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Patel teaches Maasai digital photography so they can record their environment

By L.H. Brumfield (for Ideation)
July 21, 2008

Roshan Patel, a member of the class of 2008 at the College of William and Mary, spent seven weeks of the summer of 2007 teaching Maasai elementary children the basics of digital photography in the hopes that they will continue to document their richly biodiverse, almost untouched environment.

W&M student earns Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

By Erin Zagursky
June 10, 2008

Shay Jannat, a rising junior at the College of William and Mary, was recently awarded a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

Husband and wife graduate together

By Erin Zagursky
May 12, 2008

Pascal and Stacia Barreau, married graduate students at William and Mary, both received doctor of education degrees during the College’s commencement ceremony in William and Mary Hall May 11.

First Murray Scholars among Class of 2008

By Erin Zagursky
May 9, 2008

The first Murray Scholars will be among the graduating seniors at the College of William and Mary’s commencement exercises Sunday.

Kinesiology students awarded APS fellowships

By L.H. Brumfield
May 7, 2008

Two William and Mary students have been awarded research fellowships by the American Physiological Society.

Schroder contributes to Pulitzer Prize story

By Suzanne Seurattan
May 2, 2008

College of William and Mary freshman Emily Schroder was cited as contributor to Pulitzer Prize winning story in the Washington Post.

Students serve as curators for printmaking exhibition

By Erin Zagursky
April 30, 2008
Three students at the College of William and Mary served as curators for a Muscarelle Museum exhibition.

Campus Garden: 'Plot' for sustainability

By Staff
April 14, 2008

This spring, student volunteers at the College of William and Mary, under the leadership of the Student Environmental Action Coalition, prepared the campus garden.

Three students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

By Suzanne Seurattan
April 11, 2008

Three College of William and Mary students will continue their undergraduate studies next year with the aid of Goldwater Scholarships.

Authentic period instrument benefits ensemble

By Erin Zagursky
April 3, 2008
Junior Nick Fitzgerald, a self-described music snob, has brought an authentic 18th-century violin to the Early Music Ensemble at the College of William and Mary.

Student choreographers put ideas in motion

By Erin Zagursky
March 19, 2008

"An Evening of Dance" featuring choreography by William and Mary students is scheduled for March 20-22 at Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

Fencing team pulls together, finishes on top

By Erin Zagursky
March 10, 2008

The William and Mary fencing club overcame tragedy to finish its season on a championship note.

Chan receives Monroe Prize

By Erin Zagursky
February 18, 2008

Wendy Chan, a native of Old Bridge, N.J., was recently recognized by the College of William and Mary for her service work both locally and abroad in Honduras and Guatemala.

Student's art featured on Charter Day program

By Suzanne Seurattan
February 7, 2008
Kristen Smith ('08) won a campus art contest that landed her work on the cover of the William and Mary's Charter Day program.

Rastogi receives Jefferson Prize

By Joe McClain
February 7, 2008
Ashwin Rastogi, a math/physics major from Fairfax, Va., has been named the recipient of the College of William and Mary’s 2008 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.

Lottery winners to spend spring break serving

By Erin Zagursky
January 25, 2008
Due to demand, students interested in participating in spring-break service trips had to enter a lottery sponsored by the Office of Student Volunteer Services at the College of William and Mary.

Lobbying 101: The Road to Richmond

By L.H. Brumfield
January 24, 2008

L.H. Brumfield presents a student's perspective of the Road to Richmond, lobbying effort on behalf of the College of William and Mary.

Students talk service with the governor

By Erin Zagursky
January 23, 2008
Governor Timothy Kaine spent a few moments with William and Mary service leaders before being featured during a public forum on civic engagement.

Action vs. protest: Perkey defends her generation

By David Williard
January 8, 2008

Senior Angela Perkey, founder of Students Serve, says that her quiet generation is effecting substantial change.

Master of pace and time: Rastogi aces physics GRE

By Joe McClain
January 4, 2008
Ashwin Rastogi, a physics major at the College of William and Mary, tallied a perfect 990 on the physics Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Cider and cressets: A student's perspective on Yule Log

By L.H. Brumfield
December 19, 2007
Senior L.H. Brumfield shares her perspective on the 2007 Yule Log ceremony at the College of William and Mary.

Kaylor selected as candidate for Lowe's award

By Rob Turner
December 7, 2007

William and Mary senior forward Kyra Kaylor has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2007-08 Lowe’s Senior Class Award.

Student awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship: Third in College's history

By Erin Zagursky
December 4, 2007

For the third time in history -- and the first time in 15 years -- a student at the College of William and Mary has been awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

W&M recognizes World AIDS Day

By Erin Zagursky
November 27, 2007
Freshman Chris Lettich has turned the loss of his grandfather to AIDS into a personal mission to spread HIV awareness.

Potter ('08) wins Shatz prize for 'Monitor' article

By David Williard
November 12, 2007

Senior Bradley Potter took center stage as the recipient of the Frank Shatz Prize for his essay “Charting a Path to Repair the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime” during an award ceremony sponsored by the Monitor Journal of International Studies on Nov. 7.

BPEI: Alums and students promote energy awareness

By Suzanne Seurattan
November 5, 2007

Five recent William and Mary graduates are teaming with current students to launch the Back Porch Energy Initiative, a program that will encourage energy consciousness throughout the South.

Student honored by local TV station

By Erin Zagursky
October 30, 2007

Daniel Key has been presented with a Jefferson Award for Public Service by NBC-affiliated news station WAVY-TV 10.

Kluttz receives award for teaching excellence

By Staff
October 22, 2007
Graduate student Kelly A. Kluttz has been awarded the 2007 Rolf. G. Winter Memorial Physics Graduate Student Award in recognition of excellence in teaching.

Campus Kitchen chapter launch

By David Williard
October 4, 2007

Robert Egger, founder of the D.C. Kitchen, helped kick-off the campus chapter on Oct. 4.

Students quiz democracy forum panelists

By Erin Zagursky
September 19, 2007
Students at the College enjoyed special audiences with international statesmen during the World Forum on the Future of Democracy.

W&M students to quiz democracy experts

By Erin Zagursky
September 13, 2007
William and Mary students will join faculty from the College in posing questions to experts at the World Forum on the Future of Democracy, scheduled for Sept. 16-18.

Freshman move-in day goes like clockwork

By Staff
August 24, 2007
Move-in day for members of the Class of 2011 went off without any major hitches as nearly 1,400 freshmen took up residence at William and Mary.

Marjorie Russell's 'double life' (with audio)

By Marjorie Russell
July 27, 2007
Junior Marjorie Russell writes about the double life generated by her involvement in international service.

The Tribe: No student-athlete stands alone

By David Williard
July 25, 2007

No student-athlete at William and Mary stands alone, asserts Keith Bechtol, who recently was named the 2007 Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Fujiyama in Honduras (multimedia package)

By Cosmo Fujiyama
July 19, 2007
In a first-person article, Cosmo Fujiyama, who graduated this year, writes about her continuing work with Students Helping Honduras.

The plays go on: Interns at VSF

By David Williard
July 10, 2007

Five William and Mary interns are working to make the 2007 season of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival a success.

Seniors share their passion for service

By Erin Zagursky
May 17, 2007
Seniors told College administrators about their involvement in international service during their tenures at William and Mary.

Pakistani seeks 'pluralism' for the world

By David Williard
April 23, 2007
Karim Baig, a student from the remote Humza Valley in Pakistan, believes he has encountered the type of diversity at the College that can change the world.

Pocahontas: A Mattaponi love story

By David Williard
April 19, 2007
Doctoral student Angela "Silver Star" Daniel has teamed with Dr. Linwood "Little Bear" Custalow to write down the Mattaponi oral history concerning Pocahontas, including her alleged kidnap, rape and murder.

READ brings cheer to Alzheimer's wing

By Erin Zagursky
April 13, 2007
William and Mary students bring their rays of sunshine into area assisted-living facilities as part of their civic engagement.

Learning about autism from 'experts'

By Erin Zagursky
April 13, 2007
Students in the Family Mentor Experience program learn about autism by visiting in the homes of those who are affected.

Law student wins state pro bono award

By Suzanne Seurattan
March 29, 2007
Third-year law student Maryann P. Nolan has been named the 2007 recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award by the Virginia State Bar.

An instance of hope in Nicaragua

By Liz Ketner
March 23, 2007
A first-person account of hope in Nicaragua by a member of a William and Mary Medical Relief team.

Nichol hand-delivers offer of admissions

By Erin Zagursky
March 21, 2007
A Richmond high school senior received a surprise when Gene Nichol, president of the College, hand-delivered an offer of admissions.

Weekend of filmmaking at 24 Speed

By David Williard
March 7, 2007
Citizen's Arrest , a short film about an overzealous honor-council reject, won the 24 Speed competition that was held as part of the Long Weekend of Short Filmmaking at the College.

Face-to-face with questions of art

By Kaitlin Gonzales
March 1, 2007
First-person essay about looking at the Jaime Quick-to-See Smith exhibition at the College's Muscarelle Museum of Art.

Fujiyama honored with Monroe Prize

By Erin Zagursky
February 15, 2007
Cosmo Fujiyama was awarded the third annual James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership on Feb. 10 as part of the Charter Day ceremony.

Letchworth ('07) honored with Jefferson Prize

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
February 12, 2007
Kendra Letchworth, a senior physics and mathematics major at the College of William and Mary, has been named the recipient of the college’s 2007 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.

Students camp out for chance to serve

By Erin Zagursky
February 1, 2007
Students camped out not for tickets to a concert or to a sporting event but for one of the limited slots for the domestic service trips offered by the office of student volunteer services.

WMMMC: Beyond duffel-bag medicine

By David Williard
February 1, 2007
The WIlliam and Mary Medical Mission Corps is using ethnographic research to ensure that their project in the Dominican Republic is sustainable.

Cooley tackles musical challenges

By Craig Pearson
December 15, 2006
Shane Cooley and the Aviators helps band leader take on new challenges at William and Mary and beyond.

Students Serve to help collegians nationwide

By Suzanne Seurattan
December 15, 2006

Junior Angela Perkey saw a need and created a nonprofit organization to meet it.

English scholars earn Trollope Prize

By David Williard
November 30, 2006
English scholars at the College received first- and third-place honors in the Trollope Prize Expository Writing Program hosted by Harvard University.

NIAHD alumna becomes student-in-residence

By David Williard
November 30, 2006
Heather Dunn, an alumna of the first NIAHD pre-collegiate program, has returned to campus as the NIAHD student-in-residence.

National acclaim to Bukzin marrow drive

By Erin Zagursky
November 16, 2006
The Alan Bukzin Memorial Bone Marrow Drive has received the first Collegiate Award from the National Marrow Donor Program.

Tennis duo earns national championship

By David Williard
November 8, 2006
The Tribe doubles team of Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zoricic has won the national indoor tennis championship.

Students active in statewide campaigns

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
November 2, 2006
Democrats and Republicans at the College are active in the statewide campaigns.

For the Democrats: Alyssa Mezzoni ('08)

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
November 2, 2006
Alyssa Mezzoni has gotten to to more than just make phone calls for  candidate Phil Kellam.

For the Republicans: Matt Pinsker ('09)

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
November 2, 2006
Matt Pinsker served as a tracker for Sen. George Allen during the 2006 election campaign.

Law students make moot-court history

By Kaila M. Gregory (JD '09)
October 24, 2006
Four law school students made history while competing with law-school teams from Australia in a virtual moot court competition.

Chancellor entertains, enlightens students

By Suzanne Seurattan
October 19, 2006
Chancellor Sandra Day O’Connor talked about her personal and her professional experiences during forums with students at the College.

Ferro helps music students find voices

By Suzanne Seurattan
October 19, 2006
World renowned voice instructor Daniel Ferro helped students find their voices.

Sisterhood of the traveling journal

By Suzanne Seurattan
October 19, 2006
Three students stay in touch despite being in various parts of the world through a traveling journal.

Remembering Vaughn and LeCates

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
October 19, 2006
Students are taking steps to perpetuate remembrance of two members of the class of 2007 who died recently.

Super Tailgate: Pre-game party for students

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
October 5, 2006
UCAB and the athletics department seek to create pre-game parties for students.

Citizen-lawyer ethos re-enforced at law school

By Kaila M. Gregory (JD '09)
September 26, 2006
New law students learned about the College's citizen-lawyer ethos during a tour of Colonial Williamsburg.

Foster ('07) cited as service heroine

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
September 21, 2006
Jessica Foster ('07) has received the 2006 President's Award for Service to the Community.

Lessons from the front lines of terrorism

By David Williard
September 14, 2006
Seniors Scott Brown and Michael Reed went to Israel to study terrorism while the Israeli government was at war with Hezbollah.

Pageant phase earns Casey top national finish

By David Williard
September 2, 2006
Freshman Samantha Casey placed in the top five during the Miss Teen USA contest.

Abdel-Fattah explores surface science

By Joe McClain
August 31, 2006
Incoming freshman Dina Abdel-Fattah received high-end research experience before entering the College.

Students serve Eastern Shore farm workers

By David Williard
August 4, 2006
Students serving on the Eastern Shore provided translation services for Spanish-speaking migrant farm workers, many of whom were illegal immigrants.

Back from Israel: Two students consider the conflict

By David Williard
July 31, 2006
Roy Mor ('10) and Erica Fredericks ('07) spent part of the summer in Israel. Back in the United States, they keenly are watching the conflict between Lebanon and Israel unfold.

Student evacuates Lebanon as war escalates

By Brian Whitson
July 25, 2006
Michael Fares was studying at the American University of Beirut when war forced him to cut his summer session short.

12 from College are Fulbright Scholars

By Suzanne Seurattan
July 13, 2006
The largest number of William and Mary students in nearly two decades will be studying abroad on Fulbight Scholarships this coming academic year.

Graduate student on zero-emissions road trip

By Craig Pearson
July 13, 2006
Believing that global climate change trumps all other environmental concerns, James Rosenthal, a graduate student at the College, embarked this summer on a zero-emissions road trip.

AIDS/Tanzania: Envisioning a life of service in Africa

By David Williard
June 8, 2006
As she prepares to lead the second AIDS/Tanzania group from the College to Africa, Jenn Guyant already is envisioning a life of service there.

College history major named 2006 Gilder Lehrman scholar

By Staff
June 6, 2006
David Williard ('07) was one of 15 undergraduates nationwide to receive a 2006 Gilder Lehrman history scholarship.

Governor recognizes Sharpe scholars for VDH work

By Suzanne Seurattan
May 25, 2006
On May 9, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia recognized students in William and Mary’s Sharpe Community Scholars Program at a press conference for their work with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

College honors students with awards

By Staff
May 25, 2006
William and Mary honored students with awards at Commencement 2006.

Honors projects give seniors a head start after their graduations

By Kathryn Prengaman (’07)
May 25, 2006
This month, 123 William and Mary seniors graduated with honors, a distinction given in recognition of their yearlong work on an honors research project. While topics ranged from theatrical set design to genetic analysis of bacteria, they all shared the requirements of having to write a research paper and prepare a thesis defense.

Artistic milestones displayed at Andrews Gallery

By Christina Daniilidi
May 25, 2006
At Andrews Gallery, an aesthetic experience comprising architecture, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture by all 17 William and Mary art department seniors awaited visitors during the final weeks of the academic year.

Soldier returns from Iraq to participate in commencement

By Brian Whitson
May 12, 2006
Miranda Summers given leave from her U.S. Army unit in Iraq to attend commencement ceremonies with her graduating class.

Reluctant philosopher wins Beinecke scholarship

By David Williard
May 5, 2006
Junior Andrew Shoffner has won a $32,000 Beinecke Scholarship from The Sperry and Hutchinson Company.

Goldwater Scholars seize undergraduate research opportunities

By David Williard
April 27, 2006
The College's 2006 Goldwater Scholars reflect on their research experiences.

Unexpected fashion: Moore brings campus designers together

By Suzanne Seurattan
April 27, 2006
Trendy styles and lifelong dreams were on the runway during a student fashion show.

Pi Kappa Alpha reconsiders its Vietnam War-themed party

By David Williard
April 27, 2006
In the wake of concerns raised by representatives of the Asian community on campus, Pi Kappa Alpha plans to change at least the name of its Vietnam War party.

Asian community searches for on-campus identity

By Richael Faithful
April 27, 2006
An Asian-American identity on campus promises to come into clearer view with the release of a documentary titled Capturing Our Voices.

Community contributions: Students invest more than 300,000 hours

By Brian Whitson
April 27, 2006
William and Mary students provided the local community with more than 300,000 volunteer hours, according to a recent survey.

Model U.N. team brings home championship from China

By Kostoula Christina Daniilidi
April 21, 2006
The Model United Nations team brought home top honors from the world championships for the third consecutive year.

Psychological considerations re-enforced at the U.N.

By David Williard
April 13, 2006
Harvey Langholtz led a contingent of students into the halls of the United Nations building in New York City.

Aliens, gangsters and psychopaths created at 24-Speed

By David Williard
April 13, 2006
Four film teams raced the clock to compete in the 24-Speed competition.

Farce animates Pea-Guy in original radio play

By Kate Hoving
March 24, 2006
David Techman ('08) is bucking the digital age by writing a radio play.

Evidence of a ghostly encounter in Tucker?

By Erica Fredericks
March 16, 2006
First-person account by Erica Fredericks ('07), who remains skeptical about her encounter with a ghost in Tucker Hall. She advises tact and caution nonetheless.

Spring serve: Meeting medical needs in Costa Rica

By Tina Ho ('07)
March 16, 2006
Tina Ho ('07) writes a first-person account about being part of a student team that met medical needs in Costa Rica during Spring Break.

Spring serve: Students meet personal, environmental needs in D.C.

By Catherine Schwenkler ('06)
March 15, 2006
A first-person account by Catherine Schwenkler ('06) reflecting on a Spring Break experience enjoyed by nine students who worked in Washington, D.C. 

Spring serve: Students build house in Charleston during break

By Tim Bacon ('09)
March 13, 2006
A first-person account of a Spring Break service trip to Charleston, S.C., where students worked with Habitat for Humanity.

Danish cartoon controversy provides peek into global culture war

By David Williard
March 8, 2006
A forum sponsored by the Muslim Students Association sheds light on the ongoing global culture wars.

Reyno and Ludvigsen honored during Fallen Ruggers tournament

By Staff
February 27, 2006
Tribe rugby players swept their two matches as they competed in an on-campus tournament honoring Alex Reyno (’03) and Mark Ludvigsen (’91).

Klaiber gets 30 minutes of fame on Jeopardy

By Suzanne Seurattan
February 20, 2006
Graduate student Nick Klaiber recently appeared on Jeopardy.

Schwenkler honored with College’s Monroe Prize

By Suzanne Seurattan
February 16, 2006
Every day is a day of action for William and Mary senior Catherine Schwenkler. With drive, dedication and a grace of human spirit, Schwenkler has addressed the needs of Latino communities at home and abroad. The College recognized her tireless volunteer efforts at its annual Charter Day ceremony by awarding her the James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.

Middle-schoolers discover science

By Brian Whitson
February 16, 2006
Middle-school students spend a morning at College Landing Park as part of a grant and partnership with graduate students and faculty at the School of Education and Keck Environmental Lab at the College.

Popps ('06) led student army on the 'Road to Richmond'

By William Walker
February 2, 2006
Steven Popps ('06) assembled an army of more than 60 students for a trip to Richmond to meet with state legislators.

Students support administrative response to rash of sexual-assault reports

By Emily Foster ('07)
February 2, 2006
William and Mary students respond to the recent rash of sexual-assault reports and to the administrative response.

Senior mathematics major Smith to get Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy

By Joe McClain
February 2, 2006
Paul A. Smith, a senior mathematics major from Blacksburg, Va., is the recipient of the College’s 2006 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.

Repairing the Gulf Coast

By David Williard
February 2, 2006
Ten students and two staff members representing William and Mary traveled to New Orleans and Mississippi to scrub, bleach and paint school buildings and gut private dwellings. The team traveled as part of the College's Project Relief .

Washington internship program slated to begin during the fall ’06 semester

By Suzanne Seurattan
January 20, 2006
Beginning with the fall 2006 term, the College of William and Mary will offer a new residential study and internship program in Washington, D.C., called William and Mary in Washington. Participants will take classes with a member of the William and Mary faculty in Washington, D.C., live in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood and earn credit for working in an internship.

Engaging terrorists
Juniors Downing and Kuiper exploring global solutions

By Tim Jones
December 8, 2005
Juniors Amanda Downing and Arielle Kuiper are exploring global solutions to terrorism through a fellowship with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. They spent 14 days in Israel learning more about the problems, and have spent this past semester educating their fellow students.

Music and the whole person

By Staff
November 28, 2005
James Armstrong, director of choirs at the College, considers the role of music within the liberal-arts tradition at William and Mary.

Vigil helps community celebrate Rosa Parks

By Kate Hoving
November 17, 2005
An on-campus vigil in memory of Rosa Parks that started in darkness became illuminating.

College’s Lambda Alliance hosts successful Virginia OUT conference

By David Williard
November 3, 2005
Virginia OUT, an advocacy organization that promotes issues benefiting the gay, lesbian and transgendered community, held its best-attended and most intellectually challenging statewide conference ever on the William and Mary campus in October.

Students helped to determine first charges against Hussein

By Brian Whitson
October 20, 2005
In what are considered the most significant international criminal proceedings of the post-World War II era, Saddam Hussein was scheduled to stand trial this week and face the possibility of having the death penalty imposed for one of many alleged atrocities committed during his reign. The ousted Iraqi leader is charged with crimes against humanity for the massacre of nearly 150 residents of the Iraqi village of Dujail, a small Shiite town north of Baghdad where Hussein escaped an assassination attempt in 1982. (The judge subsequently postponed the trial until Nov. 28.)

Eulogy for Ebirt: Lessons from one of the Tribe’s great fans

By David Williard
October 7, 2005
Col. Ebirt, for many years the College's unofficial mascot, talks about what he learned about being a fan before he was retired.

Meaning of sacrifice driven home on the front lines

By David Williard
October 6, 2005
William and Mary junior Jeff Harasimowitz and sophomore Todd Weaver, both Army National Guardsmen learned the meaning of sacrifice while serving in Iraq.

Steamboat Willie brings New Orleans to campus

By Kate Hoving
October 6, 2005
Steamboat Willie brought a bit of New Orleans to campus recently, along the way enlisting faculty members and one graduate student into his band.

El Camino de Santiago:
Students embark on a walk toward the self

By David Williard
September 22, 2005

George Greenia, professor of modern languages and literatures at the College led four students, for the first time, on a 500-mile odyssey along Camino de Santiago, a ninth-century road traveled by countless pilgrims during past centuries.

Beyond 9/11: The most remembered of days

By Staff
September 14, 2005
The text of the speech given at the College’s Christopher Wren Building by Nadim Bawalsa, president of the William and Mary Middle Eastern Cultural Association, during commemoration ceremonies for the lives lost during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Coming to terms: In the wake of Katrina

By Hunter Braithwaite ('08)
September 8, 2005
Trying to get in touch with Ethan Forrest (’07) proved difficult. His cell phone had been disconnected for days. While he lives safely on campus, his phone, like all those from southern Louisiana, had an 895 area code. That meant that his cell signals were being routed through a tower somewhere in the vicinity of New Orleans, which was being compared to a third-world country.

A new face for physics
Graduate student helps to shed stereotype

By David Williard
September 8, 2005
Physicists have a problem. They are stuck with a stereotype. In this, the World Year of Physics 2005, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of three seminal papers by one of the most vibrant, engaging and admired personalities of his century, Albert Einstein, the image of physicists has deteriorated.

Student advocates for social and political causes

By David Williard
September 8, 2005
No one could have been more surprised when she learned she would receive the President’s Award for Service to the Community than was Richael Faithful (’07). After all, she is an advocate, she explains, suggesting that academic institutions generally honor those involved in service research. In addition, her causes have been, to say the least, contentious.

Against the wall: Kennedy (’08) finds little hope in the West Bank

By David Williard
September 8, 2005
As he studied in the West Bank, Judd Kennedy (’08) came face-to-face with the Israeli security wall.

Class of '09 chosen from record pool

By David Williard
August 24, 2005
The William and Mary class of 2009 arrived this fall with empirical numbers positioning it among the strongest ever enrolled at the College. Seventy-nine percent of the 1,350 incoming freshmen were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, a total of 116 were either valedictorians or salutatorians at their high school graduation ceremonies and more than 50 percent of them had SAT scores between 1,270 and 1,430.

Tracking aid: Researchers build international database

By Meghan Williams ('05)
August 24, 2005
In another 5 or 10 years, world leaders may be citing data from PLAID, or Project-Level Aid, a research venture led by a group from William and Mary when assessing the validity of developmental aid.

Students make the best of it at Governor’s Inn

By Brian Whitson
August 24, 2005
Sixty-three students and three language tutors are staying at the Governor’s Inn while renovations are being completed on three-story Preston Hall. The dorm, which houses three language-immersion halls focusing on Chinese, Arabic and Japanese, was heavily damaged during a fire last May.

They knew it all along
Incoming freshmen aware William and Mary is ‘hot’

By David Williard
August 19, 2005
Although they were the first class to move into America’s “hottest” small state school, William and Mary freshmen were—perhaps suitably—unimpressed.

Rape prevention RV tour hits road for second year

By Brian Whitson
August 17, 2005

After a successful inaugural RV tour, the One in Four rape prevention team begins its second year on the road. This year the team including two 2005 William and Mary graduates hopes to reach more than 50 schools and 10,000 people.

Werowocomoco 2005
More than treasure uncovered during field school

By Tim Jones
August 9, 2005
The extent of the ditches uncovered below the plow zone throughout Werowocomoco, the primary residence of Chief Powhatan, is providing excitement during the 2005 field school at the site.

Sophomore meets challenges of ‘The Tempest’

By Tim Jones
July 14, 2005
Seema Sheth ('08) shines as Ariel in Virginia Shakespeare Festival production of "The Tempest.”

China: Threat and opportunity
EMBA class looks inside world’s miracle economy

By David Williard
July 14, 2005
As China looms larger on the global stage, it is both praised and villified in the West. EMBA students consider the threats and the opportunities of China.

Full circle at William and Mary
Roommates find the end is okay

By Meghan Williams (’05)
May 27, 2005
Student editor Meghan Williams (’05) reconnects with her freshman roommate as each prepares for graduation.

Remember Emilie? The sandwich-board girl completes her four years

By William T. Walker
May 19, 2005
Emilie Dubois, a William and Mary wait-listed student who drew national attention by parading around campus wearing a sandwich board, graduated with the class of 2005.

Kimble admitted nervousness as he prepared student commencement speech

By Meghan Williams (’05)
May 19, 2005
As he prepared his senior commencement speech, Benjamin Kimble, for the first time as an undergraduate, was nervous.

Sommers sets power-lifting records

By Brian Whitson
May 5, 2005
Once barely able to walk, law student Anne Sommers has overcome hip reconstruction and recently has set power-lifting records.

Student essayists cast light on campus diversity

By Meghan Williams (’05)
April 28, 2005
Winners in the College’s “Dive into Diversity” contest express concerns, offer solutions to challenges of diversity.

Law School announces 2005-06 Drapers' Scholar
Rubinstein (’05) to spend year studying law at the University of London

By Ann Gaudreaux
April 20, 2005
Yuval Rubinstein, who will graduate from the William and Mary School of Law in May, has been named the 2005-06 Drapers’ Scholar.

Master on the water
A ride with Miller (’05) may prove more than expected

By Suzanne Seurattan
April 14, 2005
If Catherine Miller (’05) offers to take you for a ride, you might get more than you bargained for: The Virginia Beach native recently passed her certifications to earn her captain’s license for 25-ton seagoing vessels.

Student lunches with the president
Lined up for final sit-down

By Meghan Williams
April 14, 2005
During his tenure, lunch with the president has been a hot ticket for students.

Student filmmakers race clock in 24 Speed

By Meghan Williams (’05)
March 31, 2005
Twenty students, three judges, five umbrellas and one phrase, "I’ll be back.” Such was the mixture that produced, in less than the allotted 24 hours, five short films, each written, shot and edited by a student team.

Junior sets world records
McGowan lifts weights with his mind

By Tim Jones
March 23, 2005
On a good day, the William and Mary student’s mind can begin to lift the veil from the cosmos and elucidate even the most elusive matters of particle physics. It can answer, with logical preciseness, some of the most profound quandaries of the world around us. On other days, it can deadlift more than 400 pounds.

W&M students organize medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic

By Brian Whitson
March 10, 2005
This past January a group of William and Mary students turned a lofty dream of helping others into reality for more than 300 patients in some of the world’s poorest corners.

Education students enliven history in Newport News

By David Williard
March 7, 2005
William and Mary education students have helped bring history to life by serving as interpreters at two Newport News living history museums.

W&M law students appear on CNN

By Brian Whitson
March 7, 2005
Students taking a new course at the William and Mary Law School are doing legal research for the Iraqi Special Tribunal that is going to try Saddam Hussein.

At the Hall
Hanging on to hope with Shaver’s Ravers

By J. Hunter Braithwaite
February 22, 2005
First-person observations by J. Hunter Braithwaite (’08) during a recent weeknight basketball game at William and Mary Hall.

Green v. Board:
A little-known case of civil rights

By David Williard
February 10, 2005
Two William and Mary graduate students are hoping to bring nationwide attention to a Green v. New Kent County Board of Education, the case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that forced schools to integrate.

Srour (’05) recognized at Charter Day

By Brian Whitson
February 9, 2005
In recognition of Srour’s commitment to numerous civic causes, the College awarded him the inaugural James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.

Dellinger receives Jefferson Prize
Student is a rising star in chemistry

By Brian Whitson
January 27, 2005
Megan Dellinger (’05), a rising star in chemistry, has been named recipient of the College’s 2005 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.

‘Sadlerpalooza’ raises funds for service trips

By Meghan Williams (’05)
January 27, 2005
Sam Sadler, vice president for student affairs, was a key performer in a fund-raiser for international service trips.

Olbrych explores history of guitar on his first CD

By Tim Jones
January 10, 2005
Performing Arts Faculty Member Tim Olbrych recently released his first album, 500 Years of Spanish Guitar available online at

W&M senior raises $30,000 for orphans in Uganda

By Brian Whitson
December 20, 2004
W&M senior George Srour organizes fund-raiser to help orphans in Uganda. More than $30,000 in donations will go to build new school and provide supplies for nearly 1,000 orphans.

Local attractions from a foreign perspective
Swedish students explore Colonial Williamsburg

By Meghan Williams (’05)
December 6, 2004
Two Swedish students make travel-related documentary while studying at William and Mary.

Graduate students learning to address suicides

By Lindsey Wixson
December 6, 2004
Psychology graduate students benefit from internships with John Brinkman, with whom they study suicide prevention programs.

Camp Tigerclaw wins campus battle of the bands

By Meghan Williams
December 3, 2004
Camp Tigerclaw beat out seven other combos in the College's annual battle of the bands.

A linguistic experiment
Annual choir holiday concerts feature undergrad's composition

By Tim Jones
December 2, 2004
Linguistics major Emerson Odango ('05) composed the 20-minute Chalom for this year's annual choir Holiday Concerts. The piece explores the releationship between music, language and meaning.

Playwrights' Playground bolsters writing through performance

By David Williard
November 18, 2004
Playwriting students in professor Laurie Wolf's theatre class find performance helps in the playwriting process.

With script polished, Lawrence is ready to cast and direct

By Suzanne Seurattan
November 1, 2004
A casual conversation on the beach with friends led David Lawrence to the professional opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to make a movie.

Stevens (’05) attends Republican Convention

By Meghan Williams (’05)
October 19, 2004
Ryan Stevens attended the Republican National Convention in New York City as a delegate from Pennsylvania.

Four College Scholars are a notch apart

By Tim Jones
September 23, 2004
The first College Scholars have arrived on campus. These four students, each of whom has exhibited excellent academic traits, have in common an “intellectual spark.”

Communication by blog
Simplified access creates new online domain for writers and chatterers

By Meghan Williams (’05)
September 10, 2004
Many students are keeping journals or merely jotting down notes to each other as they take advantage of the new medium of blogging.

Freshman seminar leads students to study terrorism abroad

By Suzanne Seurattan
September 9, 2004
Two William and Mary students study terrorism in Israel; return to campus to set up a series of events, including this year's 9/11 memorial.

'Road Rules' with a message -- Four W&M graduates take rape prevention program nationwide

By Brian Whitson
September 1, 2004
Four William and Mary graduates from the Class of 2004 will bypass the corporate world to spend the next nine months living in an RV and presenting a powerful rape prevention program nationwide.

A house-raising experience in Mexico
Student volunteers find that gracias means more than thank you

By Meghan Williams (’05)
August 26, 2004
Sixteen people from the College built a house in Mexico as volunteer services goes international.

Redefining sickness in Uganda

By George Srour ('05)
August 18, 2004
Following is a first-person account by George Srour ('05) describing his summer encounter with AIDS in Uganda.

W&M makes space for crowded Class of 2008

By Brian Whitson
August 17, 2004
William and Mary’s popularity combined with a lack of dormitory space on campus will result in tight living quarters this year for nearly 100 members of the Class of 2008.

Crossing the Neretva
Will Mostar’s new ‘old bridge’ span far enough?

By D. Christopher Williard
August 6, 2004
A reflective essay by a student who recently attended the opening of the “old bridge” in Mostar, Bosnia.

Truth in the Round
Students find job in O’Neill’s ‘Journey’

By Meghan Williams
July 30, 2004
Interview with student actors in the Wedgewood Renaissance production of A Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Law student not your typical beauty queen

By David Williard
July 29, 2004
Third-year law student Alana Malick has used scholarship monies from state beauty pageants to help fund her graduate degree.

Reves Center spurs new ‘internationalism’

By Meghan Williams (’05)
July 22, 2004
While working to support a record number of students who are studying abroad, the Reves Center continues to move toward a new international experience on campus.

Journals from England:
Oxford according to Gates (’05)

By Thomas Gates
July 22, 2004
First-person accounts of Thomas Gates (’05), a government major taking advantage of one of the College’s assisted enrollment programs to study at the University of Oxford.

Poster of president has student questioning herself

By Meghan Williams
July 2, 2004
Meghan Williams (’05) says a poster featuring Timothy J. Sullivan challenges her every morning.

Journals from China
Amy Rossnagel (’06) experiences the East

By Amy Rossnagel
July 2, 2004
Amy Rossnagel (’06) is struggling to solidify her Chinese-language skills while adjusting to the cultural differences in Beijing. Following are accounts from her journals.

Seniors can't bear to leave, can't wait to be gone
On the day before commencement

By David Williard
May 21, 2004
On the Saturday before graduation, seniors talked about what they will remember about William and Mary.

Why wait to make a difference?
Geology seniors share research beyond William and Mary

By David Williard
May 14, 2004
While many undergraduates at William and Mary are preparing to change their world, seniors in the geology department do not wait. Driven by concerns ranging from the historical to the environmental—not to mention a bit of coaxing from their faculty mentors—they are getting their research out where it can begin to make a difference.

Cuban-class mutiny: Students seize control of the learning process

By David Williard
May 11, 2004

When students in Professor Ann Marie Stock's Hispanic studies 392 class wanted to take over, she encouraged the mutiny. In the end, everyone benefitted.

Model U.N. team captures 2004 World Championship

By Suzanne Seurattan
May 7, 2004
The College’s Model U.N. team won first place in the 2004 World Model U.N. Conference sponsored by Harvard University.

College gives out honors at commencement

By Staff
May 1, 2004
List of College award winners cited during commencement ceremonies.

Unique perch: Cameras give scientist ‘bird’s-eye’ view

By Suzanne Seurattan
April 28, 2004
Catherine Markham, a graduate student at the Center for Conservation Biology, keeps a watch on breeding eagles and their young.

For the love of writing
W&M education students partner with third-graders

By Brian Whitson
April 28, 2004
Stonehouse Elementary third-graders connect with William and Mary education students in a partnership designed to teach both groups about reading and writing.

Students consider U.N.—from the inside

By Suzanne Seurattan
April 9, 2004
Psychology Professor Harvey Langholtz recently traveled with a team of students to get a firsthand look inside the U.N.

Student city council run becomes MTV news

By Brian Whitson
April 8, 2004
An MTV news crew spent an entire day on campus covering the attempted run of several students for seats on the Williamsburg City Council.

Not your typical student trip to the Caribbean

By Brian Whitson, W&M News
March 31, 2004
Since 2002, 18 W&M students have traveled to the West Indian Island of Bequia during Winter Break to work in the local schools and develop projects to address the needs of the small island's community.

Passages to India

By David Williard
October 3, 2003
Students, instructor, cross cultures during summer service-learning project.

The Piano Lesson performed on campus

By Tim Jones
August 14, 2003
It’s hard to tell whether the voices pulsating through Phi Beta Kappa’s halls are coming from an escalating argument or a poem’s performance. There is a rhythm to the dialogue—unpredictable but unmistakable—that somehow makes it both, captured almost flawlessly by the young actors rehearsing the first scene of The Piano Lesson.

In-Class Features
A collection of in-class feature stories taken from the William and Mary News.

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