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2012 Archive

English faculty win honors across campus and beyond

In the last year, eight of our outstanding professors – almost a quarter of our department faculty - won a series of campus and national awards for their teaching and research, confirming our reputation as one of the most innovative and productive academic units on campus.

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Passing of Jack Willis

John H. Willis, who retired from William and Mary's English department in 2002 after a distinguished 43-year career, passed away June 29. Provost Michael Halleran sent the following message to the campus community.

Archaeologists seek evidence of 18th-century Bray School

An archaeological collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hopes to find conclusive evidence of the Bray School, an 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of free and enslaved black children.

2012 English Literary Awards

A palpable tension filled the room one Wednesday evening in mid-April. Amidst low chatter, nervous glances, and light refreshments, dozens of student writers gathered to hear the winners announced for the 2012 Literary Awards.

Kristen White '86, David Baldacci and Her Journey to the "Book World"

Bestselling author David Baldacci is a busy guy. He gets hundreds of requests each month for charitable donations, book signings and speaking engagements -- all of which he has to fit in around writing blockbuster novels. Kristen White '86, executive director for David Baldacci Enterprises, helps him keep it all straight.