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2020 virtual graduation

Watch our 2020 graduates as they parade across our virtual stage.

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Seven W&M alumni selected to receive Fulbright Scholarships

The seven alumni are among more than 2,100 U.S. citizens who received the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in 2020. The prestigious award provides students the funding they need to study, research and teach abroad.

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In a quiet world, research on noise and nesting bluebirds

Heather Kenny, a biology master’s student at William & Mary, has spent the past two years studying the parenting behavior of bluebirds. Specifically, she is working to understand how human-made noise influences nesting and productivity.

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Professor Chouin participates in Webinar on the the latest research into the Black Death

Gerard Chouin recently participated in a Webinar run by the Medieval Academy of America, entitled "The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of Covid-19." Gerard shared the virtual stage with other experts in the fields of bioarchaeology, genetics, climate history, literary studies, and art history.

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William & Mary board re-elects top two executive officers

William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Tuesday to re-elect John E. Littel P '22 as rector and William H. Payne II '01 as vice rector of the governing body of the university. Additionally, Barbara L. Johnson J.D. '84 was elected as secretary of the board.

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Congratulations Russian Studies Class of 2020!

Graduation looks different this spring semester. We may not be able to gather in person for commencement yet, but that doesn't diminish the great accomplishments of our graduates. The faculty and staff from the College of William & Mary are sending their congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2020.

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W&M to celebrate 2020 graduates with virtual conferral ceremony

On May 16, William & Mary will mark the day that was previously reserved for this year’s Commencement exercises with its first-ever virtual conferral ceremony. The university plans to celebrate 2020 graduates in-person in the fall.

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W&M announces SAT, ACT test-optional admission pilot

William & Mary will make standardized test scores optional for undergraduate applicants in the 2020-2021 admission cycle under a new three-year pilot program that responds immediately to difficulties high school students are facing in scheduling the standardized tests.

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W&M announces 2020 spring Green Fee projects

The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability has announced the spring 2020 Green Fee awards, which will be awarded to seven campus projects.

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W&M alumnus on a mission of Comfort

Having completed a month-long mission of helping New York City hospitals that were overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, the USNS Comfort has sailed back to Virginia with about 600 doctors, nurses and other crew members, including Dr. A. Scott Morris ’10, a lieutenant in the Navy’s Medical Corps and an alumnus of William & Mary.

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W&M takes a ‘one team’ approach to career development

At a time when more than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, William & Mary’s career development leaders are collaborating to share information and leverage resources across different departments and schools.

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Anthropology Master's Degree Student Caroline Watson Published

Congratulations to our graduate student Caroline Watson, who recently co-authored an article in American Antiquity on socio-economic interactions of Piedmont Village Tradition communities in Southeastern North America.

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ACTR Essay Contest

Four of our Russian students received honorary mentions for ACTR Essay Contest!!!

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AMES hosts Open House

AMES HOSTS OPEN HOUSE, MARCH 2, 2020 TO CELEBRATE THE NEW AMES/APIA LIBRARY