All Tribe football game-day operations will be housed in a new state-of-the-art press box at William & Mary’s Walter J. Zable Stadium through a leadership gift of $2 million from John L. Dawkins ’51 and June Lochenour Dawkins ’48.
According to statistics provided by the Department of Education, the number of homeless students in public schools across the nation has doubled since before the last recession. In Virginia alone, there are over 18,000 enrolled students identified as homeless.
An intern with William & Mary's EcoAmbassador Program has been working with facilities management to help mitigate the negative effects of cigarette-butt litter on campus.
Five Advanced Architecture students recently worked on a project revamping spaces outside of Swem Library with an eye to making them more productive for the library’s programming, for student use and as outdoor classrooms
From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus.
An old foundation reveals a new history at Highland, James Monroe's home, near Charlottesville, Va. Monroe is an alumnus of William & Mary and was the fifth president of the United States.
Not only has Maria Elena Pada (Mane) excelled at a variety of positions and departments, she has spent more than 20 years going the extra mile.
Each April, blue pinwheels are planted in Virginia as a way to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention. Professor Emeritus Joseph Galano and Adjunct Professor Lee Huntington have been at the forefront of the cause for decades.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the media.
The university’s official day of giving back and paying it forward – One Tribe One Day – was a smashing success, with 10,358 members of the Tribe making a gift, bringing in nearly $2.2 million in a single day.
The trial, part of the semiannual fairy tale trial series organized by the CLCT, is designed to give elementary school students an overview of American courtroom procedure through an accessible and entertaining fact pattern.
William & Mary's Board of Visitors approved measures that rename the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre and the Integrative Wellness Center in honor of alumni who are committed to providing an enriching and healthy environment for the entire Tribe community.
Former basketball superstar Chamique Holdsclaw described the impact of her mental illness and offered tips on how W&M coaches and staff can tackle the issue.
The Center for Conservation Biology is taking blood from eagle chicks to check for presence of contaminants such as heavy metals, organochlorines and other industrial pollutants.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution Friday renaming two prominent residence halls in memory of two key figures in the university’s African-American history.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors approved the university’s fiscal 2017 budget, including new initiatives designed to increase diversity on campus, continue to innovate in the liberal arts curriculum and improve W&M’s already strong retention and graduation rates.
Coastal flooding initiatives at William & Mary receive grant support from blue moon fund.
Filmmaker Spike Lee delivered the 2016 Atwater Lecture Wednesday night, touching on topics from diversity to education and politics.
The theatre department reached to the physics department for insight as it prepared to perform 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile,' a comedy by Steve Martin that examines the intersection of art and science.
Work by the university's researchers has been prominent in the national — and even the international — media recently.
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary offers one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country, according to a ranking released by Bloomberg Businessweek April 19.
Scholars from across America and France will gather at William & Mary April 22-23 to discuss the impact the bubonic plague may have had on Sub-Saharan Africa before 1899.
It takes a research university to bring together the resources required to address big questions, but the term “research university” takes a bit of unpacking in the context of an institution that, as the charter mandates, "shall be called and denominated, for ever, the College of William and Mary."
April 23 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. To commemorate, several W&M departments have teamed to host a sonnetathon at the Wren Building -- and you're invited.
The university announced several immediate actions it will take based on recommendations from the Task Force on Race and Race Relations.
Lydia Whitaker, business manager for the applied science department, is the recipient of the 2016 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.
The Student Environmental and Animal Law Society (SEALS)installed rain barrels at the Gradplex next to W&M Law School.
From Uganda's forests to Colombia's health clinics, W&M alumni are on the front lines in battling the latest global pandemic.
On Tuesday, William & Mary will hold its third annual One Tribe One Day – the university’s official day of giving back and paying it forward.
“1619-2019: From Jamestown to Flint” takes place Saturday at Sadler Center and is free and open to the public.
Bobby Braxton, a former member of the Williamsburg City Council, will receive W&M's 2016 Prentis Award for his contributions to the community and university.
W&M senior Amanda Blair produced a white paper on the subject and delivered it at a PIPS research symposium on campus and tonight at the National Press Club.
An exhibit of the African-American business area adjacent to the university served as a window to the old days for people from both sides of the street.
Ellen R. Stofan '83, D.Sc. '16 and Timothy P. Dunn '83 are fueling innovative research efforts and programs across campus with a significant commitment to the For the Bold campaign.
Becca Brown ’16 is one of just 14 students nationwide selected for the program by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The first spin-off business to emerge from the Small Hall makerspace, a lab set aside specifically for creative tinkering, is an artisan studio selling laser-carved wooden sculptures.
The Tribe Truck farm visited students at Matthew Whaley Elementary School to teach them about sustainability and the benefits of growing their own food.
More than 1,000 people are expected on campus Saturday for the annual Day for Admitted Students, but the celebration has been ongoing since the offers of admission were made.
Students filled William & Mary Hall April 7 in fervent anticipation of seeing The Chainsmokers, an electronic dance music (EDM) DJ duo, and special guest New Politics, a Danish rock band.
Graphic novelist Nicole Georges is teaching a master class in creative writing as the 2016 Scott and Vivian Donaldson Writer-in-Residence.
Former William & Mary football team captain Todd Durkin '93 will be a featured trainer in the new NBC series “STRONG,” which premieres on Wednesday at 9 p.m. (EST).
The scholarships are reserved for students studying math, science or engineering who intend to pursue a Ph.D.
Michael Gerson visited campus April 4-5 as William & Mary's 2016 Hunter B. Andrews Distinguished Fellow in American Politics.
Four doctoral students in W&M’s counselor education program collaborated in the ethics competition, hosted by the American Counseling Association, the largest membership organization for counseling professionals in the world.
When Peninsula families with school-age children are struggling with academic, behavioral and other issues, they often find support and guidance from the New Horizons Family Counseling Center.
In June, the university will launch an intensive English language program for international students, adding another opportunity to its growing list of programs.
On April 8, Student Leadership Development, the William & Mary Washington Center and The Flat Hat will host a conference grappling with how people can effectively respond to media as citizen scholars.
Since the early 2000s, the Center for Conservation Biology and other groups have used camera traps to identify breeding adults.
Ann Marie Stock presented the ninth Tack Faculty Lecture on her three decades of experience with Cuban film and filmmakers.
tribeHacks went 32 hours straight from 6 p.m. April 1 to noon on April 3.
William & Mary’s Lemon Project is exploring ways to memorialize the Africans and African Americans who helped build and maintain the College prior to the U. S. Civil War and is looking for input from the campus and local communities.
W&M weaves international and cross-cultural perspectives into academic study throughout the liberal arts education, and those opportunities are set to increase with the new general education curriculum.
Sally Ives Gore '56 recently made a $2 million commitment benefiting the 1693 Scholars program.
Student researchers with the W&M Mattachine Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia will present the fruits of long Saturdays spent in archives Monday afternoon in an event that is free and open to the public.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the media.
A group of students from William & Mary beat 52 other teams from across the country to win the fourth annual Up to Us competition, according to a March 30 press release from the program.
William & Mary's Compassionate Action Board will host a panel discussion titled "Religion & Compassion: How and What Religion Teaches us about Compassion" April 3 in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium from 2 to 4 p.m.
William & Mary ichthyologist Laurie Sanderson has a patent pending on a new type of filter that is designed to be clogless, or at least clog-resistant.
It’s nesting season for bald eagles, and the birds are nesting closer and closer to campus — but William & Mary's naturalists have found no eagle nest on the campus itself. Yet.
Assistant Professor of Government Jaime Settle is studying physiological responses to understand why some abstain from voting in a polarized political world.
Filmmaker Spike Lee will present the 2016 Atwater Lecture at William & Mary April 20.
The April 3 event will feature a wide variety of speakers – including several members of the W&M community.
There's hope for people who struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, and that's the message that Forrest Owens '18 wants to convey at William & Mary's first Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on April 2.
Student Gina Sawaya, an eco-ambassador to W&M's Cohen Career Center, has produced podcasts with alumni who work in green careers. They are available for all to listen to.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
The William & Mary Philosophy Club hosted the fifth annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference last weekend, a spring tradition for die-hard philosophy students.
Alyssa Melchers '16 performed with her mother, William & Mary alumna Wanda Graybeal Melchers '88, at her senior recital.
William & Mary physicist Wouter Deconinck is a member of an ad hoc committee of the American Physical Society that has just released a report titled “LGBT Climate in Physics: Building an Inclusive Community.”
Members of William & Mary’s Association of Computing Machinery are rebooking tribeHacks, a 32-hour coding marathon April 1-3 in Small Hall.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2016.
More than 150 grad students from the arts and sciences presented their research March 18-19 at the Sadler Center
W&M has been recognized as one of the top U.S. institutions for internationalization.
Diane Nash, a major proponent of non-violence during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, outlined how the strategy works during the sixth annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium.
Robert Davidson will interact with more than 300 students during his three-day visit, on top of his talk Wednesday in the Commonwealth Auditorium.
A Ph.D. student’s physics research on trapping and manipulating ultra-cold atoms will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19.
A $2.6 million gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is funding six pairs of professors who will guide unique interdisciplinary projects for three years.
It didn’t take long for W&M students to start charging their laptops and phones with the new solar-powered charging station built into a picnic table Tuesday outside Sadler Center.
John Elder Robison’s individual trek to William and Mary as scholar-in-residence leading neurodiveristy initiatives may have started with his birth as an autistic some 50 years ago. The route taken connects across centuries.
Ph.D. student Andrew Kottick has determined exactly which cells in the brain are responsible for respiration. His work will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium March 19.
The Chainsmokers will perform at William & Mary Hall April 7 with special guest New Politics.
Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, goes behind the scenes of Cuba’s vibrant film tradition in the Tack Faculty Lecture.
Reporter David Culver ’09 and Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, teamed up to report the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana this summer in an example of a uniquely W&M collaboration.
Ph.D. student Summer Moore will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19 for her work studying European cloth fragments recovered from Hawaii.
By day, Studio Art Technician Michael Draeger helps students create their art. Now his own artwork is showcased in the Andrews Gallery.
Irina Novikova, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, was recently honored for her contributions to the peer-review process.
The W&M Student Assembly (SA) has partnered with W&M Libraries to promote the use of open educational resources (OER) through campus-wide awareness efforts and grant funding.
Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, will receive the 2016 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 13th annual conference sponsored by the William & Mary Property Rights Project.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art will soon be expanding and adding a new gallery for American art, thanks to a $1 million commitment made by Patty ’62 and Carroll ’62 Owens through the Owens Foundation.
Bailey is a structural geologist, interested in understanding the architecture of the earth: how it's put together, what the structure actually looks like, and what happened to make it that way.
Walter Hickey '12 is the lead lifestyle writer for FiveThirtyEight, a website that uses statistical analysis to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics and entertainment.
William & Mary Law School student Kaylee R. Gum has been named one of National Jurist magazine’s "Law Students of the Year."
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), mental illnesses account for a larger proportion of disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.
International relations major Rebecca Schectman ’16 will spend a year working in Asia as a Luce Scholar, a nationally competitive fellowship program
According to a recent survey, employees are proud to work at W&M, but they also have concerns, including pay.
A 3.0 student with aspirations in the financial world, helping the Tribe make the NCAA tournament will occupy his thoughts this weekend.
Law Professor Tara Leigh Grove received the Federalist Society’s 2016 Paul M. Bator Award on Feb. 27.
As the team prepares for the CAA tournament in Baltimore, Maryland, this weekend, the Tribe’s student super fans are also preparing to use everything in their sixth-man abilities to propel the team to victory – and possibly W&M's first-ever appearance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Led by Fear2Freedom’s founder and president, Rosemary Trible, the Celebration Event saw over 40 students learn about the problem of sexual assault before assembling after-care kits to support victims.
William & Mary’s Department of Classical Studies will be hosting the 112th annual Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) conference on March 16-19.
William & Mary's 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center March 18-19.
Both genders lap their competition. Matt Crispino and staff named coaches of the year for both teams.
Bryan Watts, director of the Center for Conservation Biology, is conducting his 25th year of the flights, while Mitchell Byrd is celebrating his 40th year.
The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance presented William & Mary its Partner of the Year award at a Feb. 27 gala at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg.
American studies and English Associate Professor Arthur Knight, who has researched African Americans and the entertainment business, says people overestimate the influence movies have on societal change.
On March 1, English Professor Nancy Schoenberger will offer a free video tour of the Welshman's 50-plus-year career in show business. Joining her will be Bob Jeffrey, president of the Friends of Wales-Williamsburg chapter.
A new study in Nature Climate Change contends that traditional assessment methods overestimate the vulnerability of salt marshes to sea-level rise because they don't fully account for processes that allow the marshes to grow vertically and migrate landward as water levels increase.
All of the William & Mary LIGO collaborators, as well as most of the other physicists involved, were able to keep the secret over the months between the Sept. 14 observations and the Feb. 11 announcement.
"The Oresteia" marks the final production for retiring theatre professor and director Richard Palmer. But the choreographer for the show, Denise Damon Wade, was a student actor in Palmer’s first production at W&M, 36 years ago. And that, too, was a Greek tragedy.
Three William & Mary students recently joined German pianist Andreas Klein for a master class.
William & Mary's sixth annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium, organized around the theme of "Jim Crow and Civil Rights in the Age of President Obama," will include a keynote address by civil rights pioneer Diane Nash and a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.
William & Mary has once again been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. student grant recipients, the Chronicle of Higher Education announced today in its annual list of leading Fulbright-producing institutions.
The Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity recently granted Innovative Diversity Efforts Awards (IDEA) to six projects that aim to further diversity and inclusion at William & Mary.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Jill Ellis ’88, head coach of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, will speak at William & Mary’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. May 14 in William & Mary Hall.
With 24 William & Mary alumni currently serving with the Peace Corps, William & Mary is ranked 10th among medium-sized schools.
The university’s four current Community Engagement Fellows recently talked with W&M News about what active citizenship entails and how their experience as fellows has affected their own pursuit of active citizenship.
William & Mary’s History Writing Resources Center is staffed by Ph.D. students who offer assistance to graduate and undergraduate students.
Teams of William & Mary computer science students took both first and second place at the coding and app-creation marathon held Feb. 4 and 5 and Dominion Enterprise’s Norfolk headquarters.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Feb. 13, 2016. The university, with which he had many connections, remembered him.
W&M IT's High Performance Computing (HPC) team provides the computing power, technical skill and intellectual acumen to support research computing at W&M.
Washington Post columnist, author and former presidential speechwriter Michael Gerson has been named the 2016 Hunter B. Andrews Distinguished Fellow in American Politics at William & Mary.
The ninth annual festival returns to the Kimball Theatre with 15 feature films – two nominated for Academy Awards.
A new study argues that a purported link between populations of coastal sharks, cownose rays, and commercial bivalves along the U.S. East Coast is based on spurious data and reasoning, and calls for fisheries managers and others to reconsider the related campaign in the Chesapeake Bay region to "Save the Bay, Eat a Ray."
William & Mary President Taylor Reveley and other campus leaders participated in the event, which built upon the Virginia Governor’s Higher Education Presidents’ Summit on the Service Year held at W&M in October 2015.
Mikhailov, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), the group at the center of the announcement.
Xu Liu, an assistant professor of computer science, and Bo Wu, a 2014 alumnus of William & Mary’s Ph.D. program in computer science, have developed a tool to find elusive software bottlenecks and which will allow computers to run faster and more efficiently.
Dr. Patricia Roy, medical director of the Virginia Hospital Center's behavioral health department, will begin her work at William & Mary near the end of February.
Shana Haines, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in American studies, integrates the work of Martin Luther King Jr., and others, into her interdisciplinary course at Tidewater Community College. She recently won the college's 2016 MLK Award.
Cece Bell '92 and Tom Angleberger '92 are authors/illustrators who each have experienced recent success with their children’s books.
Professor of government John J. McGlennon recently joined William & Mary News to discuss the upcoming 2016 New Hampshire primary, which is scheduled to take place February 9.
Ellen Stofan '83 served as the keynote speaker at William & Mary’s 2016 Charter Day ceremony.
Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 gave a talk at William & Mary Thursday about his new book, "A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service."
The William & Mary Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution Friday extending the contract of President Taylor Reveley through June 2018.
Speakers and students alike gathered at the William & Mary School of Education Saturday, all with a shared passion for exceptional students who deserve additional educational opportunities.
His passion and tenacity during 24 years as W&M librarian blazed a trail the university still follows today.
The following are the prepared remarks of Ellen Stofan '83 for William & Mary's 2016 Charter Day ceremony.
W&M's library has survived three fires and war to assume a position among the nation's top-20 college facilities.
Earl Gregg Swem worked to gather some of the most unique collections and objects found at any university library.
Jody Allen has begun researching the life of John Wallace De Rozaro (also spelled DeRozzaro), a free black man who sought to attend lectures at William & Mary in the early 1800s.
Ginny Carr ’75 is the founder, musical director, alto vocalist, principal songwriter and arranger for the internationally acclaimed Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet.
Reveley gave his address during a special commemorative session of the General Assembly Saturday held at the capitol building in Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area.
History Professor Jeremy Pope will be honored with the top teaching award at Charter Day.
People from across the country, including members of the William & Mary community, gathered at the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg Monday to celebrate the 240th anniversary of one of the oldest African-American houses of worship in the United States.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Alty is the co-recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy for 2016, along with Andrew Halleran.
William & Mary's Road to Richmond is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Government Relations and the Student Assembly that connects students with their representatives to advocate for the university.
The William & Mary Athletics Department and Tribe basketball will host its annual Gold Rush Game, sponsored by University Advancement, in conjunction with W&M Charter Day on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D.'98 will discuss his new book, A Passion for Leadership, at a book talk and signing Feb. 4.
VIMS partners in Coastal Resilience Laboratory and Accelerator Center to increase resilience to coastal flooding.
The senior was selected to give a speech during the 2016 Charter Day ceremony.
Halleran is the co-recipient of the 2016 Jefferson Prize, sharing the award with Isaac Alty, a chemistry and ancient Greek major.
William & Mary was recently recognized by BestColleges.com for having one of the top dining halls in the country.
Sociology and GSWS Professor Gul Ozyegin published two books in 2015 dealing with love and sex in Muslim-majority countries.
A new study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that a six-year program to remove derelict crab pots from lower Chesapeake Bay generated more than $20 million in harvest value for area watermen.
Ida Hall's childhood was full of adventures on the water, and it was through them that she discovered her calling.
Mark your calendars for these arts-related events at William & Mary this spring.
For her work in addressing poverty, educational and health disparities, and human rights abuses, Hallie Westlund is the recipient of William & Mary's 2016 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.
After a 25-year career in venture capital, Dintersmith is now focused on issues at the intersection of innovation and education.
Suzette Kimball ’73 was sworn in on Jan. 8 as the director of the United States Geological Survey, the chief science agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
William & Mary’s Swem Library has received a $60,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize its entire run of Cash Box, a music trade magazine published from 1942 to 1996.
During more than two decades at W&M, Meyer has dazzled colleagues with her teaching and involvement in countless campus committees and causes.
Sky Blue FC selected the former Tribe goalkeeper in the third round of the National Women's Soccer League draft on Friday.
William & Mary Law School Professor Paul Marcus was selected as president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.
Alex Acker '00 and Jing-A Brewing ride the Chinese craft beer wave.
During the academic year, Lisa Landino has had up to 10 undergraduates working in her lab, from freshmen to seniors, each focusing on a crucial piece of research.
Last week, Major League Baseball announced the appointment of former major league player Curtis Pride '90 as its newest ambassador for inclusion.
Harvey Langholtz, a professor of psychology at William & Mary who teaches a class on decision theory, talks about what people should consider when deciding whether or not to play the Powerball lottery.
Comedian, writer and actor Bo Burnham will perform at William & Mary Feb. 6 as part of Charter Day weekend festivities.
Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology Deborah Basket joined William & Mary News to discuss the traits of both male and female serial killers.
Former William & Mary women's soccer standout and United States Women's National team coach Jill Ellis '88 was honored as the FIFA Women's World Coach of the Year.
The highest and most prestigious award given by the William & Mary Alumni Association, the Alumni Medallion is presented to those who truly embody what the university has stood for during its revered history.
Ellen Stofan '83, NASA’s chief scientist, will speak at the 2016 William & Mary Charter Day ceremony, scheduled for Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.
Rob Rose is William & Mary’s new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) evangelist, spreading the gospel of geographic information systems among students and faculty alike.
For their active approach, cultural influence and longevity of work in Richmond, Style Weekly has named the Ukrop family as the 30th anniversary Richmonders of the Year.
Two William & Mary professors have been recognized as 2016 recipients of Outstanding Faculty Awards by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Joanne Watters Elena is program director of NIH's National Cancer Institute. Conclusive evidence, she said, remains elusive.
Jay Cardiello ’99 stars in ABC’s “My Diet is Better Than Yours,” where diets compete for the best results.
A vacant hallway, a shadowy corner, a bathroom door, a couch from the 1970s, an entryway where the sunshine meets industrial lighting all provide inspiration for Painting Professor John Lee, who has done a series of paintings almost exclusively set in Millington and Andrews halls.
William & Mary alumnus Darren Dixon ’08 has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 people under the age of 30 in the field of finance.
With one simple question and uncommon determination, Austin Strange '12 initiated a study that has challenged assumptions about China's development activities in Africa.
As a new year begins, the William & Mary community can get a comprehensive look at the previous one with the 2015 President’s Report website.
William & Mary student Josh Kim ’17, an international relations major, completed a semester abroad this fall at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel as one of the first recipients of the new Meyers-Stern Scholarship.