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2007-2008 W&M News archive

Early Music Ensemble records first CD

By Erin Zagursky
July 25, 2008

The Early Music Ensemble, which performs medieval, renaissance and baroque music, recently released its first CD, featuring 18th-century music performed by students on period instruments and in local period buildings

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 professor’s film project brings a taste of Hollywood to campus

By Staff
July 16, 2008

Theater, speech and dance professor Martin Fusi films a feature length movie in Williamsburg with Hollywood actor Larry Holden.

Work continues for retiring professors

By Bruce Ebert
July 16, 2008

Snapshot of several faculty members who will retire this summer after distinguished careers at the College of William and Mary.

Reiss: The art of negotiation (video feature)

By David Williard
July 14, 2008

Mitchell Reiss, vice provost for international affairs at the College of William and Mary, discusses negotiating with evil regimes, advising Bono and the bold steps made by Princess Diana during a video interview.

Nothing beats some good old lab-made ice cream

By Joe McClain
July 11, 2008

A summer tradition in the chemistry department at the College of WIlliam and Mary is to make some lab-made ice cream.

Popularity of IT class makes it a staple for resident life staffers

By Suzanne Seurattan
June 27, 2008

Popular IT class becomes staple of residence life staff development.

Charity celebrates 50 years of service

By Erin Zagursky
June 26, 2008

Lawrence Charity, the morning lead cook at the Commons Dining Hall, will be recognized for five years of dedication to the College of William and Mary.

Swaddle: Diverse bird population is good for human health

By Joe McClain
June 25, 2008

Researchers from the College of William and Mary have discovered that what’s good for an area’s bird population also is good for people living nearby—especially during an outbreak of West Nile virus.

Jim Barbour: The mystery of the two-week retirement

By Suzanne Seurattan
June 25, 2008

Officially, Jim Barbour is retired. So, how is that he’s celebrating his 45th year with the College of William and Mary this month? No mystery here, say his colleagues.

Thomasine Lewis: A life calling

By Lillian Stevens
June 24, 2008

Thomasine Lewis, who has served the College for 45 years, is considered a motivator, teacher, counselor and mentor by William and Mary students.

Selling the candidates: Evans' students create campaign ads

By David Williard
June 23, 2008
Students in Larry Evans' government 370 class at the College of William and Mary got at the heart of the legislative process by producing their own campaign spots.

Strong named to commission on postal reforms

By Staff
June 20, 2008

John Strong, CSX Professor of Finance, has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences Study Commission to examine prospective changes to the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Abraham named Fulbright Scholar

By Ellen Buck
June 19, 2008

Dorothea La Abraham, a professor in the School of Business at the College of William and Mary, has been named a Fulbright Scholar.

SunTrust gift supports VIMS graduate students

By David Malmquist
June 19, 2008

The SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation has made a 5-year, $100,000 grant to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, to establish an endowed fellowship for graduate students enrolled in the institute’s School of Marine Science.

The eagle trappers: Aberdeen Proving Grounds is a busy place

By Joe McClain (for Ideation)
June 13, 2008
William and Mary researchers are equipping eagles with global positioning devices in order to understand how to keep the birds out of harm's way at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, a military testing installation.

You go girl: Winnie the whimbrel flies 3,200 miles in 146 hours

By Joe McClain
June 4, 2008
Researchers from the College of William and Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology and The Nature Conservancy have observed the record-setting migration of a shorebird from feeding grounds on the Delmarva Peninsula to breeding grounds on the McKenzie River near the Alaska-Canada border.

Blount ('78) takes helm at Presbyterian seminary

By Erin Zagursky
June 3, 2008
Brian Blount, a 1978 graduate of William and Mary, has been inaugurated as the first black president of a seminary operated by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

VIMS team pursues street-level storm-tide predictions

By Dave Malmquist
June 2, 2008
Computer modelers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, work with government, academic, and industry partners to provide street-level predictions of storm-tide flooding along the Chesapeake Bay.

Off the page: King on 'Evolving God'

By David Williard
May 23, 2008

Barbara King, a biological anthropologist at the College of William and Mary, discusses her provocative book Evolving God.

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.

O'Connor urges law graduates to protect judicial independence

By Joe McClain
May 12, 2008
College of William and Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O’Connor exhorted graduates of the law school to enter their profession with pragmatism and with a strong sense of ethics.

ROTC: Sharing a Mother's Day commissioning

By Suzanne Seurattan
May 12, 2008
Senior Jennifer Purser was commissioned May 10 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army by her mother, Brigadier General Leslie Purser.

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.

When scholars inform public policy

By Staff
May 5, 2008

Three professors at the College of William and Mary, William Fisher, Harvey Langholtz and J. Timmons Roberts, reflect upon the intersection of scholarship and public policy.

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.

Wolf library featured on magazine cover

By Jamie Welch-Donahue
April 28, 2008
A photo of the spacious and bright circulation area of the new Wolf Law Library at the College of William and Mary is featured on the cover of the May issue of “AALL Spectrum,” the monthly magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries.

College celebrates Sam Sadler

By Erin Zagursky
April 21, 2008

A campuswide party celebrating the tenure of Sam Sadler at the College of William and Mary was held on April 18.

Wallach to Williams next semester (w/audio)

By David Williard
April 16, 2008

Alan Wallach, the College’s Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and American Studies, has been invited to serve as the Robert Sterling Clark Distinguished Professor of Art History at Williams College’s Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA, during the fall 2008 semester.

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.

Judge Hudson describes path to public service

By Alan Kennedy-Shaffer
April 14, 2008
The Honorable Henry E. Hudson described his path to public service in the second George Wythe Society Lecture at the law school on Wednesday, April 9. 

Warner speaks about life and challenges

By Erin Zagursky
April 7, 2008
Visiting the College of William and Mary as the 2008 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics, Sen. John Warner said that he has seen a lot of changes in the U.S. Senate during his five consecutive terms in office. 

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.

Ombudsperson ready to help staff be heard

By Erin Zagursky
March 21, 2008

Tatia Daniels Granger is the College’s new university ombudsperson, a person who provides confidential, impartial and informal resources for staff members seeking help with workplace concerns.

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.

American Studies celebrates 25th anniversary

By Alan Kennedy-Shaffer
March 17, 2008

Interdisciplinary experiences highlighted during American Studies panel celebrating the 25th anniversary of the department.

Norfolk Dredging gift helps VIMS make history

By Dave Malmquist
March 17, 2008
A major gift from the Chesapeake-based Norfolk Dredging will help researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science advance their own studies of seafloor history and ecology.

Warner discusses public-private intersection

By Alan Kennedy-Shaffer
March 14, 2008

Former Governor and United States Senate hopeful Mark Warner advised Mason School of Business students on Wednesday, March 12, not to be afraid to fail. 

Gifted Ed center celebrates 20 years of impact

By Erin Zagursky
March 12, 2008
The Center for Gifted Education kicked off its 20th anniversary by hosting a national conference.

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.

Spring Break: Reports from Nicaragua

By David Aday
March 4, 2008

David Aday, professor of sociology and American studies, writes first-person reports from Nicaragua during his participation in a Students for Healthy Communities Spring Break service trip.

BusinessWeek: W&M in 'elite eight'

By Staff
March 3, 2008
The College of William and Mary Undergraduate Business Program is one of the “Elite Eight” public programs in the country, according to the 2008 BusinessWeek Best Undergraduate Business Schools.

In New Orleans to help; to learn

By Drew Stelljes
March 3, 2008
Drew Stelljes provides first-person updates from a Spring Break service trip to New Orleans. The trip is one of 10 domestic and seven international service trips being conducted by William and Mary students during the break.

BOV members spend day on campus

By Staff
February 22, 2008
Members of the Board of Visitors spent an entire day on campus listening to concerns related to the resignation of Gene Nichol as president.

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.

Audio feature: Reveley discusses the transition

By David Williard
February 15, 2008
Taylor Reveley, recently named the interim president of the College of William and Mary, talks about the process of transition.

Reveley steps up as interim W&M president

By Brian Whitson
February 14, 2008
On Feb. 12, W. Taylor Reveley III got a surprise call informing him that he would become the interim president of the College of William and Mary.

Prokhorov gets Jefferson Teaching Award

By Erin Zagursky
February 7, 2008
In recognition of his devotion to students and his passion for teaching, Alexander Prokhorov will receive the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award from the College of William and Mary.

Holmes honored with Jefferson Award

By David Williard
February 7, 2008
David Holmes, the Walter G. Mason Professor of Religion, received the Thomas Jefferson Award from William and Mary on Charter Day 2008. 

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.

King at AAAS: Scientists writing about religion

By Joe McClain
February 6, 2008

In writing and talking about the intersection of science and religion, William and Mary anthropologist Barbara King refuses to discuss the nature of her own faith—and she wishes more scientists would do the same.

Evers-Williams: Look backward to go forward

By David Williard
January 28, 2008
Understand the deep history of America’s civil-rights movement then seize current opportunities to extend its legacy of justice and equality further today, Myrlie Evers-Williams said at the College of William and Mary.

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.

Four get Alumni Medallion

By Eric Pesola
January 22, 2008
Linda Beerbower Burke ’70, Randall S. Hawthorne ’67, J.D. ’70, M.L.T. ’71, Suzann Wilson Matthews ’71 and Patrisia Bayliss Owens ’62 have received Alumni Medallions.

Citizen-lawyer idea up for debate

By IBRL staff
January 17, 2008
On Feb. 8-9, a scholarly debate about the citizen lawyer will be held at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law.

Koloski: Toward 'Great, Public and Global'

By David Williard
January 11, 2008

Lauri Koloski, associate professor of history and director of the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary, shares her thoughts in a video interview concerning internationalizing the university.

Winter service: Hope amidst trials in Belize

By Drew Stelljes
January 11, 2008

First-person reflection by Drew Stelljes, director of the College's Office of Volunteer Services, concerning participation in a winter-break service trip to Belize.

Nichol engaged: President writes from the field

By Gene Nichol
January 9, 2008
First-person account by Gene Nichol, president of the College of William and Mary, summarizing his January 2008 trip to the Dominican Republic as a SOMOS volunteer.

Arseneau receives volunteer award

By Suzanne Seurattan
January 8, 2008

Anne Arseneau, associate director of student activities, received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Association of Fraternity Advisors.

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.

Kiplinger's names W&M fourth-best value

By Brian Whitson
January 7, 2008

The College of William and Mary remains one of country’s top values in public colleges, according to a ranking released today by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.

Front-line engagement: Back in the DR

By Staff
January 3, 2008

The College's Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability (formerly the WMMMC ) returned to the Dominican Republic in January where, assisted by Gene Nichol, president of the College, it will target access to uncontaminated water.

Cost, consumption, citizenship and Christmas

By David Williard
December 18, 2007

Charles McGovern, associate professor of American studies and of history at the College, talks about the themes in his book Sold American: Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945.

VIMS scientists to study blue-crab disease

By Dave Malmquist
December 17, 2007

Jeffrey Shields of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has received a five-year, $2.4 million federal grant to study how fishing pressure and declines in water quality affect blue crabs in Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Virginians express support for higher education

By Erin Zagursky
December 14, 2007

Virginian voters say that their higher-education institutions are a funding priority and that they contribute to the quality of life in the Commonwealth, according to a study by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council.

Nelson and Sheriff reveal a messier Civil War

By David Williard
December 4, 2007
Scott Nelson and Carol Sheriff had a goal when they began co-writing A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War, 1854-1877. They wanted to make the war “messier.”

 

Malone warns of global-warming 'disaster'

By Alan Kennedy-Shaffer
November 30, 2007

Law Professor Linda Malone urged the William and Mary community to do more to prevent global warming in this year’s St. George Tucker Lecture at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law on Nov. 29.

NET forum focuses on climate change

By David Williard
November 30, 2007
Five climate-change experts were featured during Forecast Virginia: A Briefing on the Impact of Climate Change, an event sponsored by the National Environmental Trust (NET) at the College.

International vistas: A photo gallery

By Staff
November 29, 2007

The 50 student prints on display in the Botetourt Gallery at Swem Library represent international learning opportunities.

Fabrizio elected AFS president

By Dave Malmquist
November 27, 2007

Associate Professor Mary Fabrizio of the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciencehas been elected President of the 9,000-member American Fisheries Society (AFS).

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.

College singers and dancers present international showcase

By Alan Kennedy-Shaffer
November 19, 2007
Three dozen student and community dancers tapped, twirled, and tucked at the Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg on Nov. 16 leaving audience members shouting, “Buenisimo!” 

Campus, community remember fencing coach

By Erin Zagursky
November 16, 2007
Fencing coach Peter “Pete” S. Conomikes was remembered in a ceremony at the University Center. Conomikes, who coached at the College for 35 years, died Nov. 10 in a car accident near Richmond.

Memorial service set for beloved fencing coach

By Staff
November 12, 2007

The William and Mary community is mourning the loss of venerable Fencing Club Coach Peter S. “Pete” Conomikes, who died Saturday afternoon in a single-car accident that also injured three students.

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.

Patterson to lead SeaCamel aquanauts

By Dave Malmquist
November 6, 2007

Mark Patterson of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, will lead a team of aquanauts as they present six live underwater broadcasts between November 12 and 14 from Aquarius, America's "Inner Space Station" and the world's only undersea habitat.

Iraqi ambassador calls for a long view

By David Williard
November 5, 2007
When it comes to Iraq, Americans need to manage expectations and to take the long view concerning the transition to democracy, Samir Sumaida’ie, the Iraqi ambassador to the United States, told more than 220 people in Williamsburg on Nov. 4.

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.

Colonial Revival Campus revealed

By Erin Zagursky
October 31, 2007
Much of the credit for William and Mary's beauty belongs to the designers of the Colonial Revival Campus, which was built in the 1920s and 1930s.

Robbins inspires writers at alma mater

By Alan Kennedy-Shaffer
October 26, 2007
Bestselling novelist David Robbins is serving as writer-in-residence at his alma mater.

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.

Omohundro Institute sponsors slave conference in Ghana

By Suzanne Seurattan
October 19, 2007
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College sponsored a conference in Ghana recognizing the 200-year anniversary of the closing of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Miller receives Mason School's Clarke Medallion

By Ellen Buck
October 19, 2007
The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary has named Alan B. Miller (’58) as this year’s recipient of the T.C. and Elizabeth Clarke Medallion, the School’s highest honor.

Homecoming to feature something for all

By Eric Pesola
October 5, 2007
The Alumni Association is reviving a tradition on campus—a Homecoming reunion for all.

Optical illusions reveal how the brain works

By Joe McClain
October 4, 2007

A group of William and Mary scientists is conducting experiements based on subjects' reactions to the Ebbinghaus illusion.

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.

Schwartz: Leadership and civic disengagement

By David Williard
October 1, 2007

“Leadership” and “service”: When it comes to civic engagement, Joel Schwartz wants to change the subject.

Aday ponders civic-engagement success

By David Williard
September 13, 2007

The model of civic engagement that has achieved incredible success at William and Mary has been initiated by students and must continue to be led by them, says David Aday, professor of sociology.

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.

Murray Scholars: Nation's best choose W&M

By David Williard
August 15, 2007

The five Murray Scholars who are members of the William and Mary Class of 2011 bring credentials that were sought by Princeton, Yale, Pennsylvania and M.I.T.

Background Radiation: Talking poetry with Hart

By David Williard
August 8, 2007

Henry Hart's new book of poetry, Background Radiation, casts a poetic glow on the bloody and nightmarish traces embedded in humankind.

Cross case has historic ties to Wren Chapel

By Staff
August 6, 2007
The walnut table that serves as the base of the case housing the Wren chapel cross has been a part of the chapel's history for nearly 80 years.

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.

SHH: Taking service learning to another level

By David Williard
July 20, 2007
Now that Cosmo Fujiyama has graduated from the College, she is looking to William and Mary students to help ensure the success of Students Helping Honduras, the non-profit service organization she co-founded.

Flag power at the Muscarelle

By David Williard
July 12, 2007
The “Stars and Stripes: Rare and Historic American Flags” exhibition currently hanging in the College’s Muscarelle Museum of Art caused even Gene Nichol, president of the College, to stop in his tracks.

W&M scientists lead bald-eagle comeback

By David Williard
July 12, 2007

De-listing of the bald eagle from the endangered species list is a victory for a generation of Americans as well as for biologists at the College of William and Mary.

Q&A with Stock: Street filmmaking in Cuba

By Staff
July 11, 2007

Although she was in Minnesota on a research leave, many people in the local community heard Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film studies at William and Mary, on "With Good Reason," a statewide public affairs program broadcast on National Public Radio. She talked about filmmaking in Cuba.

Fuchs: Toward reasoned communication

By David Williard
July 10, 2007

Philosophy professor Alan Fuchs, who received the College Thomas Ashley Graves Jr. Award for sustained excellence in teaching, has made it his passion to help students take a reasonable approach to complex contemporary issues.

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.

Back to New Orleans: Lessons of disaster

By David Williard
June 29, 2007
In June, Lauren Grainger and Meghan Dunne attended a service conference in New Orleans. For Grainger, the return after nearly 18 months revealed the work that remained to be done.

VIMS pair to advance queen conch studies

By Dave Malmquist
June 28, 2007
Professor John Hoenig of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has been invited to participate in the third annual Stock Assessment Meeting of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism. CRFM is an international treaty organization dedicated to wise use of fishery resources in the Caribbean.

EAD 2007: Greene celebrates 40 years

By David Williard
June 8, 2007
Roxie Greene (dining services) shared her thoughts about service on the day she was honored as a 40-year-employee at the College.

Seniors reflect: From queen to commencement

By David Williard
May 31, 2007
As they prepared for graduation on May 20, seniors reflected on the lessons they had learned at William and Mary.

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.

Borgenicht and Kambis: High-altitude friendship

By David Williard
May 10, 2007
The relationship that grew between Jack Borgenicht (1911-2005), a New Jersey businessman, and Ken Kambis, professor of kinesiology at the College, could inform an epic.

Celebrating a life: Wendy Reves remembered

By David Williard
May 2, 2007
There were no somber words to mar the memorial ceremony for Wendy Reves (1916-2007) held in the Wren Chapel on April 28.

1957: Recalling a visit by the queen

By David Williard
April 27, 2007
Two projects involving the College provide documentation of the 1957 visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the Williamsburg area and to William and Mary.

Bechtold: Diplomacy in limbo

By David Williard
April 26, 2007
To hear Peter Bechtold tell it, media reports that connect a “death-of-diplomacy” theory with recent foreign-policy initiatives undertaken by the United States are exaggerated.

Ocean's 'twilight zone' has climate-change role

By Dave Malmquist
April 26, 2007
A major study sheds new light on the ocean's "twilight zone"--the dim layer from 300 to 3,000 feet deep where little-known processes affect the ability of the ocean to absorb and store carbon dioxide accumulating in our atmosphere.

O'Connor, Canadian chief justice at law school

By Erin Zagursky
April 24, 2007
Both the commonalities and the differences between the judicial systems in the United States and Canada were discussed during a law-school panel on April 19.

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.

Kelso ('64) unearths long-buried truths at James Fort

By David Williard
April 19, 2007
William Kelso, the person known for rediscovering James Fort, said it all started when he enrolled at William and Mary.

Whittenburg Q&A: Who settled Jamestown?

By David Williard
April 19, 2007
James Whittenburg, associate professor of history and chair of the Lyon Gardiner Tyler Department of History, shares insights concerning Jamestown.

College mourns loss of life at Virginia Tech

By Staff
April 17, 2007
Members of the College community joined millions of others across the state and the nation in offering prayers for and support to families and friends of the 33 students killed by gunfire on the campus of Virginia Tech on April 16.

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.

Dual-enrollment agreement signed with NVCC

By David Williard
April 13, 2007
The College signed a dual-enrollment agreement with Northern Virginia Community College, the fifth such agreement entered with two-year institutions of higher learning.

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.

College admits diverse class for 2011

By Erin Zagursky
April 13, 2007
A record number of first-generation students have been admitted into the class of 2011 at the College.

Van Alstyne questions domestic spying

By Kaila M Gregory (JD '09)
April 13, 2007
William W. Van Alstyne, one of the foremost constitutional scholars in the nation, has signed on to collaborative briefs dealing with the domestic spying program and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.

Business school groundbreaking opens era

By Erin Zagursky
April 5, 2007
The March 30 groundbreaking ceremony for Alan B. Miller Hall is said to open a new era in the history of the business school.

Gates: A scholar and a 'scout'

By David Williard
April 2, 2007

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who will be the 2007 commencement speaker, was known as a scholar and a scout while he was an undergraduate at William and Mary.

Choir, period orchestra, prepare 'The Creation'

By Erin Zagursky
March 29, 2007
William and Mary choirs upcoming performance of The Creation by Haydn will feature an 18th-century orchestra.

Muscarelle board launches $1 million campaign

By Rachel Kaplan
March 29, 2007
The board of directors of the Muscarelle Museum has launched a $1 million fund-raising campaign to support special exhibitions.

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.

Thomas Mann: 'Broken branch' is on the mend

By Erin Zagursky
March 29, 2007
Thomas E. Mann told a College audience that the broken congressional branch was showing signs that it can be fixed.

Daileader gambles on "Dark Ages"

By David Williard
March 23, 2007
When Philip Daileader agreed to appear on a History Channel special on the Dark Ages, he hoped the show would cause viewers to ask questions.

VIMS helps guide Louisiana restoration

By Dave Malmquist
March 23, 2007
VIMS scientists are helping guide the restoration of Louisiana wetlands in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Record number of prizes for Omohundro

By Suzanne Seurattan
March 22, 2007
Books published by the Omohundro Institute received 10 book prizes for its 2006 titles.

Wenzhong discusses China's road to maturity

By David Williard
March 21, 2007
Chinese ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong, told a Reves Center audience that China would be making greater reforms as it moved out of its primary state of socialism.

Wendy Reves remembered as a visionary

By Staff
March 21, 2007
Wendy Reves, a great friend and supporter of the College, died on March 13.

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.

"Ramayana La'ar": A play for diversity

By David Williard
March 13, 2007
Record numbers of people viewed the Main Stage production of "Ramayana La'ar," a turnout that its director says underscores openness to diversity at William and Mary.

Faculty-staff tourney opens new MNTC era

By David Williard
March 13, 2007
A faculty-staff tennis tournament is among the events geared toward making the McCormack Nagelsen Tennis Center more accommodating for College employees.

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.

College hosts 10th annual scholastic bowl

By Erin Zagursky
March 1, 2007
The College of William and Mary hosted the 10th Annual Virginia High School League Scholastic Bowl on campus Feb. 24.

Slevin: Naming diversity

By Staff
March 1, 2007
Upon receiving the College's Thomas Jefferson Award, Kate Slevin, Chancellor Professor of Sociology, spoke about diversity in her classrooms.

Ambler receives 'dissertation of the year' award

By Erin Zagursky
February 23, 2007
Ginger Ambler, assistant vice president for student affairs, received the Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Groundsworker saves service trip

By David Williard
February 19, 2007
Groundsworker Conrad Brown found an envelope containing lots of cash in the sorority court parking area. His follow-up actions have won him the respect and admiration of both students and co-workers.

King sees pre-human precursor to religion

By Joe McClain
February 15, 2007
Anthropology professor Barbara King says evidence of belongingness in pre-humans indicates a religious tendency.

BOV moves forward on president's 'religion' committee

By Brian Whitson
February 15, 2007
A 14-member committee will address questions surrounding the role of religion at a public university, President Nichol told the BOV.

Smiley leads cross-cultural look at Jamestown

By Suzanne Seurattan
February 15, 2007
Tavis Smiley led a panel of scholars in an exploration of Jamestown and black history during a forum at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.

Hagel’s insights inform government class

By David Williard
February 15, 2007
Sen. Chuck Hagel took the time to visit a William and Mary government class while he was on campus for Charter Day activities.

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.

Full text of Senator Hagel's Charter Day remarks

By Sen. Chuck Hagel
February 12, 2007
Text of the speech United States Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) delivered today at the College of William and Mary's annual Charter Day celebration. Senator Hagel also received an honorary degree from William and Mary.

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.

Slevin gets Thomas Jefferson Award

By Erin Zagursky
February 12, 2007
Kate Slevin, William and Mary’s chancellor professor of sociology, has been named the recipient of the college’s 2007 Thomas Jefferson Award.

Mathematician wins Jefferson teaching award

By Joe McClain
February 12, 2007
Vladimir Bolotnikov received the 2007 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award.

Hagel calls students 'greatest force for change’

By David Williard
February 12, 2007
The world looks to America for the type of leadership that can confront issues of “the human condition,” Sen. Chuck Hagel (R.-Neb.) said during his keynote address at Charter Day.

Campaign for William and Mary exceeds half-billion-dollar goal six months ahead of schedule

By Brian Whitson
February 9, 2007
The Campaign for William and Mary has surpassed its half-billion-dollar goal—the largest fundraising effort in the history of the College—six months ahead of schedule.

Devil’s Advocate upsets Raft Debate

By David Williard
February 9, 2007
In an upset, the Devil’s Advocate won the ritual Raft Debate at the College. His victory calls into question the very underpinnings of the university.

Sexual-assault Web site has more than information

By Suzanne Seurattan
February 9, 2007
A new sexual-assault Web site sponsored by the offices of the president and student affairs incorporates video, audio and other devices to present an entertaining treatment of a serious topic.

Two W&M faculty members receive Commonwealth’s top award

By Erin Zagursky
February 9, 2007
Two faculty members at the College of William and Mary have received the Commonwealth’s highest honor for professors.

Race question marks Prices' Bearden book

By David Williard
February 8, 2007
He was America's greatest collagist, but his name is missing from the Grove Dictionary of Art. That is one of the ironies Richard and Sally Price discussed in their new book, Romare Bearden: The Caribbean Dimension.

'Great and public' dialogue advanced at forum

By David Williard
February 8, 2007
President Gene Nichol used the opening session of his State of the College forum on Feb. 6 to restate his understanding of the core values of the university and to point his ongoing “great-and-public” dialogue toward the College’s aspirations.

Stelljes: Life-changing international service

By Drew Stelljes
February 2, 2007
Drew Stelljes, coordinator of the College’s office of student volunteer services, writes about the beginnings and the impacts of international service trips at William and Mary.

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.

New business building discussed at forum

By Brian Whitson
January 31, 2007
When the new Alan B. Miller Hall that is expected to be completed in 2009 opens, it will represent seven years of planning and design as well as two years of construction.

Alumni continue to serve Peace Corps

By Erin Zagursky
January 31, 2007
The College is ranked sixth out of the top 26 medium-size schools in terms of the number of alumni who serve through the Peace Corps.

Expanding 'we the people': MLK remembered

By Jennifer Sykes ('07)
January 31, 2007
Elaine R. Jones, attorney with the NAACP, helped lead the community in a remembrance of Martin Luther King.

Nichol on State of the College: Five pillars unite W&M

By David Williard
January 26, 2007
President Gene Nichol spoke about growing research efforts, staff compensation and diversity during his State of the College address.

School of education tops Road to Richmond agenda

By David Williard
January 25, 2007
Ensuring state monies for construction of a school of education building and for increases in faculty salaries were primary issues advocated during the 2007 Road to Richmond effort.

Ivanova seeks environmental leadership

By David Williard
January 24, 2007
In the aftermath of George W. Bush's State of the Union message, Maria Ivanova still is looking for environmental leadership to emerge.

Global Playground: Alumni steer young professionals toward service

By David Williard
January 11, 2007
Global Playground, the brainchild of two College alumni, is poised to bring its William and Mary-flavored philanthropy to bear on educational opportunities in the developing world.

Donation sends students to Antarctica

By Dave Malmquist
January 10, 2007
Adrian G. “Casey” Duplantier Jr. of Williamsburg and 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union of Newport News have committed $10,500 to support student research in the Palmer Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project.

Red-tail hawks continue as campus attraction

By David Williard
January 9, 2007
Although one of the three young red-tail hawks that became an attraction on campus has been put to sleep, the other two should entertain community members well into the coming semester.

Globalization neither new nor inevitable

By David Williard
January 8, 2007
The onward march of globalization is not a foregone conclusion, Carl Strikwerda told a Christopher Wren Association audience.

Out of Context—W&M voices in the media

By Staff
January 4, 2007
Selection of media quotes by members of the William and Mary community (fall 2006 semester).

Calderon shows symbolism and substance

By George Grayson
December 15, 2006
A first-person essay was written by George W. Grayson, Class of 1938 Professor of Government at the College, after he attended the inauguration of Felipe Calderón as president of Mexico on Dec. 1.

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