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Taking a stand against genocide

The W&M chapter of STAND, along with Africana Studies and IPAX, hosted a day to remember Rwanda and to work against genocide in the rest of the world.

W&M to celebrate hip-hop collection’s first anniversary

On April 3, Swem Library will celebrate the collection with an event featuring performances by local hip-hop groups and DJs, a lecture by Mark Anthony Neal, a panel discussion, a display of Hip-Hop Collection artifacts and more.

White House taps W&M to support new Africa initiative

William & Mary, the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland and Morven will host 25 promising young African leaders this summer

Inside the Africana House

William & Mary is a campus proud of its strong sense of community. While that community spirit can be seen all around the university, one place where it is most visible is the Africana House in the Randolph Complex.

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Recipient McLendon embodies the spirit of Jefferson Award

A central figure in the establishment of the black studies program and first associate chair of the English department, Jacquelyn McLendon has spent more than two decades positively influencing W&M, its students and faculty.

W&M #1 among publics for smallest gap between white, black grad rates

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently published a report on selective colleges and universities with the smallest gap between white and black students’ graduation rates, and William & Mary was shown to have the smallest gap of all public institutions on the list.

New collection documents Virginia’s hip-hop history

On April 19, Special Collections will launch the William & Mary Hip-Hop Collection, the most comprehensive collection of its kind devoted to chronicling Virginia’s hip-hop past.

Anna Swanson '13 responds to "Soo What Do You do with an Africana Major?”

Anna Swanson, an Africana Studies major and Class 2013 gave a "Chapel Talk" at the Episcopal Academy on December 1, 2011. In this presentation to her high school, Anna provides an eloquent reflection on her experience in international service learning and study abroad--especially in Africa.

Hans Goff '05: Energizing the Electorate

Hans Goff '05 has worked with some big names in the entertainment industry, including Questlove from The Roots and Michael K. Williams from The Wire. But he's not just some Hollywood bigwig; if anything, a better title for him might be political junkie.

Haiti Relief

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Rice Will be Trice Fellow

Zachary Rice, an African Studies and Economics double major, is the winner of the newly-created Trice Fellowship.