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Plastic debris on a remote Gulf of Alaska beach
'Grand Challenge' review stresses global impact of microplastics

Professor Rob Hale of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science is lead author of a new “Grand Challenges” paper commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest association of Earth and space scientists with more than 60,000 members in 137 countries.

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Chief Cheesebro to lead VACLEA

William & Mary Police Chief Deborah Cheesebro elected president of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

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Remembering Millie West

Millie West had a significant impact on influence on W&M athletics.

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W&M post player reveling in final basketball season

After transferring to William & Mary, Andy Van Vliet ’20 is playing a key role on a team in title contention making a stretch run to post-season play for the first time in his college basketball career.

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William & Mary to host area’s first Juneteenth celebration

William & Mary is partnering with the York-James City-Williamsburg NAACP, the City of Williamsburg and others to host the area’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

A MERS coronavirus shows its namesake crown-like structure under the microscope.
A coronavirus Q&A with a virologist

Kurt Williamson is a virologist, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Biology who specializes in the study of viruses. He offers some scientific context for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

A diver writes on a notebook underwater above a field of seagrass
Research reveals unique reproductive trait for seagrass

A joint Australian-U.S. team reveals that one group of seagrasses, Australian species of the genus Posidonia, has evolved yet another remarkable adaptation for ocean survival: a winged seed whose shape harnesses the force of underwater currents to hold it on the seafloor for rooting.

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Making a HEART-felt impact

The newly established Health Emergency and Resources for the Tribe — or HEART — Fund provides vital funds that serve students in meaningful and transformative ways.