When women came to the university, Mary didn’t just join William, she saved William.
William & Mary will host the #SameHere Sit-Down College Campus Tour presented by mental health non-profit We're All A Little "Crazy" on Sept. 26 at Kaplan Arena.
Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will be reappointed to a second seven-year term as William & Mary’s Chancellor, President Katherine A. Rowe announced today.
Pocket Sun '13 is changing venture capital. And she's only 27.
William & Mary rose 16 spots to rank as the 28th most-cited law faculty in the country, according to the latest Scholarly Impact Ranking.
The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
Dan Cristol is beginning the 2018-19 academic year in a newly created position at William & Mary’s Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence: faculty director of undergraduate research.
The Tack Faculty Lecture on Oct. 9 will be delivered by Anne Rasmussen, professor of music and ethnomusicology and the Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern studies at William & Mary. She'll strip away the many misconceptions Westerners hold about music, women and the Muslim world.
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named William & Mary among the recipients of its 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award on Friday.
In a new AidData Working Paper released Sept. 11, a team of economists and political scientists from William & Mary, Leibniz University Hannover, Heidelberg University, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg and Harvard University leverage a new geolocated dataset of Chinese Government-financed projects worldwide to evaluate how these investments alter the geographic distribution of economic activity within provinces and districts in low- and middle-income countries.
William & Mary ornithologist Dan Cristol has his own predictions on what Hurricane Florence will mean for birds and birders.
A new study involving the work of Kevin Weng of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science uses tracking data for 14 species of migratory marine predators — from great white sharks to leatherback turtles and blue whales — to show how their movements relate to the geopolitical boundaries of the Pacific Ocean.
The 2019 undergraduate rankings by U.S. News & World Report were released Monday and significant changes in the ranking’s methodology resulted in greater shifts than usual for some of the nation’s top-ranked colleges and universities, including William & Mary.
Starting this fall, the W&M Office of Undergraduate Admission is offering Early Decision II with a deadline of Jan. 1. And, for the first time, the office is allowing prospective freshmen to apply via the Coalition Application.
Alpha Psi Omega, William & Mary’s theatre honor fraternity based out of the theatre, speech and dance department, hosted the annual 24 Hour Play Festival this past weekend.
Simply known on campus as “The Provost,” Michael R. Halleran has announced he will step down from that position at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year to return to the classroom.
NyJey Pope is the first Camp Launch participant to attend William & Mary since the program began in 2012.
Maureen Fitzgerald, associate professor of religious studies at William & Mary, expanded her research on American religious nationalisms in response to current events and her students' interest in religious liberty in U.S. politics.
A recent discovery by William & Mary and University of Michigan researchers transforms our understanding of one of the most important laws of modern physics. The discovery has broad implications for science, impacting everything from nanotechnology to our understanding of the solar system.
Numerous events commemorating 100 Years of Women at William & Mary are part of a full schedule of arts and entertainment.
William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business is launching a new Center for Online Learning to grow its portfolio of online graduate business degree programs and to build on its tradition of delivering high-engagement and student-centric experiences.
It wasn’t William & Mary’s first Opening Convocation ceremony, but firsts were front and center at the Aug. 29 event in the Wren Yard.
This school year marks the 100th anniversary of William & Mary becoming the first public coeducational university in the commonwealth. The university is celebrating with a series of special events.
The new center, which was dedicated Tuesday, brings together William & Mary’s Office of Health Promotion, Counseling Center, Health Center, and Campus Recreation’s wellness programing under one roof along with the new Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence.
Raymond Bernard Bowman Sr. usually watched William & Mary Convocation from the Wren Building’s passage or piazza. His spot will sit unoccupied at this year’s Aug. 29 event, as the longtime caretaker of the Wren has handed over his keys to complete a 36-year commitment to tending the space.
A competition is being launched today to solicit conceptual ideas for a Memorial to African-Americans Enslaved by William & Mary.
Popular culture portrays Vikings as violent marauders who raided the coasts of Europe with impunity, but new research indicates the Vikings were vulnerable to at least one threat: a changing climate.
Professor Deborah Steinberg of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science set sail in early August aboard a major NASA-funded research expedition to the North Pacific Ocean.
Freshmen and transfer students moved into campus housing at William & Mary Friday, greeted by new President Katherine Rowe fresh off of her move into the President's House.
William & Mary recently signed a partnership agreement with Television Serrana, in conjunction with the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television, becoming the first U.S. university to have a formal agreement with the Cuban community media organization.
The university continues to evolve in ways that impact positively on students, faculty and alumni.
The study suggests earlier springs and hotter summers foster an increase in shell infections.
While undergraduate classes start Aug. 29, some of the graduate schools have already begun.
Freshmen students will bring a variety of talents and interests from far and wide when they arrive on the William & Mary campus Friday; read about a few of them in our freshmen profiles.
For the fifth consecutive year, William & Mary's Panhellenic Association has earned one of just 25 Excellence Awards.
Nationals Stadium was filled with green and gold Aug. 7 as 1,650 alumni, students, family and friends celebrated William & Mary with a night of baseball.
Runoff from the rain has noticeably lowered Chesapeake Bay salinity, with impacts to both the bay ecosystem and marine research.
It’s a case of acting differently when outmanned — or rather out-neutroned. Protons appear to get extra pep in their step when they’re outnumbered by neutrons in the atom’s nucleus.
Made possible by a collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, students in the 2018 Summer Archaeological Field School are turning trash into treasure.
W&M student Brittany Young '20 spent her seven weeks as a fellow with the Summer Research Program sponsored by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, looking into the impact of Uber on motor vehicle accidents in Virginia.
It’s a question that has vexed fusion scientists for decades: What would it take to refuel the sun? Now, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and a team of William & Mary researchers, we will be closer than ever to figuring it out.
Katherine A. Rowe was sworn in as William & Mary's 28th president July 2, 2018.
Tom Chamberlain, a volunteer police officer with the W&M Police Department, and Danny McNeil ’19 have been selected as the recipients of this year’s President’s Award for Service to the Community.
William & Mary Adjunct Professor of Law Tillman Breckenridge has been named one of 2018’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers” in the summer edition of Savoy magazine.
Due to the possibility of severe weather this evening, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert at William & Mary’s Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka has been canceled.
William & Mary’s students are the happiest in the country, according to a new report from the Princeton Review.
Jimmye Laycock '70 made the decision to step down after this season during the summer. He promised Monday that he and his team will give their full attention to the upcoming football season.
W&M Football Coach Jimmye Laycock announced his retirement Sunday, effective at the conclusion of the 2018 Tribe season.
William & Mary adds yet another Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar to its ranks as Kristin Wustholz, associate professor of chemistry, was selected as one of eight professors in the nation to receive the coveted award.
It’s a common comedy trope: the industrial production line that speeds up beyond the limits of the humans who must work on it.
Josh Puzey, assistant professor of biology, is the co-author of a study that links natural selection and genetic variation using wildflowers.
The museum is moving in preparation for The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts and the New Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Joining the international project is a three-member team from William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
In a typical blue crab, only the legs are blue; the shell is beige.
William & Mary Philosophy Professor Elizabeth Radcliffe’s new book says both passion and reason are necessary for action, supporting the theory of 18th-century philosopher David Hume and disagreeing with those who argue against him.
These days Travis Harris is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at William & Mary, researching in Africana studies at the intersection of religion and hip-hop.
The core labs of the Applied Research Center are open for science and engineering after relocation to the science buildings at William & Mary.
A revitalized brand, including a new logo, was introduced today by William & Mary Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge.
To the uninitiated, the back corner of ISC 1233 might be mistaken for a moonshiner’s still.
Research sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture at William & Mary has uncovered the first documented purchase of Jane Austen’s debut novel, "Sense and Sensibility."
The CAA has announced the recipients of the Team Academic Excellence awards for the 2017-18 season, and the Tribe led the way with four programs earning the distinction.
The William & Mary men's gymnastics team earned the program's ninth College Gymnastics Association National Academic team title after posting a combined grade point average of 3.531.
Their visit to Grove was the fourth community-service project the fellows have participated in during their U.S. stay.
The Christopher Wren Association has been selected as an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
William & Mary Associate Professor of Government Paula Pickering was part of research project that involved texting Uganda voters.
With two years remaining in William & Mary’s For the Bold campaign, the university has now passed the $800 million mark and is nearing its $1 billion goal.
Dania Matos, William & Mary’s deputy chief diversity officer, has been appointed to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday.
Shawn Boyer ’94 created the goHappy app to help people be more intentional about getting together with their inner circle of family and friends.
William & Mary students toured Holocaust sites this summer to look at the Third Reich, national socialism and the Jewish people in Germany and Prague through a modern lens.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy ’00 (D-Fla.), the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to U.S. Congress, will welcome William & Mary’s newest students to campus and help launch the 100th anniversary of women at William & Mary during the university’s 2018 Opening Convocation ceremony.
Eleven W&M students just completed a five-week project in which they worked with Kenyan children ages 11 to 13 on health, hygiene and the value of prolonging their education.
Followers of the live OspreyCam video stream offered by William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science were subjected to a gut-wrenching display last week as one of this year’s two chicks became entangled in fishing line brought to the nest by a parent.
William & Mary students participating in a study-abroad program in Cuba the week after Commencement got an up-close look at the education system in that nation, as well as its history and culture.
Just days after Katherine A. Rowe was sworn in as William & Mary’s 28th president, an alumna stepped forward to make a $1.5 million gift to establish a President's Strategic Investment Fund.
For the 17th consecutive summer, William & Mary law students have left the comfort of Williamsburg to work in challenging environments, contributing to post-conflict reconstruction efforts and the rule of law in countries struggling to recover from war, genocide and chaos.
Yeast don’t have much of a social life; they’re single-celled fungi, after all. But yeast are, indeed, social.
In May 2016, Mark T. Smucker ’92 took the helm of The J.M. Smucker Company, based in Orrville, Ohio.
The Bray School was founded by The Associates of Dr. Bray, a London-based charity, in 1760.
After four years of active participation and leadership at TribeTHON, Brotkin’s continued drive to serve his community and distinct willingness to develop new and creative traditions as Executive Director earned him national recognition: the 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award.
Katherine A. Rowe was sworn in as William & Mary’s 28th president by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam during a July 2 ceremony in the Wren Building.
Katherine A. Rowe was sworn in as William & Mary's 28th president during a ceremony in the Wren Building July 2.
W&M News recently looked back at articles that captured many of the milestones in 27th president’s tenure, from strategic planning and the building boom of facilities to academic excellence to record fundraising to diversity and community initiatives.
Maicoll Gomez '18 was appointed to the Williamsburg Social Services Board on June 27. He is the first W&M student in that capacity and believed to be the first Latino.
To explain the complexities of nearly every society in human history, Joanna Schug points to an unlikely place: the American middle school.
AidData's new report focuses on whether the money China spends throughout the East Asia and Pacific region to secure national interests and win friends is having the desired effect.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam came to William & Mary Law School, home of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, June 22 to sign a bill creating a new cabinet position to address coastal adaptation and flooding
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business will unveil its new innovation and entrepreneurship minor in the fall.
W&M President Taylor Reveley and Alan Taylor, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, entertained and enlightened a capacity audience at Kimball Theatre on June 14 with their reflections on the history of higher education in the state.
As part of a recent pilot program, William & Mary students, staff and faculty now have access to the Washington Post online for free, courtesy of William & Mary Libraries.
His appointment represents the first time in 70 years the poet laureate of Virginia will reside at William & Mary.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2018.
Zachary Clary '22, a recent graduate of Brunswick Academy in Lawrenceville, Virginia, is the recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Martha Case is updating — and modernizing — the Campus Tour of Woody Species, a walking loop that takes in some of the most interesting trees of William & Mary.
As part of a May trip emphasizing cultural exchange, William & Mary's Wind Ensemble toured sites and learned about educational opportunities while performing in England and Scotland.
Katherine A. Rowe will be sworn in as William & Mary’s 28th president by Gov. Ralph Northam during a ceremony July 2 in the university’s Wren Building.
Taylor Reveley III and Taylor Reveley IV share not just a name, but a distinction unique in the history of American higher education.
The gifts establish a scholarship endowment for undergraduate students, one for law students, a classroom at William & Mary Law School, and a garden and campus beautification project, all named Reveley.
William & Mary Law School Professor Jay Butler is among five scholars selected for fellowships by Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) for the 2018-19 academic year.
William & Mary Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge announced the change during a gala banquet on June 12.
The Virginia Troops to Teachers Center, housed in the William & Mary School of Education, has received a $1.9 million grant from the Virginia Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense to recruit military veterans for second careers as teachers.
Members of the campus and local communities who are involved in service work gathered for a dinner in the Sunken Garden Monday night to build partnerships and discuss W&M's civic action plan.
Victor K. Branch ’84, Bank of America senior vice president and corporate affairs market manager, has been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today.
The annual award is given to two outstanding educators, one from W&M Law School and one from the Mason School of Business, who have demonstrated sustained commitments to teaching.
Scientists attribute the rare sightings to unusually cool waters.
Officer Jim Barbour has been a member of the W&M police force for 55 years. He will be recognized on June 13, as will more than 200 other employees.
William & Mary biologist John Swaddle will receive nearly $100,000 in matching funds from the state of Virginia to develop technology to reduce the toll that wind turbines take on birds.
Erin Biesecker '19 and Abby Williams '18 pulled off remarkable victory in the recent American Collegiate Rowing Association’s club nationals in Georgia.
The following people will be recognized June 13, 2018, for reaching milestones in their years of service to the university.
Rob Hale's early experience with plastics research has now poised his team for a leading role in addressing the most recent worry about plastics in the environment — the growing concern about the effects of microplastics in the ocean.
Algal partner responds to climate-change stresses more strongly than coral host.
Serving from 1944 until 1946, Virginia “Ginny” Claudon Allen ’40 did it all: She worked with off-duty G.I.s, served as a G.I. Jill radio personality for troops in the China, Burma and India theatre and performed in plays all over India for the benefit of homesick G.I.s.
The James E. and Barbara B. Ukrop Richmond City Public School Teacher Scholarship provides annual funding for students at the William & Mary School of Education pursuing a master’s degree in teaching.
Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary and longtime NOvA participant, became a NOvA co-spokesperson on March 21.
AidData, a research lab at William & Mary, surveyed nearly 3,500 leaders in the world’s developing countries.
Chicago’s skyline came alive last night during a For the Bold campaign celebration with William & Mary’s colors illuminating several iconic landmarks in honor of the nearly 24,000 alumni, parents and friends in the Central region.
Rosie Cheng ’20 brought her tennis skills across the Pacific to play for William & Mary.
Less than a year after it started, the university's Exercise is Medicine program has already achieved Bronze-level status with the American College of Sports Medicine.
Hannes Schniepp estimates the new technique is 10 times less expensive and at least 100 times quicker than graphene-inspection techniques now in use.
A joint U.S.-Myanmar research team is now using a two-year, $545,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the geologic and oceanographic processes that control the fate of this vulnerable coastal area and its 50 million inhabitants.
Nancy Chae Ph.D. ’20 and Jenna Dickerson M.Ed. ’19 will receive funding and training to support their educational goals and research plans.
Nick Balascio hopes the key to understanding the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui people rests in sediment he recently collected from Easter Island’s biggest lakes.
In news from the Justice Department yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed William & Mary Law School alumnus Zachary Terwilliger J.D. ’07 as interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Sharon Zuber, senior lecturer of English and film and media studies and director of the Writing Resources Center at William & Mary, will receive the 2018 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.
The team heads to Milwaukee, where it will compete with 19 other clubs for the national title over Memorial Day weekend.
On Monday at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, the club names its newest shell in his honor.
Fifty-six percent of the class gave back to W&M in honor of their 50th reunion.
William & Mary Law School receives a $1 million scholarship bequest from the Spainhours.
The William & Mary athletics department was honored once again on Wednesday, with the announcement of the NCAA's Public Recognition Awards.
The Environmental Law Institute has chosen an article by Kristin McCarthy, a rising third-year student at William & Mary Law School, as the winner of its 2017-2018 Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition.
Under the grant, William & Mary faculty and students will create and disseminate a public opinion poll and a survey of foreign affairs journalists.
Draining of the pond began this week and took place in increments so that student volunteers could relocate the wildlife.
Before computers develop intelligence, they need to learn to process information via neural networks. A small group of computer science students are mastering the complex art of neural networks — one problem set at a time.
W&M researchers Dorothy Ibes and Tanya Stadelmann believe video ecotherapy offers a new modality for the fast-expanding field of research.
William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will become the chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships at its annual meeting and awards dinner on May 17 in Philadelphia.
A northern snakehead has for the first time been found within the James River drainage in Virginia.
William & Mary’s chief compliance officer will soon be leaving the position for a new role at the University of California-Riverside.
Twenty-seven LGBTQ students participated in an event witnessed by about 150 friends, family and well-wishers, with a keynote speech delivered by Board of Visitors member Doug Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06.
Last Friday, the William & Mary Alumni Association inducted six new honorary alumni into its ranks at the annual Honorary Alumni Ceremony.
An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary faculty received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to place 33 STEM teachers in high-need school districts.
Honorees from all disciplines were recognized at Commencement May 12 as annual awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner LL.D. ‘02 (D-Va.) addressed W&M's Class of 2018 at the university's Commencement ceremony Saturday.
W&M President Taylor Reveley received a surprise honorary degree at the university's Commencement ceremony May 12.
Denzel Dykes played defensive back at William & Mary for four years but soon developed his passion for writing, acting and directing. He graduates on Saturday, and acknowledges he had a lot of help along the way.
Molly Atwater earned two degrees in five years at William & Mary. Now she's completed an award-winning analysis of the operations of a free clinic based in Yorktown.
The world's largest computing society honored a W&M group with a community service award for their efforts to encourage middle school girls to become involved in computing.
Assistant professor of kinesiology and health sciences Iyabo Obasanjo’s book, African President's Daughter, details her experiences and offers her expert opinion on how to improve women's health in poor countries, international development, corruption in government and the perils of being in a political family.
A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature.
While William & Mary will soon be saying goodbye to Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall in its current condition, the history and legacy of the building will not go unremembered.
As Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at William & Mary closes for renovations, relocating the theatre department's costume shop to the Dillard Complex is one of the biggest tasks.
Three William & Mary seniors will soon be taking their study skills abroad to learn foreign languages with support from the National Security Education Program.
Jim “Duce” Ducibella and Jennifer Williams will be inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Media Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday.
Once complete, the historic building will more than double in size to approximately 55,000 square feet, making it one of the largest social gathering places on campus and in Williamsburg.
William & Mary Associate Professor of biology Shantá D. Hinton, a member of the 50th commemoration committee, had the idea for the song and worked with Director of Choirs James Armstrong to find a composer to create it.
The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability announced which groups will receive a total of $74,466 to be dedicated to sustainability projects around campus.
Jim Golden, volunteer counselor to the president and former vice president for strategic initiatives at William & Mary, will receive the 2018 Prentis Award.
Seven William & Mary ROTC cadets will be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a May 11 ceremony on campus.
Carl Hershner was honored with the Erchul Environmental Leadership Award by the Virginia Military Institute’s Center for Leadership and Ethics during its annual Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington on April 5.
William & Mary Law School Professor Jay Butler was recently recognized with the Francis Lieber Prize by the American Society of International Law for the most outstanding article published in 2017 in the field of law and armed conflict.
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.
Brian Anyakoha '18 will serve as the student speaker at this year's Commencement ceremony.
The New England Fishery Management Council has presented its 2018 Janice M. Plante Award for Excellence to Virginia Institute of Marine Science Emeritus Professor Bill DuPaul, a pioneer of cooperative research in the Atlantic sea scallop fishery.
W&M alumnus Dalton Bennett '10 was among the Washington Post staff members who received a Pulitzer for their investigative reporting.
As William & Mary celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, these are just a few of the distinguished professors to receive that honor.
W&M has chosen the first six professors to be involved in the program. Iyabo Osiapem, senior lecturer of Africana studies and linguistics, and Bev Sher, senior lecturer of chemistry and the university’s chief health professions advisor, will lead off.
The stage of Phi Beta Kappa Hall was transformed last night into a national broadcast studio as CNN hosted a town hall meeting with former FBI director and William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey ’82, LL.D. ’08.
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary will close in May in preparation for renovation work that also includes a new music building in the Arts Quarter.
An annual survey led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science mapped an estimated 104,843 acres of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay in 2017, the highest amount ever recorded and the third consecutive year of record-breaking abundance.
The day started off with pipetting basics and ended with a hunt for new bacteriophages.
He is one of only 60 grad students to be selected in 2018 for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
The inaugural William & Mary Whole of Government Center of Excellence National Security Conference focused on ways that diverse agencies can work together to address important national security challenges.
The Office of University eLearning Initiatives in conjunction with William & Mary Libraries, the Center for Liberal Arts and Charles Center, is hosting William & Mary’s first Teaching & Learning Symposium on May 2.
Two W&M student organizations recently turned to W&M Libraries to seek ways to address textbook affordability.
More than 150 W&M students from all majors work with students at seven local schools in ways that go beyond the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.