News Stories 2010
Henderson ’92 has spent the last 14 years serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, as both an assistant commonwealth’s attorney and an assistant attorney general.
Dr. John Boon, the study's lead author, says the good news is that "absolute sea level in Chesapeake Bay is rising only about half as fast as the global average rise rate." The bad news, says Boon, is that "local subsidence more than makes up for it."
Dozens of William & Mary students will be participating in six international service trips during the break, and others will use Community Engagement Grants to conduct service projects in locations ranging from Virginia to Bangladesh.
The event, a repeat of a similar Iron Chef competition that look place last Spring, involved four student groups of four in an all-out one hour cook-off to determine who indeed, "reigned supreme."
William & Mary played a significant role in the Historic Triangle Collaborative's Economic Diversity Task Force, which released a report of its recommendations in September 2010 after a year of research and discussion.
Neither rain nor cold nor the ever present weight of final papers left unfinished could keep the College’s annual Yule Log ceremony from happening this past weekend, and once again, hundreds of students of all ages, religions and varying stress-levels gathered in front of the Wren Building to celebrate the holidays in true Tribe fashion.
Lauren Campbell '12 is the latest student to be selected for an intern position in the still relatively new Welsh Assembly.
William & Mary has entered into a "sister university" arrangement with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), a relationship that both sides hope will generate a wide range of mutually beneficial educational and research initiatives.
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Carrie Daut '09 has always loved going abroad, seeing the sights, and meeting new people. When she learned of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos program after graduation, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Or Guatemala.
Critically acclaimed hip-hop group The Roots will play William & Mary's Charter Day concert Feb. 5, 2011, in William & Mary Hall, the College announced Saturday evening.
W&M's Director of Special Projects went to the Philippines to teach institutional research. She found that she received as much as she gave.
Each year, William & Mary students are investing themselves in Nicaraguan communities under the tutelage of Jonathan Arries.
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will receive the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the William & Mary Property Rights Project’s eighth annual conference, which will be held in Beijing on Oct. 14-15.
Trovato, an administrative office manager in the government department, is one of approximately 250 William & Mary employees who have signed up to give through the CVC, an annual fundraising campaign among Virginia state employees.
Some 60,000 members of the William & Mary community will receive a holiday greeting this year featuring the artwork and musical talents of two students.
A 45-student class from Matoaka Elementary School in Williamsburg has participated in a "blog buddies" program with William & Mary students all semester.
The Student Athlete Advisory Council will continue selling wristbands next semester at basketball games, other campus functions, until $20,000 goal is reached.
William & Mary has maintained one of the best graduation rates in the nation, according to a report release this week by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Long-time W&M coach guided his team to an 8-4 record and CAA title in 2010.
W&M Associate Professor of Music is teaming with the FLUX String Quartet for a performance of her original compositions Dec. 7 at Carnegie Hall.
The fourth-ranked and second-seeded William and Mary football team fell to No. 20/22 Georgia Southern, 31-15, in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs on Saturday afternoon at Zable Stadium.
As a result of that conversation, Green soon found herself leading dozens of William & Mary students, faculty and staff in participating in the "It Gets Better Project," a worldwide effort to encourage LGBTQ youth about what the future can hold.
Fifth-year senior has overcome three injuries this season to help guide the Tribe into the playoffs.
William & Mary's Elizabeth Harbron is one of six U.S. chemists to be named Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars.
An innovative staff idea to improve efficiency at William & Mary has garnered a national award and is also being lauded for it sustainability benefits.
The Choirs of the College of William and Mary will present their annual winter concerts in Phi Beta Kappa Hall Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each performance will offer something unique to its audience.
Two William & Mary scientists working in the laboratory of R. A. Lukaszew recently were recognized at the 57th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society.
As the winner of last year's orchestral commission competition through the music department, Laney was asked to create an original musical score between three and eight minutes.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy announced new board members in November.
Merchants Square offers special discounts to college community during first annual William & Mary Night.
The College's Committee on Sustainability (COS) has announced the projects funded for fall 2010 from the student green fee.
W&M's newest artists in residence will highlight the work of Associate Professor of Music Sophia Serghi, as well as David First, Annie Gosfield, Bumki Kim, and Bunita Marcus.
Graduate students Heidi Geisz and Anna Huntley Coffey of the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science have earned prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships through the National Sea Grant Federal Fellows Program.
In early November, Williamsburg City Mayor Clyde Haulman announced that seventeen local businesses have been designated as Green Business Challenge Honorees.
A report from W&M President Taylor Reveley on the state of the university.
Senior Allison Mickel participated in a summer research project that led to publication in a new scholarly journal.
The Cohen Career Center was officially dedicated Nov. 20.
In high school, Shane Cooley '10 was "that guy" -- the quiet kid who kept to himself and was somewhat of an outcast.
CAA champion William & Mary begins playoff run at home against Georgia Southern Saturday at 1:30.
41-3 victory gives W&M an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs; seedings and pairings to be announced Sunday morning at 10.
Early morning blaze destroys Seaside Hall and its library, classrooms, offices, and laboratories. There were no injuries.
The College celebrated religious diversity the week of Nov. 15.
W&M can secure a second consecutive eight-win season -- and possibly the CAA title -- with a victory at sold-out Zable Stadium.
Cohen Career Center will be officially dedicated in a Nov. 20 ceremony.
Robert Archibald and David Feldman to sign their new book at W&M Bookstore Nov. 20.
Hollywood director and documentarian Tom Shadyac came to Williamsburg last week to talk with students and screen his newest film "I Am."
William and Mary celebrates the laser with lectures, demonstrations, a treasure hunt and lots of liquid-nitrogen chilled ice cream.
Congressman Eric Cantor, J.D. '88 has been unanimously elected the first majority leader from Virginia in the House of Representatives today, according to several news sources Wednesday afternoon.
The fifth anniversary of Christopher Fildes' gift to the College of a bronze Lord Botetourt medal proof comes up on Nov. 19.
And if the College’s student body does grow – even modestly -- what are the impacts to academics, students life, admissions, finances and the local community?
The 12th-ranked William & Mary men's soccer team captured its seventh CAA title in program history on Sunday afternoon, beating Hofstra, 4-0, at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field. Next they face the winner of Princeton-UMBC in NCAA action.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine spoke with students in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy Nov. 15.
William & Mary sophomore Danny Yates will be featured on "Oprah" Friday for his efforts to assist Haitian students.
Senior Ben Cottingham was a walk-on five years ago who arrived at the College on academic scholarship. Today, he's one of the leaders of top-ranked William & Mary's stingy defense.
Law School celebrated the naming of the Lewis B. Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic Nov. 11.
Professor Melvin Patrick Ely will appear on Friday's "Fox and Friends" discussing the role of free and enslaved blacks during the Civil War.
The Veterans Society of William & Mary is hosting a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Army 1st Lt. Todd Weaver at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Wren Building’s Great Hall and the Wren Yard.
This weekend, the classrooms and lecture halls of old campus will transform into multi-lateral roundtables as the College hosts the annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference (WMHSMUN).
In this era of Wii and HDTV, where new statistics are always proving that Americans are not exercising enough and are eating the wrong foods, it is easy to think that we are all destined to spend the better part of our day on the couch watching life flicker away. Until you meet Todd Durkin '93.
When Rogers and Hammerstein's classic cowboy opera "Oklahoma!" opens at Phi Beta Kappa Hall next weekend, it will represent more than just two months of hard work.
W&M receives 105 first-place votes. It's the first time in 116 years of football the Tribe sits atop the polls.
William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of Humanities Mel Ely appeared Nov. 7 on Fox's "American's News Headquarters."
When Elsie Arnold responded to an audition notice posted on a 3x5 index card in the 1940s, she had no idea that she'd soon be cast in what would become one of Broadway's most famous and longest-running musicals: "Oklahoma!"
November 10 program features readings, recitations and discussion of the late Poet Laureate of Maryland.
William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art will open a new exhibition Saturday which showcases some of the 600 new pieces it has acquired over the past five years.
The College of William & Mary received a “B+” overall on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, improving on last year’s “B” and continuing the upward trajectory in sustainability efforts and achievements by the College.
Faculty Assembly president and economics professor Hausman believes devising a new financial model is William & Mary's greatest challenge.
For Judy Zwelling, director of applied music and piano instructor, having a faculty with “real-world” performance experience is only natural for a department whose purpose is to train professional musicians who may end up playing for an audience themselves one day.
Law School's Tidewater Roots Polling Project trains college students to election stations.
Progress continues on a multi-year utility project to replace the College's outdated heating and cooling systems.
W&M's pioneering Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies will receive bound volume of essays written in his honor at upcoming conference in San Diego.
A $1.1 million gift from alumni Timothy P. Dunn '83 and his wife, Ellen R. Stofan '83, will establish the H. Stewart Dunn, Jr. Civil Liberties Project at the College of William & Mary, officials announced today.
The College of William and Mary is among the top producers of Fulbright students for 2010-2011, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported recently.
Several William & Mary students will travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to join one of the College's most famous alumni in his rally "for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies."
This weekend, all of her hard work will pay off when hundreds of people take to the streets of Williamsburg for one of the country's largest walks for eating disorder awareness.
Professor of Government Ron Rapoport discusses the successes of the Tea Party movement and its impact on the mid-term election.
The Mason School of Business will officially launch the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center on October 29 at 1 p.m.
Bonagura put Dent and James together, and within weeks the video had been shot, posted on Vevo, and viewed more than a quarter of a million times.
Hulon Willis Sr. came to William & Mary’s campus in 1951 as the College's first African-American student. During Homecoming weekend, his life and legacy were celebrated.
Dr. Jack Musick, emeritus professor at the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has overseen a global study suggesting that 33 percent of shark, skate, and ray species are threatened with extinction.
A William & Mary alum returns a book to the Williamsburg Regional Library during Homecoming 35 years overdue.
For many graduates of the College of William & Mary, having the opportunity to roam the brick pathways of their alma mater comes only once a year, during Homecoming. They embraced that chance to rekindle those memories last weekend.
Ranking equals the highest for a W&M football team in the 116 years the College has played the game. Tribe up to No. 4 in the FCS coaches poll.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced October 22 that William & Mary is among 32 colleges and universities chosen in a competitive process to participate in General Education for a Global Century.
QB Mike Callahan comes off the bench to guide the offense in the second half, as W&M wins its sixth straight game.
The College offers a multitude of varied programs for alumni young and old and their families.
The College of William & Mary has been listed among the nation's top nonprofit fund raisers.
Roller donated the piano to the department this summer. It is currently being used in the Ewell Hall studio of Ryan Fletcher, Lecturer of Voice and Director of the Opera Workshop at the College.
When Carol Sheriff looked through her daughter's social studies textbook, the William & Mary history professor had no idea she would soon find herself a central player in a national story.
Swem Library announced the launch of The Colonial Echo Digital Archive.
The fourth in a series of forums on the state of the American economy in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse.
Henry Hart is honored during Virginia Book Awards ceremony for his lifetime of writing, studying and promoting great poetry.
After running its unbeaten streak to six matches and improving its record to 9-2-1 on the season, the William and Mary Tribe men's soccer team continued to move up in the national polls, highlighted by the College's #5-ranking in the NCAA's latest RPI rankings.
William & Mary students and alumni fanned out across the Williamsburg area Saturday to clean stables, inventory donations and create artwork with local children.
William & Mary students have the chance to compete to have their artwork featured across campus during Charter Day 2011.
W&M president Taylor Reveley, in role of first Fellow of the College's International Relations Club, takes time to teach on war powers, U.S. presidents and Congress.
As an eighth grader, Philip Forgit '89, M.A.Ed. '95 decided he would like to become a teacher — he figured having summers off would give him a "nice schedule." Reasons for his career choice aside, Forgit's experience in the world of education has proven to be extraordinarily "nice" in many ways.
Children are natural scientists, frequently asking questions about the world around them and how it works. But ask a child to draw a picture of a scientist, and they will most often sketch someone who looks nothing like themselves—an older white male with unkempt hair and a lab coat, holding a beaker in his hand and pens in his pocket.
College is more affordable, not less affordable, today than in the past, two economics professors argue in their new book.
Oh was one of at least nine William & Mary students and alumni who participated in a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.
An independent film company spent three-days on campus in October filming at the Wren Building.
William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance will begin a new performance series this week designed to use theatre as a vehicle for discussion.
Oh is one of at least four William & Mary students who have been selected to participate in a televised town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on Oct. 14. The interactive, one-hour event titled "A Conversation with President Obama" will air live and commercial-free on MTV, MTVu, BET, Centric, TR3s and CMT at 4 p.m. (ET) and stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and CMT.com.
W&M conference explores research culture on college campuses.
As part of the African Cultural Society’s iREP Africa Weekend, Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission of the South African Embassy in Washington D.C. will be speaking at William & Mary's Commonwealth Auditorium on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.
Two William & Mary students were honored as TowneBank's first Alvin P. Anderson Scholars at an Aug. 25 reception.
Goldie Warren, a housekeeping worker with facilities management at William & Mary, had received her high school diploma four decades after leaving school – and all thanks to their help.
W&M Law School hosts 23rd Annual Supreme Court Preview.
William & Mary Police Chief Donald R. Challis graduated from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va. in September.
The former winner of the John Boswell Prize for gay and lesbian history to appear at 201 Washington Hall on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
Susan Kern is the author of The Jeffersons at Shadwell, an examination of the third president's boyhood home.
More than 850 Washington-area alumni have signed up to receive information on openings in the nation's capital.
Giving back to her alma mater is something that comes naturally for Carol Achenbach Hardy '49. Since her graduation, she has been involved with countless organizations designed to help the College of William and Mary in one way or another. But on Saturday, Oct. 23, she will be given something from the school she admires so much -- appreciation.
William & Mary staff and faculty members enjoyed a free picnic lunch on Thursday as the Combined Virginia Campaign Committee kicked off its annual drive at the College.
For three days, the families of current students were able to sit in on classes, go to a capella performances, take in canoe rides, and generally enjoy the sites to be found on the Williamsburg campus.
The William & Mary School of Education has been awarded $5 million as part of a larger U.S. Department of Education grant to improve science teaching and student learning in Virginia schools.
From Oct. 21-24, alumni from around the globe will make their annual pilgrimage back to their alma mater to celebrate and reconnect with their classmates, and get to know their College all over again with events like the annual Homecoming Football Game — which will feature the Tribe taking on CAA foe Delaware at Zable Stadium — and much more!
A William & Mary student and an alumnus have been selected to participate in the fall 2010 White House Internship Program.
The College's Annual Raft Debate once again attempted to establish whose academic field reigns supreme
The College of William & Mary has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future.
After jumping out to a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter, the seventh-ranked William and Mary football team held off top-ranked Villanova's second half comeback bid to earn a 31-24 victory in front of a sold-out Zable Stadium crowd on Saturday afternoon.
Nonstop rain and flooding could not keep more than 500 people from packing out the Matoaka Woods room in William & Mary's new School of Education building Thursday for a celebration and dedication of the new facility.
Dr. Tracey Sutton will take part in a news conference at the Royal Institution in London to announce the final results of the landmark, decade-long project.
Two students at the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships.
An article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the William and Mary Law Review details the results of a study featured in a Sept. 30 New York Times story titled "Reports Say Deadline Hinders Asylum Seekers."
William & Mary Law School's Class of 2013 learned about the historic roots of the school during a tour of Colonial Williamsburg.
Freshmen work with W&M scientist, Mark Forsyth, Margaret Saha and Kurt Williamson to add data to a national database of bacterial phages.
The possibility of regime change in Iran and the balance of power in the Middle East were just two of the topics discussed in a debate on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East between journalist Christopher Hitchens and Government Professor Lawrence Wilkerson at William & Mary on Monday.
Starting October 6 and ending Nov. 12, the series focuses on global relationships past and present with four internationally acclaimed authors.
The Cohen Career Center moved from Blow Hall to its new location near the heart of campus between Zable Stadium and the Sadler Center.
Shannon Lee Dawdy, who received her M.A. from William & Mary's Department of Anthropology in 1994, is one of a class of 23 new MacArthur Fellows announced Sept. 28 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
W&M's Donaldson writer-in-residence has authored two widely acclaimed non-fiction books on the subject. The speech will be held at Ewell Recital Hall at 7 p.m.
Ling Yang Beisecker will represent China in upcoming World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
Schoener and some of his fellow students have organized a 5K charity race by the name of Miles for Smiles to be run in Richmond’s Joseph Bryan Park Saturday at 8 a.m., when Schoener will trade out his normal role as a competitor for that of an official.
History will be the judge on how the world and its leaders respond to evidence that human activity continues to pollute and change the world, Africa's Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondima told a group of faculty, staff and students Saturday afternoon.
The College of William & Mary is launching the first-ever collaborative effort between undergraduate universities and corporations to address the gap in sustainability education.
William & Mary's School of Education will dedicate its new building at 301 Monticello Avenue on Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson will speak briefly at the event, which will take place in the Matoaka Woods room.
Virologist Kurt Williamson bought a "new" transmission electron microscope on eBay, paying a small fraction of the price of a new TEM.
CLCT Lab Trials test the innovative use of technology to help resolve legal disputes.
Jack Moser '94 operates a general practice law firm in Columbus, Ohio, and one of the goals of his practice might seem a bit odd.
Students in Anne Charity Hudley's community studies/African American English class are expected to become cultural navigators as well as cultural creators.
The College's financial future was one of several issues discussed in a wide-ranging forum that touched on everything from sustainability and compensation for employees to the strategic plan, parking issues and undergraduate teaching.
In the return of what has been described as "a much beloved William & Mary tradition," the annual Raft Debate will take place this year in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
W. Fanchon (Chon) Glover (M.Ed.'90; Ed.D.'99), assistant to the president for diversity and community initiatives at the College, was recently nominated and selected for one of two "member-at-large" positions on ODK's board of directors.
Sept. 11 controversy raised questions about America's First Amendment law and free speech freedoms.
College of William and Mary students express their creativity in a variety of methods. For Laura Brond '13, however, creativity comes with a well-taken photo.
The 2010 winners of the annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William and Mary Alumni House on Sept. 16.
When Paul Scott '88 first came to Williamsburg as a visiting high school student, he swore he'd never come back. Over 20 years later, Scott can call himself a graduate of the College of William and Mary, a Williamsburg resident, and a Williamsburg businessman.
A new worldwide ranking by Times Higher Education (THE) places the College of William & Mary among the best universities on Earth.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the College of William and Mary $500,000 to study various aspects of using wild aquatic algae as both biofuel feedstock and as a medium for helping to clean contaminated waterways.
Harrison Roday '13 spent his summer interning with the vice president's scheduling office.
Fall means it's time for football – and for William & Mary to be recognized in national rankings.
William & Mary Law School’s 2010 Supreme Court Preview will be held September 24 -25. The featured case this year is Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, a First Amendment case exploring whether a state law may constitutionally restrict the sale and marketing of violent video games.
The William & Mary and Williamsburg communities are mourning the death of College alumnus and Army 1st Lt. Todd W. Weaver.
Eight "Tribe" logos were painted on the streets surrounding the campus on Friday in an effort to inspire Tribe Pride on campus and in the community. Four logos were painted on Jamestown Road and four were painted on Richmond Road.
If you have ever listened to National Public Radio's Morning Edition in the Hampton Roads, Va. area, chances are you have listened to Sondra Woodward.
Traveling to and from William & Mary is about to become a whole lot easier, and a lot more sustainable, through a new carpooling program established by the College over the summer.
William & Mary faculty and staff experts were called on by national media outlets with increasing regularity over the past academic year. Articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Washington Post and the L.A. Times, just to name a few, featured William & Mary experts.
Laboratory analysis by the College of William and Mary’s Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR) has revealed that the bone fragments found this summer in two unmarked graves on campus are the remains of dogs interred some two centuries ago.
Research by Professor Bob Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science lies at the heart of a new White House report on the growing problem of low-oxygen marine "dead zones."
North Carolina, Virginia, Richmond and Syracuse will challenge team coming off its best season in 60 years.
W&M, ranked fourth in preseason, faces UMass team that has beaten Tribe three straight times.
William & Mary's Center for Gifted Education stayed busy this summer with multiple professional development events, including its annual Advanced Placement (AP) Institute in August and a special program for two Middle Eastern groups in July.
Dave M. Brown Planetarium in Northern Virginia could close in July 2011 because of School Board budget woes.
The College's new Memorial Garden was dedicated August 27.
As the student recipient of the 2010 President's Award for Community Service, Morris's priceless contributions to several mentoring programs and unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of others were highlighted during last Friday's Opening Convocation Ceremonies.
Last Friday, during the College's Opening Convocation ceremony, William & Mary staff member Karen Schwartz received a President's Award for Service to the Community from President Taylor Reveley.
The recently formed Neighborhood Relations Committee (NRC) includes representatives from five groups - city officials, homeowners, students, university administrators and landlords - and is charged with working with residents and students to address town-and-gown issues.
The car sharing program Zipcar came to campus in August.
This summer five students from universities across Virginia came to the Eastern Shore to pursue research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague.
Half a century after he experienced Opening Convocation as a freshman, Rector Henry C. Wolf stood before William & Mary's students and assured them that though much has changed in the past 50 years, the core of the College remains the same.
W&M senior Olivia Walch '11, chosen America's Next Great Cartoonist in Washington Post contest, made her debut today.
Fifth-year senior leads W&M into its season-opener Saturday against UMass.
The following are W&M Rector Henry C. Wolf's prepared remarks for the 2010 Opening Convocation Ceremony - Ed.
The following are President Taylor Reveley's prepared closing remarks for the 2010 Opening Convocation ceremony.
Though more comfortable wielding words than a hammer or saw, Joe Boselovic '11 spent a month this spring in the city of New Orleans attaching siding and painting walls in an area still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Scenes from the W&M campus were featured in a History Channel documentary on Thomas Jefferson that premiered in August.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will perform a free concert Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at William & Mary's Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre.
More than 200 participate in 15 different service projects during fourth annual Students Help Out Williamsburg Day.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education names William & Mary as an exceptional university for overall fundraising performance.
The start of a new school year brings along a new way to find some of the most important information about the College, this time, via a mobile device.
Visions of a safer, less-painful world seem to drive researchers in the College's applied science laboratory.
The College has been ranked number one for service and 10th overall among national universities, according to a listing released by Washington Monthly today.
William & Mar Law School welcomes the Class of 2013.
Cooper was one of about 1,400 freshmen who moved onto William & Mary's campus Friday morning. Cars began lining the streets before 7:30 a.m., and soon the sidewalks and grassy areas were filled with lamps, mirrors, boxes and personal items as swarms of people worked to move the new students into their rooms.
The College of William and Mary officially launched its new YouTube Channel today. The channel, which was created in partnership between the College's University Relations and Creative Services offices, features a wide variety of video subjects, from campus events and news features to alumni news, academics and campus life.
The author of two books on women in modern combat comes to the College ready to teach the intricacies of creative non-fiction.
Ron St. Onge's examination of French in the United States extends understanding of recently established immigrant communities.
In rankings released by U.S. News & World Report today, William & Mary moved up two spots to 31st among all national universities and remained the sixth-best public university.
Perhaps Randy Leek '99 is just lucky that he throws with his left hand.
Buoyed by record applicant pools, the entering classes are among the most academically accomplished, diverse and engaged in the College's history.
Beginning this month, faculty, staff and students will find a number of new large recycling containers across campus to collect paper, glass, plastic bottles and aluminum or tin cans.
Though the third installment of the "Twilight" series, based on the teen novels by Stephanie Meyer, spurred some young people to line up for tickets or for the chance to see one of the film's stars, one William & Mary student is spending her summer looking at the vampire pop culture phenomenon from a different angle.
In its latest College guide, "America's Best Colleges," Forbes.com lists William & Mary as the second highest state-supported school in the magazine's ranking of top 50 universities.
Another NCAA release shows that Tribe men's gymnastics boasts more individual academic All-Americans than any other university.
A vacationing New Yorker uses the bagpipe as therapy to recover from lungs damaged following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
A blogger for the website "College Media Matters" recently made his own suggested improvements to The Princeton Review's list of top college newspapers, naming William & Mary's The Flat Hat as one of the best.
The "7Generations" service trip program offered 18 new freshmen and transfer students a chance to study and work on social justice issues as well as get to know other students before they officially begin their College careers.
Jane Gray Morris '13 uses a summer grant from the Committee on Sustainability to revitalize sustainably gardening behind the Caf.
A new study co-authored by professor Kam Tang of the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that tiny aquatic organisms known as "water fleas" play an important role in carrying hitchhiking bacteria to otherwise inaccessible lake and ocean habitats.
Henry C. Wolf '64, J.D. '66, William & Mary Rector and retired vice chairman and chief financial officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation, will welcome the College's newest students to campus during the 2010 Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 27.
A new report from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science estimates the Deep Horizon Gulf oil spill will cost Virginia's oyster industry $11.6 million annually in direct economic losses, and total, "water-to-table" losses of $30.1 million.
'07 alum not only wins first marathon he enters, he smashes three-year-old course record.
Erin Ryan, associate professor at William & Mary Law School is also an accomplished musician, vocalist, and former forest ranger.
William & Mary's faculty, library and undergraduate happiness level have again been ranked among the best in the country, according to the latest survey by The Princeton Review.
Alumna's acting career in full swing after roles in "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Dinner for Schmucks."
Robert J. Diaz, VIMS professor of biological sciences, briefed the U.S. Sentate's Science and Technology Caucus on the ecological impact of chemical dispersants on the ocean and its marine life.
W&M recreation program offers students a vast array of activities, all aimed at making a difference in their lives.
Only defending national champion Villanova garners more votes than W&M. Four named to preseason all-CAA team.
A team of students and faculty launch an experimental algae-cultivation flume in Lake Matoaka. It's an initiative of the Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP), whose goal is to generate algae-based biofuel.
The annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society is July 26 - 29 on the W&M campus.
The Sports Network places running back Grimes on second team; linebacker Trantin secures third-team spot.
The saga of William & Mary's family of Cooper's hawks continues.
Year-end figures show William & Mary raised $43 million in private support in FY 2010.
Research by English Professor Terry Meyers regarding the 18th Century Bray School and its possible connection to a College building located on the edge of campus.
E. Clorisa Phillips '77 leaves UVA to become the college's 17th president - and the first woman in its 126-year history to take the role.
William & Mary recently won two gold awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's 2010 Circle of Excellence Awards for the College's mascot search efforts.
"Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency" wins prestigious Freidson Award.
South Korea's coastal zone presents many of the same challenges as Chesapeake Bay. Delegation particularly interested in VIMS' role in improving water quality in coastal zone.
Two small, unmarked graves, dating to sometime prior to the mid-19th Century, have been discovered on the William & Mary campus.
Her name is Olivia Walch '11, and she was officially crowned America’s Next Great Cartoonist on July 15.
College of William and Mary junior Sheila Wilson recently finished ahead of nearly 500 other Army ROTC cadets in the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) held as part of cadet training held at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash.
The College of William & Mary has been ranked among the top contributors for Teach for America's Teaching Job Corps for the third consecutive year.
William & Mary students will have a new way to study this fall when Barnes & Noble's new NOOKstudy software becomes available.
Kyung-Hee Kim, an assistant professor in William & Mary's School of Education, recently discussed this phenomenon with Newsweek Magazine. The resulting article, "The Creativity Crisis," is included in the July 19 edition of the magazine.
Dredging of navigational channels in Chesapeake Bay is crucial to maintaining Virginia's role as a leading gateway for international shipping, particularly with the advent of deeper-draft container vessels. A new study by VIMS professor Linda Schaffner provides data that can help future in-water disposal of dredge spoils proceed with minimal environmental impact.
Associate Provost for Enrollment Earl Granger III '92, M.Ed. '98, has been appointed associate vice president for development and will leave his current post to help lead fundraising efforts, officials announced today. In addition, Dean of Admission Henry Broaddus will assume responsibilities for both admission and financial aid. Both appointments are effective September 7.
Aram Vidal, a Cuban audio-visual artist and graduate student at the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM), is serving as Swem Library’s first ever media artist-in-residence.
Rita Welsh Adult Literacy for Life Program Director Joan Peterson will discuss adult literacy with HearSay's Cathy Lewis and a panel of other literacy experts July 14.
Campus to provide backdrop for May 2011 half-marathon and 8K races.
Talented W&M student Olivia Walch, '11, is among five finalists in cartoon contest sponsored by the Washington Post.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on July 9th to discuss oyster-restoration strategies in Chesapeake Bay. The stop was his last on a three-day trip through Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore.
Francesca Fornasini '10, a former Murray Scholar at the College of William & Mary, has received a National Science Foundation award that she will use to help with her post-graduate studies this fall at the University of California-Berkeley.
A William & Mary professor and an alumnus will further the study of American art in Germany when they take on a much sought-after teaching position in Berlin this fall and next year.
A study of gas hydrates by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is among the top 25 most-downloaded articles in the journal Marine Chemistry according to Science Direct, an on-line database of the latest trends and developments in science.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival will kick off its 32nd season July 7 in the College of William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall.
No job is too small or messy for VSF interns, who learn the intricacies of first-class theatre.
It's the first national title for '03 alum and volunteer assistant coach of Tribe track and field.
Much of their success is owed to the support and opportunities offered to them by the College's faculty members and staff members, who work tirelessly with students across the disciplines to prepare them for the scholarships.
Swem Library presents the exhibit "In the Beginning was the Word: Bibles through the end of October 2010.
L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr. HON '08, Edward L. Flippen M.B.A. '67, J.D. '74, and Laura L. Flippin '92 have been appointed to William & Mary's Board of Visitors, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday. Additionally, Charles A. Banks III HON '05 has been reappointed to a second term on the College's governing body.
Ryan Lintelman '09 will be interviewed on the PBS show "History Detectives" on Monday, July 5.
William & Mary faculty member Robert Vinson will appear Friday night on WHRO's "Another View" TV talk show to discuss the College's Lemon Project Initiative.
Scott Foster '10, the first William & Mary student ever elected to Williamsburg City Council, officially took office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Courthouse of 1770 in Colonial Williamsburg. A short time later, the council elected W&M Economics Professor Clyde Haulman as the city's next mayor.
Special Collections Research Center of the Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William & Maryhas acquired the founding documents of the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Center in Hampton, Va.
William & Mary's School of Education is moving into its brand-new, state-of-the art building this summer, and, though final touches are still being made, the school's faculty and staff are excited to show it off - and even more so to begin using it in the fall.
A new program to train college-age students to be election poll workers will be run by two groups at the W&M Law School.
Frederick Lambert of Powhatan, Va., and Brittany Lewis of Andover, Mass., are receiving financial support for continuing their mentored research work over two summers plus their senior year at the College.
W&M English prof and Director of Creative Writing teams with husband to produce acclaimed Liz Taylor-Richard Burton tell-all.
Twelve returning starters, including a pair of All-Americans, prompt Tribe's lofty prognostication.
Diners in Williamsburg-area eateries late this summer may be tasting the results of a William & Mary sustainable agriculture internship.
The College of William & Mary announced a $1 million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for AidData.
Recent graduate becomes the third Tribe tennis player in the last five years so honored.
Michelle Munyikwa '11 is one of only 15 students to be selected as a UNCF - Merck Undergraduate Fellow.
If you see a baby hawk running around campus, leave it alone. That's the way they start life out of the nest. It can take care of itself.
VIMS researchers and alumni are helping to craft the nation's immediate and long-term scientific responses to the Gulf oil spill.
The College of William & Mary today announced a commitment of $1 million for the purchase and maintenance of recreational equipment.
Leslie Panaro '12, a graduate student at William & Mary who is currently getting her master's degree in Reading, Language and Literacy, and her first grade class at James River Elementary School took learning to a whole different level on June 3 by using the innovative technology to "meet" the author/illustrator that they have been learning about.
Mark Guerci ‘11, from Midlothian, Va., has been named a 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar.
An effort to bring more student-oriented retail and housing near campus officially got underway Tuesday with the groundbreaking of "Tribe Square."
William & Mary alumnus and former Virginia Institute of Marine Science faculty member Donald Boesch has been appointed to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, the White House announced yesterday.
The midday picnic served as the culminating event of William & Mary's 2010 Employee Appreciation Day, a day set aside each year to celebrate the College's staff members and their contributions to the campus.
British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald visited the W&M campus June 10 and met with members of the campus and local communities.
Interview on drinking trends among college-age women.
The official ground breaking for Tribe Square will be June 15. Campus and local officials will be in attendance.
Commons Chef Guy Brown is recognized for 55 years of service to the College.
Annually the College recognizes the contributions of the staff on Employee Appreciation Day. Special recognition is given to employees with 30 years or more of service to the College.
The following people will be recognized at the College of William and Mary's Employee Appreciation Day for reaching milestones in their years of service to the College. Those being recognized have served the College for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years.
Faculty from William & Mary's Center for Gifted Education have recently travelled across the world to share their expertise.
A William & Mary/JLab team takes a basic-science approach to a more secure homeland
Thirteen students and alumni from the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive 2010-11 scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, setting a new record for the College.
A $250,000 gift from Williamsburg residents Margaret Nelson Fowler and Roy Hock will endow a new graduate fellowship honoring renowned Jamestown archaeologist William Kelso.
Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British ambassador to the U.S., will visit the W&M campus June 10.
The first Ethical Fashion Show at William & Mary highlights the commitment of the university and its students to sustainability.
College students from the United States and Taiwan will bring their robotic boats to Virginia Beach from June 10-13 to compete for up to $20,000 in prize money during the 3rd International Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Competition.
A VIMS study of 400-year-old oyster shells from the Jamestown settlement confirms that a harsh drought plagued the early years of the colony and made the James River much saltier than today.
Chris Livingston's '00 Virginia Beach hip-hop club, The Cave, is a finalist in VH1's 2010 Hip-Hop Honors contest.
Melody Porter, associate director of William & Mary's Office of Community Engagement and Scholarship, was recently named Break Away's Staff Person of the Year for her work on the College's alternative breaks service trip program.
Law School awarded $300,000 in Summer Public Service Fellowships this year to the largest number of students in the program's history.
Out-of-work commercial watermen pulled up more than 9,000 derelict so-called "ghost pots" from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries this winter.
Rusty blackbirds are threatened across their range--except on the William & Mary campus.
Students produce first-ever historical review.
The seagrass program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy for the third consecutive spring to use volunteers, especially recreational divers and snorkelers, in the largest and most successful seagrass restoration project in the world.
The College receives a transformational gift that will change the women's lacrosse and men's and women's soccer programs.
Marine Science Day 2010 drew a record crowd to VIMS for the annual parade, exhibits and a chance to fish the York River.
Religious Studies Professor David L. Holmes received an honorary degree from Hood College.
Tribe's club baseball team advanced to this month's National Club Baseball Association World Series.
Bea Hardy, Marian and Alan McLeod Director of the Special Collections Research Center, will soon take the helm of Swem Library as its interim dean.
In recognition of one of the peninsula's most enduring and successful coaching careers, William and Mary Head Football Coach Jimmye Laycock has been named as one of seven inductees for the Class of 2010 for the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spoke to W&M Law School grads at their 2010 Commencement
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 16. - Ed.
Kathleen F. Slevin, Chancellor Professor of Sociology, has been named vice provost for academic affairs at the College of William & Mary.
The James City County Business and Technology Incubator - a partnership between James City County (JCC) and the College of William & Mary - welcomed a new client this month, Breathe Healthy.
CrimD is a bacteriophage, possibly the only newly discovered form of life to be found at a college landmark. Its unusual properties have made it a kind of Oscar nominee in bacteriological circles.
The College of William and Mary has been awarded $1.2 million in funding by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), part of a nationwide program to help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.
May 22 "WarriorConnect" event at William & Mary to Bring 70+ organizations together at free information fair for veterans and their families. Event is sponsored by the William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic in partnership with the Virginia Wounded Warriors Program.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor received the 2009-10 Marshall-Wythe Medallion.
Connie McCarthy, William & Mary's dean of university libraries, is retiring this summer after nearly 13 years at the College.
A study conducted by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy shows a direct correlation between childhood obesity and the proximity of a child's home to fast food restaurants.
W&M institute will use its annual Marine Science day open house on May 22 to educate recreational crabbers on making, using critical bycatch reduction devices.
First part of a three-year study to gauge how the Amazon River's huge freshwater plume affects the biology and chemistry of the Atlantic Ocean.
After taking one last walk across campus as students -- through the historic Wren Building, down the brick pathways and across the Crim Dell Bridge -- William & Mary's Class of 2010 joyously entered Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon for its Commencement ceremony.
The second oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the oldest university in Scotland are joining forces to offer an undergraduate joint-degree program.
Faculty, staff and students discuss the possibilities and opportunities with the recently announced St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme (SAWM). Beginning in fall 2011, students enrolled in the program will complete two years at each institution and earn a single diploma - a Bachelor of Arts, International Honours - with the insignias of both institutions. The joint degree will include four fields: economics, English, history and international relations.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution Saturday extending the contract of university President Taylor Reveley through June 2013.
Army Maj. Gen. (retired) Robert E. Wagner provided the address during William & Mary's ROTC commissioning on Saturday in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium. Among the dozen cadets who were commissioned was Amy Rarig '10, Wagner's granddaughter.
William & Mary's Samantha Casey finished third in Sunday's Miss USA 2010 pageant in Las Vegas.
The following are the remarks that Christina Romer '81 gave during William & Mary's 2010 Commencement ceremony.
The following are President Taylor Reveley's prepared closing remarks from the 2010 Commencement Ceremony.
In-state undergraduate tuition and fees at the College of William & Mary will increase by $1,088, or 9.8 percent for the 2010-11 academic year, according to the budget adopted Saturday by the Board of Visitors.
The Undergraduate Business Program at the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary ranks second in the areas of sustainability and marketing, according to the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Programs by Specialty 2010.
Christina Romer '81, one of the most influential economists in the nation as President Barack Obama's Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers will address graduates during the 2010 commencement exercises.
Samantha Casey, a senior majoring in marketing at William & Mary, will compete in the 2010 Miss USA pageant on May 16.
David Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, will serve as the speaker at William & Mary's baccalaureate service on May 15. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m. in William and Mary Hall.
Goldman, who will receive a B.A. in Government, plans to pursue a career in screenwriting, editing, and independent filmmaking in Washington D.C. after graduation.
A report issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday honored five William and Mary athletic squads as recipients of its public recognition award for 2009-10.
Each year, the William and Mary Alumni Association recognizes a select few friends who have demonstrated a lasting commitment to and genuine affinity for the College, even though they are not graduates. On Friday, May 14, 2010, during a ceremony at the Alumni House, five dedicated individuals will be welcomed into the Alumni Association as honorary alumni.
The first public display of artifacts recovered from the capital city of chief Powhatan will be featured at Jamestown Settlement through November.
Sarah Todd ’10 won the David S. Bruce Award for Undergraduate Excellence from the American Physiological Society.
The following remarks were given by Channing Moore Hall, III, J.D. '85, M.L.&T. '86 and John Lesslie Hall, II, during the 2010 Prentis Award ceremony, held in the Wren Building on May 11, 2010.
GIS data-stitching opens new research horizons.
Analysis of brain waves spurs some deep thinking about how we see others.
Department of Education funds texts stressing dialects in Arabic.
William & Mary professor Colleen Kennedy will appeared on "Jeopardy!" May 26.
Student-athletes Baako, Acharyo, Caldwell and Paolini embody the Tribe's tradition of excellence.
William & Mary professor Colleen Kennedy and grad student Patrick Tucker MPP '11 might be able to give you a few tips for the road. After all, the two recently took the stage to compete in a round of "Jeopardy!" themselves.
Alan Meese '86, Ball Professor of Law, and Sarah Stafford, the Paul Verkuil Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, co-taught two courses during the fall 2009 semester.
Beginning in fall 2010, the College of William & Mary Bookstore will offer students a new textbook rental program designed to deliver maximum savings and convenience.
n honor of her 50 years of service, Tribe athletics director Terry Driscoll announced the naming of the Millie West Tennis Facility.
The William & Mary Law School announces appointment of three new faculty members.
Brittany Lewis '11 and Daniel Sinden '11 have been named Goldwater scholars, one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors in math and science.
Foster was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on Tuesday night, becoming the first William & Mary student ever to do so.
Committee on Sustainability announces College's top-10 DOTs.
Rob Poggenklass '10 is the 2010 recipient of the Virginia State Bar's Oliver White Hill Pro Bono Award for students.
Hundreds of Shirley Aceto's admirers who came out to celebrate her decades of service to William & Mary during a reception for her in the Wren courtyard on April 29.
Fourteen students at William & Mary Law School spent spring break in the Gert Town neighborhood of New Orleans helping residents revitalize an area damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) at the College of William and Mary's School of Education recently hosted the 15th annual National Curriculum Network Conference.
The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) at the College of William and Mary's School of Education recently held a seminar for parents of gifted and talented children.
Over the past 25 years, the William and Mary Alumni Association has awarded Student Academic Prizes in an effort to honor those students who serve as models of the academic integrity of the College.
Carolyn was recently named the national chapter officer of the year by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She is the president of William & Mary chapter of NSCS and was inducted into the honor society her freshman year.
Africana Studies was launched this academic year as a new interdisciplinary program that offers majors and minors as part of an expanded curriculum of Black Studies and African Studies.
As the landscape of entertainment evolves, Jason Manns '02, is riding the wave, and playing on a screen - and an iPod - near you.
George Grayson's recent book chronicles the rise of Mexico's new drug cartels and their efforts to exercise control through violent intimidation.
The VIMS' American Eel Monitoring Team is working this spring to count the young eels migrating into Virginia's freshwater tributaries and estuaries.
Giants and Cowboys tab Tribe's star defensive linemen. Meanwhile, Caldwell and Archer sign free-agent deals.
Atop a flatbed truck in the middle of Barksdale Field on Friday afternoon, a yellow banner bearing the words "Welcome Home!" was unfurled. The students who created the sign weren't just responsible for the "welcome" part of the poster. They had also made the "home" a reality for one Williamsburg community member.
Longtime Williamsburg residents and brothers Channing Moore Hall, III, J.D. '85, M.L.&T. '86 and John Lesslie Hall, III, have been named this year's recipients of the College of William & Mary's Prentis Award.
Though much remains to be done, William & Mary has made great strides in the area of diversity, a panel of students, faculty, alumni and administrators said during the College's second "State of Diversity" forum on April 19.
In what the dean calls a "truly herculean effort," the admissions staff at the nation's oldest law school oversaw another record year for applications. It's a trend others are also seeing across the Williamsburg campus.
As the William & Mary chapter of Campus Kitchens (CKWM) celebrates its 10,000th meal milestone this Friday, it will also have something else to cheer about: its recent "Points of Light" Award.
William & Mary is among the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review's first-ever "Guide to 286 Green Colleges."
Home of the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, one of the nation's oldest universities, is one of a handful of academic buildings earning Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Philanthropists, inventors, junior Olympians and journalists: These are just some of the myriad of students who will be joining the Tribe this fall. Thousands of admitted students and families visited the College this past weekend to see what it is really like to be a member of the Tribe.
Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, are involved in a unique public-private collaboration that could transform the way scientists look at-and into-the seafloor.
Marketplace's Mother Hen receives prestigious Duke Award for her half-century of loving care of W&M students.
"Merging Souls: Arts of Devotion in Latin America" is a student-curated exhibition that will open on Friday, April 23 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. A student symposium, scheduled for Friday, April 30, will showcase their research on the objects and themes on display.
It's a multimedia, interdisciplinary look at one of the world's most toxic substances.
The College of William and Mary mailed acceptance letters recently to 3,729 students in anticipation of enrolling a freshman class of 1,400 in the fall.
W&M School of Education vaults nine spots up in U.S. News graduate rankings to 39th, Law School remains tied for 28th place.
W&M, in the midst of a campus-wide campaign focused on institutional and individual sustainability, has become the nation's first "Do One Thing" university.
William & Mary's lodge buildings may soon serve as a model for people and businesses looking to create and sustain "green" living spaces.
Hope, a whimbrel fitted with a transmitter last year, has returned to the Eastern Shore. She's the first whimbrel the Center for Conservation Biology has tracked on the migratory "full circle."
The College of William and Mary's Kappa Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was recently awarded with the 2010 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award in the "Outstanding Educational Institution" category.
A team of William & Mary students placed second in the world and was named best United States college delegation at the 2010 Harvard Model United Nations Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.
When former William & Mary President Paul Verkuil '61 was sworn in as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), there was a familiar piece of the College's history by his side.
Twenty faculty members of the College of William & Mary have been selected to receive Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence in recognition of their exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.
Through activities and discussions, members of the community are invited to explore the personal stories and identities that define the culture of the Tribe. Events will be held on the William & Mary campus throughout the week, culminating in a "state of diversity" forum on April 19.
Halleran wrapped up the yearlong discussion April 8 with a session about the draft "white paper" document that both describes the findings from the six previous conversation sessions and makes recommendations on how the College should move forward.
It's been a heck of a debut for the Griffin. Announced Tuesday as the new Tribe mascot at William & Mary, this mythical beast has taken the press by storm.
The Griffin -- one-third eagle, one-third lion and, according to this mythical creature, one third amazing -- burst into Kaplan Arena as the new Tribe mascot and immediately led hundreds of William & Mary students, faculty, staff and alumni and staff members into its very first cheer. Of course it was "T-R-I-B-E Tribe!"
Freelance journalist D. Dalton Bennett is in the center of a bloody Central Asian revolution.
Liberal arts education rests at the foundation of all American colleges and universities, one just has to dig a little deeper to highlight its importance, Carol Schneider said during last Friday's installment of the Campus Conversation speaker series.
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability (COS) announced the funding of five awards for sustainability internships for the summer of 2010. This is the second year for these awards.
There is a new, powerful guardian of the nation's second oldest institution of higher education.
W&M celebrates the coronation day of its namesakes, King William III and Queen Mary II, with an explosion of green and gold.
A pair of Cooper’s hawks have been spotted building a nest in one of the beech trees bordering the Sunken Garden. They can be spotted from time to time, but once the tree leafs out, you won't know they're there.
Two weeks in, progress on campus house build is on track.
And now, as the first DOT university, the students, faculty and staff at William and Mary are implementing these ideas, and helping to push the College into a leadership role for all other universities in the realm of personal sustainability.
Her love for the art of printmaking and her particular specialty in etching and engraving is also what led her to become one of the student curators for the new "Mediated Image: Techniques in Printmaking" exhibit at the College's Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Although his full-time career was primarily in public relations, television news and advertising, Chiles T.A. Larson '53 has put just as much time and creativity into his avocation and first love - photography.
Two William & Mary faculty members will lead the multiyear effort to better understand the role of race in the College's history, including its connections to slavery, Provost Michael R. Halleran announced recently.
Faculty and staff members in William & Mary's School of Education are looking forward to finally gathering under one roof. Their new building is near completion, and they are ready to see its halls come alive not only with students, faculty and staff gathered from locations across the Williamsburg area but also with the many generations of community members that they serve.
Innovation and intrigue abound as scholars lead more than 135 presentations at the 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium.
As part of a nationwide effort to understand underage drinking, the College of William and Mary will hold a town hall meeting on April 2 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sadler Center. Students, professionals, officials, and community members are invited to attend.
The importance of service and the value of a close-knit college community were just some of the topics that arose out of last Tuesday's campus conversation on William & Mary's ability to provide its students the tools for success.
A reading presented by the College's Patrick Hayes Writer's Series.
Professors from VIMS, William & Mary and University of Maryland pursue clean water and sustainable fuel sources in Gloucester Point.
AidData, a new public website and search engine tracking development finance flows, was launched March 24 at a conference in Oxford, UK.
Robert E. Baker C.A.S.E. '86, Ed. D. '95, is a jack-of-all-trades - a modern day renaissance man whose main goal is to better the world through sports. To do this, Baker has had to become an athlete, a coach, a student, a teacher, an administrator and a diplomat. Fortunately, all of his hard work and adaptability is paying off.
The College of William and Mary has been chosen as one of 10 institutions in the nation to participate in a federal pilot program geared toward developing and expanding educational partnerships in India.
A recent grant from the National Science Foundation could enable researchers at William & Mary to gain a better understanding of how to properly treat mental disorders.
Over 15,000 students and recent alumni will be experiencing a significant increase in their e-mail capabilities as William & Mary begins changing to Google-powered WMApps starting today.
The College of William and Mary's Athletics Department hosted the seventh annual Provost Award reception March 18 to honor an exceptional group of 75 student-athletes in Kaplan Arena.
The potential upcoming nomination process to replace an outgoing associate Supreme Court justice and the dialogue between the courts with other branches of government were just a few of the topics that Linda Greenhouse, William & Mary's 2010 Hunter Andrews Fellow and long-time journalist of the New York Times covered during her open lecture last Tuesday, March 16.
William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article on the "Michelangelo: Anatomy as Architecture" exhibit.
As the House of Representatives lines up to vote on healthcare this weekend, a similar occurrence will be taking place at the College of William and Mary as it gets ready to host the second annual William & Mary Model Congress conference for high schools.
Public Policy Research Professor Lou Rossiter named chair of the Coalition for Health Services Research.
A recently published study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests that filter feeding by Atlantic menhaden has little net effect on overall water quality in Chesapeake Bay.
Senior Kate Hibbs served pregnant members of the migrant community on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
North Carolina's Tar Heels ended the Tribe's best campaign since the 1949-50 season Tuesday night, taking down the College, 80-72, in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The loss gave W&M a final record of 22-11 this season.
The basic build for a Housing Partnership home will occur on W&M's campus. The structures final home will be in James City County.
Left out of the NCAA tournament's field of 64, the Tribe was offered an impressive consolation prize Sunday night - the opportunity to travel to the University of North Carolina Tuesday, March 16, for a first-round game in the National Invitation Tournament.
Two federal agencies have proposed to list the East Coast population of loggerhead sea turtles as an endangered species.
In his seventh season, Shaver led the Tribe to the third most wins in school history.
Twelve William & Mary Law School alumni receive 2010 awards from the Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
William & Mary Business Law Review names nine alumni and the Dean of W&M's Mason School of Business to its first Advisory Board.
The William and Mary men's basketball team's bid for a CAA Championship fell just short on Monday night, falling in a hard-fought contest to regular season champion Old Dominion, 60-53, at the Richmond Coliseum. With the loss, the Tribe falls to 22-10 on the year, the third-most wins in school history, while ODU improved to 26-8 overall.
A David Schneider 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining propelled the No. 3 seed William and Mary men's basketball team into its second CAA Championship Game over the last three seasons with a thrilling 47-45 victory over No. 2 seed Northeastern in the semifinals on Sunday night.
Seniors David Schneider and Danny Sumner led a second-half rally as the No. 3 seed William and Mary men's basketball team surged past No. 11 seed James Madison, 70-64, in the last quarterfinal of the 2010 CAA Championship on Saturday night at the Richmond Coliseum.
Former William & Mary President Paul Verkuil '61 has been appointed by President Barack Obama as chairman of a newly reconstituted Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination March 3.
Religious Studies Professor Marc Lee Raphael will be a featured guest on this week's "With Good Reason."
Six graduate students from the College of William & Mary joined the prestigious Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum in Richmond on March 4, hosted by the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools.
After a historic and record-setting regular season, the William and Mary men's basketball team reaped the rewards on Thursday night at the Colonial Athletic Association Awards banquet, taking home two major award, having two players named to the all-league team and garnering three CAA All-Academic team honorees.
Linda Lavin '59 worked with William & Mary students and the musical theatre repertoire.
The College of William and Mary has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction.
Journalist, author and Supreme Court scholar Linda Greenhouse is the 2010 Hunter Andrews Fellow.
Whether they literally climbed onto a modern soapbox or participated in a discussion or act of service, William & Mary's students took a stand last week for the causes they care about.
Cary will be the featured soloist in the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra's next concert.
Nearly 100 faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects in the sciences were presented at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Science Symposium.
It‘s a compendium of resources for geosciences faculty and our own Heather Macdonald is a big part of it.
Years of work by a William & Mary faculty member and his students will be on display this weekend when the National Park Service opens the New York African Burial Ground's interactive visitor center.
W&M scholar in residence says publication of the papers of the Law School's second professor, St. George Tucker, will give the professor his proper due.
A group of William & Mary students and professors recently turned the blue depths of the Adair Pool into an ancient Greek myth's underworld.
Spanning places and cultures from Bollywood to Alabama, the sights and sounds of the William & Mary Global Film Festival filled Williamsburg this weekend.
Video produced as part of W&M contest will become part of international band's repertoire.
Teams of student videographers create documentaries on area citizens.
Rene Magloire, fromer Minister of Justice of Haiti and Special Advisor to the President of Haiti discussed the aftermath of the January quake that rocked that country with an audience at the W&M Law School Feb. 15.
A William & Mary alumna who now serves as chief academic officer for York County Schools was honored by the College's School of Education last week for her contributions to education.
W&M men's basketball team continues making a strong case to receive its first-ever NCAA tournament invitation.
A W&M research team explored immigration issues by walking the immigrants' trail across the Sonora/Arizona border.
Based on mid-year giving data, the first half of fiscal 2010 has brought some encouraging signs for William & Mary's fundraising efforts.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Mica Willis '12, is the third generation of her family to attend William & Mary. Her grandfather, Hulon Willis, Sr. M.Ed.'56, was the first African-American to attend the College.
The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) at William and Mary's School of Education recently hosted two international visitors from Ukraine.
Results of a recent survey show faculty members concerned about lack of funding.
A sense of crisis and urgency hung over the crowd last Friday as Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, spoke at William & Mary of the possibility of a downfall in liberal arts education around the world.
Collegesurfing.com has named William & Mary as one of the top 50 social media innovators in higher education in its first-ever "Web 2.0 College Olympics."
The Center for Gifted Education recently hosted its 13th annual career conference, "Focusing on the Future: A Career and Academic Planning Experience for High-Ability Students in Grades 6-12 and Their Parents."
The third annual Global Film Festival runs Feb. 18-21 and brings to W&M international filmmakers, musicians and scholars.
The Tribe women's basketball team and the William and Mary ROTC are teaming up this Thursday night, February 11, to present Military Appreciation Night during the game against James Madison at 7 p.m.
In honor of the one-month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake disaster, students around the William & Mary campus will be working to support the College's relief efforts for the ravaged country this week as students take part in "Haiti Week."
Rene Magloire, former Minister of Justice of Haiti and Special Advisor to the President and Ministry of Justice of Haiti to address Haitian quake aftermath.
Microbiologist Mark Forsyth was awarded the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award during the Charter Day ceremony.
Higher education is one of the keys to our nation's economic recovery -- and William & Mary is a key to the future of the Commonwealth -- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell told members of the College community in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Feb. 6.
The same might be said for Archibald's career and service to the College, which honored that devotion by presenting the economics professor with the Thomas Jefferson Award during Charter Day, 2010 ceremonies.
If one were to ask recent College of William and Mary graduate Nik Belanger what community service meant to him, he would probably respond "justice."
This weekend, Miller's extraordinary devotion to studying and solving some of those puzzles was recognized when she was presented the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
Madelynn Watkinson, known as the beloved caretaker of the College's Adams Garden, will retire at the age of 86.
The Alumni Medallion is the highest award the William and Mary Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate.
Former Tribe football star Darren Sharper '97, now a safety for the New Orleans Saints, shone brightly in Sunday's Super Bowl match-up against the Indianapolis Colts.
The following are President Taylor Reveley's prepared remarks for Charter Day 2010 - Ed.
A year after former William and Mary standout Mike Tomlin '95 led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the 2009 Super Bowl title, this year's big game will feature a pair of Tribe alums - New Orleans Saints All-Pro safety Darren Sharper '97 and Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams '92.
The College was ranked as the fifth-highest producer of Peace Corps volunteers among medium-sized colleges and universities, which have between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduates.
Tribe Athletics announced the football class of 2010
With just three semesters to go at the College Wagstaff took the plunge and became an art major, a decision which, less than a year later, is already paying off. Her watercolor painting of Barrett Hall was recently selected as the winner of William & Mary's annual Charter Day art contest.
William & Mary's annual Charter Day is getting a makeover this year, thanks in large part to some students who wanted to see the College's "birthday" celebrated in style and with a bigger guest list.
Governor Robert F. McDonnell, who will receive an honorary degree of doctor of laws, will serve as the keynote speaker at the ceremony on Feb. 6, 2010.
Barbara King's new book examines the complex relationship that humans have formed with our fellow creatures.
William & Mary received a record number of undergraduate admission applications for the Class of 2014, officials announced today.
Tweets and Facebook statuses were being updated by the minute Friday night about the chance of a blizzard in the Williamsburg. The next morning, William & Mary students woke up with much excitement to a winter wonderland outside their windows.
The following reflections on excellence in the classroom have been expressed by professors at the College in articles previously published by the W&M News.
From its base in the power center of Washington, D.C., the Global Environmental Governance Project engages the tough problems surrounding international environmental institutions and laws.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art will host an exhibit of drawings by master, Michelangel, Feb. 6 -11, 2010. The museum is the only U.S. venue to host the exhibit.
Panel discusses the often overlooked role law, business, education play in College's liberal-arts experience.
Dr. Eugene Burreson, an emeritus professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has received one of three Outstanding Scientist awards for Virginia for 2010.
The annual delegation of William & Mary students, also called the "Road to Richmond" has become part of the regular schedule for members of the student body who spend the morning in the halls of Virginia's Capitol to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the College.
Paul Marcus, Haynes Professor of Law, and Mark Patterson, Associate Professor of Marine Science, are among only 12 professors out of 117 applicants statewide to receive the Commonwealth's Outstanding Faculty Awards.
Literary activist will make three appearances Feb. 2-4.
W&M's Technology and Business Center has teamed with James City County to expand reach of county's business incubator.
"Being With Animals," the latest effort from anthropologist Barbara King, goes on sale Jan. 26. Her new book has generated a substantial amount of pre-press publicity.
Ed Irish, director of financial aid, talked with Daily Press readers through a live web chat Jan. 26.
William and Mary Director of Athletics Terry Driscoll announced the release of the Tribe's 2010 football schedule, which is highlighted by five home games at Zable Stadium and a trip to Atlantic Coast Conference foe North Carolina (Oct. 30).
Students and faculty members from William & Mary were featured during global event in China.
W&M's Dining Services officially launched its program to compost much of the food waste from the dining facilities on campus, cutting its waste production by approximately one third.
The College of William and Mary, partnering with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will offer a new undergraduate minor in marine science.
Members of the William & Mary community met in Blow Memorial Hall on Wednesday evening to discuss a centralized student-led effort to help in the aftermath of tragedy in Haiti.
On Feb. 5, the William and Mary Alumni Association will honor W. Samuel Sadler '64, M.Ed. '71, Nicholas St. George '60, J.D. '65 and Earl "Tuggy" Young '59 with the Alumni Medallion during a ceremony on campus.
Law Professor Linda Malone's students will research and write legal memos for the chief prosecutor of the Pentagon's Office of Military Commissions.
Approximately 45 students partnered with non-profit organizations Habitat for Humanity, ElderHomes and Pathways during the day of service, assisting with home-building projects, tree planting, and shower installation.
Dr. Marjorie Friedrichs of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, will join experts from 20 other countries to provide guidance to the United Nations concerning the computer models that are used to project the magnitude and rate of future climate change.
W&M freshman and earthquake survivor raising money, awareness of country's overrun outlying areas.
A new ranking by Forbes.com lists the College of William & Mary as the second-best public and fifth overall among all colleges and universities in the South.
William & Mary's interdisciplinary environmental program is expanding, thanks to a new post-doctoral fellowship program.
Mission work, independent research, give way to survival and helping others after major earthquake.
William & Mary is merging two departments to establish a new office designed to provide a suite of creative services to support university-level communication.
Law Professor Christie Warren appointed to a 12 month term as senior mediation expert in constitutional issues for the United Nations.
Mitchell Reiss, vice provost for international affairs at the College of William and Mary, talks about the challenges of international negotiations.
Reves fellow's work subtitling Cuban films gains for them world-wide exposure.
The Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration Teama partnership between the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Virginia Beach, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and Lynnhaven River NOWhas been selected to receive a 2009 Coastal America Partnership Award for innovative efforts to restore the river's native oyster population.
Jim Ducibella and Larry Peccatiello '58, '59 M.Ed. will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth on April 24.
A private gift from Adrian G. "Casey" Duplantier Jr., matched by 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union of Newport News, will support another season of Antarctic field research for two W&M students¬graduate student Kate Ruck of W&M's School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and W&M undergraduate Sarah Giltz.
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
Lee Professor of Law William W. Van Alstyne contributed to and signed an amicus curiae brief in McDonald v. Chicago - a case the Supreme Court will consider in the spring. The brief was filed by the Constitutional Accountability Center on behalf of Van Alstyne and seven other constitutional scholars.
Video streaming will be available for home men and women's basketball games, starting January 4, 2010 when the men's team hosts UNC Wilmington.
According to rankings released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine Jan. 4, the College ranks as the fourth best value among the country's top 100 "four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value."
For the fifth straight week, the William and Mary men's basketball team gained votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls, released on Monday.
Associate professor of psychology Peter Vishton has created a DVD for parents on the development of children between 0 and 14 months of age. Vishton is the director of the College's Child Research Center.