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Critical Thinking with Data: Liberal Arts & Sciences for the 21st Century
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By 2026, W&M will invest in four key areas where the university already has deep strengths
W&M’s Greatest Tradition
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With each generation, W&M has graduated leaders who have served our nation and sought to perfect our democracy. As the Chancellor reminds us at Commencement, this “is the oldest and greatest tradition of this ancient institution, this Alma Mater of the Nation.”
‘Unprecedented, As Usual’
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Pride in our resilience, pride in our ability to adapt: These are inspirations for William & Mary’s new strategic plan
Focusing on Fundamentals
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William & Mary has a long history of innovation, evolving to meet the pressing needs of our commonwealth and country
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
A Centennial of Bold Thinking
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A century ago, Pu-Kao Chen 1923, a student from Shanghai, China, enrolled at William & Mary.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Vision Into Action
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William & Mary became change ready in this year of necessity
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Lessons for a Post-COVID World
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As I write this column, William & Mary is wrapping up a remarkable fall semester.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Authentically W&M
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When confronted with overwhelming challenges, our only option is to respond with our authentic selves.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Unlimited &
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I begin this column with a reflection on writing. At William & Mary, words matter as a medium for shared understanding. We earn that understanding via conversation, deliberation and revision.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
The Long Game
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By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Kindliest Change
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In August, W&M will launch an intensive period of strategic planning. Together, we will continue to restock our test kitchen: with both well-tested and true techniques and new ones.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Moving Forward Together
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William & Mary's 326-year history is impressive. Through wars and depredations, William & Mary has risen to national recognition as a premier institution of higher education.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
The Magic of W&M
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How Constraints Spark Creativity
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Reflections on the  Past Decade
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I have been keenly aware of the debt I owe those who came before me, particularly those who shaped William & Mary’s early success and those in more recent times who laid the foundation to restore the university’s preeminence.