Wesley Wright

Writer

Wesley Wright reports on the College of William and Mary and the city of Williamsburg for the Virginia Gazette.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native previously interned at the Sun-Sentinel and a nonprofit education news outlet called Chalkbeat. He is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University.

Recent Articles

  • On Thanksgiving, help from local nonprofit makes senior citizen thankful

    On Thanksgiving, help from local nonprofit makes senior citizen thankful

    Before she lived in Parker View Apartments, 76-year-old Grace Sutton worked as a dance teacher in New York City, a costume designer for the San Diego Opera and even on the set of Star Wars. After moving to the area to work for Colonial Williamsburg, Sutton said she eventually heard of Faith In...

  • William and Mary's Board of Visitors raises in-state tuition

    William and Mary's Board of Visitors raises in-state tuition

    Tuition will rise again for freshmen entering the College of William and Mary next fall. Incoming in-state freshmen will pay $17,434 per year in tuition, up 6.5 percent from what current freshmen pay, according to a unanimous vote Friday by the college’s Board of Visitors. Notifying the public...

  • W&M presidential search committee enters "quiet phase"

    W&M presidential search committee enters "quiet phase"

    The College of William and Mary’s Presidential Search Committee met Friday to discuss their process of looking for candidates to replace president Taylor Reveley. Reveley will retire in June 2018 after 10 years at the helm of the university. The search committee members — who include faculty,...

  • School board considers expansions to relieve overcrowding

    School board considers expansions to relieve overcrowding

    Adding classroom space could be in the plans as the Williamsburg-James City County School District deals with growth in the coming years. Representatives from New York-based consulting firm FutureThink provided the board with a series of projections, the most likely of which predicts enrollment...

  • William and Mary's next president must address budget concerns

    William and Mary's next president must address budget concerns

    The College of William and Mary’s Presidential Search Committee must consider how candidates address the university’s tightening budget, according to the chairman of the group. "The operating model of this place does not seem to sync up with the financial model of this place," said H. Thomas Watkins,...

  • Monticello Shopping Center facade to be discussed at meeting Thursday

    Monticello Shopping Center facade to be discussed at meeting Thursday

    WILLIAMSBURG – The Monticello Shopping Center could look very different in due time. Representatives from Broad Street Realty — the Maryland-based company in talks to buy the center — will go in front of the city’s Architectural Review Board Tuesday to make public the first iteration of their plans....

  • Capitol Landing Road bridge to close this week for repairs

    Capitol Landing Road bridge to close this week for repairs

    Three Williamsburg-owned bridges will close next week for maintenance and repairs, according to city spokeswoman Lee Ann Hartmann. » The Capitol Landing Road bridge between Lafayette and First streets will close on Nov. 13, and no traffic will pass through until the work is completed. Public Works...

  • Teacher compensation, enrollment projections to be broached in school board meeting

    Teacher compensation, enrollment projections to be broached in school board meeting

    Williamsburg-James City County School Board members will discuss enrollment projections and the salary teachers can earn while working in the district when they meet Tuesday. New York-based consulting firm FutureThink will show the board enrollment estimates for the district for the next 10 years....

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