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William and Mary Digest May 22

Computing mentorship for girls wins global service award for second year in a row The College of William and Mary’s Society of Women in Computing has received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for its efforts to encourage middle school girls to...

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  • William and Mary Digest April 10

    William and Mary Digest April 10

    Center for Balance and Aging Studies aims to reduce injuries among elderly An accidental fall is often the first step in the physical decline of an older person, particularly if the fall results in serious injury. But Mike Deschenes and Evie Burnet, faculty members of the College of William and...

      • A group of W&M students want to start an open dialogue with the city

        A group of W&M students want to start an open dialogue with the city

        The College of William and Mary enrolls more than 8,000 students a year, and their impact on the City of Williamsburg is inevitable, according to William and Mary public policy student Caleb Rogers. Rogers wanted to start a stream of communication between the two, so he created the Student Residents...

          • William and Mary Digest April 3

            William and Mary Digest April 3

            A deep-ocean current shift gives 400-year notice of massive climate change The warm waters of the Gulf Stream flow up along the east coast of North America, moderating the climate in areas of northern and western Europe. Once the Gulf Stream gets far enough north, the warm waters cool. As it cools,...

              • W&M Asian American studies program gifted first endowment

                W&M Asian American studies program gifted first endowment

                The Han Zhang and Jinlan Liu Family Foundation gifted William and Mary’s Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies program its first endowment since it was established in 2016. In a ceremony Friday, faculty, friends and family of Liu packed the room for the signing of the “Jinlan Liu APIA Faculty...

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                  • W&M finance officials recommend no tuition hike for incoming students

                    W&M finance officials recommend no tuition hike for incoming students

                    William and Mary Finance and Administration will recommend the current tuition rate stay the same for incoming in-state freshmen. The Board of Visitors at William and Mary will consider this recommendation, as well as the possibility of an up to five percent tuition increase for incoming in-state...

                      • [title of show]: A musical about writing a musical

                        [title of show]: A musical about writing a musical

                        “[title of show]" is a musical about two guys writing a musical about trying to write a musical — is that meta enough for you? This show, written by Jeff Bowen off of a book by Hunter Bell, is being put on independently by a group of students from the College of William and Mary. The musical documents...

                          • W&M will host a session on how to talk to people in a polarized political climate

                            W&M will host a session on how to talk to people in a polarized political climate

                            The College of William and Mary’s Government Department thinks it’s time people start having more productive conversations about politics. To that end, it will sponsor a “Civil Discourse in a Polarized Society” session Monday. “Too often today, we are talking or yelling past each other. Figuring...

                              • Actress Glenn Close will speak at W&M Commencement

                                Actress Glenn Close will speak at W&M Commencement

                                Award-winning actress and College of William and Mary alumna Glenn Close will speak at the university’s 2019 Commencement ceremony in May. Close, a 1974 graduate of the college, also received an honorary degree in 1989. A theater and anthropology major, she went on to win three Tony Awards, three...

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                                  • William and Mary Digest March 20

                                    William and Mary Digest March 20

                                    Partnership will help homeless students on the path to college Project HOPE-VA will partner with the Virginia Community College System and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to help homeless students succeed in higher education after graduation. They will draw from the Great Expectations...

                                      • William and Mary places marker on N. Boundary Street to honor school for black children

                                        William and Mary places marker on N. Boundary Street to honor school for black children

                                        Just as the Lemon Project’s research shed light on the history of the Bray School, the rain clouds cleared Friday morning for the school’s new marker dedication ceremony. “This plaque invites all who pause at this site to join in the reflective work the Lemon Project has begun and sustained,” said...

                                          • Tarana Burke tells William and Mary the Me Too Movement is for everyone

                                            Tarana Burke tells William and Mary the Me Too Movement is for everyone

                                            Started by Tarana Burke more than a decade ago, the “Me Too” movement went viral in 2017 when survivors of sexual assault used the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter to show how prevalent the issue is. Burke spoke at the College of William and Mary Wednesday night, telling students how she got into activism...

                                              • Muscarelle to reopen April 5; interim director to oversee change

                                                Muscarelle to reopen April 5; interim director to oversee change

                                                One of David Brashear’s first jobs as interim director of the College of William and Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art will be to reopen it. “I think we probably closed it prematurely, hindsight is 20-20,” said Micheal Halleran, college provost. The museum, which closed for renovations last May,...

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                                                  • William and Mary Students show off their artistic growth at 'An Evening of Dance'

                                                    William and Mary Students show off their artistic growth at "An Evening of Dance"

                                                    For the eighth year, the College of William and Mary’s Orchesis Modern Dance Company will present student-choreographed work at “An Evening of Dance.” Leah Glenn, director of dance and associate professor at the college, said this year there will be 10 student-choreographed routines performed....

                                                      • William and Mary Digest for March 6

                                                        William and Mary Digest for March 6

                                                        Lemon Project symposium tied to 1619 anniversary The theme of this year’s Lemon Project symposium refers to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans on the Virginia Peninsula. Kidnapped from their homes, they were enslaved and brought to what is now Hampton, Virginia, in 1619...

                                                          • William and Mary Digest for Feb. 27

                                                            William and Mary Digest for Feb. 27

                                                            The science of a perfect strawberry The old-fashioned strawberry is having a renaissance thanks to new genetic research. “I always hear, ‘Oh these strawberries today aren’t like the ones from my grandma’s garden,’ ” said College of William and Mary assistant professor of biology Josh Puzey. “So...

                                                              • William and Mary Theatre presents 'Our Lady of 121st Street'

                                                                William and Mary Theatre presents "Our Lady of 121st Street"

                                                                After the death of Sister Rose, a group of her former students returns to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. However, a problem arises — her body has been stolen. This is the story of “Our Lady of 121st Street,” a play presented by the College of William and Mary’s Department of Theatre,...

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