The William and Mary men's basketball team's stellar start to the 2009-10 season added another impressive chapter on Wednesday night as the Tribe knocked off its second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the season, downing Maryland, 83-77, at the Comcast Center.
2009 News Stories
BBC America recently caught up with four members of William & Mary's Class of 2009 to see how they have fared in the job market during this tough economy.
The Recognizing Achievement in Leadership (RAIL) Outstanding Student Leader of the Month Award recipients for the Fall 2009 semester are: Tildi Sharp '10 (September), Virginia Newton '10 (October) and Jennifer Schindler '11 (November).
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Ann Rasmussen will be featured in a segment of the radio program "With Good Reason" about Christmas music. The segment began airing Dec. 19 and will continue to run through Dec. 24.
Drew Stelljes discusses his book "Service Learning and Community Engagement."
Research conducted by William & Mary undergraduate students has led to the recent release of formerly classified documents that shed new light on the impact of the detainment of one of Argentina's most famous political prisoners, Jacobo Timerman.
In the year and a half since she graduated from the College of William and Mary, Ashley Pinney '08 has not spent more than a few months at home at one time.
The William and Mary cross country teams swept both Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards in 2009, the Colonial Athletic Association announced Thursday.
Geologists at William & Mary bring state-of-the-art research techniques to examination of riparian buffers.
This past Saturday hundreds of students gathered in the cold December air that filled the Wren Courtyard just after sundown for what many described as the crown jewel of William & Mary traditions.
The Public Accounting Report's 2009 Annual Survey of Accounting Professors recognizes the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary as the number one ranked small school for both their undergraduate and Master of Accounting programs.
The College of William and Mary's School of Education has received a $1.31 million grant from the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Program to fund a project that will bring new U.S. history curriculum to middle schools around the nation.
Monday night, comedian Jon Stewart '84 had a little fun with his alma mater during the opening of "The Daily Show." The William & Mary alumnus reminded his Comedy Central audience that the nation's second oldest College has been searching for a new mascot.
CAA champion Wildcats come from behind to thwart W&M's bid to play for national championship
The City of Williamsburg and the College announced the formation of a working group to continue to strengthen the relationship between the Williamsburg and the college.
ESPN2's SportsNation featured discussion of W&M's mascot search finalists.
The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary hosted its third economic forum on Dec. 2.
One of William & Mary's most treasured holiday traditions will take place Saturday in the Wren Courtyard.
William & Mary's Center for Gifted Education is known around the world for its research and curriculum. Recently, a little section of that world came to the center to learn first-hand from its experts.
The College's Committee on Sustainability (COS) has announced its fall 2009 round of project funding via the student green fee. Out of 26 proposals totaling almost $250,000 in requests, 12 were awarded funding at the committee's November meeting for a total of $78,759.
Psychology professor Harvey Langholtz awarded the 2009 Peacekeeping Education and Training Award.
Alum Shawn Boyer was recognized in Dec. by Virginia Business magazine at Virginia Business Person of the Year for his company SnagAJob.
Three W&M students have been offered, and have accepted, internships with the U.S. Mission to NATO for the coming summer.
A letter from several participants in the Chesapeake Algae Program is printed in the leading journal "Science." The writers point out several environmental benefits of using algae as biofuel feedstock.
The search for a new William & Mary mascot is down to five finalists and there's something for everyone.
Playoff romp over Southern Illinois enables Tribe football coach to join a select group of coaches with 200 victories.
Tears of joy fell on the pitch as William & Mary athletes were claimed victorious. The William & Mary women's club rugby team made history last month, winning the Ed and Sandy Championship in Roanoke.
The William & Mary Office of Undergraduate Admission is now making it possible for prospective students to learn all about the College through the use of Skype and other social networking tools.
Vsevolod Ovcharenko is spending a year as a student in the W&M Law School's LL.M degree program on a fellowship from the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program.
Sophomore running back Jonathan Grimes rushed for three touchdowns as the No. 6 William and Mary football team earned a 24-3 victory at No. 1/2 Southern Illinois in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. In addition to advancing W&M to the NCAA Semifinals for the second time in the last six years, the win was also significant in that it was the 200th of head coach Jimmye Laycock's career.
A group of more than 100 faculty, staff and students pondered the recipe of the College's "special sauce" -- a combination of ingredients that, properly blended, allow for the smooth incorporation of research activity into the education of many William & Mary students.
Mitchell Reiss, faculty member and senior administrator, named president of Washington College in Chester, MD. He will assume the post July 1, 2010.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art presents Deeply Superficial, on view from November 7, 2009 to January 24, 2010, an exhibition featuring over 100 of Warhol's photographs, film and silkscreens of glamorous celebrities, socialites, and artists of the 60s and 70s, including Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper, Bob Dylan, and Salvador Dali.
Adam Otstot '04, M.Ed. '07 traveled from his home in Williamsburg, to compete in this extraordinary competition that was held in Hawaii this past October. Otstot finished 94th overall, with an impressive 9 hours, 27 minutes and 49 seconds.
While the sixth-ranked Tribe has received outstanding performances from their defense, offense and special teams in compiling a 10-2 mark heading into Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal matchup at top-ranked Southern Illinois, none of those units has outstripped the job done by the Player Council.
J.C. Poutsma received an ovation for his thermite explosion on Barksdale Field.
William & Mary's first two participants in the College's partnership with the Internships in Francophone Europe are back on campus.
Cassi Fritzius, executive assistant to the dean of William & Mary Law School, has long been an advocate in the fight against breast cancer. Now herself a breast cancer survivor, she continues her fight by raising funds to help fight the disease.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, ranks in the top one percent of institutions worldwide in two fields based on a standard measure of scientific accomplishment-the number of times that colleagues cite an earlier journal article within their own research papers.
The International Music and Dance Showcase kicked off International Education Week at the College.
In part two of a series of campus conversations on what it means to be a liberal arts university in the 21st century, a panel of faculty will examine the important balance of teaching and research at William & Mary.
Faculty from William & Mary's Mason School of Business and the William & Mary Law School will discuss the fiscal outlook for 2010 and beyond.
Last month, more than 20 students from various organizations - including the College's Committee on Sustainability, the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, the EcoHouse, and the Student Environmental Action Coalition - completed the College's first green roof test plots.
Sophomore linebacker Jake Trantin and redshirt freshman cornerback B.W. Webb returned a pair of first-half interceptions for touchdowns to help the sixth-ranked William and Mary football team defeat No. 15/18 Weber State, 38-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Playoffs on Saturday afternoon at Zable Stadium.
Nearly 6,500 come to cheer W&M's 38-0 playoff romp over Weber State.
Professor of Biology Dan Cristol is studying the impact the element mercury, found in rivers, lakes and streams, has on the birds that dwell around the polluted water.
W&M hosts Weber State Saturday at 1 p.m. in first postseason game since 2004.
Senior Kira Allmann is one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2010, the Rhodes Trust announced Nov. 22. The Rhodes Scholarships are one of the world's highest academic honors.
Samantha Casey, a senior majoring in marketing at William & Mary, was named Miss Virginia USA 2010 this weekend, according to the pageant's Web site.
W&M hosts Big Sky Conference foe Saturday at 1 p.m. at Zable Stadium.
Richmond kicker connects from 48 yards to thwart W&M's bid for 10th victory. The Tribe awaits Sunday's announcement on playoff opponent.
The W&M Board of Visitors approved a plan Nov. 20 to re-balance the College's FY 2010 budget.
The College of William and Mary's Athletics Department showed a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 95 percent among its student-athletes who entered school on athletics scholarships in the 1999-02 athletics year in data recently released by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).
The William & Mary School of Education has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a project that will help increase the number of special education teachers in the nation.
Graduate student's strong right leg is a prime weapon for W&M's fifth-ranked football team.
Students from approximately 60 high schools nationwide will visit the College this weekend for the 23rd annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference (WMHSMUN).
The College of William and Mary has a greater percentage of undergraduates who participate in study abroad programs than any other public institution offering doctoral degrees in the United States, according to a recent study by the Institute of International Education.
W&M's Election Law Society launched a "State of Elections" blog in November. New posts will be added three times a week.
Playoff tickets now on sale for W&M team that's 9-1 for first time in 62 years.
A group of students journey to Spain to trace the twisted threads of the legacy of that country's tragic civil war.
Starting this year, the Reves Center's Link Program has provided a cultural education and a social network for the families of international students and professors
Senior R.J. Archer has made a smooth transition from receiver to quarterback for nationally-ranked W&M.
This year's winner of the South's oldest college football rivalry will take home a new trophy - The Capital Cup - symbolic of the long-standing series between The University of Richmond and The College of William & Mary, the schools jointly announced Wednesday.
A significant coastal-flooding event is occurring along the mid-Atlantic coast, as a low-pressure remnant from Tropical Depression Ida is traveling up the Atlantic seaboard.
Students create food drive, "Tribe Tribute to Thanksgiving," to aid area food bank.
Inglis was one of a handful of William & Mary students who approached the theatre department last year and asked if they could serve as the designers for one of the College's main stage productions.
Medical clinics and ethnographic research in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic are aimed at helping people help themselves.
The Tribal Fever is the official student fan club of William & Mary athletics. The club's goal is to create and maintain a culture of school spirit centered on athletic events and expanding into the College.
Fifth-ranked W&M posts first shutout in four years, setting up Saturday's critical Senior Day contest with New Hampshire.
A new study co-authored by VIMS professor Carl Hershner shows that more than half the tidal wetlands along the U.S. East Coast will disappear by 2100 if current shoreline-protection strategies continue to block their landward migration in the face of rising sea level.
The William and Mary men's and women's tennis teams took part in the 2009 Run and Roll Tennis Challenge to kick off the USTA Virginia Wheelchair Open sponsored by Truong Rehabilitation Center at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center on Oct. 30.
Callaway spent most of his summer building a contrabass recorder, with the finished product being only slightly shorter than he is.
More than 150 members of the College community attended the first of a year-long examination into the question.
The William and Mary Tribe baseball team reached out into the community on October 20, participating in Fitness Night at The Arc of Greater Williamsburg.
William & Mary president Taylor Reveley spoke to alumni about the magnitude and implications of recent cuts in state funding.
Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, has been proclaimed the winner of the Neil Miner Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).
Virginia McLaughlin, dean of the School of Education at William & Mary, says the College is "large enough" and "small enough."
William & Mary's Veterans Society will host a veterans benefits workshop at the W&M Law School Nov. 12.
Not many know it by its real name, but the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 changed the fate of the World War II generation and the America they called home.
As members of the W&M community began constructing a strategic plan, many received inspiration from the ampersand.
Duke of Gloucester Street, which links Colonial Williamsburg's reconstructed Capitol building to William & Mary's ancient campus and its historic Wren Building, was officially recognized Saturday as one of the "Top 10 Great Streets in America."
A College of William and Mary program to encourage science and engineering education in middle schools will now be taken to the national level after receiving $900,000 in federal funding.
An annual event at the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies introduces international students and faculty to the American tradition of pumpkin carving.
Faculty and staff of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, participated in yesterday's oil-spill exercise on the York River, which was designed to help federal, state, and local emergency-management teams better coordinate their individual and collaborative responses to such an event.
Susan Donaldson discusses lynching, Abu Ghraib prison, Barack Obama and the illusion of a post-racial America.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, the William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts have collaborated to create the Bolin Fellowship which provides tuition and a paid internship for minority students enrolled in the college's joint master of public policy and juris doctorate program.
The pending approval of a major wind farm off the southern coast of Massachusetts will send a "market signal" that is likely to jumpstart development of other wind farms in the nation's coastal waters, including those off Virginia.
This weekend, alumni from all classes and regions of the country gathered back at William & Mary to tailgate, talk with old friends, and reminisce about everything from favorite local restaurants to campus pranks.
The William & Mary community is invited to attend a "Campus Conversation" Thursday on what it means to be a liberal arts university in the 21st century.
Six seniors and their faculty mentors immerse themselves in yesterday, today and tomorrow
From more than 100 photos of pumpkins, foliage and familiar campus locations, the winners of William & Mary's first-ever fall and Halloween photo contest have been selected.
Last month during family weekend, members of the Delta Chi fraternity unveiled the results of their latest philanthropic campaign entitled "William and Mary Meets the Arts."
Connie Kearns McCarthy, dean of university libraries for the College of William and Mary, will retire in June 2010, she announced this week.
Members of the Tribe returning for homecoming weekend may want to brush up on their school song.
Joe '52, M.Ed. '56 and Eloise Bryant Agee '53 have seen William & Mary from every possible angle: courtside at basketball games, from the baseball dugout, the football sidelines and even the golf course. But there's one angle that will be new in 2009: Homecoming Grand Marshals.
The College hosts four days of activities for young, old and in-between
George Greenia, professor of modern languages and literatures at the College of William and Mary, has been elected to the senate of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Approximately 200 William & Mary students and alumni ignored the gray weather and spent Saturday serving the local community as part of the annual "Make a Difference Day."
Brian Kreydatus and Brad McLemore gave insights into their works featured as part of the 11th faculty art show at the Muscarelle Museum.
Project-Level Aid (PLAID)has come together wit the non-profit organization Development Gateway to make detailed information on development finance more accessible and to create a comprehensive database on development activities.
From a historic building boom and an intense strategic planning effort to a record year of giving and superb faculty, staff, students, and alumni, William & Mary is moving powerfully forward.
Remember those hot, sticky summers when your parents made you and your siblings pile into the back of the station wagon, heading out for a long trek to see the great West? Well, for nearly four decades, geology students at William and Mary have made a similar kind of road trip - with their professors instead of parents - by signing up for the Regional Field Geology course, aka Geology 310.
Biology Professor Dan Cristol will discuss the impact of mercury pollution in waterways on public radio's With Good Reason the week of Oct. 17.
Law School's Journal of Women and the Law announced creation of high-profile advisory panel.
The William & Mary Law School reopened the McGLothlin Courtroom this fall after an extensive renovation project undertaken during the summer of 2009.
David L. Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, will present to the William & Mary community a talk entitled, "College in the 1950s Compared with College Today."
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy and the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy will host a forum on healthcare reform and how it may impact Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The College of William and Mary moved up in the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card and received an overall grade of "B."
Hundreds of curious families poured into Trinkle Hall on Family Weekend to meet excited student representatives and alumni of William & Mary's many study abroad and exchange programs.
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan will speak Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in William & Mary's Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium on "Stability in West Asia: Short-Termism or a Vision for Peace."
The W&M Law School hosted a panel discussion on death penalty issues in late Sept. The panel featured W&M Law School Professor Paul Marcus.
Talented writer is thriving in the hit-or-miss world of TV comedy.
W&M Law School Professor Scott Dodson was appointed by Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr. of the Virginia Supreme Court to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Court.
English Professor Hermine Pinson will be featured next week on the public radio program, With Good Reason.
Vernon Hurte, director of William & Mary's Center for Student Diversity, has been named as one of InSpire Magazine's "Top 40 Inspirers in America."
Duke of Gloucester Street, which links Colonial Williamsburg's reconstructed Capitol building to William & Mary's ancient campus and its historic Wren Building, was designated one of the nation's top streets by the American Planning Association's Great Places in American Program.
Comedian Jon Stewart '84, one of William & Mary's most famous alumni, has been lauded again by the entertainment industry.
The Department of Music professor will perform original compositions Oct. 11 at the Kennedy Center.
William & Mary's Mason School of Business celebrated its new home, Alan B. Miller Hall, with a public dedication Oct. 2, 2009.
Creator of Writer-in-Residence Program comes home for Hayes Writers Series tonight at 7 p.m.
William & Mary alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the College's first-ever Halloween and fall photo contest.
William and Mary athletics director Terry Driscoll will be a 2009 inductee into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
Assistant Government Professor Rani Mullen served as an observer for Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.
Salvatore Saporito, an associate professor of sociology at William & Mary, has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new database of school attendance boundaries for the country's largest school districts.
Sebastian Brock '11 prepares to compete at the national yo-yo contest.
1967 graduate recently broadcast his 425th consecutive Tribe football game.
Cable network, C-Span, will broadcast live from the William & Mary Law School's Supreme Court Preview Friday night, Oct. 2 beginning at 6 p.m.
William & Mary Real Estate Foundation unveiled the rendering of a proposed student retail and housing project for a site on Richmond Rd. near the main William & Mary campus.
In the battle for the paddle, Physics Professor David Armstrong outlasts the competition.
Miller Hall, the new home of the Mason School of Business, will be dedicated at a ceremony in the building's courtyard Oct. 2.
A new study conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia provides an unprecedented look at the large impact of Virginia's public colleges, universities, and community colleges on Virginia's economic output, job creation, and state tax revenues.
Bailey Thomson was one of millions around the world who recently observed the Islamic tradition of Ramadan. But unlike the majority of those who observe the holy month, Thomson is not a Muslim.
The College of William & Mary and its Virginia Institute of Marine Science formed a collaborative research initiative to investigate producing biofuel from algae growing naturally in the Chesapeake Bay.
Mary Myers' summer was a whirlwind of rehearsals and performances in two of the biggest cities on the East Coast. Now, she is bringing what she learned from that experience to her next role on the William & Mary main stage.
The Blums were one of several hundred families who made the trip to Williamsburg for Family Weekend.
A Q&A with Law Professor Angela Banks on her soon-to-be-released report on immigration, "Sovereignty, Deference, and Deportation: Regulating the Power to Deport in the United States and Europe."
The Grow By Degrees Coalition announced that all present or former Virginia Governors and U.S. Senators had joined the coalition as honorary co-chairs.
The fifth-ranked William and Mary football team improved to 4-0 with a 30-20 victory against Delaware in its conference opener before a sold-out crowd of 12,259 at Zable Stadium on Saturday night. The Tribe's 4-0 start is the program's best record to begin a season since it posted the same mark in 1994.
The William & Mary student community is invited to submit their creative works for the Charter Day juried art show. The theme is, "There is only one William & Mary."
Sellout crowd at Zable Stadium hopes to see fifth-ranked Tribe improve to 4-0.
Adam Werbach, Global CEO of Saachi & Saachi S. told a crowd of nearly 400 at the Mason School of Business that it is today's students who can find the solutions to global sustainability.
The William & Mary Law School will host its annual Supreme Court Preview, Oct. 2- 3. The Preview is presented by the college's Institute of Bill of Rights Law.
Jim Golden, William & Mary's vice president for strategic initiatives, has been named chair of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.
Eleven William & Mary alumni were selected this year to receive scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which will send them everywhere from The Dominican Republic to Korea.
Spain's Ambassador to the U.S. Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo spoke to a Law School audience Sept. 15 about Spain and the U.S. in the 21st Century.
A Civil War memento from his great-grandfather inspired Law Admission Dean Neal Wixson to author a book about his great-grandfather's regiment.
Assistant professor of government Rani Mullen served as a U.S. observer of the August 20 presidential election in Afghanistan.
William & Mary alumni Dennis H. Liberson '78 and Michael Tang '76 have been appointed to William & Mary's Board of Visitors, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced today.
Sometimes the best opportunities come from the worst rejections, as Nate Shaw discovered first-hand.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm.
W&M cements its fastest start since 1998 with a dominating performance in Norfolk.
Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson talked with NPR's "On Point" about increasing troops in Afghanistan and about U.S. there.
John Morreall's new book 'Comic Relief' fights back against those who have stigmatized humor.
William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy starts the 2009-2010 academic year with a new name and a new director - Jennifer Mellor.
About 300 teachers from around the Commonwealth will gather in Williamsburg Oct. 27 for the 20th annual William & Mary Symposium on Professional Collaboration and Inclusive Education.
Andy Allen ('11) is preparing to relish everything the old world has to offer. As the first recipient of the Timothy J. Sullivan Scholarship, he will spend fall semester of his junior year at the University of Nottingham in England.
New Provost Michael Halleran addresses faculty and discusses the upcoming campus conversation on what it means to be a liberal arts university.
Christopher Gareis, associate dean for teacher education & professional services at William & Mary's School of Education, will be awarded the Virginia Educational Research Association's Charles Clear Research Award this week.
The William & Mary Police Department has welcomed to its ranks just its third captain in their 35 year history.
The Roy R. Charles Center and Writing Resources Center, two-well known resources for William & Mary students, will have new homes this fall. Both spaces, which used to be housed in Tucker Hall, will continue to inspire discovery and research.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission recently kicked off its second annual "More Than Bricks Competition," which asks current students to create their own viral videos about William & Mary.
The seventh-ranked William & Mary football team continued to roll Saturday night in the home opener at Zable Stadium, easily handling Central Connecticut State, 33-14.
It didn't take but a few days for the euphoria of a stunning athletic victory to be replaced by the reality of Virginia's budget woes and its impact on William & Mary.
Neal J. Robinson has been named to the 2009-2010 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professorship.
Tracy L. Cross, William & Mary's new Jody & Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and executive director of the Center for Gifted Education, was awarded the Mensa Education & Research Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award during a surprise presentation at a recent School of Education meeting.
A combination of community service and on-campus programs help chapter earn award.
After earning a 26-14 victory at Virginia last Saturday, the William and Mary football team jumped seven spots to No. 7 in polls released by the FCS Coaches and the Sports Network this week.
Redshirt-freshman cornerback B.W. Webb intercepted three passes, including a 50-yard pick-six late in the fourth quarter, as the 14th-ranked William and Mary football team earned a 26-14 victory at Virginia in both teams' season opener on Saturday evening.
As interns for the Committee on Sustainability (COS), Tyler Koontz '09 and Judi Sclafani '11 spent their summer months evaluating William & Mary's recycling and waste services. Thanks to that work - and a recommendation by the students - the College will now save $40,000 annually.
William and Mary begins its 30th season under coach Jimmye Laycock Saturday with a 6 p.m. game at the University of Virginia.
According to the latest college guide by Washington Monthly - a listing that evaluates schools on "the contributions their students make to society," William & Mary ranked eighth.
Have you washed your hands yet today? If not, it's time to hit the soap and hot water - and then check out William & Mary's health alerts Web site for more flu precaution tips and up-to-date information on H1N1, also called swine flu.
William & Mary's new students aren't just embarking on their college careers, they are joining a family, James B. Comey ('82) said at the College's annual Opening Convocation ceremony Friday.
Linda Malone, the Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law, has been awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in International Environmental Law for 2009-2010. She will research and lecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin in Italy.
Members of the Virginia House of Delegate's Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resource committee visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on August 26th and 27th to talk with researchers about issues facing Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
The following are William & Mary President Taylor Reveley's prepared remarks for 2009's Opening Convocation. - Ed.
The following are the prepared remarks of Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey ('82) for Opening Convocation 2009. - Ed.
Chon Glover, the College's assistant to the president for diversity and community initiatives, believes diversity at William and Mary is becoming "a common phrase."
William & Mary reduced its carbon emissions 16 percent per square foot of building space since 2002, according to the College's first official greenhouse gas inventory released this week.
The College of William & Mary's Class of 2013 and its entering graduate and transfer students will be welcomed to campus by former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey ('82) at the annual Opening Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 28.
Hurte wants to take that understanding to a whole new level at William & Mary this year through the efforts and programs of the College's new Center for Student Diversity.
A birder in the Virgin Islands sees Hope the whimbrel in a stopoff on the bird's satellite-tracked migration from north Hudson's Bay to South America.
Williams was one of about 220 William & Mary students who participated in the Office of Community Engagement and Scholarship's annual Students Helping Out Williamsburg (SHOW) Day today.
William & Mary's Silvia Tandeciarz and Jennifer Bickham Mendez were featured this weekend on the public radio show With Good Reason.
New law-school dean Davison Douglas as a young man realized how the legal profession could serve the community after reading "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Today, it was Francis's turn to start his own lifelong connection with the William & Mary family. He joined about 1,400 other freshmen and 115 transfer students as they moved into College's residence halls this morning as part of Freshman Move-In Day.
The following are William & Mary President Taylor Reveley's prepared remarks for 2009's Opening Session at William & Mary Hall for new students and parents. - Ed.
For the second time this month, William & Mary has been recognized by a national magazine as one of the country's leading universities.
The color-coded map will be easier to keep updated, and it will eventually become interactive, including information layers on everything from campus services to environmental sites.
Paula Pritchard '96 serves a special role at the Langhorne, Pa. attraction as director of communications and marketing. The work may sound tough, many view her as lucky, since she counts Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster as her co-workers.
Boosted by record applicant pools, William & Mary is welcoming one of its most accomplished and diverse groups of new students this week. Graduate and professional students are already arriving to campus and new freshman members of the Class of 2013 and transfers arrive Friday.
Hope, a whimbrel carrying a satellite transmitter, made landfall Friday evening on St. Croix after completing an extraordinary 100 hour, 5,720 kilometer (3,500 mile) flight out over the open ocean toward her wintering grounds in South America.
The men's gymnastics team narrowly missed defending last year's National Academic Team title by placing second in the 2009 team standings.
The William & Mary Web Team and the College's revamped Web site took home some national hardware at the annual Web Communications Conference.
Serghi, an associate professor of music at William & Mary, met Cynthia and dozens of other children with similar stories during a week-long service trip to their school this summer.
The College of William and Mary is one of the top contributors to Teach for America's Teaching Job Corps, the organization recently announced.
Construction on the 166,000-square-foot Alan B. Miller Hall, located at the corner of Jamestown Road and Ukrop Way, has been completed, and the building is ready for its first full semester of classes beginning Aug. 24.
Coming out of the William and Mary football program, Dominique Thomspon '05 was regarded as one of, if not, the top wide receiver in Tribe history.
Morgan Faulkner, a rising sophomore at the College, is a member of the Upper Mattaponi Tribe in King William, Va. She came to the College last year as William & Mary's first Trevarthen Scholarship recipient.
The College of William and Mary has once again been recognized by a national publication as one of the country's best universities -- and one of the best values in higher education.
A group of six William and Mary football players recently spent an afternoon as volunteer coaches during the Williamsburg Hornets Youth Football and Cheerleading League (WYFCL) opening week of conditioning practices held at Norge Elementary School.
William & Mary's School of Education has received a federal grant to study high-risk drinking and behavior among college students.
With 15 returning starters from last season's team that finished the year ranked 20th in the country, the William and Mary football team has garnered a preseason top-20 national ranking by six publications.
Study shows taller reefs in large sanctuaries are key to successful native oyster restoration.
William & Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O'Connor will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Seniors in the geology department do a whirlwind tour from the bottom of a slate quarry to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
William & Mary's faculty, libraries and student contentment help rank the college among the nation's very best in annual Princeton Review ranking.
The Virginia Symphony will perform a free concert at William & Mary's Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sean McDermott (98) was named defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles at age 35.
William & Mary Law Professor Michael Stein attended the White House announcement July 24 that the U.S. would sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)later in July.
The Wham Bam Big Band recently released its first CD, titled "The Big Bang!"
The College raised nearly $51 million in fiscal year 2009, which ended on June 30. The previous single-year record was $49.3 million in the last fiscal year of the Campaign for William & Mary, which ended June 30, 2007.
Jonathan Jarvis '75 has been recommended by President Barack Obama for nomination as the next director of the National Park Service.
Former William and Mary head coach Lou Holtz will be enshrined in the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame this weekend, honoring a thirty-six-year career in which he lead six different college programs to bowl appearances.
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability named a sustainability fellow for the 2009 -2010 academic year, the first in the school's history.
Craig Canning, an associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, is leading 16 educators from across the nation in the 2009 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad: History and Culture in China Program.
But it was ultimately Cooper's keen organization skills that made her career in independent film possible.
Satellite tracking reveals that these far-flying wading birds have a tendency to show up where they're least expected.
William and Mary professors have long been renowned for their devotion to their students' classroom experience; today's scholars must also embrace a variety of disciplines and approaches to a swiftly changing academic world.
Just two years after debuting his "Tragedy! A Musical Comedy" in New York's Fringe Festival, Michael Johnson ('09) is back again with a new musical, and a cast and crew of William & Mary students and alumni are helping to bring it to life.
The Center for Conservation Biology has mapped out on a website all known bald eagle nests in Virginia. Know of one not listed? Tell them about it.
In the days and weeks that followed Iran's election, the world watched as protests and violence filled the country's streets. For one William & Mary student, the conflict hit especially close to home.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98, talks with the William & Mary Alumni Association about service and sacrifice.
This column by President Taylor Reveley originally ran in the summer 2009 issue of the William & Mary Alumni Magazine.
Researchers with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will collaborate with public and private partners on a new effort to restore oysters, seagrass, and bay scallops to the Commonwealth's seaside bays.
A protein known as the thyroid hormone receptor shuttles in and out of the cell's nucleus, where it goes about the all-important business of turning genes on and off.
William & Mary Law Professor Jayne Barnard was in courtroom for Bernard Madoff's sentencing June 29, 2009. Madoff's victims had their day in court thanks to a proposal Barnard authored that requires judges to hear fraud victims' impact statements. Madoff received 150 years.
The mascot search at the College of William & Mary got a bit of national exposure via ESPN.
An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems.
Virginia's oyster hatcheries saw a more than 18-fold increase in the number of seed and larvae sold between 2007 and 2008, according to a survey of shellfish farmers conducted by researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Sea Grant Extension Program.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, with William & Mary Theatre Professor Christopher Owens serving as its producing artistic director, kicked off its 31st season at Phi Beta Kappa Hall last night. This year's season includes three smash hits and a professional company recruited from all over the country.
Wednesday's press conference by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is a good case study, says Susan Wise Bauer, assistant professor of English at William & Mary.
Sandra Day O'Connor appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS last night and NBC's "Today" show this morning to promote her new children's book, "Finding Susie."
Richard Price's ethnographic account of a "trip down the rabbit hole" with a Saramaka curer has won the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarship.
William & Mary's Office of Undergraduate Admission was recently awarded a Gold Medal in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's 2009 Circle of Excellence Awards Program for the video prompt the office created last year to help prospective students fill out their College application.
Scientists from the Center for Conservation Biology banded two peregrine falcon chicks June 18 at the bottom of a stack at Dominion Energy's Possum Point Substation in Prince William County.
Business and community leaders from across the state rallied together Monday to launch a campaign geared toward promoting economic growth in Virginia through higher education.
The College of William & Mary and Walter R. Beales III announced today that Evan French, a graduate of Prince Edward County High School in Farmville, Va., is the recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for academic year 2009-10.
The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary – Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy have successfully used state of the art, 9.5 gram, satellite transmitters to track five whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) from a migratory staging area in Virginia to their breeding grounds near Hudson Bay.
The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary - Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy have successfully used state of the art, 9.5 gram, satellite transmitters to track five whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) from a migratory staging area in Virginia to their breeding grounds near Hudson Bay.
The Kenan professor of humanities and religious studies uses "knowledge and understanding" to defuse fear.
VIMS researchers have departed for a 6-week expedition to the deep waters of the North Atlantic as part of the Census of Marine Life, a global, 10-year study of the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.
William & Mary alumni visiting Nationals Park Wednesday night got a little taste of home. Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) gave a nod to Tribe faithful Wednesday night as he wore a Willliam & Mary uniform in the Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
We're also who made what we wear and what it's made from. (And other fashion truisms that will keep green the new black.)
That is exactly what has happened to Mark O. Shriver IV ('71), who was just elected to become the president of Optimist International, the fourth-largest service organization in the world.
The City of Williamsburg airs a panel discussion on the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education featuring four William & Mary Law School faculty members beginning June 13.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has begun a new program to train the skilled workers needed to advance Chesapeake Bay's rapidly growing oyster-farming industry.
Rogers Hall has been renovated and is now part of the Integrated Science Center. The labs are working, even as unpacking continues.
Footage of the 2009 Commencement was featured on the "NBC Nightly News" in June.
William & Mary President Taylor Reveley appeared Friday night on WHRO's "What Matters" TV talk show as part of a "University Presidents" roundtable with host Cathy Lewis.
Now with less than a month left until the deadline for submissions, the William & Mary Mascot Search Committee continues to seek ideas for a symbol worthy enough to represent the alma mater of the nation.
During the annual Employee Appreciation Day luncheon, staff members were able to mingle with their colleagues and friends across campus, enjoy a free buffet lunch and win door prizes.
Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) have created an interactive map that allows web users to see the coverage of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Sylvia Stout, business manager for the Physics Department, is to be honored for 40 years of service at William & Mary's annual Employee Appreciation Day luncheon.
Nine employees at the College of William and Mary will be marking 35 years of service Friday during Employee Appreciation Day.
The following people will be recognized at the College of William and Mary's Employee Appreciation Day for reaching milestones in their years of service to the College.
Henry Hart hopes that "appetizer" booklets will spur publication of ambitious post-World War II literary anthology.
Four W&M law professors shared insights concerning how Brown v. Board of Education played out in their personal experiences.
On track to its best fundraising year to date, the College of William & Mary's Earl Gregg Swem Library has surpassed $5 million in private support, President Taylor Reveley announced today.
The Solar Cells on the Roof of Small team is investigating a key sustainability question.
W&M professor considers how colonial powers preface their conquests.
Elimination of the need for sacrifice removes the burdens that bind society, W&M professor says.
George Harris, Chancellor Professor of Philosophy at William and Mary, believes lack of a tragic ethic creates more tragedy in the world.
William and Mary Director of Athletics Terry Driscoll announced the game times for the Tribe's five home football games for the coming season.
Serge Kovaleski, a member of William & Mary's Class of 1984 and a reporter for The New York Times, received a Pulitzer Prize today as part of a news team that covered the Gov. Elliot Spitzer scandal.
W&M alum Thomas Shannon ('80)was nominated May 27 to be U.S. Ambassador to Brazil by President Barack Obama.
Christina Romer ('81) presented a diagnosis of the ailing economy and outlined the government's treatment strategies.
Members of the Class of 2009 were featured on a BBC America news program profiling graduates entering the job market.
Our Center for Conservation Biology invites the public to watch the growth and development of Azalea, an eagle chick hatched at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
2009 Jeopardy College Champions winner Patrick Tucker to enter W&M's Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy this fall.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
The soggy morning weather could not dampen the spirits of the Class of 2009 as they entered William & Mary Hall on Sunday for the College's 2009 Commencement Ceremony.
The following is a transcription of the 2009 Commencement address given by Tom Brokaw at the College of William and Mary - Ed.
The following are the prepared remarks by William & Mary President Taylor Reveley for the 2009 Commencement Ceremony. - Ed.
The following are the prepared remarks of Justin Schoonmaker ('09), the student speaker for William & Mary's 2009 Commencement ceremony. - Ed.
It's official: William & Mary students have broken the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance simultaneously in one location.
William & Mary senior Elizabeth LaPrelle has opened for music great Ralph Stanley and toured the west coast singing songs of the Appalachia.
Longtime "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw, one of the most highly regarded figures in broadcast journalism, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the main address at the College of William & Mary Commencement Exercises on May 17, 2009.
Robert E. Scott '68 will deliver the 2009 Commencement address for the William & Mary Law School.
Geoff Feiss, provost of William & Mary for the past six years, reflects upon the College as he prepares for retirement.
As the 2009 student Commencement speaker, he will be joining the featured Commencement Speaker, Tom Brokaw. A common student would be intimidated by the prospect, but Schoonmaker believes he has a lot of life and ideas to share.
Rebecca Parker, president of the Starr King School for the Ministry, will serve as the speaker at William & Mary's baccalaureate service Saturday, May 16. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m. in William and Mary Hall.
Virginia M. Ambler ('88, Ph.D. '06), who brings a deep connection to William & Mary as both an alumna and administrator, has been named vice president for student affairs, President Taylor Reveley announced today.
First graduates from William & Mary's co-enrollment Program walk during May 17 Commencement.
Virginia's one-of-a-kind program to remove derelict crab traps from Chesapeake Bay is yielding important scientific data that will improve next year's effort to recover these "ghost pots" and further reduce their inadvertent trapping of Bay wildlife.
About 40 kindergarteners from Matthew Whaley Elementary School flocked around the dock at William & Mary's Keck Environmental Field Lab today to release the baby turtles they had raised from eggs.
W&M senior Elizabeth LaPrelle appeared with the Whitetop Mountain Band during a master class at the college. The class is being aired on City of Williamsburg Cox Cable channel 48 beginning May 8.
WMPD conducts campus food drive that yields more than 1,300 lbs. of non-perishable food for local food pantry.
Gen. David McKiernan, a member of the William & Mary Class of 1972, has been named as one of Time Magazine's 100 "Most Influential People in the World."
Heidi Geisz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, was among a handful of graduate students nationwide selected to participate in the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Baltimore in April.
Three William & Mary student-athletes were recently honored as recipients of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award. The Tribe's awardees are Derek Cox (football), Kate Lawlor (lacrosse) and Abby Lemon (track and field).
On Friday, May 15, 2009, during a ceremony at the Alumni House, five dedicated individuals will be welcomed into the Alumni Association as honorary alumni.
Brown and Harpole met at the College as roommates, and knew then that they would join forces on a project in their shared field of archaeology.
You can't feel them, but neutrinos are passing through your body in large numbers. They have no charge and very low mass, but their scientific value is priceless.
Henderson ('09) shared her brother's story with a group of about 35 William & Mary students, faculty and staff members in the College's Sunken Garden Thursday as part of the annual Moment of Remembrance.
Aramark and William and Mary Dining Services will be hiring three (3) student Sustainability Interns for the 2009-2010 academic year.
W&M's government department and Reves Center for International Studies hosted a forum marking the 20th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square protests and massacre.
After posting outstanding seasons and helping No. 20 William and Mary claim its second consecutive regular season league title, five Tribe lacrosse players were honored with all-conference awards at the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science's annual bay grass monitoring program shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased by 18 percent last year, from 64,917 acres in 2007 to 76,861 acres in 2008.
The William and Mary men's basketball team handed out its yearly awards at its annual banquet recently.
It is official. The bacteriophage discovered in the Crim Dell at the College of William and Mary never had been seen before.
H. Burton "Burt" Kester, a lecturer in flute and bassoon at William & Mary, died at his home on Sunday, April 19. The orchestra's spring concert, scheduled for 8 p.m. on April 29, is being dedicated to his memory.
William and Mary senior cornerback Derek Cox (Winterville, N.C.) was selected Sunday morning by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third-round of the NFL Draft.
The College of William and Mary is home to many firsts: first royal charter, first honor code, first Law School, but now it can add another one. Last year, William & Mary became the first university in the United States to have a detachment of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
A thesis published in the April 2009 issue of the William & Mary Quarterly reveals the discovery of nearly 50 letters to, from or about Benjamin Franklin previously not known to exist.
April is the month of milestones for Twitter and those who follow the social networking site. A week after actor Ashton Kutcher beat CNN in a battle to reach one million followers on Twitter, the William & Mary News broke new ground as well - gaining its 1,000 the follower of WMNews.
A recent study by psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley and University of Massachusetts at Amherst suggests that cross-group friendships promote cultural understanding and diminish even the worst of prejudices and anxieties. A group at the College of William and Mary has been demonstrating that principle for years.
Graduate student Juliette Poleto Giordano of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, won the award for outstanding student oral presentation at the spring meeting of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) in Ocean City, MD.
The William & Mary Law School, School of Education, School of Business and graduate program in colonial history were all recognized in US News and World Report's graduate school rankings for 2010.
A report issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Thursday honored six William and Mary athletic squads as recipients of its public recognition award for 2008-09.
As free speech in cyberland proliferates, opportunities for expression in the real world continue to shrink, says Timothy Zick, professor of law at William and Mary.
William & Mary will explore its own past involvement with slavery and the complexities of race relations from the end of the Civil War to date.
William & Mary Police Department will hold a campus-wide food drive April 28 and 29 to benefit the local FISH food pantry.
John Chichester, who served for nearly three decades in the Senate of Virginia and was a champion for higher education in the Commonwealth, has been named the 2009 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics at the College of William & Mary.
Brooks was one of about 600 people who were added to the national bone marrow donor registry this year thanks to William & Mary's annual drive.
Dr. Eugene Burreson, Chancellor Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has received an Honored Life Member Award from the National Shellfisheries Association for outstanding contributions to the field of shellfish biology.
Hundreds of William & Mary students turned out April 19 to attempt to break the Guinness world record for largest Thriller dance.
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at William & Mary Law School was named National Chapter of the Year on March 21 at the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Convention in Irvine, CA.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today approved first phase of the College's ongoing strategic planning process.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today unanimously elected alumnus Henry C. Wolf, retired chief financial officer of Norfolk Southern, as the College's next Rector. Wolf ('64, J.D. '66) takes the post on July 1, 2009.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science dedicated its two new research buildings -- Andrews Hall and the Seawater Research Laboratory -- in an April 16 ceremony that highlighted the many contributions made to VIMS and the College of William and Mary by the Hall's namesakes, the late Senator Hunter B. Andrews and his wife Cynthia.
Financial Forum II discussion taped March 26 will air in April in the City of Williamsburg on local cable channel 48.
Without so much as a map or an "X" to mark the spot, a group of William & Mary students recently uncovered some historical "treasure" that is expected to shed new light on the lives of early 20th-century African-Americans, including Maggie L. Walker, the first woman to found a bank in the United States and a black woman who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of other black women.
William & Mary's in-state undergraduate tuition will increase by 4.9 percent, or $298, to $6,388 for the 2009-10 academic year, according to a proposal approved Friday by the William & Mary Board of Visitors.
After several years of hard work and advocacy, William & Mary's 460 professionals and professional faculty members now have an assembly to make their voices heard on campus.
The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability (COS) has approved funding for 14 new projects, including efforts to improve energy efficiency and performance of existing facilities and a series of pilot studies and educational outreach programs.
Sanford "Sandy" B. Wanner, longtime county administrator and public servant for James City County, has been named this year's recipient of the College of William & Mary's Prentis Award.
Past recipients of the Prentis Award
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability (COS) has awarded four Student Summer Research Grants for projects that will focus on areas such as campus recycling, GIS mapping of campus habitat and ecosystems and a new program to increase the College's use of locally grown and sustainable food.
Tenuous internal conditions-complicated by difficult relationships with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Syria-pose the greatest challenges to Iraq's future.
A Balinese sacred performance workshop came a day after Wayang Kali, an experimental shadow theater troupe, performed in the Kimball Theatre as the final event in this year's Ewell Concert Series.
William & Mary recognizes longtime employee Raymond Bernard Bowman with top staff award, the Duke Award.
William & Mary's Office of Procurement, in collaboration with the Committee on Sustainability, announces that it has changed the College's preferred type of general purpose copier/printer paper from a virgin 0% recycled option to a 75% recycled content paper.
William & Mary is renowned for its emphasis on undergraduate student research, and supporting that research just became much easier.
Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) will join a group of William & Mary students and an alumna who now works with the ONE organization on April 13 for a panel discussion about global poverty and American foreign policy.
For Charlie '01 and Sarah Park '01, their new business started out as a way not to make money, but to help themselves get their finances in order.
Direct from Japan (and the mercury sGIG)...it's Future Shock, a whirling look into the fast-food culture infecting Japan.
W&M's George Grayson meets with Clinton prior to March trip to discuss U.S. - Mexico relations.
The United States is the best place to be a Muslim, says William and Mary senior Madeeha Hameed, who traveled with the "Journey into America" program.
Students in Tamara Sonn's class Women in the Muslim World received a rare treat when guest-lecturer Akbar Ahmed led discussion.
The Mascot Committee will begin taking official submissions for ideas for the William & Mary mascot on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.
As she prepared for her first year at William & Mary, Martha Barksdale ('22) faced the usual freshman stresses -- along with one big addition.
Graduate students from different disciplines in Arts & Sciences come together once each year to unite in a display of intellectual firepower.
An ethnographer writes of a master curer, spirit possession and a race of sea gods that control the ebb and flow of the worlds money supply.
Michael R. Halleran, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, was named William & Mary's next Provost.
The 10th annual Arc Carnival hosted by fraternity and sorority communities at the College of William and Mary, was the largest, loudest and most fun ever.
Bassett was one of three William & Mary undergraduates who joined History Professor Lu Ann Homza on a research trip to Pamplona, Spain over Spring Break to peruse two sets of archives and get a better understanding of Spanish history through the hand-written accounts of the people who lived it.
The recently redesigned William & Mary Web site is now serving as an example of excellence for other institutions of higher education to follow.
For nearly two decades, Davison M. Douglas has served the William & Mary Law School as an acclaimed teacher, distinguished scholar, student mentor, and faculty leader. Today, he'll add dean to that list.
W&M professor David Aday was at personal and professional crossroads when students invited him to serve as advisor for an international medical mission initiative.
On the heels of the Darwin bicentennial and at the end of women's history month, a William & Mary scholar will present her one-person play exploring the life of Victorian-era fossil-hunter Mary Anning.
In the spirit of a free exchange of ideas, William & Mary will host a forum Monday afternoon that will address the upcoming Sex Workers Art Show and the issues it raises.
In a quiet corner of the Alumni House on March 13, dozens of students, colleagues and friends from around the country gathered to discuss and applaud the far-reaching effects of one William & Mary faculty member's lifetime of work.
W&M Business School faculty to discuss ongoing U.S. economic crisis in open forum.
A new analysis of the worldwide scientific literature shows that Virginia Institute of Marine Science professors Deborah Steinberg and Jim Bauer are at the cutting edge of their respective fields.
W&M faculty member Joanne M. Braxton to disscuss Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" on NPR's Diane Rehm Show March 18 at 11 a.m.
The Middle Eastern Music Ensemble offers a window into a culture that is becoming more and more a part of our own.
The instruments for making Middle Eastern music are a blend of the familiar and the exotic.
If you missed the William & Mary faculty's observance of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, you can view Darwin Across the Disciplines on Channel 48. The symposium explores Darwin's influence across the spectrum of intellectual life.
W&M presents the 2nd annual global/local film festival, Global Film Migration, March 16 - 22.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission is asking students to write, film and produce their own video commercials about William & Mary in the first-ever "More Than Bricks Challenge."
Joseph Galano told the national Democratic Caucus that failure to treat adverse childhood experiences 'upstream' represented a 'national shame.'
A survey of recreational boat owners who make Hampton their home port concludes that these boaters bring $55 million to the city and help create nearly 700 full-time jobs.
Third-year law student, Alan Kennedy-Shaffer has penned a book on Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency. It is the first book about the campaign by a campaign staffer.
The Office of University Relations has created a YouTube channel to share its news videos that feature William & Mary people and events with the world.
Ask any parent, and they will tell you that the most stressful time to be a mother or a father is when a child is ill or sick, and there is nothing that they can do for their own.
Adam Potkay's book "The Story of Joy" has been named co-winner of a major literary award.
Professor Elizabeth Canuel of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and colleagues have received seed funding from the College of William and Mary to establish a multidisciplinary study group to explore the use of algae as a source of biofuels.
For the second straight year, the faculty of the College of William and Mary School of Business has received a perfect grade from the students, according to the Business Week 2009 Best Undergraduate Schools ranking.
William & Mary's Law School forms forms program with National Center for State Courts to increase public education and scholarship on state supreme courts.
W&M's men's basketball team face No. 7-seeded James Madison in opening round of CAA Tournament.
Jan Rozzelle, executive director of the School-University Research Network at the College of William and Mary, helps Virginia teachers incorporate the latest research in their classrooms.
William & Mary's Office of Admission recently won acclaim for the video prompt they created last year to inspire prospective students as they fill out their College application.
Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA)talked with an Econ. 300 class about Chesapeake Bay Rcovery.
Dean Virginia McLaughlin recently talked with William & Mary News about the new facility and what it will mean for the school and the Commonwealth.
Comedy Central was full of "Tribe Pride" Tuesday night. William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" yesterday to promote her new Web site, Our Courts.
J.C. Poutsma runs a mass spectrometry lab by day and by night has been seen wearing a cape. Is it any wonder the National Science Foundation finds him interesting?
In a message to the College community, William & Mary President Taylor Reveley said that he has asked a committee of faculty, staff, students and alumni to work on finding a new mascot for the nation's second-oldest university.
The College of William and Mary will play host to the 12th Annual Virginia High School League Scholastic Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 28. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will run to 6 p.m.
In an effort to broaden its communications and outreach efforts, the Colleges Committee on Sustainability (COS) has launched a new Web site, which includes up-to-date information for new project proposal and student research grants that will be supported by the Colleges Green Fee.
Charles Hobson is among the historians interviewed in an hour-long documentary titled "Judicial Independence in the New World," which explores the early history of the court system.
In running for a seat in Congress against more than a dozen others contenders, Jan Donatelli ('82) is preparing for a new journey and faces incredible odds.
"When the Purple Settles," an original "hip-hopera" by Francis Tanglao-Aguas, is set for its American premiere at William & Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall Feb. 26 - March 1.
Haulman discusses his book "Virginia and the Panic of 1819." It deals with America's first modern economic depression.
Answering questions on subjects ranging from Harriet Tubman to President Barack Obama, six William & Mary students, faculty and staff members battled it out last week to see which team would claim the victory in this year's Black History Trivia Contest.
Matt Pinsker, who was both an ROTC cadet and a cheerleader, decided to write about his experiences in bridging the gap between the two little-connected worlds. The result is now the feature-length movie "Sergeant Cheerleader."
Members of a freshman seminar have found a strain of bacteriophage that may be previously unknown to science. The phage was found in William & Mary's landmark Crim Dell.
If it seems like something has been missing on campus, but you can't put your finger on it. You're right. Longtime William & Mary Police Captain Ed Davis retired a few weeks ago.
Despite trying economic times, the faculty and staff of the College of William and Mary still understood the importance of giving to those in need.
You, too, can now understand Cuban films, thanks to Anne Marie Stock.
A Facebook group dedicated to celebrating the success of Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin ('95) has garnered more than 500 members.
Anthropologist Barbara King discusses the emotional life of apes at the nations largest gathering of scientists.
From Obama to Kennedy, what have been the private and public faiths of modern American presidents? For almost a decade, Professor of Religious Studies David Holmes has studied this and other questions about the faiths of American presidents.
Students, faculty and staff members from various cultural backgrounds joined hands in the second floor of the Wren building Thursday night and celebrated a century of progress made by nation's oldest civil rights organization.
The City of Williamsburg and William & Mary announce partnership to feature W&M events on local cable channel 48.
ISC 1 is open and producing science. ISC 2 is under construction. Just wait until we build ISC 3.
Assistant Professor of Government Stacey Pelika featured on local public radio program, HearSay with Cathy Lewis, Feb. 13.
Doug Pierson M.B.A. '99 may very well be the only William and Mary alumnus who has reached the peak of Mount Everest. The endurance, strength and lung capacity necessary to accomplish the feat are bestowed on a select few and, in fact, only around 3,000 people have actually summited.
On Feb. 10, six graduate students from the College of William and Mary participated in the fourth annual Graduate Student Research Forum, held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
The newest version of Google Earth contains data on marine "dead zones" contributed by Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary.
The Linnean Society of London has awarded Darwin-Wallace medals every half-century since 1908. The most recent class includes H. Allen Orr 82, 85 and Mohamed Noor 92.
After his freshman year at Princeton University, Robert Engs spent the summer working at Colonial Williamsburg, where the mission is "That the future may learn from the past."
Education will be critical in helping the nation recover from its current economic crisis, U.S. Senator (D-Va.) Jim Webb told the students, faculty, alumni and community members gathered in William & Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall on Feb. 7.
Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin ('95) is the youngest head coach to have ever won a Super Bowl, and the William & Mary alum credits his experiences with the Tribe for helping get him there.
Katherine Kulick, Associate Professor of French and Modern Languages, received the Thomas Jefferson Award on Charter Day.
Paleontologist Rowan Lockwood received the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the highest award given to young faculty members at the College of William and Mary.
On Feb. 7, during William & Mary's annual Charter Day celebrations, Kelly Hallinger received the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy for her work in biology and ornithology.
Devin Oller, a senior English major and biology minor, received the 2009 Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership during the William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony Feb. 7.
Remarks from U.S. Senator (D-Va.) Jim Webb's Charter Day speech.
The prepared remarks of President Taylor Reveley for the Charter Day Ceremony 2009. Virginia Sen. Jim Webb served as the keynote speaker.
William & Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O'Connor gave remarks during the Charter Day ceremony.
William & Mary's two major service programs will merge into one, and a new minor in community studies is currently under serious discussion and has enthusiastic faculty support, Provost Geoff Feiss announced during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday.
The weather vane that sits on top of the Wren building is a familiar sight to anyone who has walked around William & Mary's campus.
Oxidative damage of protein happens to us all, but our bodies usually fix the problem. Usually.
William and Mary Head Football Coach Jimmye Laycock announced the College's signing of 10 prep players to National Letters of Intent Wednesday afternoon.
Two William & Mary alums got big nods of approval this week from two of the state's top officials.
William & Mary's undergraduate admission applications for next fall's entering class have surpassed 12,000 for the first time in the College's history.
At 6 a.m. on Jan. 29, senior Brittany Constance was awake, alert and ready to lead a busload of 35 students for the College of William and Mary's annual "Road to Richmond" event.
In advance of this week's regular meeting of the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Michael K. Powell, Rector of the College, posted the next installment of the BOV's new Web blog.
The College of William and Mary's Office of University Relations now has another way to disseminate news and information about the College to its community and the world.
Mike Tomlin ('95) becomes the youngest coach in history to win the Super Bowl.
Ronald Sims talks about collusion, crusading and how his students' concern for their "footprint" has kept him in the classroom.
Carl Strikwerda, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, discusses the relationship between humanities and science at the College.
William & Mary Law School will open a new Special Education Advocacy Clinic in February.
William & Mary football head coach Jimmye Laycock appeared live on ESPN2 Wednesday.
William and Mary signs a collaboration agreement with Virginia Commonwealth University centering around W&M's Center for Conservation Biology.
Two William & Mary faculty members received the states highest honor for professors, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia announced today.
The College of William and Mary is still one of the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers in the nation, the organization announced recently.
Progress on the new strategic planning effort at William & Mary continues on schedule and the Planning Steering Committee has narrowed a set of draft "grand challenges" the College faces moving forward.
Researchers have discovered that three fish families are actually the larvae, males, and females of just one -- the whalefishes.
William & Mary's Sinfonicron Light Opera Company will present "The Secret Garden" in Phi Beta Kappa Hall Jan. 22 to 25.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine joined about 20 William and Mary students to work on a Habitat for Humanity project in Petersburg on Jan. 19.
Many William and Mary students spent time volunteering instead of vacationing during winter break this year.
Roland S. Martin, a nationally syndicated columnist and analyst for CNN and TV One will serve as the keynote speaker for the Office of Multicultural Affairs' annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program.
The William & Mary community will join with millions of people around the world today in witnessing the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.
Selected grants received by faculty members at the College of William and Mary as supplied by the grants office.
An address by Amb. Thomas Pickering (ret.) given at the College in Nov. 2008 to be aired on Williamsburg cable channel 48.
David Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, discusses the faith of President-elect Barack Obama.
Fourteen W&M professors featured in Presidential Inaugural issue of local publication.
Fear and other negative emotions make your world completely different. But don't worry--it happens to everybody.
W&M alumna Glenn Close ('74) to be recognized for award-winning acting career with "star" on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
U.S. Senator (D-Va.) Jim Webb, who championed the creation of a GI Bill for post-9/11 service members, will serve as the keynote speaker at the College of William and Mary's annual Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 7, 2009.
For the second time this academic year, the College of William and Mary has been ranked among the country's top values in public universities. In its 2009 annual college rankings of best bargains, The Princeton Review listed William & Mary third among its top public universities.
What can an understanding of the genetics of yeast do to get us closer to a cure for cancer? Plenty.
The following is a Q&A with President Taylor Reveley that appeared in the Winter 2008 edition of the William & Mary Alumni Magazine.
William and Mary Director of Athletics Terry Driscoll has announced the release of the Tribe's 2009 eleven-game football schedule, which is highlighted by five home games at Zable Stadium and a season-opening visit to Atlantic Coast Conference foe University of Virginia (Sept. 5).