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W&M BOV to meet for annual retreat next week

The College of William and Mary Board of Visitors will meet for their annual summer retreat next week in Virginia Beach. In a series of sessions, the board members will discuss the university’s new strategic planning process, which is supposed to launch in August. With the help of a marketing firm,...

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  • William and Mary Digest May 29

    William and Mary Digest May 29

    Aceto Award honors Roche’s efforts for the greater good Gene Roche, for his years of efforts in myriad areas, was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Shirley Aceto Award. The Aceto Award is presented annually to a member of the instructional or professional faculty who demonstrates an exceptional...

      • William and Mary Digest May 22

        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...

          • Part of Ukrop Way will close May 20 for summer construction

            Part of Ukrop Way will close May 20 for summer construction

            West Utility Plant construction will start Monday, shutting down Ukrop Way traffic on campus from the Parking Deck to the intersection with Landrum Drive. “Our expectation is that this closure will mainly impact cross-campus traffic, but residents and visitors may experience increased traffic on...

              • William and Mary wants to know how you think about the school

                William and Mary wants to know how you think about the school

                For most people familiar with the College of William and Mary, a few adjectives quickly come to mind. People think of the school as having great academics and community-minded, studious students. But they may also view the school as old, lacking diversity and liberal-arts focused. The school’s...

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                  • William and Mary Digest May 15

                    William and Mary Digest May 15

                    Son continues father’s legacy with fellowship medallion The College of William and Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall has been the setting for many beginnings, including the start of Glenn Close’s award-winning acting career. It was also the place where Mik Stousland ’41 met the woman who would be his...

                      • William and Mary Digest May 8

                        William and Mary Digest May 8

                        Q&A: Jody Allen on Lemon Project report, impact of initiative and its future In light of April’s announcement that a concept had been selected for a memorial on campus to people enslaved by the university, College of William and Mary News talked with Lemon Project director Jody Allen about the...

                          • W&M seniors will walk back across campus Saturday; here's what you need to know

                            W&M seniors will walk back across campus Saturday; here's what you need to know

                            The College of William and Mary Commencement is a multi-day event that brings thousands of friends and family to Williamsburg to celebrate. The university-wide commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Zable Stadium — or Kaplan Arena in case of rain or heat — will recognize 1,438 undergraduates...

                              • W&M named among top Peace Corps volunteer producing schools

                                W&M named among top Peace Corps volunteer producing schools

                                Within the brick buildings and shaded walkways of the College of William and Mary’s campus beats a desire to leave the comfort of familiar faces and the traditional classroom experience. While universities often foster curiosity about the world at large, many William and Mary students choose to...

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                                  • William and Mary Digest May 1

                                    William and Mary Digest May 1

                                    Catch the King catches Guinness World Record Catch the King, a Hampton Roads citizen-science project for mapping high tides, is now officially a Guinness world record holder. The project's chief science liaison is Derek Loftis, an assistant research scientist at the College William and Mary's Virginia...

                                      • W&M memorial to enslaved African Americans brought to life with selected concept

                                        W&M memorial to enslaved African Americans brought to life with selected concept

                                        The Memorial to African Americans Enslaved by William and Mary, a project 10 years in the making, has been brought to life with a concept revealed Friday. In a Board of Visitors meeting, President Katherine Rowe introduced the long-awaited plan, selected through a competition launched in August...

                                          • W&M Provost Michael Halleran reflects on a decade of work as chief academic officer

                                            W&M Provost Michael Halleran reflects on a decade of work as chief academic officer

                                            As Michael Halleran reflected on a decade in his position as the College of William and Mary’s chief academic officer, he shared what he saw as achievements that advanced the school’s ever-expanding academic landscape. During his tenure, the student body became more diverse, the school added programs...

                                              • William and Mary Digest April 24

                                                William and Mary Digest April 24

                                                Students to bring their green thumbs to new campus garden location Whether looking to start a career in environmental sustainability or simply seeking an outlet to reconnect with the earth, William and Mary students, faculty, staff and community members have long had a space to exercise their ecological...

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                                                  • W&M raises $2.5 million in annual fundraising effort, One Tribe One Day

                                                    W&M raises $2.5 million in annual fundraising effort, One Tribe One Day

                                                    The College of William and Mary raised $2.5 million from 13,144 donors during its annual One Tribe One Day fundraising event for the university. Tuesday’s event was part of the For the Bold campaign, the school’s $1 billion fundraising initiative launched in 2015 that has raised nearly $860 million...

                                                      • Osher Institute will offer second year of summer courses

                                                        Osher Institute will offer second year of summer courses

                                                        The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the College of William and Mary will offer summer sessions for the second year in a row. The semester will feature 16 three-week classes and five two-hour lectures on a variety of subjects including art, music, history, technology, food and finance. Registration...

                                                          • William and Mary Digest March 17

                                                            William and Mary Digest March 17

                                                            ‘… & Mary’ theater production to highlight women of the past, future A group of faculty and students crafted William and Mary’s unique upcoming theatrical production “… & Mary,” which will be performed at the Wren Building at 8 p.m. April 17-20. The devised theater piece was written and created...

                                                              • William and Mary students examine the meaning of ceremony in new exhibition

                                                                William and Mary students examine the meaning of ceremony in new exhibition

                                                                For College of William and Mary Professor Alan Braddock, ceremonious events aren't all pomp and circumstance. They're also the small moments that make up life, such as putting on a fresh coat of lipstick in the morning or a farmer harvesting corn the same time every year. This idea of ceremony...

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