W&M Digest for Feb. 10

NASA head gives 2016 Charter Day keynote speech

William and Mary graduate Ellen Stofan served as the keynote speaker at William and Mary's 2016 Charter Day ceremony, an event that celebrated the university's 323nd birthday. The public ivy in Williamsburg was chartered in 1693.

Stofan told the crowd of thousands that work NASA does in space can help address some of the most pressing challenges facing Earth, and science needs the talents and contributions of a diverse group of people to help tackle those issues.

"NASA isn't just about space exploration and humans on Mars," NASA's chief scientist said. "We're about making life better here...