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W&M's One Tribe One Day is April 13

Next Tuesday, April 13, is One Tribe One Day — William & Mary’s eighth annual celebration of giving back and paying it forward.

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Q&A on Arab Spring 10 years after

Sharan Grewal is an assistant professor of government at William & Mary and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. His research examines democratization, religion, and civil-military relations in the Arab world, especially Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria.

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W&M strategic planning to put vision into action

Returning to a strategic planning process that was paused a year ago for COVID-19, William & Mary leadership outlined updates to the final phase of planning during a virtual community conversation Monday.

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W&M partners with CDC on mask usage study, results show campus is masking up

New data collected by student researchers show that 97% of William & Mary’s campus community is wearing masks in public spaces. The university is one of roughly 60 institutions partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct an eight-week mask observation study as part of the CDC’s Mask Adherence Surveillance at Colleges and Universities Project (MASCUP).

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One year under pandemic: Creativity, resiliency and community at W&M

One year ago today, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Over the past 12 months, the university and its community members faced unprecedented challenges, all while finding ways to support one another and the larger community.

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New research project examines internationalization at William & Mary

Faculty from the School of Education Higher Education Program have launched a research project to help advance understanding of the engagement of William & Mary faculty in internationalization efforts both on campus and abroad.

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W&M opens new Esports Training and Research Center

William & Mary’s Esports Training and Research Center will include a research lab and training facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaborations around gaming.

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Zvobgo on ICC Investigation

The ICC says it can investigate Israel’s alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu and Biden object.

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W&M’s working group on naming, renaming submits final report

William & Mary’s Working Group on the Principles of Naming and Renaming (PNR) this week presented its final report to President Katherine A. Rowe, who accepted it during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday in the Alumni House.

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A saison for teamwork

Drew Stephenson ’92 and Laura Papp ’18 combined forces to get Pleasure House Brewing through the pandemic.

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On the national stage: W&M alumni join Biden-Harris administration

William & Mary alumni have a long history of service at the highest levels of government — a legacy stretching from George Washington (who received his surveyor’s license at William & Mary in 1749) to our current Chancellor, Bob Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98, former Secretary of Defense.

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Service opportunities at W&M continue to grow

Adapting to pandemic conditions, William & Mary’s Office of Community Engagement has transformed its ongoing programs to continue reaching out and the Presidential Call to Service Council is spending this academic year exploring what service expansion could look like in the future.

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Mark D. Anderson Wins 2021 Sutlive Book Prize

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce Mark D. Anderson as the winner of the 2021 Vinson Sutlive Prize for his book From Boas to Black Power: Racism, Liberalism, and American Anthropology.

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Running milestone earns W&M professor audience with popular comedian

W&M Associate Professor of Government Marcus Holmes has run more than 8,000 miles since joining online physical training program Zwift in 2018, an accomplishment that opened an opportunity for him to chat with British comedian/actor Eddie Izzard during a recent virtual marathon.

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Michael A. Butler column: A tribute to George P. Shultz

George P. Shultz, who died on Feb. 6 at the age of 100, was a great man, a great patriot and a great U.S. secretary of state. He quite possibly was the most underrated secretary in our history.

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Mapping campus love stories

As fellows at W&M’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, Kira Holmes ’17 and Colleen Truskey ’17 showed the power of maps.

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In pandemic, W&M celebrates its birthday and the power of connections

As has become custom with birthdays in the pandemic, William & Mary celebrated its 328th on Thursday with a virtual version of its annual Charter Day ceremony. The tradition marks the day on which the university received its royal charter in 1693.

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Jamelah Jacob '21 receives Monroe Prize

Jamelah Jacob '21 has been awarded the 2021 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership, which goes to “a student who has demonstrated sustained leadership of an unusual quality, leadership combined with initiative, character and an unfailing commitment to leveraging the assets of the William & Mary community to address the needs of our society.”

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Meet the 2021 Alumni Medallion recipients

The Alumni Medallion is the highest award the Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate of William & Mary.

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Olivia Ding ’21 awarded Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy

Olivia Ding is the 2021 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The honor is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.

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Paying the price: How Williamsburg’s Black business sector died in the 20th century

Alexa Doiron, a writer at WYDaily, discusses in her article celebrating Black History Month the shift in the business landscape of the Williamsburg community during the 20th century when many Black-owned businesses were driven to close. She highlights the importance of preserving the historical documentation surrounding the events leading to their closure, through speaking with descendants of those who were there and on projects such as the Williamsburg Documentary Project and an American Studies undergraduate honors thesis.

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New Publication: Macromolecular Bioscience (2020)

In this article, the Schniepp Lab collaborated with Deakin University in Australia to characterize silver nanoparticles synthesized in situ on silkworm silk nanofibrils.

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Molly Swetnam-Burland wins national teaching award

Professor Swetnam-Burland has been awarded a 2020 Collegiate Teaching Award from the Society for Classical Studies, the most prestigious teaching award for college teachers of Classical Studies in the US.