Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduVIMS earns grant to improve coastal resilience by studying duneshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/vims-earns-grant-to-improve-coastal-resilience-by-studying-dunes.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/dune-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A sand dune on a beach" /></div> A team co-led by Associate Professor Christopher Hein of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has won a three-year, $687,850 federal grant to study how natural and constructed dunes respond when impacted by coastal storms and rising seas.Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400A squad of volunteers musters to rid Crim Dell of the silent green invasion of stilt grasshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/a-squad-of-volunteers-musters-to-rid-crim-dell-of-the-silent-green-invasion-of-stilt-grass.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/stiltgrass200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Martha Case holds a piece of stiltgrass" /></div> A group of volunteers joined forces to clear out the Japanese stilt grass from William & Mary’s Crim Dell. It’s part of a continuing effort to rid Crim Dell of invasive plants and return native species of vegetation to the university landmark. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Procurement receives award for excellencehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/procurement-receives-award-for-excellence.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/prourement-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Members of Procurement Services pose for a photo together in the Great Hall" /></div> William & Mary’s Procurement Services department recently received the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute.Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Jane Austen fans visit William & Maryhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/jane-austen-fans-visit-william-mary.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/jane-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person dressed in period clothing looks at a book" /></div> More than three dozen women and men donning bonnets and top hats visited Swem Library last week in search of new insights into their favorite author, Jane Austen.Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400William & Mary Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on campus Oct. 17-20https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/william-mary-homecoming-reunion-weekend-on-campus-oct.-17-20.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/homecoming-2018-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person in a green W&M sweater waves a pompom in a parade" /></div> The entire William & Mary and local community are invited to participate in a wide variety of events, including the annual Homecoming Parade, which will take place Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m.Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400W&M unifies diversity and inclusion initiativeshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-unifies-diversity-and-inclusion-initiatives.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/_generics/classroom-and-lab/outdoorclass_thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Seated students in an outdoor location on campus with tall trees in the foreground" /></div> William & Mary is taking a university-wide approach to diversity and inclusion following task force reports by each of its five schools: Arts & Sciences, the W&M School of Education, W&M Law School, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400W&M students teach youngsters about food justice, farmworkers’ rightshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-students-teach-youngsters-about-food-justice,-farmworkers-rights.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/foodjustice-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Elizabeth Snyder, Caitlen Macias Hentze, Helen Tariku" /></div> William & Mary sociology students are starting the third year of developing and implementing lessons for an after-school club at nearby Matthew Whaley Elementary School.Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Family Weekend: Bringing one home to anotherhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/family-weekend-bringing-one-home-to-another.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/fam-wknd-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Green buttons with W&M Family Weekend 2019 printed on them" /></div> From Oct. 4-6, William & Mary held its annual Family Weekend, in which students’ parents, siblings and other relatives were invited to witness and participate in student life at the university. Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Why is impeachment in the Constitution? https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/why-is-impeachment-in-the-constitution.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/preamble200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Photograph of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution " /></div> With impeachment in the news, W&M News sat down with historian Karin Wulf to discuss the origin of the impeachment process outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Attendees review W&M vision, mission, values at strategic planning forumhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/attendees-review-wm-vision,-mission,-values-at-strategic-planning-forum.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/fallforum2-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person holding one of several papers on a tabletop" /></div> Committee members presented drafts of statements that will help shape William & Mary’s future, and attendees provided feedback on what they had heard, at an Oct. 1 strategic planning forum at the Sadler Center.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Board of Visitors hears early results of W&M perception surveyhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/board-of-visitors-hears-early-results-of-wm-perception-survey.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/study/study-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="William & Mary students welcome the freshman class with high-fives at the 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony." /></div> The W&M Board of Visitors heard preliminary results from a wide-ranging survey designed to gauge perceptions of the university.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400W&M team designs AI that spots security vulnerabilities in software https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-team-designs-ai-that-spots-security-vulnerabilities-in-software.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/ai_team_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Team of computer scientists stands in front of whiteboard" /></div> The key to developing secure technology for the future may hinge on making life a little easier for software engineers today. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400An archaeologist returns to Djibouti to survey 13th- to 19th- century siteshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/an-archaeologist-returns-to-djibouti-to-survey-13th--to-19th--century-sites.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/bassett-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Portrait photograph of Madeline Gunter Bassett " /></div> Madeline Gunter Bassett will use funding from a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to spend three months surveying and mapping archaeological sites in southeastern Djibouti.Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Law School Dean Dave Douglas to return to faculty in 2020https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/law-school-dean-dave-douglas-to-return-to-faculty-in-2020.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/dean_statues_thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Dave Douglas stands by a statue in front of the law school" /></div> Davison M. Douglas, dean of W&M Law School for more than 10 years, will step down from the position in July 2020 to return to the faculty.Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Morse to explore novel 'Black Beauty' in Tack Faculty Lecturehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/morse-to-explore-novel-black-beauty-in-tack-faculty-lecture.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/morsethumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Deborah Morse" /></div> English faculty member Deborah Morse will give fall Tack Lecture, “Liberating Black Beauty: A narrative on animal rights, gender, race and nation,” on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium. Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Empowered by summer research grant, W&M undergrad conducts study of York River terrapinshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/empowered-by-summer-research-grant,-abigail-belvin-20-leads-study-of-york-river-terrapins.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/terrapin_thumbnail.jpg" width="100px" alt="Someone holds a terrapin" /></div> With help from the Charles Center, a William & Mary student researcher spent the summer studying a little-known population of turtles on the York River. She will soon present her study at a symposium of conservation experts.Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0400Ferrão receives Fulbright Awardhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/ferrao-receives-fulbright-award.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/ferraothumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="R. Benedito Ferrão" /></div> R. Benedito Ferrão, an assistant professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India in the field of literature.Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400Political analyst Bill Kristol to serve as W&M's fall 2019 Andrews Fellowhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/political-analyst-bill-kristol-to-serve-as-wms-2019-andrews-fellow.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/billkristolthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Bill Kristol" /></div> Political commentator and former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle will be on campus Oct. 24-25 to meet with faculty, staff and students and to give a public lecture. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400A passion for dance and justicehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/a-passion-for-dance-and-justice.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/glenn-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Leah Glenn performs a dance move" /></div> When Leah Glenn first considered designing a study abroad program to Cape Town, she knew dance would be more than a physical activity to complement coursework.Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400W&M Board endorses six-year planhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-board-endorses-six-year-plan.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/banner-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A William & Mary banner hangs from a balcony" /></div> The William & Mary Board of Visitors on Friday unanimously endorsed the university’s six-year plan, which includes a modified tuition model beginning in fall 2020 that is designed to reduce the rate of growth in tuition, maintain predictability and simplify the planning process for Virginia families.Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400