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

  • William and Mary students protest ACLU speaker, white supremacy

    William and Mary students protest ACLU speaker, white supremacy

    Last week a representative from the American Civil Liberties Union saw her chance to speak about the First Amendment squashed by students chagrined by the actions of her employer. Students from a Black Lives Matter chapter at the College of William and Mary interrupted Claire Guthrie Gastañaga...

  • Williamsburg public works conservation efforts recognized

    Williamsburg public works conservation efforts recognized

    State officials have recognized members of the Williamsburg Public Works Department for their commitment to minimizing their effects on the environment. The Virginia Environmental Excellence Program, in conjunction with the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, awards public works department...

  • Williamsburg names new zoning administrator

    Williamsburg names new zoning administrator

    The city hired Allyson Finchum as a zoning administrator who will help address city violations and resident complaints. Finchum began her new job Oct. 4. She has filled the void left when former city planner Rodney Rhodes accepted a new job working for the city of Staunton. She will help the Planning...

  • Manufacturing Day connects students to careers

    Manufacturing Day connects students to careers

    Many students’ career paths don’t travel through a college campus. Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools’ students spent part of Friday visiting two business that offer jobs to high school graduates who choose to enter the workforce in lieu of further schooling. “We try to get kids to see...

  • Student-run business gives candid campus tours

    Student-run business gives candid campus tours

    Three students from the College of William and Mary started with a simple idea: Provide more meaningful tours to prospective college students. While colleges routinely provide tours for visiting students and their parents throughout the academic year, Candid Campus Tours tries to focus on answering...

  • Williamsburg recognized for website fluidity, content

    Williamsburg recognized for website fluidity, content

    The National Association of Government Web Professionals has recognized the city of Williamsburg for its exemplary website. Judges include web professionals both in and out of local government. Content, organization and design are among the factors they consider in choosing winners. Once they’ve...

  • William and Mary professors discuss racial violence, Charlottesville

    William and Mary professors discuss racial violence, Charlottesville

    Professors from the College of William and Mary convened this week to discuss factors that led to the violence and protests that erupted in Charlottesville last month. Their discussion, which addressed recent events in Charlottesville and larger societal issues America is facing, was part of a two-day...

  • Williamsburg to host conference of local, state government officials

    Williamsburg to host conference of local, state government officials

    Williamsburg will host the annual conference of the Virginia Municipal League early next week. Each year, local government officials from around the state convene to share ideas, advice and more. More than 200 of the state’s localities have representatives in the league. They’ll meet in Williamsburg...

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