As the long-term Lemon Project effort prepares for the next chapter, a Board of Visitors resolution apologizes for W&M’s history of owning slaves and racial discrimination.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today elected John E. Littel as William & Mary’s next rector.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors on Friday unanimously approved the fiscal year 2018-19 budget, which continues to support financial aid and other priorities identified in the university’s six-year plan.
Two plaques, one honoring African-Americans and the other recognizing women, were unveiled and dedicated Thursday afternoon during a ceremony held at what many consider the most important building on campus.
The team is one of 48 that will compete in the national tournament in Minnesota April 20-22.
Environmental activist Vandana Shiva, as part of her visit to give the COLL 300 lecture and participate in Earth Week activities, visited a class to discuss sustainability and decolonization.
Two William & Mary undergraduates will soon enter into research careers, each backed by a strong vote of confidence from the National Science Foundation.
William & Mary celebrated the fifth annual One Tribe One Day on April 10 and surpassed all previous records made on the university’s single biggest day of giving.
The late Richard “Dick” Perles ’62 will impact generations of faculty at William & Mary through a $1 million gift made in his memory to fund a government professorship at the university.
William & Mary has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first African-American students in residence throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.
In this feature from the winter 2018 issue of the W&M Alumni Magazine, Taylor Reveley reflects on his presidency.
William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science today dedicated a new building — Davis Hall — to centralize and upgrade research and office space for people in a number of existing programs. It is the first LEED-certified building on VIMS’ Gloucester Point campus.
Fermilab’s forefront neutrino experiment gains a new and experienced leader as it prepares for its future. Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary, was elected as NOvA’s new co-spokesperson.
Whether offering undergraduate students mentorship opportunities in marine science, developing workshops that increase awareness of issues related to DACA or offering nuanced training to Health Outreach Peer Educators, William & Mary’s 2017-2018 IDEA grantees are working to achieve a more inclusive environment, on and off campus.
Commissioned by Sea Grant Virginia and Wetlands Watch, Taylor Goelz, Lauren Pudvah and Peter Quinn-Jacobs prepared reports on 16 communities, from Barnstable, Massachusetts, to Miles City, Montana. They wanted to know how those communities worked at producing their Community Rating System, thus saving money for residents with government issued flood insurance.
At William & Mary, just 50 years after the university accepted its first African-American residential students, six National Pan-Hellenic Council chapter organizations continue the traditions started by their founders while evolving to address modern issues.
The preschool teacher at the Williamsburg Campus Child Care Center, a 26-year employee there, will be honored on April 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Wren Building.
Jim Penney J.D. ’83 and his wife, LauraLeigh Young, have chosen to help reduce the financial burden for future William & Mary law students with a $1 million gift toward scholarships.
The W&M Washington Center is offering courses in its DC Summer Session that allow students to earn three W&M credits through five-week hybrid courses of mostly online coursework.
In a recent study, two William & Mary scientists depict how overemphasis on masculine endowment began a path that led to extinction of entire species.
Continuing to try to make students more aware of refugees in the local community, W&M music Professor Anne Rasmussen and her Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will host a benefit concert April 21 at the Kimball Theatre.
Scientists at the Center for Conservation Biology are surveying the James River for signs of natural population decline, markers that the tributary has reached peak eagle.
More than 5,000 letters of admission were recently sent to prospective W&M freshmen.
In a recent study, Michael Deschenes and a team of four W&M undergraduate co-authors examined the neuromuscular system with the goal of learning how its response varies with age.
In celebration of National Library Week, William & Mary Libraries and Williamsburg Regional Library announce a unique partnership that will significantly benefit local residents and the W&M community by expanding access to library resources.
An Omohundro Institute book edited by a William & Mary professor is one of three 2018 Bancroft Prize winners, Columbia University recently announced.
History Professor Chitralekha Zutshi's latest book, "Kashmir: History, Politics, Representation," is a compilation of essays by eminent as well as junior scholars that Zutshi commissioned, edited and to which she contributed a chapter.
The fifth annual One Tribe One Day is taking place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This is William & Mary’s single largest giving day of the year.
W&M alumna Ellen Stofan ’83 has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
William & Mary’s law and business schools recently partnered to host “Another Day at the Breach: Cyber Intrusion — A Conference of Experts.”
A look inside Mark Lerman's Puppetry in Performance theater class.
William & Mary’s 2018 Atwater Lecture featured transgender artist, actress and advocate Laverne Cox.
Professor Roberta Romano of Yale Law School received the 2017-2018 Marshall-Wythe Medallion at a dinner in her honor at William & Mary's historic Wren Building.
The Goldwater Foundation has announced that William & Mary student Christopher Travis ‘19 has been named a Goldwater Scholar. Ruth Ann Beaver ‘20 was also named an Honorable Mention.
The Wren Building will soon bear two new plaques honoring William & Mary’s first women and African-American residential students.
The School of Education's new Online Master of Education in Counseling program will feature concentrations in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling.
William & Mary has piloted Green Zone training for faculty and staff members.
Home to nearly 23,000 alumni, parents and friends, greater Richmond was ignited with Tribe Pride last night as the William & Mary community gathered together at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to celebrate For the Bold.
The Student Assembly of William & Mary on Wednesday announced plans to sponsor a live CNN Town Hall on campus on April 25.
In her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22, Associate Professor of English and American Studies Elizabeth Losh described the history of fake news (it's been around longer than many think) and delved into its many nuances.
The W&M School of Education hosted alumni and emeritus faculty who were among the first African-Americans to join William & Mary as students and faculty for a discussion March 15.
White House Counsel Don McGahn visited William & Mary Law School on Friday, March 23, to give a talk to first-year constitutional law students.
Jonathan Frey is William & Mary’s new makerspace director.
Katherine Johnson will be honored at William & Mary’s 2018 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 12 at 9 a.m. in Zable Stadium.
Dania Matos, William & Mary’s deputy chief diversity officer, has been counted among the nation’s leading women in higher education.
Giovanni, a distinguished university professor at Virginia Tech who has authored more than 27 poetry collections, urged her audience to acknowledge that the first slaves played a crucial, often ignored, part in the formation of America.
Students in Professor Jessica Paga's classical studies class The Archaeology of Ritual are learning to do scale drawings and use photogrammetry to make 3-D computer models of artifacts.
William & Mary's Office of Student Conduct announced online access to student organization disciplinary outcomes.
Armed with his tousled wig, bountiful box of donuts and distinctly fervent enthusiasm, Associate Professor of Chemistry Doug Young bore the attire of Buddy the Elf as he claimed his hard-fought victory for the natural and computational sciences at William & Mary’s annual Raft Debate.
A new student-led initiative, the W&M Collegiate Recovery Program, seeks to offer a safe space and a community of support for students in recovery — while also reducing the stigma of addiction on campus
The William & Mary Women’s Stock Pitch & Leadership Summit will be held at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business on March 23-24.
The center of our solar system is not located in Room 1243 at William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center, but if you’re a molecule of brown carbon, it may as well be.
The results of a sexual misconduct survey are expected help to further refine and focus the university’s work.
Monarch butterflies are, along with honeybees, among the most charismatic insects of North America. David De La Mater has been researching the Eastern population of the butterflies, and most specifically Asclepias syriaca — the common milkweed.
If Holly Gruntner had her way, the annals of American botany would look very different.
Platinum-selling music group DNCE will perform William & Mary’s 2018 spring concert April 19.
A portrait of Edward Augustus Travis B.C.L.’54, W&M's Law School’s first African-American graduate, was unveiled Feb. 23.
As senior project manager for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, architect Zena Howard educated W&M students on an arduous, but highly rewarding, eight-year assignment.
The threat started making headlines around New Years. Publications around the globe warned of the biggest computer chip vulnerability ever discovered. Dmitry Evtyushkin had been studying the root of it for years.
Researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science are launching new web-based “report cards” to monitor and forecast changes in sea level at 32 localities along the U.S. coastline from Maine to Alaska.
William & Mary continues to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African-American students in residence with special events, performances, exhibitions and guest speakers.
William & Mary will host the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Nov. 5-10, 2019, in the Williamsburg Lodge.
For Mike Jabbur, associate professor of ceramics in art and art history at William & Mary, teaching and creating his own utilitarian pottery inform one another.
Organized around the theme of “Desegregating Higher Education in Virginia: William & Mary in Historical Context,” the March 16-17 symposium will offer a number of performances, discussions and other interactive opportunities.
Adwait Jog is an assistant professor in the William & Mary Department of Computer Science. He leads the Insight Computer Architecture Lab, dedicated to advancing the performance of GPUs.
Her legacy as a beloved leader and passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion at the university will live on with the establishment of the Carroll F.S. Hardy Scholarship Endowment.
William & Mary Associate Professor of English and American Studies Liz Losh will delve into one of the hottest issues in media today during her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22.
W&M professor of economics David Feldman co-wrote "The Road Ahead for Higher Education" to counter the narrative of crisis that has infiltrated public discussion.
Chosen to be a crew member aboard the Picton Castle, Andrew McLaughlin '20 will cover 30,000 sea-miles on a voyage that achieves a five-year goal, part of which is to distribute medicine and books to island people in dire need of both.
Rowley graduated in three years from William & Mary with a double major in computer science and finance, and is currently in his first year at William & Mary Law School.
Professor Deborah Bronk of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been selected as one of the commonwealth’s outstanding faculty members by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
The Virginia Senate approved a resolution this week to honor Taylor Reveley, garnering the William & Mary president a standing ovation.
The four-day tournament will be held March 3-6 at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C.
The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia will honor her as such on March 1 as part of its annual Outstanding Faculty Awards presentation.
Philip Swenson, assistant professor of philosophy at William & Mary, is researching and discussing the topic with students in a new class this semester.
The funding comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development and will go to support an open geospatial data center in Côte d’Ivoire.
Hundreds of voices are now being captured and preserved for future generations by William & Mary’s new oral historian, Carmen Bolt.
This past year, more recent graduates of William & Mary received Fulbright U.S. student grants than graduates of any other college or university in Virginia.
William & Mary's annual student-run coding marathon tribeHacks returns for its fourth year March 23-25.
The most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history began on Sept. 6, 2010. James Kaste, associate professor of geology at William & Mary, teamed up with an undergraduate geology major to study the floods that followed it.
Award-winning transgender actress, producer and advocate Laverne Cox will present William & Mary’s 2018 Atwater Lecture on March 28.
Several recent campus events explored issues around free speech.
Enthusiastic students and faculty spent an afternoon in William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business on Feb. 16, learning how to more effectively foster inclusion and diversity in professional communities.
William & Mary is the top producer of Peace Corps volunteers among all of the nation’s medium-size public universities, according to a ranking released today.
William & Mary first-year Assistant Professor of music Lauron Kehrer is using her research on American hip-hop music to teach a new class in it.
William & Mary’s Board of Visitors today unanimously elected Katherine A. Rowe, currently provost of Smith College and a leader in digital innovation of the liberal arts, as the 28th president of the university. She will begin on July 1.
William & Mary welcomed the university's president-elect to campus Feb. 20.
The following are the prepared remarks of Katherine Rowe, who was unanimously elected as William & Mary's 28th president by the Board of Visitors today.
The following are the prepared remarks of Rector Todd Stottlemyer '85 for the announcement of William & Mary's 28th president.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium on March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Bird-human actions can end in tragedy — for bird as well as human. John Swaddle believes technology and a solid understanding of bird behavior can make those tragedies less frequent.
Students and faculty researched and worked together to manage various aspects involved with water on stage.
William & Mary's new data science program was designed to give students in any discipline the computational chops to create and analyze giant data sets. So far, it has exceeded expectations.
William & Mary is launching a new engineering-oriented curriculum track, a variation on the university’s undergraduate physics major.
Danielle Moretti-Langholtz recently discussed what federal recognition might mean for members of Virginia tribes and for William & Mary’s American Indian Resource Center (AIRC).
The grant will support a five-year research project on the cosmopolitan justice of international law.
A large group gathered together to break ground on the more than 3,000 square foot center, which is slated to open in fall 2018.
As he joined the campus community in celebrating the university’s 325-year history Friday, Virginia’s new governor, Ralph Northam, said that the story of the commonwealth cannot be told without William & Mary.
Joanne Braxton, the Francis L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of the Humanities and director of the W&M Middle Passage Project, will be honored at Charter Day for her 37 years of service to the university.
Although the Washington Post once called him “the Eeyore of national security,” former Secretary of Defense and William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65 is optimistic about the nation’s future.
Jordan Gilliard will receive this year’s Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership at the Charter Day ceremony in Kaplan Arena Feb. 9.
William & Mary senior guard enters Saturday's Gold Rush game having made a higher percentage of 3-point shots than anyone in the nation.
As William & Mary prepares to celebrate its 325th birthday, the U.S. Congress paid respect this week to the Alma Mater of the Nation and its 27th president.
Mark Patterson, who retired after 24 years of service as a military lawyer, is William & Mary’s new university ombuds.
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary has announced the launch of its new Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program.
Associate professor of religious studies Oludamini Ogunnaike discusses his efforts to bring West African Sufi poetry to a wider audience.
The William & Mary Athletics Department and Tribe basketball will host its annual Gold Rush Game on Saturday, Feb. 10.
Likhitha Kolla is this year’s recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The award is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
The 11th annual event features four days of films, special guests, workshops and receptions. Nearly 20 alumni working in the arts will be present to facilitate workshops on their area of expertise.
Highland, the William & Mary-owned historic home of James Monroe, will be the first site in the country to introduce augmented reality tours using smart glasses.
William & Mary Chancellor and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will discuss the state of political affairs at a public event Feb. 8.
W&M's first year of work on a student engagement platform that would better support student organizations is honored by Campus Labs, the company that partnered with it. It is the only university so feted.
In her final months at the university, Meher Babbar ’18 is taking time to reflect on what William & Mary means to its students and what students mean to William & Mary.
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced on Jan. 29 that President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.
Saying that nothing can be accomplished without acknowledging the past, Johnnetta B. Cole encouraged optimism about the future of relations between all Americans.
The diary of a young Union soldier, Henry Alexander Scandrett, is now part of William & Mary Libraries' Special Collections Research Center.
Jonathan Glasser, associate professor of anthropology at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award at Charter Day on Feb. 9.
Water bottling filling stations are part of the latest push to improve accessibility to and increase use of tap water in the William & Mary campus community.
William & Mary is changing the location of its annual Commencement ceremony in order to accommodate more people at the event.
The William & Mary Real Estate Foundation has announced that Chick-fil-A will open in Tribe Square for the fall 2018 semester.
Jan. 16 marked the university’s 22nd annual Road to Richmond, an event sponsored by the W&M President’s Office and the Office of Government Relations as an opportunity for students to act as lobbyists, engaging with members of the General Assembly and the governor’s office during the legislative session.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Douglas D. Young discusses the significance of the raw research students are conducting in his chemistry laboratory.
The highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association, the Alumni Medallion recognizes outstanding alumni for commitment, dedication and assistance to William & Mary.
Visiting Assistant Professor of government Caitlin Brown studies social movements. By strictest definition, #MeToo didn't qualify as one at its inception. But times have changed.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr., a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will perform at William & Mary Feb. 10 as part of the university’s Charter Day weekend.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will speak at William & Mary’s annual Charter Day ceremony, which this year celebrates the university’s 325th “birthday.”
Former FBI Director James B. Comey ’82 will teach a three-credit course on ethical leadership for William & Mary starting this fall.
William & Mary's Business Innovation Initiative was recognized on both the state and national level during 2017.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art will present "In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums" as the new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
William & Mary is partnering with Omprakash to offer its EdGE program to members of the campus community.
Diane Shakes is a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Biology. She and her collaborators have been examining Auanema rhodensis, a species of nematode that brings a completely different take to hermaphroditism.
Jack Boyle has been using the web to mine millions of century-old botany records to track abundance patterns of milkweed in America. His hope is to solve the puzzle of how innovations in agriculture have affected the natural habitat for monarch butterflies.
After 14-plus years as the university's associate vice president for government relations, Fran Bradford is joining Governor-elect Ralph Northam's secretariat, with an emphasis on higher education.
Buddy, the worm, died in December, 2012, shortly after Jon Allen peered into his bathroom mirror and fished the nematode out of his cheek. The worm may be no more, but Buddy, the legend, lives on in social media.
Bryan Watts, the director of the Center for Conservation Biology, has dedicated much of his professional life to keeping birds safe. Now, he’s worried that a new federal interpretation of a century-old law will result in the deaths of millions of birds.
William & Mary’s 2017 President’s Report is now available online, offering all members and friends of the university a review of the last calendar year at the Alma Mater of the Nation.
Stuart Flanagan, professor emeritus, believes education can improve both individual lives and society at large.
William & Mary Law School’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic has received a $50,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to help expand the reach and impact of its Military Mondays program.
The graduate wing of Alan B. Miller Hall is now officially the Edward T. Tokar Graduate Wing.