Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.edu W&M launches Bray School Lab to research legacy of 18th-century school for free and enslaved childrenhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-launches-bray-school-lab-to-research-legacy-of-18th-century-school-for-free-and-enslaved-children.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/bray_gift200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Exterior of a small white building" /></div> Gift from Steven W. Kohlhagen ’69 and Gale Gibson Kohlhagen ’69 jumpstarts lab’s research effortThu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M’s Omohundro Institute partners with pre-eminent digital humanities projects aimed at recovering histories of slavery and enslaved peoplehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wms-omohundro-institute-partners-with-pre-eminent-digital-humanities-projects-aimed-at-recovering-histories-of-slavery-and-enslaved-people.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/oi_enslaved_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Enslaved Black people load casks of sugar onto boats which are loaded onto small ships." /></div> The Omohundro Institute at William & Mary has joined a multi-institutional partnership to document the lives of individuals who either were enslaved, owned slaves, were connected to the slave trade, and/or worked to emancipate individuals and families held in bondage.Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration set for June 19 https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wms-inaugural-juneteenth-celebration-set-for-june-19.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/juneteenth-logo-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A graphic with red, black and yellow designs and a round logo in the middle that says Juneteenth William & Mary" /></div> William & Mary is celebrating Juneteenth for the first time on June 19 with a virtual event featuring performances, remarks from community leaders and more. The event is part of a community-wide celebration of the holiday, which marks the day on which news about the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas.Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400On the Record: W&M alumni break news from the Wren to the White Househttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/on-the-record-wm-alumni-break-news-from-the-wren-to-the-white-house.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/otr_200.png" width="100px" alt="Jen Psaki stands at the lecturn of the White House briefing room" /></div> Flanked by traffic and street art on the north end of Lafayette Square in Washington, Weijia Jiang ’05 makes her morning trek through the labyrinth required to enter the White House.Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400Hollywood connection: W&M alumni promote diversity in the entertainment industryhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/hollywood-connection-wm-alumni-promote-diversity-in-the-entertainment-industry.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/cord_200.png" width="100px" alt="Portrait photograph of Cord Jefferson" /></div> Phillip Sun ’04 and Cord Jefferson ’04 are promoting diversity through their platforms in the entertainment industry. Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400Two appointed, two reappointed to William & Mary Board of Visitorshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/two-appointed,-two-reappointed-to-wm-board-of-visitors.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/bov-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A composite photo of Ardine Williams, John Rathbone, Barbara Johnson and Lincoln Saunders" /></div> Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today appointed two new members to William & Mary’s Board of Visitors: John Rathbone and Ardine Williams. The governor also reappointed Barbara L. Johnson J.D. '84, currently serving as secretary of the board, and J. E. Lincoln Saunders '06 to second terms.Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M students awarded doctoral fellowships aimed at fostering diversity in academiahttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-students-awarded-doctoral-fellowships-aimed-at-fostering-diversity-in-academia.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/sreb1_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Portrait photograph of Charris Gabaldon " /></div> Four W&M students were recently awarded fellowships from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), a program aimed at increasing diversity among college and university faculty.Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400Honorary alumni: Valerie Foradas and Michael Halleran join the W&M alumni familyhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/honorary-alumni-valerie-foradas-and-michael-halleran-join-the-wm-alumni-family.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/honorary_alumni_200.png" width="100px" alt="Portrait photograph of Valerie Foradas" /></div> This year, two extraordinary individuals have been nominated by their peers and selected by the W&M Association Board of Directors to be inducted as honorary alumni. Tue, 08 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400Five from W&M selected as 2021 Governor’s Fellowshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/five-from-wm-selected-as-2021-governors-fellows.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/va-capitol-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="The Virginia State Capitol Building" /></div> Five William & Mary alumni have been selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program June 1-July 31, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced recently.Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400Global innovation challenge expands in scope and embarks on a new research mission https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/global-innovation-challenge-expands-in-scope-and-embarks-on-a-new-research-mission.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/globalinno200.jpg" width="100px" alt="masked students work on laptops" /></div> Organizers of the Global Innovation Challenge at William & Mary (WMGIC) drew on the lessons from last year’s pandemic pivot to online format to put together an even larger WMGIC V for 2021.Mon, 07 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400‘We will remember’: Work begins on W&M’s memorial to the enslavedhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/we-will-remember-work-begins-on-wms-memorial-to-the-enslaved.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/hearth_thumb222.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jody Allen stands at a podium outdoors" /></div> Titled “Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved,” the brick structure will resemble a fireplace and will feature the names of people who are known to have been enslaved by the university.Thu, 03 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M Tennis to see big boost from 'All In' campaignhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-tennis-to-see-big-boost-from-all-in-campaign.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/all-in-thumb1.jpg" width="100px" alt="A graphic that shows two people in the background and the words All in for Tribe Tennis" /></div> Plans include all new courts, elevated seating platforms, new bleachers along Brooks Street and the installation of a scoreboard, among other enhancements. Thu, 03 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400The next generation: Former students join W&M professor as Wilson China Fellowshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/the-next-generation-former-students-join-wm-professor-as-wilson-china-fellows.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/wilson-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Emily Wilcox and Emily Matson posed" /></div> Associate professor Emily Wilcox and W&M alumni Emily Matson ’12 and Austin Strange ’12 receive prestigious fellowships supporting the next generation of American scholarship on China. Tue, 01 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0400Lasisi is going to Dumbarton Oaks, to research the ‘Landscape of Power’ of Ijebu-Odehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/lasisi-is-going-to-dumbarton-oaks,-to-research-the-landscapes-of-power-of-ijebu-ode.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/content/lasisi_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Portrait photograph of Olanrewaju Lasisi " /></div> The royal palace at Ijebu-Ode was the center of economic, political and ritual life in the great Ijebu kingdom for a millennium, maybe more.Wed, 26 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400Using a CAREER Award to take a long-term look at our atmosphere’s chemistry https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/using-a-career-award-to-take-a-long-term-look-at-our-atmospheres-chemistry.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/obrien_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Rachel O’Brien sits at a desk in her chemistry lab" /></div> It took a pandemic for the world to understand the importance of something Rachel O’Brien has been researching for the better part of two decades. Tue, 25 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400Prepared for anything: W&M’s Class of 2021 celebrates unique Commencement weekend after a year like no otherhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/prepared-for-anything-wms-class-of-2021-celebrates-unique-commencement-weekend-after-a-year-like-no-other.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/banner-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A green banner that says William & Mary 2021 hangs from a balcony" /></div> With multiple ceremonies, graduates sitting six feet apart and other health protocols in place due to COVID-19, William & Mary’s 2021 Commencement weekend was like none other in many ways.Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M to celebrate 2021 graduates with 6 ceremonies in 3 days https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-to-celebrate-2021-graduates-with-6-ceremonies-in-3-days.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/prep_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person rigs up audio and video lines inside Zable Stadium" /></div> William & Mary will mark the end of the 2020-21 academic year with a celebration unlike any in its 328-year history. Thu, 20 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M looks to carry lessons gained this year into the futurehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-looks-to-carry-lessons-gained-this-year-into-the-future.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/karconvo-thumb.png" width="100px" alt="President Rowe and panelists speaking" /></div> President Katherine A. Rowe’s latest Community Conversation examines the university’s course in a post-pandemic worldWed, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M announces spring, summer 2021 Green Fee awardshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-announces-spring,-summer-2021-green-fee-awards.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/bees-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person in a bee keeper's suit stands near a hive" /></div> With the promotion of sustainable practices at the forefront of these grants, the Committee on Sustainability members approved a total of $35,712 to be spent across a broad spectrum or projects, from academia and research, to operations that advance sustainability on campus. Wed, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 -04002021 grad headed for D.C. and an elite foreign policy fellowshiphttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/2021-grad-headed-for-d.c.-and-an-elite-foreign-policy-fellowship.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/duckworth-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Caroline Duckworth" /></div> William & Mary senior Caroline Duckworth ’21 is among a group of 12 students from across the country to be selected for a 2021-2022 fellowship with the James C. Gaither Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), a foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C.Tue, 18 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400