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Truth and 'Fiction'
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Academy Award winner Cord Jefferson ’04 shares career advice during the Ampersand International Arts Festival
Introducing Head Coach Brian Earl
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Brian Earl is the new head coach for William & Mary Men’s Basketball, Director of Athletics Brian D. Mann announced on March 23.
A New Adventure
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On May 17, the Class of 2024 celebrated Commencement, joining a vibrant, close-knit community of over 110,000 alumni worldwide.
All In for the Win
Pay It Forward
William & Mary exceeds campaign goal for Athletics, strengthening support for athletes, coaches and staff
2024 Plumeri Awards
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Faculty excellence celebrated by generosity of Joseph J. Plumeri II ’66, D.P.S. ’11
Bunch, Trammell Awarded Honorary Degrees
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During Charter Day Weekend 2024, two exemplary individuals received honorary degrees.
A World of Opportunity
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Two 2024 graduates tell how study abroad programs enhanced their W&M experience
Close Encounter
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During Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2023, the university community welcomed Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89, H.F. ’19
VIMS Photo Contest
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Capturing the important work of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Applied Science
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Ph.D. students explain their cutting-edge research and the science equipment that makes it possible
W&M No. 1 for Study Abroad
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William & Mary is first among public universities in the nation for study abroad participation
A Stand-Up Guy
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Patton Oswalt ’91, D.A. ’23 returns for student show
Monroe Goes Geothermal
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As part of the Housing and Dining Comprehensive Facilities Plan, William & Mary is installing a geothermal system that will efficiently and sustainably heat and cool Monroe Hall
Serving Their Nation's Students
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The Troops to Teachers Virginia Center (TTTVC) at the William & Mary School of Education has secured $760,000 in federal pandemic relief funding
W&M Co-Hosts NATO Youth Summit
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Disinformation’s impact on the future of democracy, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and artificial intelligence were recurring themes at the 2023 NATO Youth Summit on June 5, co-hosted by William & Mary and NATO in Brussels and Washington, D.C.
A Tribute to Bernard Bowman
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Raymond Bernard Bowman Sr., who worked at William & Mary for 36 years and was known as “keeper” of the Wren Building, passed away in July 2023.
W&M Wins Big in San Francisco
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The William & Mary community gathered June 1-4 on the West Coast for W&M Weekend in San Francisco.
An Ecosystem All Their Own
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The Institute for Integrative Conservation connects W&M with the world, and vice versa
W&M in the News
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Faculty and staff make headlines
W&M Football Legends
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In the fall of 1953, the W&M football team accomplished what no other college is likely to repeat.
AI and the Arts
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Reflections on the tension between artificial intelligence and human creativity
W&M in the News
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Faculty and staff make headlines
Board Notes
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Report from the winter meeting of the WMAA Board of Directors
Onward to Bright Futures
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On May 19, the Class of 2023 celebrated Commencement and officially became alumni of William & Mary.
The Brafferton at 300
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Rediscovering the complex past of the Brafferton School
History In Motion
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Preserving and interpreting the Williamsburg Bray School
Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence
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On May 13, the achievements of 10 William & Mary faculty members were recognized during the 2023 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence ceremony.
My Spot
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Alumni and parent staff share their favorite locations on campus
Top of Their Game
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Jill Ellis ’88, L.H.D. ’16, Sean McDermott ’98 receive Hall of Fame recognition
Take a Seat
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The expanded Sadler Center, with 53,000 square feet of new space, creates a centerpiece of activity in the heart of William & Mary’s campus
A Season to Remember
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William & Mary Football’s record-breaking season concludes in NCAA quarterfinals
How We Look at the World
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Anthropology and literature help us navigate the human experience
Lessons in Leadership
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The annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum was held Oct. 11-12 at Miller Hall
Rankings Download
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William & Mary continues to have the highest alumni giving rate of any public university
W&M to Cover Tuition and Fees for All In-State Pell Grant Recipients
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For the 2023-24 school year, William & Mary will guarantee scholarship aid for all in-state, undergraduate Pell Grant eligible students
Cast Your Vote
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Meet your WMAA Board of Directors nominees
Board Notes
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Report from the fall 2022 meeting of the WMAA Board of Directors
Bridging the Divide
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William & Mary has a long history of supporting both veterans and active-duty members of the United States’ armed forces
Business School Welcomes New Dean
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Todd Mooradian, award-winning teacher, scholar and administrator, began his role as dean of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business on Aug. 15
New VIMS Scholarship Honors Owens
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The Owens Foundation has created the Carroll W. Owens, Jr. Scholarship Endowment at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in honor of Carroll W. Owens, Jr. ’62, P ’90, P ’92
Consider Freedom of Speech
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Perspectives on how to hold difficult conversations with respect
W&M Breaks Ground on Athletics Complex
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On May 9, William & Mary broke ground on the W&M Athletics Complex
What's Your &?
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Career Center campaign celebrates student ‘ands’
Inaugural Black Alumni Reunion
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William & Mary hosted its first Black Alumni Reunion on May 6-8
United Front
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Since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, casualties, destruction and displacement have continued to rise
Commencement
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William & Mary celebrated our 2022 graduates during Commencement Weekend, May 19-22
Recognizing Excellence
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An internationally recognized cellular biology scholar, a leading proponent of engaging descendant communities in historical research and a developer of techniques to make computers more efficient, reliable and secure — these professors are among the recipients of this year’s Plumeri Awards
Bountiful Harvest
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The opening of the Acuff Aquaculture Center marks a new era in cutting-edge research at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Into the Quantum Realm
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Department of Energy selects W&M physicists to advance quantum computing
Making A Splash
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On Feb. 19, W&M Women’s Swimming celebrated a significant victory — their first CAA Championship title since 2017 and their fourth overall
W&M Sets New Application Record
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For the second year in a row, the university saw record-breaking interest from prospective students in attending William & Mary
Ukraine, Russia and the Future World Order
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William & Mary’s Global Research Institute convened a panel of experts in March to discuss "Russia, Ukraine and the Future of Global Order"
Dean Larry Pulley Announces Retirement
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Lawrence B. Pulley ’74, longtime dean of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business and academic and administrative leader at William & Mary for more than three decades, has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2022
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Snow on the Brafferton
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The Brafferton, constructed in 1723, is the second-oldest building at William & Mary
Connecting People and Nature
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Professor Mara Dicenta and the Institute for Integrative Conservation seek to involve Indigenous voices in conservation
Making News
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Chinese development project puts AidData in international spotlight
Rising in the Ranks
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We're No. 1
Cultivating Leaders
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New study-abroad scholarship at William & Mary honors Gen. Colin Powell
Winter Training for Your Inner Coach
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Strategies to bring mindful warmth and growth to a chilly season
Dedicated in Their Honor
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New names in honor of trailblazing alumni now grace three campus buildings
A Global Outlook on Health
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Epidemiologist Iyabo Obasanjo brings experience from Africa and veterinary medicine to her work as a COVID-19 policy adviser
Board Notes
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Report from the fall meeting of the WMAA Board of Directors
Cast Your Vote
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Meet your WMAA Board of Directors nominees
Mastering Marine Science
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William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science launched its new Professional Master of Arts program in fall 2021
Garden of Delight
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From Oct. 7-10, the Sunken Garden will host many of the exciting Homecoming & Reunion Weekend festivities, including an open-air tailgate with local food trucks, the Saturday Night Bash and reunion receptions for this year’s and last year’s reunion classes (those with class years ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6).
Lives Remembered
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At the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, an alumna shares stories of courage and compassion
The Mann for the Job
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Brian Mann joins the Tribe as the new athletics director
Tennis Center to be Revitalized
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As part of the $55-million All In campaign for W&M Athletics, the university announced plans for a complete revitalization of the outdoor tennis facility.
A Bridge to Silicon Valley
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New Tech Trek program connects students and recent graduates with alumni in the technology sector
Board Notes
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Summary of the June 10, 2021, meeting of the W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors
W&M Launches Micro-Internships Platform
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William & Mary has partnered with Parker Dewey to launch a new platform to pair employers with members of the W&M community seeking micro-internship opportunities.
W&M Ends FY21 Strong
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William & Mary experiences surge in philanthropy and engagement
Campus in the City
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A new home for the Washington Center
VIMS Welcome Dean and Director Aday
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William & Mary has named nationally renowned ecologist Derek Aday as its next dean of the School of Marine Science and director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).
Outside Opportunities
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As the weather warms, students flock to outdoor activities on campus and in Williamsburg to connect with each other while keeping to our community’s Healthy Together Commitment
Center of It All
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Expansion will add 53,000 square feet to the Sadler Center for student life
Destined for a Life of Distinction
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Chang family continues the legacy of Ming Chang ’55
100 Years of Asian Students at W&M
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The Asian Centennial at William & Mary
Eldridge Partners with W&M
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In January, Eldridge announced a collaboration with The Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance on a series of courses for students of the School of Business
All In
Pay It Forward
W&M launches $55M campaign for athletics
Esports Center Opens
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In March, William & Mary opened its Esports Training and Research Center (ETARC)
Bray School Uncovered
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Colonial Williamsburg joins William & Mary to research, relocate and interpret 18th-century Bray School for enslaved and free Black children
Necessity Inspires Innovation
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Virtual format creates new opportunities for Women's Stock Pitch & Leadership Summit participants
Washington Center Turns 20
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W&M’s Washington Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of events that highlight the Center’s impact and bring together alumni, students, faculty and the community
2021 Plumeri Awards
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Outstanding faculty and athletics staff members receive honors
Board Notes
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A summary of the February 4, 2021, meeting of the W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors
First 100 Days
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The first 100 days of a presidential administration are often seen as an indicator of a new president’s performance. But is this measure still relevant?
Tenacity 101
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William & Mary students persevere through a challenging fall semester and make unexpected discoveries
Interviews By Tina Eshleman
A Path Forward
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William & Mary Athletics focuses on its future
Service Awards and Coach of the Year
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The Doug Morton ’62 Alumni Service Awards are given annually to recognize individuals for their exceptional service to the Alumni Association and the university through their efforts to connect and engage alumni.
Jumping into Data Science
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This fall, W&M launched a new bachelor's degree in data science.
New Faces
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Meet William & Mary’s new deans
Memorial to the Enslaved
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Memorial will honor those held in slavery by William & Mary
New Name, Same Purpose
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The Alumni Leadership Fund is now the W&M Alumni Association Fund
Naming, Renaming Spaces
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In September, William & Mary’s Board of Visitors adopted a set of principles and imperatives for the naming and renaming of structures and spaces on campus.
A Gift that Gives
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When Megan Dorward ’07 and Richard Brahan married in October 2019, the two set up their registry to help others.
Changing the World
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W&M launches Institute for Integrative Conservation
2020 Plumeri Awards
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Ten outstanding faculty and athletics staff members honored
Creating Inclusive Communities
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This fall, the Alumni Association and the Office of University Advancement embarked on a year of listening and learning to hear from alumni in underrepresented communities.
Game Changer
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W&M Athletics plans for a state-of-the-art sports complex