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2010 News Stories

Sea-level study brings good and bad news to Hampton Roads

Dr. John Boon, the study's lead author, says the good news is that "absolute sea level in Chesapeake Bay is rising only about half as fast as the global average rise rate." The bad news, says Boon, is that "local subsidence more than makes up for it."

Student service a part of winter break

Dozens of William & Mary students will be participating in six international service trips during the break, and others will use Community Engagement Grants to conduct service projects in locations ranging from Virginia to Bangladesh.

Students compete in W&M Iron Chef competition

The event, a repeat of a similar Iron Chef competition that look place last Spring, involved four student groups of four in an all-out one hour cook-off to determine who indeed, "reigned supreme."

W&M plays large role in economic diversification report

William & Mary played a significant role in the Historic Triangle Collaborative's Economic Diversity Task Force, which released a report of its recommendations in September 2010 after a year of research and discussion.

W&M comes together for Yule Log ceremony

Neither rain nor cold nor the ever present weight of final papers left unfinished could keep the College’s annual Yule Log ceremony from happening this past weekend, and once again, hundreds of students of all ages, religions and varying stress-levels gathered in front of the Wren Building to celebrate the holidays in true Tribe fashion.

Students intern with Welsh Assembly

Lauren Campbell '12 is the latest student to be selected for an intern position in the still relatively new Welsh Assembly.

W&M becomes 'sister university' with UESTC

William & Mary has entered into a "sister university" arrangement with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), a relationship that both sides hope will generate a wide range of mutually beneficial educational and research initiatives.

W&M News announces Kindle giveaway

Become a fan of William & Mary News before Charter Day and you will be in the running to win a Kindle reading device.

Carrie Daut '09: homeward bound

Carrie Daut '09 has always loved going abroad, seeing the sights, and meeting new people. When she learned of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos program after graduation, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Or Guatemala.

The Roots to play Charter Day concert

Critically acclaimed hip-hop group The Roots will play William & Mary's Charter Day concert Feb. 5, 2011, in William & Mary Hall, the College announced Saturday evening.

Justice O'Connor to receive 2011 Prize at Beijing Conference

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will receive the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the William & Mary Property Rights Project’s eighth annual conference, which will be held in Beijing on Oct. 14-15.

CVC campaign drawing to a close

Trovato, an administrative office manager in the government department, is one of approximately 250 William & Mary employees who have signed up to give through the CVC, an annual fundraising campaign among Virginia state employees.

Two students create W&M holiday greeting

Some 60,000 members of the William & Mary community will receive a holiday greeting this year featuring the artwork and musical talents of two students.

Students meet blog buddies, Skype with author

A 45-student class from Matoaka Elementary School in Williamsburg has participated in a "blog buddies" program with William & Mary students all semester.

W&M's graduation rate among nation's best

William & Mary has maintained one of the best graduation rates in the nation, according to a report release this week by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Live from New York, it's Sophia Serghi

W&M Associate Professor of Music is teaming with the FLUX String Quartet for a performance of her original compositions Dec. 7 at Carnegie Hall.

Great football season for the Tribe comes to an end

The fourth-ranked and second-seeded William and Mary football team fell to No. 20/22 Georgia Southern, 31-15, in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs on Saturday afternoon at Zable Stadium.

W&M participates in 'It Gets Better' project

As a result of that conversation, Green soon found herself leading dozens of William & Mary students, faculty and staff in participating in the "It Gets Better Project," a worldwide effort to encourage LGBTQ youth about what the future can hold.

W&M garners national efficiency award

An innovative staff idea to improve efficiency at William & Mary has garnered a national award and is also being lauded for it sustainability benefits.

Two researchers recognized at symposium

Two William & Mary scientists working in the laboratory of R. A. Lukaszew recently were recognized at the 57th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society.

Student's composition to debut at WMSO concert

As the winner of last year's orchestral commission competition through the music department, Laney was asked to create an original musical score between three and eight minutes.

FLUX String Quartet concert on Dec. 3

W&M's newest artists in residence will highlight the work of Associate Professor of Music Sophia Serghi, as well as David First, Annie Gosfield, Bumki Kim, and Bunita Marcus.

VIMS graduate students chosen as Knauss fellows

Graduate students Heidi Geisz and Anna Huntley Coffey of the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science have earned prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships through the National Sea Grant Federal Fellows Program.

W&M among Green Business Challenge Honorees

In early November, Williamsburg City Mayor Clyde Haulman announced that seventeen local businesses have been designated as Green Business Challenge Honorees.

Acclaimed filmmaker speaks with students

Hollywood director and documentarian Tom Shadyac came to Williamsburg last week to talk with students and screen his newest film "I Am."

W&M community considers impacts of growth

And if the College’s student body does grow – even modestly -- what are the impacts to academics, students life, admissions, finances and the local community?

CAA champion Tribe earns home match in NCAA soccer tournament

The 12th-ranked William & Mary men's soccer team captured its seventh CAA title in program history on Sunday afternoon, beating Hofstra, 4-0, at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field. Next they face the winner of Princeton-UMBC in NCAA action.

Gentle Ben a quiet force on Tribe defense

Senior Ben Cottingham was a walk-on five years ago who arrived at the College on academic scholarship. Today, he's one of the leaders of top-ranked William & Mary's stingy defense.

Professor to make second appearance on Fox

Professor Melvin Patrick Ely will appear on Friday's "Fox and Friends" discussing the role of free and enslaved blacks during the Civil War.

Tree dedication ceremony to be held for Todd Weaver

The Veterans Society of William & Mary is hosting a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Army 1st Lt. Todd Weaver at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Wren Building’s Great Hall and the Wren Yard.

W&M to host high school model U.N. conference

This weekend, the classrooms and lecture halls of old campus will transform into multi-lateral roundtables as the College hosts the annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference (WMHSMUN).

Todd Durkin '93: Helping people get in shape, both mind and body

In this era of Wii and HDTV, where new statistics are always proving that Americans are not exercising enough and are eating the wrong foods, it is easy to think that we are all destined to spend the better part of our day on the couch watching life flicker away. Until you meet Todd Durkin '93.

Mainstage musical means new experiences for all

When Rogers and Hammerstein's classic cowboy opera "Oklahoma!" opens at Phi Beta Kappa Hall next weekend, it will represent more than just two months of hard work.

Mel Ely featured on Fox

William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of Humanities Mel Ely appeared Nov. 7 on Fox's "American's News Headquarters."

Student honors grandmother's 'Oklahoma' legacy

When Elsie Arnold responded to an audition notice posted on a 3x5 index card in the 1940s, she had no idea that she'd soon be cast in what would become one of Broadway's most famous and longest-running musicals: "Oklahoma!"

W&M improves rating on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card

The College of William & Mary received a “B+” overall on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, improving on last year’s “B” and continuing the upward trajectory in sustainability efforts and achievements by the College.

Applied music faculty use real-world experience in teaching

For Judy Zwelling, director of applied music and piano instructor, having a faculty with “real-world” performance experience is only natural for a department whose purpose is to train professional musicians who may end up playing for an audience themselves one day.

Utility project moves forward

Progress continues on a multi-year utility project to replace the College's outdated heating and cooling systems.

A Festschrift for Rafeq

W&M's pioneering Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies will receive bound volume of essays written in his honor at upcoming conference in San Diego.

Students to trek to D.C. for alum's 'sanity' rally

Several William & Mary students will travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to join one of the College's most famous alumni in his rally "for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies."

University collection named for Hulon Willis Sr.

Hulon Willis Sr. came to William & Mary’s campus in 1951 as the College's first African-American student. During Homecoming weekend, his life and legacy were celebrated.

Study suggests a third of shark and ray species are threatened

Dr. Jack Musick, emeritus professor at the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has overseen a global study suggesting that 33 percent of shark, skate, and ray species are threatened with extinction.

A book's long, long way home

A William & Mary alum returns a book to the Williamsburg Regional Library during Homecoming 35 years overdue.

W&M celebrates Homecoming 2010

For many graduates of the College of William & Mary, having the opportunity to roam the brick pathways of their alma mater comes only once a year, during Homecoming. They embraced that chance to rekindle those memories last weekend.

Steinway a 'perfect gift' for W&M's Music Department

Roller donated the piano to the department this summer. It is currently being used in the Ewell Hall studio of Ryan Fletcher, Lecturer of Voice and Director of the Opera Workshop at the College.

Tribe men's soccer ranked fifth in latest NCAA RPI

After running its unbeaten streak to six matches and improving its record to 9-2-1 on the season, the William and Mary Tribe men's soccer team continued to move up in the national polls, highlighted by the College's #5-ranking in the NCAA's latest RPI rankings.

Students, alumni volunteer to 'make a difference'

William & Mary students and alumni fanned out across the Williamsburg area Saturday to clean stables, inventory donations and create artwork with local children.

Philip Forgit: Teaching beyond the classroom

As an eighth grader, Philip Forgit '89, M.A.Ed. '95 decided he would like to become a teacher — he figured having summers off would give him a "nice schedule." Reasons for his career choice aside, Forgit's experience in the world of education has proven to be extraordinarily "nice" in many ways.

VIMS grad students help kids expand perception of scientists

Children are natural scientists, frequently asking questions about the world around them and how it works. But ask a child to draw a picture of a scientist, and they will most often sketch someone who looks nothing like themselves—an older white male with unkempt hair and a lab coat, holding a beaker in his hand and pens in his pocket.

W&M students participate in town hall with Obama

Oh was one of at least nine William & Mary students and alumni who participated in a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.

Lights, camera, action!

An independent film company spent three-days on campus in October filming at the Wren Building.

W&M students to participate in town hall with Obama

Oh is one of at least four William & Mary students who have been selected to participate in a televised town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on Oct. 14. The interactive, one-hour event titled "A Conversation with President Obama" will air live and commercial-free on MTV, MTVu, BET, Centric, TR3s and CMT at 4 p.m. (ET) and stream live on, and

South African Embassy official to visit W&M

As part of the African Cultural Society’s iREP Africa Weekend, Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission of the South African Embassy in Washington D.C. will be speaking at William & Mary's Commonwealth Auditorium on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.

Literacy for Life helps staff member achieve dream

Goldie Warren, a housekeeping worker with facilities management at William & Mary, had received her high school diploma four decades after leaving school – and all thanks to their help.

Grand Marshal Carol Achenbach Hardy '49 to lead homecoming parade

Giving back to her alma mater is something that comes naturally for Carol Achenbach Hardy '49. Since her graduation, she has been involved with countless organizations designed to help the College of William and Mary in one way or another. But on Saturday, Oct. 23, she will be given something from the school she admires so much -- appreciation.

Combined Virginia Campaign kicks off

William & Mary staff and faculty members enjoyed a free picnic lunch on Thursday as the Combined Virginia Campaign Committee kicked off its annual drive at the College.

Families enjoy a weekend at W&M

For three days, the families of current students were able to sit in on classes, go to a capella performances, take in canoe rides, and generally enjoy the sites to be found on the Williamsburg campus.

William & Mary celebrates 83 years of welcoming alumni home

From Oct. 21-24, alumni from around the globe will make their annual pilgrimage back to their alma mater to celebrate and reconnect with their classmates, and get to know their College all over again with events like the annual Homecoming Football Game — which will feature the Tribe taking on CAA foe Delaware at Zable Stadium — and much more!

No. 7 Tribe upends top-ranked Villanova, 31-24

After jumping out to a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter, the seventh-ranked William and Mary football team held off top-ranked Villanova's second half comeback bid to earn a 31-24 victory in front of a sold-out Zable Stadium crowd on Saturday afternoon.

School of Education's dedication ushers in new era

Nonstop rain and flooding could not keep more than 500 people from packing out the Matoaka Woods room in William & Mary's new School of Education building Thursday for a celebration and dedication of the new facility.

WM Law Review article details results of study featured in NYT

An article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the William and Mary Law Review details the results of a study featured in a Sept. 30 New York Times story titled "Reports Say Deadline Hinders Asylum Seekers."

Hitchens, Wilkerson debate Middle East policy

The possibility of regime change in Iran and the balance of power in the Middle East were just two of the topics discussed in a debate on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East between journalist Christopher Hitchens and Government Professor Lawrence Wilkerson at William & Mary on Monday.

Shannon Lee Dawdy is among 2010 class of MacArthur Fellows

Shannon Lee Dawdy, who received her M.A. from William & Mary's Department of Anthropology in 1994, is one of a class of 23 new MacArthur Fellows announced Sept. 28 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Alumnus organizes 'Miles for Smiles' race

Schoener and some of his fellow students have organized a 5K charity race by the name of Miles for Smiles to be run in Richmond’s Joseph Bryan Park Saturday at 8 a.m., when Schoener will trade out his normal role as a competitor for that of an official.

Gabon president talks sustainability at W&M

History will be the judge on how the world and its leaders respond to evidence that human activity continues to pollute and change the world, Africa's Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondima told a group of faculty, staff and students Saturday afternoon.

W&M's School of Education to dedicate new building

William & Mary's School of Education will dedicate its new building at 301 Monticello Avenue on Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson will speak briefly at the event, which will take place in the Matoaka Woods room.

Got it on eBay

Virologist Kurt Williamson bought a "new" transmission electron microscope on eBay, paying a small fraction of the price of a new TEM.

Jack Moser '94: A different sort of lawyer

Jack Moser '94 operates a general practice law firm in Columbus, Ohio, and one of the goals of his practice might seem a bit odd.

Campus forum focuses on finances, W&M's future

The College's financial future was one of several issues discussed in a wide-ranging forum that touched on everything from sustainability and compensation for employees to the strategic plan, parking issues and undergraduate teaching.

Raft Debate slated for Sept. 29

In the return of what has been described as "a much beloved William & Mary tradition," the annual Raft Debate will take place this year in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Chon Glover named to ODK Board of Directors

W. Fanchon (Chon) Glover (M.Ed.'90; Ed.D.'99), assistant to the president for diversity and community initiatives at the College, was recently nominated and selected for one of two "member-at-large" positions on ODK's board of directors.

Paul Scott '88: Back to the 'Burg

When Paul Scott '88 first came to Williamsburg as a visiting high school student, he swore he'd never come back. Over 20 years later, Scott can call himself a graduate of the College of William and Mary, a Williamsburg resident, and a Williamsburg businessman.

W&M receives $500k for biofuel study

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the College of William and Mary $500,000 to study various aspects of using wild aquatic algae as both biofuel feedstock and as a medium for helping to clean contaminated waterways.

Law School to host 23rd Annual Supreme Court Preview

William & Mary Law School’s 2010 Supreme Court Preview will be held September 24 -25. The featured case this year is Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, a First Amendment case exploring whether a state law may constitutionally restrict the sale and marketing of violent video games.

W&M mourns the loss of Todd Weaver '08

The William & Mary and Williamsburg communities are mourning the death of College alumnus and Army 1st Lt. Todd W. Weaver.

Tribe Pride reaches city streets

Eight "Tribe" logos were painted on the streets surrounding the campus on Friday in an effort to inspire Tribe Pride on campus and in the community. Four logos were painted on Jamestown Road and four were painted on Richmond Road.

Sondra Woodward '96: Voice of the morning

If you have ever listened to National Public Radio's Morning Edition in the Hampton Roads, Va. area, chances are you have listened to Sondra Woodward.

W&M faculty experts often called upon by national media

William & Mary faculty and staff experts were called on by national media outlets with increasing regularity over the past academic year. Articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Washington Post and the L.A. Times, just to name a few, featured William & Mary experts.

Bone fragments represent unprecedented discovery

Laboratory analysis by the College of William and Mary’s Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR) has revealed that the bone fragments found this summer in two unmarked graves on campus are the remains of dogs interred some two centuries ago.

Center for Gifted Ed holds institute, hosts Middle Eastern groups

William & Mary's Center for Gifted Education stayed busy this summer with multiple professional development events, including its annual Advanced Placement (AP) Institute in August and a special program for two Middle Eastern groups in July.

Morris receives award for service

As the student recipient of the 2010 President's Award for Community Service, Morris's priceless contributions to several mentoring programs and unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of others were highlighted during last Friday's Opening Convocation Ceremonies.

Schwartz receives award for service to the community

Last Friday, during the College's Opening Convocation ceremony, William & Mary staff member Karen Schwartz received a President's Award for Service to the Community from President Taylor Reveley.

Neighborhood Relations Committee a new tool for students, residents

The recently formed Neighborhood Relations Committee (NRC) includes representatives from five groups - city officials, homeowners, students, university administrators and landlords - and is charged with working with residents and students to address town-and-gown issues.

50 years after his Convocation, Wolf says essence of W&M remains

Half a century after he experienced Opening Convocation as a freshman, Rector Henry C. Wolf stood before William & Mary's students and assured them that though much has changed in the past 50 years, the core of the College remains the same.

Walch's strip is up and running

W&M senior Olivia Walch '11, chosen America's Next Great Cartoonist in Washington Post contest, made her debut today.

Student to host film screening on Hurricane Katrina anniversary

Though more comfortable wielding words than a hammer or saw, Joe Boselovic '11 spent a month this spring in the city of New Orleans attaching siding and painting walls in an area still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

VSO to perform free concert at Lake Matoaka

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will perform a free concert Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at William & Mary's Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre.

W&M honored with Excellence Award for fundraising

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education names William & Mary as an exceptional university for overall fundraising performance.

W&M goes mobile

The start of a new school year brings along a new way to find some of the most important information about the College, this time, via a mobile device.

The Class of 2014 takes its place at W&M

Cooper was one of about 1,400 freshmen who moved onto William & Mary's campus Friday morning. Cars began lining the streets before 7:30 a.m., and soon the sidewalks and grassy areas were filled with lamps, mirrors, boxes and personal items as swarms of people worked to move the new students into their rooms.

William & Mary launches new YouTube channel

The College of William and Mary officially launched its new YouTube Channel today. The channel, which was created in partnership between the College's University Relations and Creative Services offices, features a wide variety of video subjects, from campus events and news features to alumni news, academics and campus life.

William & Mary launches expanded recycling program

Beginning this month, faculty, staff and students will find a number of new large recycling containers across campus to collect paper, glass, plastic bottles and aluminum or tin cans.

W&M student examines representations of women in vampire pop culture

Though the third installment of the "Twilight" series, based on the teen novels by Stephanie Meyer, spurred some young people to line up for tickets or for the chance to see one of the film's stars, one William & Mary student is spending her summer looking at the vampire pop culture phenomenon from a different angle.

Forbes names William & Mary among the best colleges

In its latest College guide, "America's Best Colleges," lists William & Mary as the second highest state-supported school in the magazine's ranking of top 50 universities.

Lone piper on a hot summer day

A vacationing New Yorker uses the bagpipe as therapy to recover from lungs damaged following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Flat Hat on blogger's best college newspapers list

A blogger for the website "College Media Matters" recently made his own suggested improvements to The Princeton Review's list of top college newspapers, naming William & Mary's The Flat Hat as one of the best.

'7Generations' service trips give freshmen a unique start at W&M

The "7Generations" service trip program offered 18 new freshmen and transfer students a chance to study and work on social justice issues as well as get to know other students before they officially begin their College careers.

Let the garden grow

Jane Gray Morris '13 uses a summer grant from the Committee on Sustainability to revitalize sustainably gardening behind the Caf.

Study shows that hitchhiking bacteria can go against the flow

A new study co-authored by professor Kam Tang of the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that tiny aquatic organisms known as "water fleas" play an important role in carrying hitchhiking bacteria to otherwise inaccessible lake and ocean habitats.

W&M Rector Henry C. Wolf to speak at 2010 Convocation Ceremony

Henry C. Wolf '64, J.D. '66, William & Mary Rector and retired vice chairman and chief financial officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation, will welcome the College's newest students to campus during the 2010 Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 27.

Report shows $11M direct loss to VA oyster industry from Gulf spill

A new report from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science estimates the Deep Horizon Gulf oil spill will cost Virginia's oyster industry $11.6 million annually in direct economic losses, and total, "water-to-table" losses of $30.1 million.

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Princeton Review ranks William & Mary among the best

William & Mary's faculty, library and undergraduate happiness level have again been ranked among the best in the country, according to the latest survey by The Princeton Review.

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VIMS prof. briefs senate caucus on chemical dispersants

Robert J. Diaz, VIMS professor of biological sciences, briefed the U.S. Sentate's Science and Technology Caucus on the ecological impact of chemical dispersants on the ocean and its marine life.

Play time!

W&M recreation program offers students a vast array of activities, all aimed at making a difference in their lives.

'A 40-foot hole in the water'

A team of students and faculty launch an experimental algae-cultivation flume in Lake Matoaka. It's an initiative of the Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP), whose goal is to generate algae-based biofuel.

Hawk in the house!

The saga of William & Mary's family of Cooper's hawks continues.

W&M's Terry Meyers featured in Post, Chronicle

Research by English Professor Terry Meyers regarding the 18th Century Bray School and its possible connection to a College building located on the edge of campus.

W&M earns two CASE gold awards for mascot search

William & Mary recently won two gold awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's 2010 Circle of Excellence Awards for the College's mascot search efforts.

South Korean delegation visits VIMS

South Korea's coastal zone presents many of the same challenges as Chesapeake Bay. Delegation particularly interested in VIMS' role in improving water quality in coastal zone.

Professor discusses America’s creativity crisis in Newsweek

Kyung-Hee Kim, an assistant professor in William & Mary's School of Education, recently discussed this phenomenon with Newsweek Magazine. The resulting article, "The Creativity Crisis," is included in the July 19 edition of the magazine.

Study can help minimize impact of dredge spoils

Dredging of navigational channels in Chesapeake Bay is crucial to maintaining Virginia's role as a leading gateway for international shipping, particularly with the advent of deeper-draft container vessels. A new study by VIMS professor Linda Schaffner provides data that can help future in-water disposal of dredge spoils proceed with minimal environmental impact.

Earl Granger, Henry Broaddus appointed to new leadership positions at W&M

Associate Provost for Enrollment Earl Granger III '92, M.Ed. '98, has been appointed associate vice president for development and will leave his current post to help lead fundraising efforts, officials announced today. In addition, Dean of Admission Henry Broaddus will assume responsibilities for both admission and financial aid. Both appointments are effective September 7.

Rita Welsh director to appear on WHRV's HearSay

Rita Welsh Adult Literacy for Life Program Director Joan Peterson will discuss adult literacy with HearSay's Cathy Lewis and a panel of other literacy experts July 14.

Senator Warner visits VIMS to discuss oyster restoration

Virginia Senator Mark Warner visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on July 9th to discuss oyster-restoration strategies in Chesapeake Bay. The stop was his last on a three-day trip through Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore.

W&M Murray Scholar wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Francesca Fornasini '10, a former Murray Scholar at the College of William & Mary, has received a National Science Foundation award that she will use to help with her post-graduate studies this fall at the University of California-Berkeley.

Gas hydrates subject of 'hot' VIMS paper

A study of gas hydrates by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is among the top 25 most-downloaded articles in the journal Marine Chemistry according to Science Direct, an on-line database of the latest trends and developments in science.

Virginia Shakespeare Fest begins

The Virginia Shakespeare Festival will kick off its 32nd season July 7 in the College of William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

Bruce Campbell: One of W&M's unsung Fulbright heroes

Much of their success is owed to the support and opportunities offered to them by the College's faculty members and staff members, who work tirelessly with students across the disciplines to prepare them for the scholarships.

Swem Library opens Bible exhibit

Swem Library presents the exhibit "In the Beginning was the Word: Bibles through the end of October 2010.

Governor announces appointments to William & Mary Board of Visitors

L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr. HON '08, Edward L. Flippen M.B.A. '67, J.D. '74, and Laura L. Flippin '92 have been appointed to William & Mary's Board of Visitors, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday. Additionally, Charles A. Banks III HON '05 has been reappointed to a second term on the College's governing body.

Alum helps detect history

Ryan Lintelman '09 will be interviewed on the PBS show "History Detectives" on Monday, July 5.

Recent graduate becomes City Council's newest member

Scott Foster '10, the first William & Mary student ever elected to Williamsburg City Council, officially took office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Courthouse of 1770 in Colonial Williamsburg. A short time later, the council elected W&M Economics Professor Clyde Haulman as the city's next mayor.

School of Education ready for its close-up

William & Mary's School of Education is moving into its brand-new, state-of-the art building this summer, and, though final touches are still being made, the school's faculty and staff are excited to show it off - and even more so to begin using it in the fall.

Beckman Scholars are focused on research

Frederick Lambert of Powhatan, Va., and Brittany Lewis of Andover, Mass., are receiving financial support for continuing their mentored research work over two summers plus their senior year at the College.

Back to the farm

Diners in Williamsburg-area eateries late this summer may be tasting the results of a William & Mary sustainable agriculture internship.

Campus hawks start leaving the nest

If you see a baby hawk running around campus, leave it alone. That's the way they start life out of the nest. It can take care of itself.

VIMS helps bring science to Gulf spill

VIMS researchers and alumni are helping to craft the nation's immediate and long-term scientific responses to the Gulf oil spill.

Professor, students introduce Skype to elementary classes

Leslie Panaro '12, a graduate student at William & Mary who is currently getting her master's degree in Reading, Language and Literacy, and her first grade class at James River Elementary School took learning to a whole different level on June 3 by using the innovative technology to "meet" the author/illustrator that they have been learning about.

Alumnus appointed to national commission on oil spill

William & Mary alumnus and former Virginia Institute of Marine Science faculty member Donald Boesch has been appointed to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, the White House announced yesterday.

Staff's vital contributions celebrated

The midday picnic served as the culminating event of William & Mary's 2010 Employee Appreciation Day, a day set aside each year to celebrate the College's staff members and their contributions to the campus.

College recognizes long-time service of employees

Annually the College recognizes the contributions of the staff on Employee Appreciation Day. Special recognition is given to employees with 30 years or more of service to the College.

Employee Appreciation Day '10: Service Awards

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. Those being recognized have served the College for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years.

Record year for Fulbrights at W&M

Thirteen students and alumni from the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive 2010-11 scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, setting a new record for the College.

Gift to W&M honors renowned Jamestown archaeologist

A $250,000 gift from Williamsburg residents Margaret Nelson Fowler and Roy Hock will endow a new graduate fellowship honoring renowned Jamestown archaeologist William Kelso.

Ethical fashion: Aware of what we wear

The first Ethical Fashion Show at William & Mary highlights the commitment of the university and its students to sustainability.

VIMS helps host international robotic-boats competition

College students from the United States and Taiwan will bring their robotic boats to Virginia Beach from June 10-13 to compete for up to $20,000 in prize money during the 3rd International Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Competition.

VIMS oyster study confirms early Jamestown drought

A VIMS study of 400-year-old oyster shells from the Jamestown settlement confirms that a harsh drought plagued the early years of the colony and made the James River much saltier than today.

Alum's hip-hop club contender in VH1 contest

Chris Livingston's '00 Virginia Beach hip-hop club, The Cave, is a finalist in VH1's 2010 Hip-Hop Honors contest.

Porter honored for service trip program work

Melody Porter, associate director of William & Mary's Office of Community Engagement and Scholarship, was recently named Break Away's Staff Person of the Year for her work on the College's alternative breaks service trip program.

A double mystery

Rusty blackbirds are threatened across their range--except on the William & Mary campus.

Seagrass restoration effort with volunteers

The seagrass program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy for the third consecutive spring to use volunteers, especially recreational divers and snorkelers, in the largest and most successful seagrass restoration project in the world.

W&M to construct new lacrosse/soccer stadium

The College receives a transformational gift that will change the women's lacrosse and men's and women's soccer programs.

W&M team clubbed the baseball

Tribe's club baseball team advanced to this month's National Club Baseball Association World Series.

Jimmye Laycock selected to Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame

In recognition of one of the peninsula's most enduring and successful coaching careers, William and Mary Head Football Coach Jimmye Laycock has been named as one of seven inductees for the Class of 2010 for the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame.

W&M's 2010 Commencement awards

Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 16. - Ed.

CrimD moves into the spotlight

CrimD is a bacteriophage, possibly the only newly discovered form of life to be found at a college landmark. Its unusual properties have made it a kind of Oscar nominee in bacteriological circles.

W&M receives $1.2M from HHMI for science education

The College of William and Mary has been awarded $1.2 million in funding by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), part of a nationwide program to help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.

W&M hosts 'WarriorConnect' veterans benefits fair

May 22 "WarriorConnect" event at William & Mary to Bring 70+ organizations together at free information fair for veterans and their families. Event is sponsored by the William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic in partnership with the Virginia Wounded Warriors Program.

W&M graduates the Class of 2010

After taking one last walk across campus as students -- through the historic Wren Building, down the brick pathways and across the Crim Dell Bridge -- William & Mary's Class of 2010 joyously entered Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon for its Commencement ceremony.

W&M comments on the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme

Faculty, staff and students discuss the possibilities and opportunities with the recently announced St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme (SAWM). Beginning in fall 2011, students enrolled in the program will complete two years at each institution and earn a single diploma - a Bachelor of Arts, International Honours - with the insignias of both institutions. The joint degree will include four fields: economics, English, history and international relations.

President Taylor Reveley in a suit with orange tie smiles at the camera
W&M BOV renews contract for President Reveley

The William & Mary Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution Saturday extending the contract of university President Taylor Reveley through June 2013.

Family connection makes ROTC commissioning especially meaningful

Army Maj. Gen. (retired) Robert E. Wagner provided the address during William & Mary's ROTC commissioning on Saturday in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium. Among the dozen cadets who were commissioned was Amy Rarig '10, Wagner's granddaughter.

Board of Visitors approves tuition and budget for 2010-11

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees at the College of William & Mary will increase by $1,088, or 9.8 percent for the 2010-11 academic year, according to the budget adopted Saturday by the Board of Visitors.

Mason gets high marks for sustainability and marketing

The Undergraduate Business Program at the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary ranks second in the areas of sustainability and marketing, according to the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Programs by Specialty 2010.

CEA Chair Christina Romer '81 to address Class of 2010

Christina Romer '81, one of the most influential economists in the nation as President Barack Obama's Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers will address graduates during the 2010 commencement exercises.

David Holmes to speak at baccalaureate service

David Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, will serve as the speaker at William & Mary's baccalaureate service on May 15. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m. in William and Mary Hall.

Five to join the ranks of W&M Honorary Alumni

Each year, the William and Mary Alumni Association recognizes a select few friends who have demonstrated a lasting commitment to and genuine affinity for the College, even though they are not graduates. On Friday, May 14, 2010, during a ceremony at the Alumni House, five dedicated individuals will be welcomed into the Alumni Association as honorary alumni.

Werowocomoco comes to Jamestown

The first public display of artifacts recovered from the capital city of chief Powhatan will be featured at Jamestown Settlement through November.

Kinesiology student wins national award

Sarah Todd ’10 won the David S. Bruce Award for Undergraduate Excellence from the American Physiological Society.

Remarks from the Hall brothers

The following remarks were given by Channing Moore Hall, III, J.D. '85, M.L.&T. '86 and John Lesslie Hall, II, during the 2010 Prentis Award ceremony, held in the Wren Building on May 11, 2010.

Off the map

GIS data-stitching opens new research horizons.

Facing Race
Facing race

Analysis of brain waves spurs some deep thinking about how we see others.

Beyond the Standard

Department of Education funds texts stressing dialects in Arabic.

W&M takes over 'Jeopardy!'

William & Mary professor Colleen Kennedy and grad student Patrick Tucker MPP '11 might be able to give you a few tips for the road. After all, the two recently took the stage to compete in a round of "Jeopardy!" themselves.

Textbook rental program coming to W&M Bookstore

Beginning in fall 2010, the College of William & Mary Bookstore will offer students a new textbook rental program designed to deliver maximum savings and convenience.

New law faculty announced

The William & Mary Law School announces appointment of three new faculty members.

Lewis, Sinden join 2010 Goldwater scholars

Brittany Lewis '11 and Daniel Sinden '11 have been named Goldwater scholars, one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors in math and science.

Law students help revitalize New Orleans neighborhood

Fourteen students at William & Mary Law School spent spring break in the Gert Town neighborhood of New Orleans helping residents revitalize an area damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Center for Gifted Ed holds seminar for parents

The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) at the College of William and Mary's School of Education recently held a seminar for parents of gifted and talented children.

Alumni Association awards students academic prizes

Over the past 25 years, the William and Mary Alumni Association has awarded Student Academic Prizes in an effort to honor those students who serve as models of the academic integrity of the College.

Carolyn Collier
Student receives national award from scholar society

Carolyn was recently named the national chapter officer of the year by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She is the president of William & Mary chapter of NSCS and was inducted into the honor society her freshman year.

VIMS researchers monitor status of American Eel

The VIMS' American Eel Monitoring Team is working this spring to count the young eels migrating into Virginia's freshwater tributaries and estuaries.

The house that W&M built gets ready to move

Atop a flatbed truck in the middle of Barksdale Field on Friday afternoon, a yellow banner bearing the words "Welcome Home!" was unfurled. The students who created the sign weren't just responsible for the "welcome" part of the poster. They had also made the "home" a reality for one Williamsburg community member.

Channing and Lesslie Hall to receive 2010 Prentis Award

Longtime Williamsburg residents and brothers Channing Moore Hall, III, J.D. '85, M.L.&T. '86 and John Lesslie Hall, III, have been named this year's recipients of the College of William & Mary's Prentis Award.

Panelists discuss the state of diversity at W&M

Though much remains to be done, William & Mary has made great strides in the area of diversity, a panel of students, faculty, alumni and administrators said during the College's second "State of Diversity" forum on April 19.

William and Mary campus sign surrounded by spring flowers.
Applications up for graduate and professional programs

In what the dean calls a "truly herculean effort," the admissions staff at the nation's oldest law school oversaw another record year for applications. It's a trend others are also seeing across the Williamsburg campus.

Miller Hall receives LEED gold

Home of the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, one of the nation's oldest universities, is one of a handful of academic buildings earning Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Admitted students experience life at W&M

Philanthropists, inventors, junior Olympians and journalists: These are just some of the myriad of students who will be joining the Tribe this fall. Thousands of admitted students and families visited the College this past weekend to see what it is really like to be a member of the Tribe.

Public-private partnership could transform seafloor imaging

Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, are involved in a unique public-private collaboration that could transform the way scientists look at-and into-the seafloor.

Student-curated exhibition opens Friday

"Merging Souls: Arts of Devotion in Latin America" is a student-curated exhibition that will open on Friday, April 23 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. A student symposium, scheduled for Friday, April 30, will showcase their research on the objects and themes on display.

William & Mary admits diverse class for 2014

The College of William and Mary mailed acceptance letters recently to 3,729 students in anticipation of enrolling a freshman class of 1,400 in the fall.

W&M country's first DOT university

W&M, in the midst of a campus-wide campaign focused on institutional and individual sustainability, has become the nation's first "Do One Thing" university.

Hope arrives early

Hope, a whimbrel fitted with a transmitter last year, has returned to the Eastern Shore. She's the first whimbrel the Center for Conservation Biology has tracked on the migratory "full circle."

Alpha Phi Alpha wins community service award

The College of William and Mary's Kappa Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was recently awarded with the 2010 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award in the "Outstanding Educational Institution" category.

W&M students excel at World Model U.N. Conference

A team of William & Mary students placed second in the world and was named best United States college delegation at the 2010 Harvard Model United Nations Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

Paul Verkuil '61 sworn in as chair of ACUS

When former William & Mary President Paul Verkuil '61 was sworn in as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), there was a familiar piece of the College's history by his side.

W&M faculty selected for prestigious Plumeri Awards

Twenty faculty members of the College of William & Mary have been selected to receive Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence in recognition of their exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.

'I am W&M' campaign celebrates diversity

Through activities and discussions, members of the community are invited to explore the personal stories and identities that define the culture of the Tribe. Events will be held on the William & Mary campus throughout the week, culminating in a "state of diversity" forum on April 19.

Final campus conversation addresses 'white paper'

Halleran wrapped up the yearlong discussion April 8 with a session about the draft "white paper" document that both describes the findings from the six previous conversation sessions and makes recommendations on how the College should move forward.

Griffin makes national news

It's been a heck of a debut for the Griffin. Announced Tuesday as the new Tribe mascot at William & Mary, this mythical beast has taken the press by storm.

W&M welcomes newest member of the Tribe

The Griffin -- one-third eagle, one-third lion and, according to this mythical creature, one third amazing -- burst into Kaplan Arena as the new Tribe mascot and immediately led hundreds of William & Mary students, faculty, staff and alumni and staff members into its very first cheer. Of course it was "T-R-I-B-E Tribe!"

Digging deeper into a liberal arts education

Liberal arts education rests at the foundation of all American colleges and universities, one just has to dig a little deeper to highlight its importance, Carol Schneider said during last Friday's installment of the Campus Conversation speaker series.

W&M awards five summer sustainability internships

William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability (COS) announced the funding of five awards for sustainability internships for the summer of 2010. This is the second year for these awards.

W&M's new tradition

W&M celebrates the coronation day of its namesakes, King William III and Queen Mary II, with an explosion of green and gold.

Raptors nest above Sunken Garden

A pair of Cooper’s hawks have been spotted building a nest in one of the beech trees bordering the Sunken Garden. They can be spotted from time to time, but once the tree leafs out, you won't know they're there.

'Do One Thing' campaign marks another first at W&M

And now, as the first DOT university, the students, faculty and staff at William and Mary are implementing these ideas, and helping to push the College into a leadership role for all other universities in the realm of personal sustainability.

Printmaking at W&M: where metal meets metal

Her love for the art of printmaking and her particular specialty in etching and engraving is also what led her to become one of the student curators for the new "Mediated Image: Techniques in Printmaking" exhibit at the College's Muscarelle Museum of Art.

Chiles Larson '53: Seven decades of suspending action

Although his full-time career was primarily in public relations, television news and advertising, Chiles T.A. Larson '53 has put just as much time and creativity into his avocation and first love - photography.

W&M names co-chairs for Lemon Project

Two William & Mary faculty members will lead the multiyear effort to better understand the role of race in the College's history, including its connections to slavery, Provost Michael R. Halleran announced recently.

New SOE building nears completion

Faculty and staff members in William & Mary's School of Education are looking forward to finally gathering under one roof. Their new building is near completion, and they are ready to see its halls come alive not only with students, faculty and staff gathered from locations across the Williamsburg area but also with the many generations of community members that they serve.

W&M, local community to join nationwide look at underage drinking

As part of a nationwide effort to understand underage drinking, the College of William and Mary will hold a town hall meeting on April 2 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sadler Center. Students, professionals, officials, and community members are invited to attend.

Campus conversation: Giving students the tools for success

The importance of service and the value of a close-knit college community were just some of the topics that arose out of last Tuesday's campus conversation on William & Mary's ability to provide its students the tools for success.

Alumnus Robert E. Baker: Setting new sports standards

Robert E. Baker C.A.S.E. '86, Ed. D. '95, is a jack-of-all-trades - a modern day renaissance man whose main goal is to better the world through sports. To do this, Baker has had to become an athlete, a coach, a student, a teacher, an administrator and a diplomat. Fortunately, all of his hard work and adaptability is paying off.

W&M selected for pilot program in India

The College of William and Mary has been chosen as one of 10 institutions in the nation to participate in a federal pilot program geared toward developing and expanding educational partnerships in India.

Student, alumni e-mail switch begins

Over 15,000 students and recent alumni will be experiencing a significant increase in their e-mail capabilities as William & Mary begins changing to Google-powered WMApps starting today.

Tribe honors outstanding academic achievements

The College of William and Mary's Athletics Department hosted the seventh annual Provost Award reception March 18 to honor an exceptional group of 75 student-athletes in Kaplan Arena.

Hunter Andrews Fellow discusses changing role of Supreme Court

The potential upcoming nomination process to replace an outgoing associate Supreme Court justice and the dialogue between the courts with other branches of government were just a few of the topics that Linda Greenhouse, William & Mary's 2010 Hunter Andrews Fellow and long-time journalist of the New York Times covered during her open lecture last Tuesday, March 16.

W&M hosts Model Congress conference

As the House of Representatives lines up to vote on healthcare this weekend, a similar occurrence will be taking place at the College of William and Mary as it gets ready to host the second annual William & Mary Model Congress conference for high schools.

Tribe's magical season ends in Chapel Hill

North Carolina's Tar Heels ended the Tribe's best campaign since the 1949-50 season Tuesday night, taking down the College, 80-72, in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The loss gave W&M a final record of 22-11 this season.

Tribe to take on UNC in National Invitation Tournament

Left out of the NCAA tournament's field of 64, the Tribe was offered an impressive consolation prize Sunday night - the opportunity to travel to the University of North Carolina Tuesday, March 16, for a first-round game in the National Invitation Tournament.

Tribe's CAA tourney run ends in championship game

The William and Mary men's basketball team's bid for a CAA Championship fell just short on Monday night, falling in a hard-fought contest to regular season champion Old Dominion, 60-53, at the Richmond Coliseum. With the loss, the Tribe falls to 22-10 on the year, the third-most wins in school history, while ODU improved to 26-8 overall.

Tribe takes NU 47-45 to advance to CAA finals

A David Schneider 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining propelled the No. 3 seed William and Mary men's basketball team into its second CAA Championship Game over the last three seasons with a thrilling 47-45 victory over No. 2 seed Northeastern in the semifinals on Sunday night.

Senior-led second-half rally sends Tribe to CAA semifinals

Seniors David Schneider and Danny Sumner led a second-half rally as the No. 3 seed William and Mary men's basketball team surged past No. 11 seed James Madison, 70-64, in the last quarterfinal of the 2010 CAA Championship on Saturday night at the Richmond Coliseum.

Obama appoints Paul Verkuil '61 to key U.S. post

Former William & Mary President Paul Verkuil '61 has been appointed by President Barack Obama as chairman of a newly reconstituted Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination March 3.

Tribe's Shaver and Schneider receive CAA basketball honors

After a historic and record-setting regular season, the William and Mary men's basketball team reaped the rewards on Thursday night at the Colonial Athletic Association Awards banquet, taking home two major award, having two players named to the all-league team and garnering three CAA All-Academic team honorees.

W&M students 'stand up' for their causes

Whether they literally climbed onto a modern soapbox or participated in a discussion or act of service, William & Mary's students took a stand last week for the causes they care about.

Undergraduate researchers show their stuff

Nearly 100 faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects in the sciences were presented at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Science Symposium.

Hobson to publish St. George Tucker law papers

W&M scholar in residence says publication of the papers of the Law School's second professor, St. George Tucker, will give the professor his proper due.

Haitian President's advisor talks reform with W&M audience

Rene Magloire, fromer Minister of Justice of Haiti and Special Advisor to the President of Haiti discussed the aftermath of the January quake that rocked that country with an audience at the W&M Law School Feb. 15.

Lucia Sebastian receives 2010 DeMary Award

A William & Mary alumna who now serves as chief academic officer for York County Schools was honored by the College's School of Education last week for her contributions to education.

Is Tribe nearing Never Never Land?

W&M men's basketball team continues making a strong case to receive its first-ever NCAA tournament invitation.

Mica Willis: Living the legacy

Mica Willis '12, is the third generation of her family to attend William & Mary. Her grandfather, Hulon Willis, Sr. M.Ed.'56, was the first African-American to attend the College.

Nussbaum discusses liberal arts education, global citizenship

A sense of crisis and urgency hung over the crowd last Friday as Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, spoke at William & Mary of the possibility of a downfall in liberal arts education around the world.

W&M earns silver for social media innovation has named William & Mary as one of the top 50 social media innovators in higher education in its first-ever "Web 2.0 College Olympics."

Haitian official to discuss quake aftermath

Rene Magloire, former Minister of Justice of Haiti and Special Advisor to the President and Ministry of Justice of Haiti to address Haitian quake aftermath.

Gov. McDonnell: W&M key to Virginia's future

Higher education is one of the keys to our nation's economic recovery -- and William & Mary is a key to the future of the Commonwealth -- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell told members of the College community in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Feb. 6.

Bob Archibald receives Thomas Jefferson Award

The same might be said for Archibald's career and service to the College, which honored that devotion by presenting the economics professor with the Thomas Jefferson Award during Charter Day, 2010 ceremonies.

'Earth Mother' of Williamsburg retires

Madelynn Watkinson, known as the beloved caretaker of the College's Adams Garden, will retire at the age of 86.

Darren Sharper '97, Super Bowl champion

Former Tribe football star Darren Sharper '97, now a safety for the New Orleans Saints, shone brightly in Sunday's Super Bowl match-up against the Indianapolis Colts.

Tribe alums prepare for Super Bowl XLIV

A year after former William and Mary standout Mike Tomlin '95 led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the 2009 Super Bowl title, this year's big game will feature a pair of Tribe alums - New Orleans Saints All-Pro safety Darren Sharper '97 and Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams '92.

W&M named a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

The College was ranked as the fifth-highest producer of Peace Corps volunteers among medium-sized colleges and universities, which have between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduates.

Amanda Wagstaff '10 wins Charter Day Art Contest

With just three semesters to go at the College Wagstaff took the plunge and became an art major, a decision which, less than a year later, is already paying off. Her watercolor painting of Barrett Hall was recently selected as the winner of William & Mary's annual Charter Day art contest.

Charter Day: A very merry William & Mary birthday

William & Mary's annual Charter Day is getting a makeover this year, thanks in large part to some students who wanted to see the College's "birthday" celebrated in style and with a bigger guest list.

King: 'Being with Animals'

Barbara King's new book examines the complex relationship that humans have formed with our fellow creatures.

W&M students enjoy a snowy weekend

Tweets and Facebook statuses were being updated by the minute Friday night about the chance of a blizzard in the Williamsburg. The next morning, William & Mary students woke up with much excitement to a winter wonderland outside their windows.

In the classroom: Excellence in teaching

The following reflections on excellence in the classroom have been expressed by professors at the College in articles previously published by the W&M News.

Questions of governance

From its base in the power center of Washington, D.C., the Global Environmental Governance Project engages the tough problems surrounding international environmental institutions and laws.

Students go on the 'Road to Richmond'

The annual delegation of William & Mary students, also called the "Road to Richmond" has become part of the regular schedule for members of the student body who spend the morning in the halls of Virginia's Capitol to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the College.

Two W&M professors receive Outstanding Faculty Awards

Paul Marcus, Haynes Professor of Law, and Mark Patterson, Associate Professor of Marine Science, are among only 12 professors out of 117 applicants statewide to receive the Commonwealth's Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Professor Barbara King
Diane Rehm show features King's new book

"Being With Animals," the latest effort from anthropologist Barbara King, goes on sale Jan. 26. Her new book has generated a substantial amount of pre-press publicity.

Tribe football announces 2010 schedule

William and Mary Director of Athletics Terry Driscoll announced the release of the Tribe's 2010 football schedule, which is highlighted by five home games at Zable Stadium and a trip to Atlantic Coast Conference foe North Carolina (Oct. 30).

W&M Dining Services to compost food waste

W&M's Dining Services officially launched its program to compost much of the food waste from the dining facilities on campus, cutting its waste production by approximately one third.

W&M offers new minor in marine science

The College of William and Mary, partnering with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will offer a new undergraduate minor in marine science.

W&M stands for Haiti

Members of the William & Mary community met in Blow Memorial Hall on Wednesday evening to discuss a centralized student-led effort to help in the aftermath of tragedy in Haiti.

Four to be honored with Alumni Medallion

On Feb. 5, the William and Mary Alumni Association will honor W. Samuel Sadler '64, M.Ed. '71, Nicholas St. George '60, J.D. '65 and Earl "Tuggy" Young '59 with the Alumni Medallion during a ceremony on campus.

Students celebrate MLK with day of serving and learning

Approximately 45 students partnered with non-profit organizations Habitat for Humanity, ElderHomes and Pathways during the day of service, assisting with home-building projects, tree planting, and shower installation.

VIMS professor to serve U.N. climate-modeling group

Dr. Marjorie Friedrichs of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, will join experts from 20 other countries to provide guidance to the United Nations concerning the computer models that are used to project the magnitude and rate of future climate change.

The statue of Lord Botetourt stands in front of the Wren Building on a sunny day
Forbes ranks W&M among best in the South

A new ranking by lists the College of William & Mary as the second-best public and fifth overall among all colleges and universities in the South.

In praise of post-docs

William & Mary's interdisciplinary environmental program is expanding, thanks to a new post-doctoral fellowship program.

Mitchell Reiss
Reiss: The art of negotiation

Mitchell Reiss, vice provost for international affairs at the College of William and Mary, talks about the challenges of international negotiations.

VIMS a partner in Coastal America Award

The Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration Team­a partnership between the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Virginia Beach, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and Lynnhaven River NOW­has been selected to receive a 2009 Coastal America Partnership Award for innovative efforts to restore the river's native oyster population.

Private gift supports Antarctic research

A private gift from Adrian G. "Casey" Duplantier Jr., matched by 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union of Newport News, will support another season of Antarctic field research for two W&M students¬graduate student Kate Ruck of W&M's School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and W&M undergraduate Sarah Giltz.

An undergraduate think tank?

The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.

Law professor contributes to Supreme Court brief

Lee Professor of Law William W. Van Alstyne contributed to and signed an amicus curiae brief in McDonald v. Chicago - a case the Supreme Court will consider in the spring. The brief was filed by the Constitutional Accountability Center on behalf of Van Alstyne and seven other constitutional scholars.

Kiplinger's names W&M a top value

According to rankings released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine Jan. 4, the College ranks as the fourth best value among the country's top 100 "four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value."

Tribe gains votes in both national polls

For the fifth straight week, the William and Mary men's basketball team gained votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls, released on Monday.

W&M professor releases DVD for parents of infants

Associate professor of psychology Peter Vishton has created a DVD for parents on the development of children between 0 and 14 months of age. Vishton is the director of the College's Child Research Center.