Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduAnd now for something completely different — a worm with three sexeshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/and-now-for-something-completely-different--a-worm-with-three-sexes.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/shakes-square.png" width="100px" alt="Shakes Square" /></div> Diane Shakes is a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Biology. She and her collaborators have been examining Auanema rhodensis, a species of nematode that brings a completely different take to hermaphroditism. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Century-old botany records may hold key to monarch butterfly survival https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/century-old-botany-records-may-hold-key-to-monarch-butterfly-survival-.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/milkweedmonarch200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Monarch square" /></div> Jack Boyle has been using the web to mine millions of century-old botany records to track abundance patterns of milkweed in America. His hope is to solve the puzzle of how innovations in agriculture have affected the natural habitat for monarch butterflies. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500William & Mary celebrates movement toward federal recognition for six local tribeshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/william--mary-celebrates-movement-toward-federal-recognition-for-six-local-tribes.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/recognition-square.png" width="100px" alt="Recognition Square" /></div> Six Indian tribes of eastern Virginia are one signature away from full federal recognition, after the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 984.Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500W&M’s Bradford to become Virginia’s deputy secretary of educationhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/wms-bradford-to-become-virginias-deputy-secretary-of-education.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/bradford sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="bradford sqthumb.jpg" /></div> After 14-plus years as the university's associate vice president for government relations, Fran Bradford is joining Governor-elect Ralph Northam's secretariat, with an emphasis on higher education.Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Buddy: The worm that launched a million ‘icks’https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/buddy-the-worm-that-launched-a-million-icks.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/buddy-square200.png" width="100px" alt="Buddy square" /></div> Buddy, the worm, died in December, 2012, shortly after Jon Allen peered into his bathroom mirror and fished the nematode out of his cheek. The worm may be no more, but Buddy, the legend, lives on in social media. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Center for Conservation Biology expresses concern over new interpretation of Migratory Bird Treaty Acthttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/center-for-conservation-biology-expresses-concern-over-new-interpretation-of-migratory-bird-treaty-act.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/mbta-square.png" width="100px" alt="MBTA square" /></div> Bryan Watts, the director of the Center for Conservation Biology, has dedicated much of his professional life to keeping birds safe. Now, he’s worried that a new federal interpretation of a century-old law will result in the deaths of millions of birds.Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -05002017 President’s Report now livehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/2017-presidents-report-now-live.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/weathervane-thumb1.jpg" width="100px" alt="weathervane-thumb1.jpg" /></div> William & Mary’s 2017 President’s Report is now available online, offering all members and friends of the university a review of the last calendar year at the Alma Mater of the Nation.Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Educating the leaders of tomorrowhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/educating-the-leaders-of-tomorrow.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/flanagan-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="flanagan-thumb.jpg" /></div> Stuart Flanagan, professor emeritus, believes education can improve both individual lives and society at large.Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic receives $50,000 grant from Dominion Energyhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/puller-veterans-benefits-clinic-receives-50k-grant-from-dominion-energy.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/starbucks-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="starbucks-thumb.jpg" /></div> William & Mary Law School’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic has received a $50,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to help expand the reach and impact of its Military Mondays program.Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Miller Hall wing named for MBA graduatehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/miller-hall-wing-named-for-mba-graduate.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/tokar-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="tokar-square.jpg" /></div> The graduate wing of Alan B. Miller Hall is now officially the Edward T. Tokar Graduate Wing. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Law School honored as Military Friendly for outstanding commitment to veteranshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/law-school-honored-as-military-friendly-for-outstanding-commitment-to-veterans.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/MFS18_Top10_600x600.jp.jpg" width="100px" alt="military friendly logo" /></div> William & Mary is the only law school in Virginia to receive a 2018 Military Friendly School designation, and is ranked first among law schools receiving the 2018 designation. Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500Schoenberger's book examines the magic of Wayne, Ford and filmhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/schoenbergers-book-examines-the-magic-of-wayne,-ford-and-film.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/fprdwaynesqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="fprdwaynesqthumb.jpg" /></div> W&M Professor and Director of Creative Writing Nancy Schoenberger's latest book is titled “Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendships and the Forging of an American Hero.”Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500Governor-elect Northam names VIMS alumnus as resource secretaryhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/governor-elect-northam-names-vims-alum-as-resource-secretary.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/natural-resources-sec/strickler_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="strickler thumbnail photo" /></div> Governor-elect Ralph Northam has named Matt Strickler — a 2007 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at W&M and VIMS — as Virginia’s next Secretary of Natural Resources.Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500He’s got sole: W&M staffer runs 1,000 miles in 2017https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/hes-got-sole-wm-staffer-runs-1,000-miles-in-2017.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/wheeless-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="wheeless-thumb" /></div> In an effort to push himself even further toward his goal of living a healthier life, Joe Wheeless completed the challenge of running 1,000 miles in 2017.Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500Firsts and lasts: A year to remember at Yule Loghttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/firsts-and-lasts-a-year-to-remember-at-yule-log.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/2017Yule Log_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="2017 Yule Log thumb" /></div> With the smell of hot apple cider in the air and the warmth of wood-burning cressets all around, crowds of William & Mary students, alumni and faculty packed into the Wren Courtyard for the annual Yule Log ceremony. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500Sharing the light: 2017 For the Bold highlightshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/sharing-the-light-2017-giving-highlights.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/_generics/campus-buildings/wren/cupola-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="cupola-thumb.jpg" /></div> It has been a remarkable fundraising year for William & Mary. The university continues its strong trek forward with two and a half years remaining until For the Bold concludes.Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500W&M law alumnus nominated to serve as New Jersey attorney generalhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/wm-law-alumnus-nominated-to-serve-as-new-jersey-attorney-general.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/bcp-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="bcp-thumb.jpg" /></div> He would be the first Sikh American to serve as a state attorney general in the history of the U.S.Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500This is your brain on Christmas musichttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/this-is-your-brain-on-christmas-music.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/wm_library_music_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Library concert thumb 200" /></div> Brian Rabinovitz is a neuroscientist who focuses on how the brain processes music. His specialty is memory, what makes us remember songs and what makes some songs impossible to forget.Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500Mason School ranks high on Best Business Schools listshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/mason-school-ranks-high-on-best-business-schools-lists.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/_generics/campus-buildings/mason-school-of-business/miller_hall-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /></div> The Princeton Review’s annual Best Business Schools rankings are out for 2018, and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary placed high in several key categories.Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500W&M scholarship offers new path for high-ability, low-income Richard Bland transfershttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/wm-scholarship-offers-new-path-for-high-ability,-low-income-richard-bland-transfers.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2017/thumbnails/promise-scholars/promise-scholars-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="promise-scholars-square" /></div> A new scholarship established by William & Mary and Richard Bland College will ease transfer from Richard Bland while making entry to William & Mary more affordable for high-ability, low-income students.Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500