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In the media: Faculty inform the press

Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

Recent graduate becomes City Council's newest member

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.

W&M's 2010 Commencement awards

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.

W&M selected for pilot program in India

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.

Evans a guest on NPR's "On Point"

Professor Larry Evans recently appeared on National Public Radio to discuss party polarization and the legislative agenda in Congress.

Changing the World in 6-page increments

The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.

It's Better to Be There

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.

Christian student observes Muslim 'feast for the faith'

Bailey Thomson was one of millions around the world who recently observed the Islamic tradition of Ramadan. But unlike the majority of those who observe the holy month, Thomson is not a Muslim.

Larry Wilkerson featured on NPR's "On Point"

Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson talked with NPR's "On Point" about increasing troops in Afghanistan and about U.S. there.

Amy Oakes awarded Fellowship at Harvard

Professor Amy Oakes will spend the 2009-10 academic year as a Belfer Center Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Alumni Award: A Gathering of Minds

William and Mary professors have long been renowned for their devotion to their students' classroom experience; today's scholars must also embrace a variety of disciplines and approaches to a swiftly changing academic world.

Government Commencement 2009

Over 120 Government and Public Policy graduates, along with their families and friends, celebrated Commencement 2009.

Panel reflects on Tiananmen protests

W&M's government department and Reves Center for International Studies hosted a forum marking the 20th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square protests and massacre.

John Chichester named 2009 Andrews Fellow

John Chichester, who served for nearly three decades in the Senate of Virginia and was a champion for higher education in the Commonwealth, has been named the 2009 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics at the College of William & Mary.

Rob Wittman
Wittman, students to hold town hall on global poverty

Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) will join a group of William & Mary students and an alumna who now works with the ONE organization on April 13 for a panel discussion about global poverty and American foreign policy.

Behind the scene

W&M's George Grayson meets with Clinton prior to March trip to discuss U.S. - Mexico relations.

Chris Howard
Howard Honored

The Department of Government is very pleased to announce that Chris Howard has received the State of Virginia's highest honor for college professors, the Outstanding Faculty Award.

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A peek behind democracy's closed doors

It's civics 101: Before any piece of legislation becomes law, it must first be voted on and passed by both the U.S. House and Senate. It sounds simple enough in theory, but in reality, the process is often neither simple nor straightforward.

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Check out Ideation!

Check out Ideation, the new publication highlighting research and scholarship at the College.

Ed Moran
W&M Grad wins Gold!

The Department congratulates Ed Moran, Class of 04, for his medal at the Pan-Am Games.

Students lobby College to go Green

Three students at the College currently taking Professor Maria Ivanova's graduate seminar on climate change will present their proposal to College President Gene Nichol and Vice President for Administration Anna Martin tomorrow morning after presenting to Vice President for Student Affairs Sam Sadler Monday.

Rani Mullen
Rani Mullen - Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Rani Mullen for successfully defending her dissertation at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School on April 5, 2007.

Thomas Mann at WM
Thomas Mann: 'Broken branch' is on the mend

In 2006, the country witnessed an historic shift in the control of the U.S. Congress to the Democratic Party. The jury is still out on how the new congressional majority is doing, said noted political scientist Thomas E. Mann in a public forum on March 27 at the College, but there have been signs that the "broken branch" can be fixed.

Chonghan Kim
Professor Kim

The Department sadly notes the passing of Professor Emeritus Chonghan Kim, who died on Saturday, April 7, 2007.

Thomas Mann
Thomas E. Mann named Hunter Andrews Fellow

"Tom Mann represents the very best of what we mean when we speak of the 'public intellectual,'" said Gene R. Nichol, president of the College of William and Mary. "His belief in the promise of American democracy - and his efforts to ensure that it is fulfilled - make him a perfect Andrews Fellow. We're looking forward to welcoming him to William and Mary."

Chuck Hagel
Hagel's insights inform government class

As Larry Evans, professor of government, waited for Sen. Chuck Hagel (R. -Neb.) to address his legislative process class last Friday, he was told the senator would speak for no more than 15 minutes. Once in class, however, a relaxed Hagel "talked politics" for more than an hour.

Ivanova seeks environmental leadership

Maria Ivanova, assistant professor of government at the College, calls for bold leadership among governments regarding the environment.