William and Mary President W. Taylor Reveley III and Vice President for Finance Sam Jones hosted a campus forum Wednesday on pending reductions in state budget dollars. More than 150 faculty, staff and students attended the forum at the College's Sadler Center.
Ten cadets from the William and Mary's ROTC program recently competed in the 2008 4th Brigade, Eastern Region Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Pickett, Va., between Oct. 24 and 26.
Faculty and staff members at the College of William and Mary are being asked to open their hearts - and their wallets - to help people in need through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. The annual fundraising campaign, which is held among state employees, began Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 15.
William & Mary professors not only developed and choreographed the pieces in the upcoming Dancevent program, but they also perform in them alongside members of Orchesis and guest performers.
The Executive MBA program at the Mason School of Business has been named one of the best programs in the world by 'Financial Times.'
William and Mary received a $2.5 million gift to support the Earl Gregg Swem and a future library facility for the Mason School of Business.
During Homecoming 2008, which takes place Oct. 23-26, nine classes from 1963 to 2003 will gather on campus for their class reunions. The Class of 1959 will return in spring 2009 in celebration of their 50th Reunion. In addition to reconnecting with classmates, the reunion classes pull together for another reason: making a difference for the College.
The College of William and Mary's University Center Activities Board (UCAB) recently beat out over 50 other schools to win the Board of Excellence award at the National Association for Campus Activities South Conference.
During his 50-year career, Dr. William Hargis served VIMS as director, graduate dean, research scientist, mentor and friend.
The Wendy & Emery Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary will host a Global Forum Nov. 9, 2008 at the Williamsburg Lodge. The featured speaker will be Ambassador (ret.) Thomas R. Pickering who will address "The Next President: Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities." Tickets are required.
The College of William and Mary athletics department again ranked among the national leaders in graduating student-athletes, with 12 teams graduating 100% of their participants who enrolled between 1998 and 2001.
Text of an e-mail sent to staff, faculty and students by President Taylor Reveley regarding the search for a new vice president for student affairs.
A panel discussion by W&M faculty on the fiscal crisis will be broadcast live via web stream at http://www.wm.edu/forum on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.
A special half-time ceremony is planned for women's head soccer coach John Daly during the Oct. 14 match against UNC.
The cupola was lifted in place on Miller Hall, future home of the Mason School of Business, on Oct. 10.
Text of e-mail message sent to the campus community by W. Taylor Reveley III concerning state budget outlook.
The School of Education is hosting its first annual Day for Prospective Students on Oct. 10 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Sadler Center's Tidewater A room.
This year's Homecoming will be different for Sam Sadler ('64, M.Ed. '71) and Mary Liz Smith Sadler ('65). This trip down Duke of Gloucester Street will be one perhaps of relaxation, remembrance and revelry for Sam, because for the first time in 41 years, he won't be calling the shots. On June 30, Sam retired from the place he has worked for and loved for so long.
William and Mary President W. Taylor Reveley III sent the following message to the campus community regarding the selection of a Provost Search Committee.
President W. Taylor Reveley III sent an e-mail message to the campus community announcing formation of a committee to produce a new comprehensive strategic plan for the College.
President W. Taylor Reveley sent e-mail to campus community regarding the College's new human-resources system.
William and Mary President W. Taylor Reveley III sent an e-mail note to the campus community regarding pending cuts in state funds directed to the College.
The following campus safety messages were sent to the William and Mary community from Anna Martin, chair of the emergency management team.
William and Mary President W. Taylor Reveley III informed the campus community of the pending retirement of Provost Geoff Feiss.
The American Bar Association published resources produced by the William and Mary Law School's Election Law Program on its web site.
The Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary will meet Sept. 24 - 26 in Williamsburg.
Beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, students, faculty and staff of the College of William and Mary will gather at the New Town shopping center for the second annual W&M Nite at New Town.
A message to the campus community from Vice President for Administration Anna Martin regarding the passing of Mary Ellen Magary
Campus community notified of the passing of retired staff member Linda Adams.
Notes to campus community from Anna Martin concerning anticipated arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna.
William and Mary Development Working Group to meet Sept. 10, 2008.
Message to College community from Rector Michael K. Powell September 3, 2008.
The William and Mary Board of Visitors will meet on Friday Sept. 5, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room on the third floor of Blow Hall on Richmond Road.
Prepared text of remarks delivered by Interim President Taylor Reveley during Opening Convocation ceremonies at the College of William and Mary on Aug. 29.
Prepared text of remarks by Rhian Horgan, keynote speaker during the Opening Convocation ceremonies at the College of William and Mary.
The College will test its emergency alert system on Wednesday, Sept 3, beginning at 12:15 p.m.
The Virginia Symphony concert scheduled for tonight has been moved to Phi Beta Kappa Hall due to the weather.
The College of William and Mary moved up to number 32 overall in the national rankings, according to U.S. News.
Eleven recent graduates of the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. student or Austrian government scholarships.
The College of William and Mary is welcoming one of its best, brightest and most accomplished groups of new students.
Bruce Bracken, a school psychologist and professor of educational foundations at the College, has been recognized by the American Psychological Association.
William and Mary anthropologist Barbara King has refuted what she calls the mischaracterization of apes in The Washington Post.
For the second time in less than a month, Forbes magazine has recognized William and Mary as a top institution of higher education.
Two William and Mary alumni will play prominent roles in the Commonwealth of Virginia's finance and budget process, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has announced.
Actress Jodie Foster sported a William and Mary T-shirt in her 2008 feature film "Nim's Island."
William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley III will chair the Williamsburg First Night 2009 celebration.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine has announced that Colin G. Campbell, Timothy P. Dunn and Robert E. Scott will serve as members of William and Mary's Board of Visitors.
Charles Davidson, professor emeritus at the College of William and Mary, passed away on July 28.
William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley, III, sent the following message to the campus community today regarding the launch of the College's new web site.
William and Mary launched its new Web site on July 31, 2008. Users will be treated to more photography, easier navigation and an overall friendlier experience.
The College of William and Mary's libraries are among the best in the country, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review.
12 William and Mary undergraduates are among the statewide recipients of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium scholarships for 2008-2009 school year.
Virginia Space Grant Consortium announces scholarship fund for 2008-2009 academic year.
William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley, III, sent the following message to the campus community Friday regarding the state budget picture and recent news from the governor's office.
Kate Mize, a Galileo Magnet High School graduate from Halifax, Va., has been named recipient of the 2008-09 Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at the College of William and Mary.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival opens the final production of its 30th Anniversary Season, The Complete History of America (abridged), by Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor on July 24th, directed by Artistic Director Christopher Owens.
Testimony of Mitchell B. Reiss to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services.
Mitchell Reiss, vice provost for international affairs, testified July 15, 2008 before a subcommittee of Congress's House Armed Services Committee.
Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) met with William and Mary Interim President Taylor W. Reveley III and Provost P. Geoffrey Feiss during the Congressman's tour of the College's campus on July 1, 2008. The visit to the College's Williamsburg campus was Wittman's first since his election to Congress last year.
College of William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley, III, had a significant part in a national news story Tuesday regarding a proposed overhaul of the process involved when the president and Congress send armed forces into war.
The July 8 issue of The Richmond Times-Dispatch featured a study at William and Mary on the impact of crab pots on diamondback terrapins. The work is being conducted by Megan Rook, a master's student in biology, and by Randy Chambers, director of the W.M. Keck Environmental Field Laboratory.
Two students at the College of William and Mary were featured on a National Public Radio program discussing how the age of voters and candidates will play a role in the upcoming presidential election.
Researchers from the College of William and Mary have discovered that what's good for an area's bird population also is good for people living nearby.
Mitchell B. Reiss, vice provost for international relations at the College of William and Mary accepted an appointment this month to the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States.
A group of conservationists and eagle researchers recently took a break in a day of review and discussion of the current status of bald eagles to honor Bryan Watts, the center's director, and Mitchell Byrd, director emeritus, of William and Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology.
Shay Jannat, a rising junior at the College of William and Mary, was recently awarded a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. The fellowship, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, provides funding to students as they prepare to enter the State Department's Foreign Service.
Morgan Faulkner, an incoming freshman at the College of William and Mary, recently received the first annual Anne Trevarthen Memorial Scholarship from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The 2008 Harriman Fellows are Andrew Blasi from the College of William and Mary, Matthew McGrath from Vanderbilt University and James Nadel from Tufts University.
Rising junior, Shay Jannat was recently awarded the Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship for 2008.
Researchers from the College of William and Mary's Center for Conservation Biology and The Nature Conservancy have observed the record-setting migration of a shorebird from feeding grounds on the Delmarva Peninsula to breeding grounds on the McKenzie River near the Alaska-Canada border.
James R. Golden, who has led the College of William and Mary's economic development efforts since 1999, named vice president for strategic initiatives at the College.
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine officially signed the statewide higher education bond package May 29, 2008 that includes $38.1 million to fully fund construction of the new School of Education at the College of William and Mary.
Elizabeth "Libby" Overbey Omohundro, 91, a former elementary school teacher and friend of the College of William and Mary, died May 19, 2008 in Gloucester, Va.
Michael Blaakman, a rising senior at the College of William and Mary, was recently named a 2008 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar.
Larry I. Palmer Named Director of VCU and William and Mary Health Policy and Law Initiative program announced May 15, 2008.
The presidents of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University today announced a signature collaboration to address one of the most difficult issues facing U.S. communities today - health policy.
Text of the prepared remarks delivered by Josh Lovell, the student speaker for the 2008 Commencement 2008 ceremony.
The award recognizes an outstanding student in graduate or professional study.
Deborah D. Morse, professor of English at the College of William and Mary, was presented with the 2008 Thomas Ashley Graves Jr. Award at the College's May 11 commencement exercises.
Recent graduate Jeree Michele Harris received one of two student Sullivan Awards during the College of William and Mary's commencement ceremony May 11.
Recent graduate Shaun Loria, a religious studies major at the College of William and Mary, received one of two student Sullivan Awards during commencement exercises May 11.
Recent graduate Ashwin Rastogi, a double major in physics and mathematics, received the 2008 Lord Botetourt Medal at the College of William and Mary's commencement ceremony May 11.
Recent graduate Judd Kennedy received the 2008 James Frederic Carr Memorial Cup at the College of William and Mary's commencement exercises May 11.
In-state undergraduate tuition at the College of William and Mary will increase by $541 to $6,090 for the 2008-09 academic year, according to the budget adopted Saturday by the William and Mary Board of Visitors.
William and Mary announced Sunday that the University Center - the largest multi-purpose building on campus - will be renamed the Sadler Center, in honor of retiring College icon Sam Sadler.
Text of closing remarks by interim president Taylor Reveley during Commencement 2008 exercises.
Text of keynote remarks made by Mike Tomlin during the 2008 Commencement exercises.
Two William and Mary students have been awarded research fellowships by the American Physiological Society.
The College of William and Mary announced today that Joseph J. Plumeri-alumnus (1966), member of the Board of Visitors and longtime supporter-has committed $2 million to establish the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
J. Timmons Roberts, professor of sociology and director of William and Mary's environmental science and policy department, was recently awarded the Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award for his contribution to the field of environmental sociology.
Research by Virginia Institute of Marine Science graduate student Heidi Geisz and colleagues shows that DDT and its breakdown products persist within the tissues of Adelie penguins.
When you've been around as long as the College of William and Mary, it's hard to imagine an unprecedented experience. But the business school changed that on April 25th with its announcement of a history-making faculty and staff campaign for the Mason School of Business programs and their new home, Alan B. Miller Hall.
Virginia's General Assembly Wednesday adopted a higher education bond package that includes $5.5 million for two major capital projects at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary.
The newly adopted state capital plan includes $38.1 million to fully fund construction of the new School of Education building at the College of William and Mary. The statewide bond package, approved Wednesday in Richmond during a special session of the Virginia General Assembly, also includes funding and planning dollars for three other construction projects at William and Mary, including $8 million for a critical project to upgrade the College's heating and cooling systems, $250,000 in pre-planning dollars for the third phase of the Integrated Science Center and more than $500,000 for detailed planning of the renovation of Tucker Hall. The bond bill will now go to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, who is expected to sign it.
Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr., superintendent of public instruction for the State of Virginia, was presented the William and Mary School of Education's JoLynne DeMary Award at an Education Policy, Planning and Leadership breakfast today.
The Board of Visitors and the College today announced a plan to increase the Gateway William and Mary Endowment to $10 million by year's end. As part of that effort, Rector Michael K. Powell announced a commitment by Board members to provide $1 million, which will serve as a dollar-for-dollar match for money raised by the William and Mary community.
Nancy and Colin Campbell have been named the College of William and Mary's 2008 Prentis Award recipients for their civic work in the Williamsburg and College communities. Colin is the president and chief executive officer of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and his wife, Nancy, is the chairman emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Campbells will receive the honor during a ceremony and reception held in their honor on May 8 at the College.
Building off the strength of its largest, most diverse and academically accomplished applicant pool ever, the College of William and Mary's group of admitted students includes another record number of first-generation College students and a significant increase in students of color.
Three College of William and Mary students will continue their undergraduate studies next year with the aid of Goldwater Scholarships, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced. Heather McConchie, Mark Streer and Daniel Zabransky were among 321 sophomores and juniors nationwide recognized by the foundation. In addition, sophomore Benjamin Brush was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Goldwater Scholarship Committee.
The College of William and Mary Undergraduate School of Business is one of the best schools in the country for marketing, according to BusinessWeek's 2008 Undergraduate Business Program Rankings.
U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.) has been named the 2008 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics at the College of William and Mary.
Eagle researchers Mitchell Byrd and Bryan Watts of William and Mary's Center for Conservation Biology were among the recipients of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Recovery Champion awards for 2007.
The College of William & Mary Law School moved up in this year's U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate programs in the nation. According to the report released Friday, the law school came in this year at 30th, tied with the University of Washington. Last year, the school was ranked at 31st in the nation, tied with Ohio State and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Virginia M. Ambler, assistant vice president for student affairs will serve as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley, III announced today.
Q&A with university ombudsperson Tatia Daniels Granger.
A College of William and Mary alumnus was recently named among the 2008 Gates Cambridge Scholars. Matthew Oreska ('07), currently a substitute teacher at the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond, Va., is the third William and Mary graduate to receive the scholarship.
Megan Rook, a graduate student in William and Mary's Department of Biology, has received $20,000 in funding to allow her to continue her studies of diamondback terrapins.
Damage was minimal and no students were injured from a small fire Monday morning at the Chi Omega sorority house.
Members of the William and Mary Board of Visitors spent an entire day on campus Friday listening, learning and answering questions from students, faculty and staff regarding the recent resignation of President Gene R. Nichol and how the College community should move forward and heal together in the coming days and weeks.
Senior Angela Perkey has been named to the third team of USAToday's All-USA College Academic Team. The award was announced in the Feb. 14 edition of the newspaper.
Vice Provost for International Relations Mitchell Reiss leads a delegation this week in the Republic of Korea (ROK) unveiling a report on the US-ROK security partnership for the country's President-elect, Lee Myung-bak.
The College of William and Mary was recently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth, according to a press release from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
W. Taylor Reveley III, who was appointed interim president of the College of William and Mary on Tuesday, sent the following message to faculty, students and staff.
Chancellor Professor of Law Lynda L. Butler was named interim Dean of the William and Mary Law School effective Feb. 12.
The following statement was distributed by e-mail to faculty and staff by Gene R. Nichol announcing his resignation as president of the College of William and Mary on Feb. 12.
The following statement was released on Feb. 12 by the Board of Visitors concerning the resignation of Gene Nichol as president of the College of William and Mary.
Improved salaries, support for research and increases in student financial aid top the priorities listed in a recent survey of faculty at the College of William and Mary.
Prepared text delivered by James B. Comey ('82) during the Charter Day ceremony Feb. 9, 2008.
Prepared remarks delivered by Gene R. Nichol, president of the College of William and Mary, during the 2008 Charter Day ceremony, Feb. 9, 2008.
The College of William and Mary announced today it will offer summer classes in its Washington Office beginning this summer. The new initiative will provide its students year round academic options in Washington, D.C. Registration begins for the Washington and Williamsburg Summer Sessions on March 10 for William and Mary students and March 17 for non-William and Mary students.
Jack Musick, of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has been awarded the Commonwealth's Lifetime Achievement in Science award for his work on the ecology and conservation of marine fishes and sea turtles. The award was announced by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and Science Museum of Virginia Director Richard Conti.
William and Mary's undergraduate admission applications have topped 11,500 -- which represents a 6.2 percent increase from last year, including a rise of nearly 15 percent in applications among in-state students.