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2008 News Stories

Yule Log
W&M community gathers 'round the Yule Log

Hundreds of students, faculty and community members braved the cold to participate in the annual Yule Log Ceremony held Dec. 13.

Dig this: WMCAR is 20

William & Mary's Center for Archaeological Research celebrates 20 years of work, opens a new lab and produces an index of projects.

Plumeri recipients represent a distinguished list

It's an impressive list - one that includes 20 individuals who are among the best and brightest faculty at the College of William and Mary. Now, they are also the inaugural recipients of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.

Economy minefield for small business

Assistant professor of business Vladimir Atanasov gave area businesspersons a primer on the current economy during a seminar Dec. 9.

W&M student votes in Electoral College

Second year law student, Christia Rey, represented Virginia's first congressional district in the state's Electoral College Dec. 15.

New professorship honors conservationist

The College of William and Mary has established an endowed professorship in honor of a legendary bird conservationist who remains active even in retirement.

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VIMS hosts oil and gas workshop

VIMS hosts workshop to determine research needs for development of oil and gas resources off Virginia cost.

W&M BOV launches blog

The College of William and Mary's Board of Visitors have launched a revamped Web site complete with a blog, audio clips and PowerPoint presentations from their regular meetings.

Preston named to Fulbright Distinguished Chair

A music professor at the College of William and Mary has been named the Walt Whitman Distinguished Chair of American Culture by the Fulbright Center of the Netherlands. Katherine K. Preston, the David N. and Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, will spend the spring 2009 semester at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

W&M celebrates future Cohen Career Center

With the flicks of the shovels and a series of congratulatory handshakes, William & Mary broke ground on the Cohen Career Center.

Romer ('81) to serve as key Obama advisor

Christina Romer ('81), who received her undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary, was named Nov. 24, 2008 as President-elect Obama's new director of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Cultural dining and stories of home

As many members of the William and Mary community anticipated traditional holiday feasts, nearly 40 students dined on miso soup, potato salads and tiramisu.

Music students learn from the masters

Students and faculty members in William and Mary's Department of Music have recently been treated to the time and talents of world-renowned violinist Charles Castleman.

Nine Tribe football players earn All-CAA honors

After turning in a solid 7-4 campaign that featured a 5-3 mark in the ultra-competitive Colonial Athletics Association, nine Tribe football players have been selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association teams, capping off an outstanding season for the College.

Students invited to participate in Charter Day art competition

Students at William and Mary are once again invited to submit their artwork for the 2009 Charter Day contest. The winner will see his or her artwork on the cover of the Charter Day programs, as well as have the original piece bought by the President's Art Collection.

Senior isn't letting any parades pass her by

Senior Jessica Boysen is the College's 2008 intern to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. An opportunity courtesy of 1982 graduate Bill Schermerhorn.

Ribbon cut on Integrated Science Center

With a few snips, a small group of scientists and leaders at William and Mary cut through a gold ribbon at the Integrated Science Center Thursday night, beginning a new era of research at the College.

New aerial census logs thousands of waterbirds

Biologists complete a new aerial bird census of the Panama coastline. They logged more than 490,000 waterbirds—many of them familiar migrants.

Registrar's office ventures into cyberland

The university registrar's office was recognized in the trade publication "Successful Registrar" for its use of Facebook and instructional video.

Model U.N.
Model U.N. conference brings 1,200 to W&M

More than 1,200 high school students from across the nation converged on William and Mary over the weekend for the 22nd Annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference.

AIDS Tanzania: W&M outreach in service

AIDS Tanzania, a student-founded and student-run international service organization at William & Mary, is bringing its message home.

'Dancing with the W&M Stars' delights

Hopkins was one of seven contestants competing in the first "Dancing with the Stars of William and Mary" charity fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The event, organized by the Ballroom Dancing Club, offered the grand prize winner a portion of the money raised through ticket sales to donate to the charity of their choice.

Talking service: Dunne and Oller

William and Mary service leaders Meghan Dunne and Devin Oller agree there is something special about the culture of service at William and Mary.

W&M institute issues Iraq task force report

The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations issued an independent task force report on the Ministry of Interior in Iraq Nov. 14.

W&M featured on PBS special on Queen's visit

The College of William and Mary was featured in primetime as part of a documentary on PBS regarding the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the United States.

Information Technology receives two awards

The College of William and Mary's Information Technology recently received two awards from Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group for University and College Computing Services.

SOE and T/TAC host inclusive education symposium

More than 400 general and special education teachers and administrators from across the Commonwealth recently converged upon the Williamsburg Marriott to participate in the 19th Annual Symposium on Professional Collaboration and Inclusive Education.

Aint Nothin but a Man
W&M professor's first children's book wins award

Legum Professor of History Scott Nelson's childrens book, "Ain't Nothin but a Man" was recognized in October by the American Folklore Society's (AFS) 2008 Aesop Award.

McCarthy: 21st-century Swem

The Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary no longer is constrained by traditional conceptions.

Tribe football on a roll

After extending its winning streak to five games with a 38-17 victory against Northeastern last weekend, the William & Mary football team continued to move up in the national polls. The Tribe is ranked 12th in the latest Sports Network FCS Poll and 15th in the FCS Coaches Poll. Last week, the Tribe was ranked 14th in the Sports Network Poll and 16th in the Coaches Poll.

College recognizes Veterans Day

The College of William and Mary recognized Veterans Day with a variety of events and observances this week, including the tolling of the Wren Bell today.

Graves named to leading fisheries advisory panel

John Graves, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has been named to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce.

George Srour
Space to dream: Alumni choose vocations of service

George Srour ('05), who visited his alma mater recently, is just one of several recent William and Mary alumni who have gone on to create their own nonprofit and service organizations.

Hoplamazian finds niche in law

Marin Hoplamazian (09)received a $2,500 research scholarship from the Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association to study victim-offender mediation programs in the state.

William & Mary thanks alumni for successful Homecoming

Homecoming weekend Oct. 23-26 was a success at every measure, said Karen Cottrell, executive vice president for the William and Mary Alumni Association. Thousands of alumni returned to Williamsburg to visit with old and new friends and attended a full lineup of events.

Stewart plugs W&M on 'The Daily Show'

For the second time this school year, William and Mary was recognized before a national audience watching Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Manos: The research imperative at W&M

The vice provost for research at the College discusses his vision for research, the academic progression of students and the fact that "there are no excuses in the big leagues."

Tribe football moves up in national polls

After extending its winning streak to four games with a 34-14 victory at Towson last weekend, the William and Mary football team continued to move up in the national polls. The Tribe is ranked 14th in the latest Sports Network FCS Poll and 16th in the FCS Coaches Poll. Last week, the Tribe was ranked 16th in the Sports Network Poll and 19th in the Coaches Poll.

Student enthusiasm buoys voter registration numbers

Buoyed by that local enthusiasm -- and registration of William and Mary students -- Williamsburg has the highest percentage of new registered voters in Virginia this year, according to recent report by the State Board of Elections.

W&M Law students to man Election Day VOTEline

W&M Law Students will operate a voter assistance hotline on Election Day aimed at responding to difficulties students and community members face at the polls. This non-partisan hotline will be operated by student members of the school's Election Law Society (ELS).

W&M ranked a best value by Kiplinger's

The College of William and Mary remains one of the country's best values in public colleges, according to the latest ranking by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. In its annual report, William & Mary ranks fifth among the magazine’s top 100 public universities that combine "outstanding economic value with top-notch education."

Budget Forum
Reveley holds campus forum on state budget reductions

William and Mary President W. Taylor Reveley III and Vice President for Finance Sam Jones hosted a campus forum Wednesday on pending reductions in state budget dollars. More than 150 faculty, staff and students attended the forum at the College's Sadler Center.

Ranger Challenge
W&M's ROTC conquers Ranger Challenge

Ten cadets from the William and Mary's ROTC program recently competed in the 2008 4th Brigade, Eastern Region Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Pickett, Va., between Oct. 24 and 26.

CVC seeks to 'give hope'

Faculty and staff members at the College of William and Mary are being asked to open their hearts - and their wallets - to help people in need through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. The annual fundraising campaign, which is held among state employees, began Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 15.

DANCEVENT: 'A full spectrum of possibility'

William & Mary professors not only developed and choreographed the pieces in the upcoming Dancevent program, but they also perform in them alongside members of Orchesis and guest performers.

Alumni take part in academic symposium

The Alumni Association hosted an academic symposium at the Sadler Center on Oct. 24, including a session that examined the College's traditions and another that featured senior administrators briefing alumni on the College's current and future goals.

Homecoming 2008: 'A link among the days'

Thousands of William and Mary alumni and students gathered in Williamsburg between Oct. 23 and 26 for the College's annual Homecoming weekend.

Reunion classes give back

During Homecoming 2008, which takes place Oct. 23-26, nine classes from 1963 to 2003 will gather on campus for their class reunions. The Class of 1959 will return in spring 2009 in celebration of their 50th Reunion. In addition to reconnecting with classmates, the reunion classes pull together for another reason: making a difference for the College.

UCAB receives national award

The College of William and Mary's University Center Activities Board (UCAB) recently beat out over 50 other schools to win the Board of Excellence award at the National Association for Campus Activities South Conference.

W&M homecoming has something for all

After last year's incredible success, all alumni from the College of William and Mary are invited to participate in the second annual Saturday Night Bash -- the crown jewel event of Homecoming Weekend 2008.

The passing of a VIMS icon

During his 50-year career, Dr. William Hargis served VIMS as director, graduate dean, research scientist, mentor and friend.

After free will: A crisis of human identity?

Paul Davies, associate professor of philosophy, suggests that advances in neuroscience and psychology call into question the existence of free will.

Thomas Pickering
Reves Center to host fifth annual Global Forum

The Wendy & Emery Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary will host a Global Forum Nov. 9, 2008 at the Williamsburg Lodge. The featured speaker will be Ambassador (ret.) Thomas R. Pickering who will address "The Next President: Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities." Tickets are required.

Tribe's student-athlete grad rates among top in nation

The College of William and Mary athletics department again ranked among the national leaders in graduating student-athletes, with 12 teams graduating 100% of their participants who enrolled between 1998 and 2001.

W&M experts cast light on financial crisis

The current financial crisis gripping the United States and other nations will be severe but not reach proportions of the Great Depression, according to faculty experts at the College.

W&M students 'Make a Difference'

Students at William and Mary are serving the community in increasingly greater numbers. On Oct. 18, they will again prove that trend by participating in the annual Make a Difference Day.

Financial forum available via webcast

A panel discussion by W&M faculty on the fiscal crisis will be broadcast live via web stream at on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.

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Families experience life at W&M

Family Weekend, held Oct. 3-5, opened with the President's Welcome Reception in the Wren Yard. The event boasted food, drinks and dozens of families that ducked in and out of the Wren building and the President's House for tours.

Sam Sadler
Sadlers to officiate homecoming parade

This year's Homecoming will be different for Sam Sadler ('64, M.Ed. '71) and Mary Liz Smith Sadler ('65). This trip down Duke of Gloucester Street will be one perhaps of relaxation, remembrance and revelry for Sam, because for the first time in 41 years, he won't be calling the shots. On June 30, Sam retired from the place he has worked for and loved for so long.

Dick Ash
William and Mary to host forum on U.S. economic crisis

The College of William and Mary will host a forum, "Understanding the Current Financial: A Panel Discussion by William and Mary Faculty," Oct. 15, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the auditorium in the William and Mary Office of Admission.

Raft left empty in annual debate

The Devil's Advocate was named the winner of this year's Raft Debate, which challenged respresentatives from humanities, social sciences, and natural and computational sciences to defend their respective disciplines.

Employees hear presentation on new HR system

William and Mary employees gave robust applause to several aspects of the College's new University Human Resources System during an opening presentation on the program.

Seven Society plaque
Secret society donates Sadler plaque

The Seven Sociey, Order of the Crown and Dagger, recently placed a plaque in the Sadler Center to recognize the College's former vice president for student affairs.

Raft Debate 2007
Professors gear up for Raft Debate

Three William and Mary professors are getting ready to duke it out in a battle of words, wits and cheap tricks during the annual Raft Debate, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Sadler Center.

College's green grades improving

The College continues to be recognized for progress in the area of environmental sustainability.

Diversity redefined

A new video shows prospective students how diverse life can be at the College of William and Mary.

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W&M fills 'Today' crowd with green and gold

Hundreds of William and Mary students, faculty, staff and alumni took to the Duke of Gloucester Street this morning to show their Tribe Pride on NBC's "Today" show.

W&M provost to retire in summer 2009

Provost P. Geoffrey Feiss will retire at the end of June 2009 after serving William and Mary as a senior administrator for more than a decade.

PLAID guys
PLAID receives nearly $2 million in funding

PLAID, an interdisciplinary program at the College of William and Mary, will receive nearly $2 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Gupta recounts papal meeting

Ravi Gupta, professor of religious studies at the College, thought it was a prank when he was first asked to meet the Pope.

Waiting for the hadrons to collide

William and Mary's theoretical physicists are anticipating the arrival of data that just may prove them wrong.

Cambodian encounters: Helping the recovery

When marketing professor Don Rahtz returned to Cambodia with three students this summer, the objectives were personal.

Meghan Dunne
Dunne receives service award

Meghan Dunne ('09) received a 2008 President's Award for Service to the Community.

W&M remembers 9/11

The College of William and Mary marked the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks today in a variety of ways.

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Taylor receives award for service

Professor Dennis Taylor was recently awarded with one of the 2008 President's Awards for Service to the Community.

NSU's Spartan Legion to perform Sept. 20

The award-winning marching band from Norfolk State University will perform during halftime ceremonies when the Tribe hosts the Spartans on Sept. 20.

Winnie the whimbrel: RIP

Winnie, the record-setting shorebird that surprised researchers with her long-distance flights, is down.

Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch to kick off Lively Arts Series

Acclaimed composer and pops artist Marvin Hamlisch will kick off William and Mary's Lively Arts Series with a performance on Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. in Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

Reveley takes the helm at W&M

W. Taylor Reveley was sworn in as the 27th president of the College of William and Mary during a ceremony in the Wren Building.

Bruce Bracken
Bracken named Charter Fellow by AERA

Bruce Bracken, a school psychologist and professor of educational foundations at the College of William and Mary, was recently awarded charter fellow status by the American Educational Research Association.

Nelson and Springsteen
Springsteen and Nelson: Joined by John Henry

When associate professor of history Scott Nelson met rock star Bruce Springsteen backstage prior to a concert, their conversation reflected a chat between history buffs.

Symphony concert moved to PBK Hall

The Virginia Symphony concert scheduled for tonight has been moved to Phi Beta Kappa Hall due to the weather.

Kaine With Stewart
Kaine cites W&M on The Daily Show

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine asked Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, to recall his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, during a national telecast of the comedy show.

Students 'SHOW' their commitment to service

About 200 students spent Aug. 26 conducting service projects throughout the area as a part of the second annual Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day.

Ginger Ambler
Ambler ready to connect with students

Ginger Ambler is gearing up to welcome W&M's students back to campus much like she has every other August for the last 17 years. But this time, she'll be doing it all with a new title.

NATO/WM Interns
NATO/W&M: A unique internship opportunity

The William and Mary internship at U.S. headquarters in Brussels for NATO is a unique opportunity for undergraduates at a unique time in history, according to Mitchell Reiss.

Freshman Move-In Day 2008
W&M freshmen move in

Plastic storage boxes, mirrors, TVs and bicycles covered the grounds as the incoming class of freshmen prepared to occupy their dorms at William and Mary.

Kaine at the ISC
Gov. Kaine tours College's ISC

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine visited the Integrated Science Center at the College of William and Mary as part of his Cabinet Community Day.

Victoria Ryan
Eleven alumni receive Fulbrights

Eleven recent graduates of the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. student or Austrian government scholarships.

Bruce Bracken
Bracken receives APA's senior scientist award

Bruce Bracken, a school psychologist and professor of educational foundations at the College, has been recognized by the American Psychological Association.

Dead zones
VIMS: "Dead zones" continue to spread

A global study led by Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William and Mary shows the number of dead zones in the ocean have increased by a third since 1995.

Richard Brown
Two W&M alums appointed to state finance posts

Two William and Mary alumni will play prominent roles in the Commonwealth of Virginia's finance and budget process, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has announced.

Hands holding vials
LiveScience showcases W&M photochemist

A story featuring a William and Mary chemist's work with highly colored molecules has been featured on the LiveScience web site, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation.

Taylor Reveley
Reveley to chair First Night

William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley III will chair the Williamsburg First Night 2009 celebration.

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Governor announces new W&M BOV members

Governor Timothy M. Kaine has announced that Colin G. Campbell, Timothy P. Dunn and Robert E. Scott will serve as members of William and Mary's Board of Visitors.

College's First Website
College launches redesigned Web site

William and Mary launched its new Web site on July 31, 2008. Users will be treated to more photography, easier navigation and an overall friendlier experience.

Chris Ladnier
Ladnier's double duty

Chris Ladnier, a mainstay in the Office of Student Affairs, serves part-time with the campus Police Department.

Swem Library
Swem Library ranked among nation's best

The College of William and Mary's libraries are among the best in the country, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review.

Early Music Ensemble CD
EME records first CD

The Early Music Ensemble, which performs medieval, renaissance and baroque music, released its first CD.

Professor links incarcerated parents, families

The families are welcomed like a deluge in drought. Giggling children are showered in kisses, and wide-eyed babies admired and snuggled. While the moment is exhilarating, the reunions are bittersweet.

Roshan Patel with Maasai children
Patel among the Maasai

Roshan Patel may not be the king of beasts, but he seems to have found his place in the circle of life.

Students make ice cream in the lab
Summer treat: Lab-made ice cream

A summer tradition in the chemistry department at the College involves making laboratory ice cream.

Service volunteers
2007-08: The year in service at W&M

The spirit of service at the College of William and Mary continued to thrive during the 2007-2008 academic year as students engaged in a variety of service projects around the world.

Thomasine Lewis: A life calling

Thomasine Lewis was honored for her 45 years at the College during Employee Appreciation Day 2008.

The eagle trappers: Aberdeen Proving Grounds is a busy place

Since 1918, U.S. armed forces have used the 114-square-mile facility for testing new equipment and ordnance from helmets to tanks. In recent years, the nation's armed forces have had to share the facility with a growing population of the nation's bird.

Bolger overcomes dyslexia, earns 11 graduate degrees

When Ben Bolger was in elementary school, a teacher took his mother aside and confessed she didn't think he'd succeed in academics. "She said, 'To be honest we're really not that confident that Ben's ever going be able to complete high school, much less college. We don't have high hopes for him,'" said Bolger. Now, less than three decades later, Bolger has proven that prediction more than a little wrong.

Commencement 2008: Walk and talk

Video feature highlighting graduating seniors in the hours before commencement as they reflected on their William and Mary experiences.

O'Connor urges law graduates to protect judicial independence

College of William and Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O'Connor exhorted graduates of the law school to enter their profession with pragmatism and with a strong sense of ethics and to do their part in the protection of American judicial independence.

Rastogi receives Jefferson Prize

Ashwin Rastogi, a math/physics major from Fairfax, Va., was named the recipient of the College of William and Mary's 2008 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.

Prokhorov gets Jefferson Teaching Award

Professor Alexander Prokhorov was recognized for his passion of teaching and devotion to his students with the 2008 Jefferson Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the 2008 Charter Day ceremony, Feb. 9, 2008.

Professors William Fisher, Harvey Langholtz, and J. Timmons Roberts
When scholars inform public policy

Three professors at the College of William and Mary (William Fisher, Harvey Langholtz and J. Timmons Roberts) discuss the intersection of scholarship and public policy.

Meier gets College's Duke Award

Tom Meier, senior electrical technician for the biology and psychology departments, has received the College's 2008 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.

The Museum is a Lab

So how do you put your best face forward when the audience is constantly changing?

James Armstrong
Choir CD to help fund summer trip

James Armstrong, director of the William and Mary choir, talks about the role of 'The Creation' CD in funding a summer trip.

College celebrates Sam Sadler

The College hosted a special day of celebration in honor of retiring vice president for student affairs Sam Sadler.

Mercury in river moves into terrestrial food chain

Songbirds feeding near the contaminated South River are showing high levels of mercury, even though they aren't eating food from the river itself, according to a paper published by William and Mary researchers in the journal Science.

Students converse about recent Hurricane Katrina service trip
Post-Katrina conversations

Members of Drew Stelljes' "U.S. Response to Katrina" service-learning class discussed the lessons from an on-site visit.

Alan Wallach
Wallach to Williams next semester

Alan Wallach, the College's Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and American Studies, discusses research at William and Mary.

College reflects upon another year of service

As the school year nears its end, William and Mary is looking back on its students' service efforts and celebrating the difference the College community is making both locally and abroad.

Campus, community donate hair for a cause

With a snip here and a snip there, a few ponytails eventually became a multi-colored mountain of hair as children, women and even a few men filed into a Williamsburg salon yesterday to give up their long locks for the sake of women who have lost their own.

Reveley meets with staff, faculty

The 315-year-old College of William and Mary can make the 21st century its best yet, but it must find better ways to support itself, W. Taylor Reveley III told faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon.

Reveley meets with staff, faculty

The 315-year-old College of William and Mary can make the 21st century its best yet, but it must find better ways to support itself, W. Taylor Reveley III told faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon.

Ceremony honors veterans and the fallen

Law student Jane Honeycutt remembers her fiance as the "best person ever." A person who felt compelled to do more after talking with a homeless Vietnam veteran. A person who thought it wasn't fair that he got to live in America and enjoy all of its freedoms if he didn't take on its responsibilities as well. A person who joined the Marine Corps to fulfill that calling and died fighting in Iraq.

Student choreographers put ideas in motion

Nearly a dozen students choreographed modern dance pieces for the upcoming performance of "An Evening of Dance," scheduled for 8 p.m. on March 20, 21 and 22 in Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

W&M hosts national service-learning forum

A group of College of William and Mary students and faculty members discussed the importance of incorporating learning into civic engagement during a national forum on the future of service-learning at the College's University Center March 10.

Gifted Ed center celebrates 20 years of impact

The College of William and Mary's Center for Gifted Education kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration last week with a conference that brought in more than 450 educators from around the country to discuss the latest research findings and best practices in field of gifted education.

Diversity at William and Mary examined, reaffirmed

The College of William and Mary's commitment to diversity was examined and reaffirmed, especially by two Board of Visitors' members, during a panel discussion in the University Center's Commonwealth Auditorium Thursday night.

Reveley meets with students

Newly named interim president Taylor Reveley hosted a campus forum for students.

Reveley steps up as interim W&M president

As he sat in his office Tuesday at the William and Mary Law School, Taylor Reveley certainly wasn’t expecting a busy day. The law school’s semester was well under way. Reveley’s schedule was light in the morning and he was planning to catch up on work. Then he got THE CALL. President Gene R. Nichol had resigned. Reveley was now the interim president of the nation’s second oldest college.

Holmes honored with Jefferson Award

David Holmes, the Walter G. Mason Professor of Religion at the College of William and Mary, received the institution's Thomas Jefferson Award during Charter Day 2008 ceremonies.

Chan receives Monroe Prize

Wendy Chan, a native of Old Bridge, N.J., was recently recognized by the College of William and Mary for her service work both locally and abroad in Honduras and Guatemala.

Musick honored for lifetime opus

Jack Musick, of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has been awarded the Commonwealth's Lifetime Achievement in Science award for his work on the ecology and conservation of marine fishes and sea turtles. The award was announced by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and Science Museum of Virginia Director Richard Conti.

BOV members spend day on campus

Members of the William and Mary Board of Visitors spent an entire day on campus Friday listening, learning and answering questions from students, faculty and staff regarding the recent resignation of President Gene R. Nichol and how the College community should move forward and heal together in the coming days and weeks.

Friedrichs receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

Carl Friedrichs, an oceanographer at the School of Marine Science/Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, received the Commonwealth's highest honor for professors in Richmond yesterday. William and Mary's interim president, W. Taylor Reveley III, joined Friedrichs as he received the award from Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in a presentation at the Jefferson Hotel.

Four get Alumni Medallion

In 1934, the William and Mary Alumni Association first recognized graduates of the College with the Alumni Medallion for their professional accomplishments, leadership, dedication to the community, and commitment to their alma mater. Nearly 74 years later, the Association will present four alumni with the medallion, the highest award the Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate.

James B. Comey ’82 to speak at William and Mary’s Charter Day

Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey, known for his prosecution of some of the nation’s highest-profile criminal cases, will be the keynote speaker at the College of William and Mary’s annual Charter Day Ceremony on Feb. 9, 2008.

Professor and Reves Center Director Laurie Koloski
Koloski: Toward 'Great, Public and Global'

Laurie Koloski, director of the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary, talks about the internationalization of the university.

Action vs. protest: Perkey defends her generation

Critics who charge that the current generation of college students has failed to engage the affairs of the nation miss the mark, according to William and Mary senior Angela Perkey.

W&M service-learning takes students further

Every day across the nation, college students deliver meals to the elderly, pick up trash along the highways, and build houses for complete strangers. Although the students can walk away from their experiences with broadened horizons and good feelings, they may not take away much real learning.

Front-line engagement: Reports from the DR

For the third time, members of the William and Mary community traveled to the Dominican Republic to offer medical services and to address long-term health-related concerns through research.