News Stories 2008
Hundreds of students, faculty and community members braved the cold to participate in the annual Yule Log Ceremony held Dec. 13.
William & Mary's Center for Archaeological Research celebrates 20 years of work, opens a new lab and produces an index of projects.
Tom De Haven, the artist-in-residence at the College of William & Mary, teaches the principles of narrative and storytelling to undergraduates.
It's an impressive list - one that includes 20 individuals who are among the best and brightest faculty at the College of William and Mary. Now, they are also the inaugural recipients of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
Theater professor Steven Mitchell brings his experience with Nickelodeon and the Disney Corporation to the William and Mary Theater Department.
William and Mary Tribe cross country runner Emily Anderson (Golf, Ill.) was named CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year for Cross Country on Wednesday afternoon, the conference office announced.
Assistant professor of business Vladimir Atanasov gave area businesspersons a primer on the current economy during a seminar Dec. 9.
Second year law student, Christia Rey, represented Virginia's first congressional district in the state's Electoral College Dec. 15.
The College of William and Mary has established an endowed professorship in honor of a legendary bird conservationist who remains active even in retirement.
W&M BOV announces Gateway endowed fund has surpassed its initial $10-million goal.
VIMS hosts workshop to determine research needs for development of oil and gas resources off Virginia cost.
Susan Wise Bauer's "The Art of the Public Grovel" details the rise in the demand for public confession in America.
The College of William and Mary's Board of Visitors have launched a revamped Web site complete with a blog, audio clips and PowerPoint presentations from their regular meetings.
A music professor at the College of William and Mary has been named the Walt Whitman Distinguished Chair of American Culture by the Fulbright Center of the Netherlands. Katherine K. Preston, the David N. and Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, will spend the spring 2009 semester at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
The 'Mean Girls Sleepover' sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast and Kappa Delta focused on issues faced by young women.
With the flicks of the shovels and a series of congratulatory handshakes, William & Mary broke ground on the Cohen Career Center.
W&M, through its economic development office and business faculty, is providing expertise to area business.
The undergraduate team from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary won an unprecedented 10th victory at the competition.
Christina Romer ('81), who received her undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary, was named Nov. 24, 2008 as President-elect Obama's new director of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Named for New York Real Estate Developer and Philanthropist Sherman Cohen, the New Career Center Will Open in 2010.
Christia V. Rey, a second-year law student at William & Mary, will represent the First Congressional District in Virginia as a presidential elector.
As many members of the William and Mary community anticipated traditional holiday feasts, nearly 40 students dined on miso soup, potato salads and tiramisu.
Students and faculty members in William and Mary's Department of Music have recently been treated to the time and talents of world-renowned violinist Charles Castleman.
Professors from Mason School of Business to lead discussion Dec. 9.
After turning in a solid 7-4 campaign that featured a 5-3 mark in the ultra-competitive Colonial Athletics Association, nine Tribe football players have been selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association teams, capping off an outstanding season for the College.
Students at William and Mary are once again invited to submit their artwork for the 2009 Charter Day contest. The winner will see his or her artwork on the cover of the Charter Day programs, as well as have the original piece bought by the President's Art Collection.
Senior Jessica Boysen is the College's 2008 intern to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. An opportunity courtesy of 1982 graduate Bill Schermerhorn.
Geraldine Doetzer, a 2008 graduate of William & Mary Law School, is the first full-time Equal Justice America Post-Graduate Fellow to serve in Virginia.
With a few snips, a small group of scientists and leaders at William and Mary cut through a gold ribbon at the Integrated Science Center Thursday night, beginning a new era of research at the College.
The Muscarelle Museum at the College of William & Mary kicks off the national tour of Dutch artists of the "Golden Age."
Biologists complete a new aerial bird census of the Panama coastline. They logged more than 490,000 waterbirdsmany of them familiar migrants.
The university registrar's office was recognized in the trade publication "Successful Registrar" for its use of Facebook and instructional video.
Deborah Bronk of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary will help decide that nation's strategy for carbon-cycle research.
More than 1,200 high school students from across the nation converged on William and Mary over the weekend for the 22nd Annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference.
AIDS Tanzania, a student-founded and student-run international service organization at William & Mary, is bringing its message home.
Hopkins was one of seven contestants competing in the first "Dancing with the Stars of William and Mary" charity fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The event, organized by the Ballroom Dancing Club, offered the grand prize winner a portion of the money raised through ticket sales to donate to the charity of their choice.
William and Mary service leaders Meghan Dunne and Devin Oller agree there is something special about the culture of service at William and Mary.
The Committee on Sustainability at the College of William and Mary has awarded the first round of projects for a greener campus.
The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations issued an independent task force report on the Ministry of Interior in Iraq Nov. 14.
The College of William and Mary was featured in primetime as part of a documentary on PBS regarding the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the United States.
The College of William and Mary's Information Technology recently received two awards from Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group for University and College Computing Services.
More than 400 general and special education teachers and administrators from across the Commonwealth recently converged upon the Williamsburg Marriott to participate in the 19th Annual Symposium on Professional Collaboration and Inclusive Education.
Legum Professor of History Scott Nelsons childrens book, Aint Nothin but a Man was recognized in October by the American Folklore Societys (AFS) 2008 Aesop Award.
The Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary no longer is constrained by traditional conceptions.
After extending its winning streak to five games with a 38-17 victory against Northeastern last weekend, the William & Mary football team continued to move up in the national polls. The Tribe is ranked 12th in the latest Sports Network FCS Poll and 15th in the FCS Coaches Poll. Last week, the Tribe was ranked 14th in the Sports Network Poll and 16th in the Coaches Poll.
The College of William and Mary recognized Veterans Day with a variety of events and observances this week, including the tolling of the Wren Bell today.
John Graves, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has been named to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce.
William & Mary Law School announces the creation of a new Veterans Benefits Clinic.
George Srour ('05), who visited his alma mater recently, is just one of several recent William and Mary alumni who have gone on to create their own nonprofit and service organizations.
Marin Hoplamazian (09)received a $2,500 research scholarship from the Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association to study victim-offender mediation programs in the state.
Homecoming weekend Oct. 23-26 was a success at every measure, said Karen Cottrell, executive vice president for the William and Mary Alumni Association. Thousands of alumni returned to Williamsburg to visit with old and new friends and attended a full lineup of events.
For the second time this school year, William and Mary was recognized before a national audience watching Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
The Marine Technology Society bestowed its Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering on VIMS associate professor Mark Patterson.
The vice provost for research at the College discusses his vision for research, the academic progression of students and the fact that "there are no excuses in the big leagues."
After extending its winning streak to four games with a 34-14 victory at Towson last weekend, the William and Mary football team continued to move up in the national polls. The Tribe is ranked 14th in the latest Sports Network FCS Poll and 16th in the FCS Coaches Poll. Last week, the Tribe was ranked 16th in the Sports Network Poll and 19th in the Coaches Poll.
Buoyed by that local enthusiasm -- and registration of William and Mary students -- Williamsburg has the highest percentage of new registered voters in Virginia this year, according to recent report by the State Board of Elections.
W&M Law Students will operate a voter assistance hotline on Election Day aimed at responding to difficulties students and community members face at the polls. This non-partisan hotline will be operated by student members of the school's Election Law Society (ELS).
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller spoke on campus Oct. 31 about the FBI in the age after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
PLAID researchers spend the summer--along with the rest of the year--updating development data.
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."
U.S. Senator Bob Bennett spoke Oct. 28 at the William & Mary Law School about the creation, negotiation and passage of the Financial Rescue Package.
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.'
John Marshall Professor of Government Ron Rapoport talks about the 2008 Presidential Race in days leading up to election.
The Alumni Association hosted an academic symposium at the Sadler Center on Oct. 24, including a session that examined the College's traditions and another that featured senior administrators briefing alumni on the College's current and future goals.
Thousands of William and Mary alumni and students gathered in Williamsburg between Oct. 23 and 26 for the College's annual Homecoming weekend.
A study led by VIMS researchers is the first to demonstrate that striped bass in the Chesapeake are succumbing to mycobacteriosis.
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.
After last year's incredible success, all alumni from the College of William and Mary are invited to participate in the second annual Saturday Night Bash -- the crown jewel event of Homecoming Weekend 2008.
During his 50-year career, Dr. William Hargis served VIMS as director, graduate dean, research scientist, mentor and friend.
Paul Davies, associate professor of philosophy, suggests that advances in neuroscience and psychology call into question the existence of free will.
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.
The current financial crisis gripping the United States and other nations will be severe but not reach proportions of the Great Depression, according to faculty experts at the College.
Students at William and Mary are serving the community in increasingly greater numbers. On Oct. 18, they will again prove that trend by participating in the annual Make a Difference Day.
History professor Scott R. Nelson was one of several W&M faculty members sought by the media for comment on the ongoing U.S. economic crisis.
Four William and Mary faculty members will address issues surrounding the current U.S. financial crisis in a forum on Oct. 15.
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.
Four William and Mary faculty members will address issues surrounding the current financial crisis in a forum on Oct. 15.
William and Mary Theatre worked to bring the musical comedy "Damn Yankees" to life.
Family Weekend, held Oct. 3-5, opened with the President's Welcome Reception in the Wren Yard. The event boasted food, drinks and dozens of families that ducked in and out of the Wren building and the President's House for tours.
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.
The College of William and Mary will host a forum, "Understanding the Current Financial: A Panel Discussion by William and Mary Faculty," Oct. 15, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the auditorium in the William and Mary Office of Admission.
Biosensors and other nanotech applications may hinge on gold-carbon films only a few atoms thick created by César Clavero and Ale Lukaszew.
The Devil's Advocate was named the winner of this year's Raft Debate, which challenged respresentatives from humanities, social sciences, and natural and computational sciences to defend their respective disciplines.
The Dominion Foundation has granted $350,000 to The Mason School of Business to underwrite a 60-seat classroom.
A committee of faculty, staff and students will steer what will become an annual strategic planning process for the College of William and Mary.
The College of William and Mary is launching a new initiative to address the challenge of environmental sustainability in a more comprehensive way.
William and Mary employees gave robust applause to several aspects of the College's new University Human Resources System during an opening presentation on the program.
The Seven Sociey, Order of the Crown and Dagger, recently placed a plaque in the Sadler Center to recognize the College's former vice president for student affairs.
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the William and Mary Law School hosts its 21st Annual Supreme Court Preview Sept. 26-27, 2008.
Three William and Mary professors are getting ready to duke it out in a battle of words, wits and cheap tricks during the annual Raft Debate, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Sadler Center.
The College continues to be recognized for progress in the area of environmental sustainability.
The College of William and Mary will roll out its University Human Resources System Oct. 1 holding forums on both the main and VIMS campuses.
William and Mary faculty are contributing to the Encyclopedia of Earth, which is described as "like Wikipedia with quality control."
A new video shows prospective students how diverse life can be at the College of William and Mary.
William and Mary Young Democrats sponsored a town hall meeting about the 2008 Presidential Election featuring Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Hundreds of William and Mary students, faculty, staff and alumni took to the Duke of Gloucester Street this morning to show their Tribe Pride on NBC's "Today" show.
Provost P. Geoffrey Feiss will retire at the end of June 2009 after serving William and Mary as a senior administrator for more than a decade.
Policy makers discussed how implementation of electronic health records could impact healthcare reform in Virginia.
NBC's Today show will broadcast live from Colonial Williamsburg on Sept. 24 from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission has found a unique way to inspire prospective students as they fill out their College application form.
PLAID, an interdisciplinary program at the College of William and Mary, will receive nearly $2 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
William and Mary students participated in the College's first combination service-learning, study-abroad trip to South Africa this summer.
The William and Mary Law School introduced a new program in comparative legal studies and post-conflict justice in the fall 2008 term.
Ravi Gupta, professor of religious studies at the College, thought it was a prank when he was first asked to meet the Pope.
William and Mary's theoretical physicists are anticipating the arrival of data that just may prove them wrong.
When marketing professor Don Rahtz returned to Cambodia with three students this summer, the objectives were personal.
William and Mary Police officers assisted in pursuit of a carjacking suspect who had already fired upon police.
Meghan Dunne ('09) received a 2008 President's Award for Service to the Community.
William and Mary chemist William Starnes is a member of the inaugural class of the Southwest Virginia Walk of Fame.
The College of William and Mary marked the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks today in a variety of ways.
Professor Dennis Taylor was recently awarded with one of the 2008 President's Awards for Service to the Community.
The award-winning marching band from Norfolk State University will perform during halftime ceremonies when the Tribe hosts the Spartans on Sept. 20.
Winnie, the record-setting shorebird that surprised researchers with her long-distance flights, is down.
Acclaimed composer and pops artist Marvin Hamlisch will kick off William and Mary's Lively Arts Series with a performance on Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. in Phi Beta Kappa Hall.
W. Taylor Reveley was sworn in as the 27th president of the College of William and Mary during a ceremony in the Wren Building.
The Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary announced the appointment of its 27th president.
W. Taylor Reveley III named William and Mary's 27th president.
Bruce Bracken, a school psychologist and professor of educational foundations at the College of William and Mary, was recently awarded charter fellow status by the American Educational Research Association.
Mercury pollution is the subject of one of the first sustained Global Inquiry Groups at the College of William and Mary.
Interim President Taylor Reveley challenged new students toward moving William and Mary toward increased sustainability during his Opening Convocation remarks.
When associate professor of history Scott Nelson met rock star Bruce Springsteen backstage prior to a concert, their conversation reflected a chat between history buffs.
JP Morgan executive Rhian Horgan will speak at the annual Opening Convocation ceremony on Aug. 29.
The Virginia Symphony concert scheduled for tonight has been moved to Phi Beta Kappa Hall due to the weather.
Now a few select students can spend the summer getting a head start on honors thesis research
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine asked Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, to recall his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, during a national telecast of the comedy show.
About 200 students spent Aug. 26 conducting service projects throughout the area as a part of the second annual Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day.
Ginger Ambler is gearing up to welcome W&M's students back to campus much like she has every other August for the last 17 years. But this time, she'll be doing it all with a new title.
The William and Mary internship at U.S. headquarters in Brussels for NATO is a unique opportunity for undergraduates at a unique time in history, according to Mitchell Reiss.
The College of William and Mary moved up to number 32 overall in the national rankings, according to U.S. News.
Plastic storage boxes, mirrors, TVs and bicycles covered the grounds as the incoming class of freshmen prepared to occupy their dorms at William and Mary.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine visited the Integrated Science Center at the College of William and Mary as part of his Cabinet Community Day.
The College of William and Mary is welcoming one of its best, brightest and most accomplished groups of new students.
Eleven recent graduates of the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. student or Austrian government scholarships.
Bruce Bracken, a school psychologist and professor of educational foundations at the College, has been recognized by the American Psychological Association.
For the second time in less than a month, Forbes magazine has recognized William and Mary as a top institution of higher education.
William and Mary anthropologist Barbara King has refuted what she calls the mischaracterization of apes in The Washington Post.
A global study led by Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William and Mary shows the number of dead zones in the ocean have increased by a third since 1995.
Some people go into a lab, look at the work in progress, and ask, "What is it good for?"
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.
A story featuring a William and Mary chemist's work with highly colored molecules has been featured on the LiveScience web site, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation.
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.
Ah, fixed lifetime annuities. They're the sure thing: A check every month until you die. No matter what the market is doing - bull, bear or pig in a tutu - you're going to get paid.
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.
Randy Coleman, associate professor of chemistry, has been recognized by Campus Technology Magazine.
Forbes magazine cited higher-education institutions such as the College of William and Mary in ranking Virginia as the top state for business.
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.
Chris Ladnier, a mainstay in the Office of Student Affairs, serves part-time with the campus Police Department.
The College of William and Mary's libraries are among the best in the country, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review.
The Early Music Ensemble, which performs medieval, renaissance and baroque music, released its first CD.
The families are welcomed like a deluge in drought. Giggling children are showered in kisses, and wide-eyed babies admired and snuggled. While the moment is exhilarating, the reunions are bittersweet.
Roshan Patel may not be the king of beasts, but he seems to have found his place in the circle of life.
William and Mary professor Martin Fusi and one of his students produce a feature film on the campus.
Professors who are retiring from the College this summer plan to remain as busy as ever.
Audio feature: Barbara King talks about the scholarship behind her book 'Evolving God.'
Taylor Reveley, interim president of William and Mary, served as co-director of the news-making National War Powers Commission.
A summer tradition in the chemistry department at the College involves making laboratory ice cream.
The spirit of service at the College of William and Mary continued to thrive during the 2007-2008 academic year as students engaged in a variety of service projects around the world.
Staff members at the College of William and Mary took center stage during the annual Employee Appreciation Day festivities.
For almost a decade, the information technology department (IT) has offered technology training classes to the William and Mary community.
Staff members at the William and Mary Commons Dining Hall help provide food for needy people in Williamsburg.
Lawrence Charity was honored for his 50 years of service to the College during Employee Appreciation Day 2008.
Jim Barbour was honored for his 45 years of service to William and Mary during Employee Appreciation Day 2008.
Thomasine Lewis was honored for her 45 years at the College during Employee Appreciation Day 2008.
Students in professor Larry Evans government class created their own campaign commercials.
Since 1918, U.S. armed forces have used the 114-square-mile facility for testing new equipment and ordnance from helmets to tanks. In recent years, the nation's armed forces have had to share the facility with a growing population of the nation's bird.
When Ben Bolger was in elementary school, a teacher took his mother aside and confessed she didn't think he'd succeed in academics. "She said, 'To be honest we're really not that confident that Ben's ever going be able to complete high school, much less college. We don't have high hopes for him,'" said Bolger. Now, less than three decades later, Bolger has proven that prediction more than a little wrong.
Researchers from the College and The Nature Conservancy have observed the record-setting migration of a shorebird.
Brian Blount ('78) recently was inaugurated as the president of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA.
Video feature highlighting graduating seniors in the hours before commencement as they reflected on their William and Mary experiences.
Mother commissions her daughter into ROTC.
College of William and Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O'Connor exhorted graduates of the law school to enter their profession with pragmatism and with a strong sense of ethics and to do their part in the protection of American judicial independence.
Mike Tomlin, head coach of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, delivered the keynote address during Commencement 2008 ceremonies.
Ashwin Rastogi, a math/physics major from Fairfax, Va., was named the recipient of the College of William and Mary's 2008 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
Professor Alexander Prokhorov was recognized for his passion of teaching and devotion to his students with the 2008 Jefferson Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the 2008 Charter Day ceremony, Feb. 9, 2008.
Three professors at the College of William and Mary (William Fisher, Harvey Langholtz and J. Timmons Roberts) discuss the intersection of scholarship and public policy.
Tom Meier, senior electrical technician for the biology and psychology departments, has received the College's 2008 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.
So how do you put your best face forward when the audience is constantly changing?
Three students at the College of William and Mary served as curators for a Muscarelle Museum exhibition.
Students, faculty and staff at William and Mary’s School of Education have reason to celebrate. And that’s what they did Friday.
James Armstrong, director of the William and Mary choir, talks about the role of 'The Creation' CD in funding a summer trip.
A biofuel plant in the Keck Lab at the College of William and Mary is converting waste into diesel while building community.
The College hosted a special day of celebration in honor of retiring vice president for student affairs Sam Sadler.
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.
Songbirds feeding near the contaminated South River are showing high levels of mercury, even though they aren't eating food from the river itself, according to a paper published by William and Mary researchers in the journal Science.
Members of Drew Stelljes' "U.S. Response to Katrina" service-learning class discussed the lessons from an on-site visit.
Alan Wallach, the College's Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and American Studies, discusses research at William and Mary.
As the school year nears its end, William and Mary is looking back on its students' service efforts and celebrating the difference the College community is making both locally and abroad.
Students created a garden on campus with a goal of providing one "green" meal in the College's dining hall.
With a snip here and a snip there, a few ponytails eventually became a multi-colored mountain of hair as children, women and even a few men filed into a Williamsburg salon yesterday to give up their long locks for the sake of women who have lost their own.
Simon Joyce, associate professor of English at the College of William and Mary, talks about appropriating the Victorians.
The 315-year-old College of William and Mary can make the 21st century its best yet, but it must find better ways to support itself, W. Taylor Reveley III told faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon.
The 315-year-old College of William and Mary can make the 21st century its best yet, but it must find better ways to support itself, W. Taylor Reveley III told faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon.
Tatia Daniels Granger, recently hired to serve as ombudsperson at the College, is ready to help staff members be heard.
Law student Jane Honeycutt remembers her fiance as the "best person ever." A person who felt compelled to do more after talking with a homeless Vietnam veteran. A person who thought it wasn't fair that he got to live in America and enjoy all of its freedoms if he didn't take on its responsibilities as well. A person who joined the Marine Corps to fulfill that calling and died fighting in Iraq.
Nearly a dozen students choreographed modern dance pieces for the upcoming performance of "An Evening of Dance," scheduled for 8 p.m. on March 20, 21 and 22 in Phi Beta Kappa Hall.
A group of College of William and Mary students and faculty members discussed the importance of incorporating learning into civic engagement during a national forum on the future of service-learning at the College's University Center March 10.
The College of William and Mary's Center for Gifted Education kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration last week with a conference that brought in more than 450 educators from around the country to discuss the latest research findings and best practices in field of gifted education.
The College of William and Mary's commitment to diversity was examined and reaffirmed, especially by two Board of Visitors' members, during a panel discussion in the University Center's Commonwealth Auditorium Thursday night.
Newly named interim president Taylor Reveley hosted a campus forum for students.
Producing a stage farce involves students in learning roles and genres.
W. Taylor Reveley III, who recently was named the interim president of the College, talks about the transition.
As he sat in his office Tuesday at the William and Mary Law School, Taylor Reveley certainly wasn’t expecting a busy day. The law school’s semester was well under way. Reveley’s schedule was light in the morning and he was planning to catch up on work. Then he got THE CALL. President Gene R. Nichol had resigned. Reveley was now the interim president of the nation’s second oldest college.
James Comey encouraged students toward service during his keynote speech celebrating Charter Day 2008 at the College of WIlliam and Mary.
David Holmes, the Walter G. Mason Professor of Religion at the College of William and Mary, received the institution's Thomas Jefferson Award during Charter Day 2008 ceremonies.
Wendy Chan, a native of Old Bridge, N.J., was recently recognized by the College of William and Mary for her service work both locally and abroad in Honduras and Guatemala.
William and Mary senior Kristen Smith one a contest to have her artwork featured on the cover of the College's Charter Day program.
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.
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.
Carl Friedrichs, an oceanographer at the School of Marine Science/Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, received the Commonwealth's highest honor for professors in Richmond yesterday. William and Mary's interim president, W. Taylor Reveley III, joined Friedrichs as he received the award from Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in a presentation at the Jefferson Hotel.
In 1934, the William and Mary Alumni Association first recognized graduates of the College with the Alumni Medallion for their professional accomplishments, leadership, dedication to the community, and commitment to their alma mater. Nearly 74 years later, the Association will present four alumni with the medallion, the highest award the Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine praised the College's leadership in encouraging civic engagement in remarks at the University Center on Friday, Jan. 18.
Laurie Koloski, director of the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary, talks about the internationalization of the university.
Critics who charge that the current generation of college students has failed to engage the affairs of the nation miss the mark, according to William and Mary senior Angela Perkey.
Every day across the nation, college students deliver meals to the elderly, pick up trash along the highways, and build houses for complete strangers. Although the students can walk away from their experiences with broadened horizons and good feelings, they may not take away much real learning.
For the third time, members of the William and Mary community traveled to the Dominican Republic to offer medical services and to address long-term health-related concerns through research.