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Providing hope to soldiers and veterans

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business announced a $1 million commitment from Dan Akerson and his late wife, Karin Akerson, to create a scholarship for students who are active duty or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces enrolled in the business school.

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New curriculum, initiatives modernize GSWS at W&M

What traditionally was known as women’s studies has changed and evolved, leading William & Mary’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program to do the same.

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Coastal Policy Conference highlights collaboration

If there was one underlying current to William & Mary Law School’s sixth annual Virginia Coastal Policy Center Conference on “Building a Resilient Virginia,” it was collaboration.

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W&M professors, students climb aboard history

Visiting Professor of English Kevin Kritsch and Professor Suzanne Hagedorn of Medieval and Renaissance studies accompanied students to Norfolk to see the world’s largest Viking sailing ship built in modern times. The excursion lent rarely available texture to their studies.

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Supporting deeper learning practices in Lancaster County

A new partnership between Lancaster County Schools and William & Mary’s Center for Innovation in Learning Design will help teachers and administrators re-imagine their curriculum, incorporate project-based learning and inspire deeper learning

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Unraveling another secret of spider silk — it’s a cable!

A strand of spider silk is five times stronger than a steel cable of the same weight, said Hannes Schniepp of the Department of Applied Science at William & Mary. His lab has been unraveling the secrets behind the strength of the brown recluse spider.

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Women in CS: Taking the 'brogrammer' out of the algorithm

Today, women earn just 22 percent of computer science degrees, a number that has remained stagnant for the past decade. At William & Mary, there has been a different story. Women are earning computer science degrees at rates well above the national average.

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AidData contributes to good news for rare birds

New research evaluating World Bank development projects, including those that pose the most environmental risks, finds no harm to important bird and biodiversity habitats.