The Brafferton at 300
By & Large
Rediscovering the complex past of the Brafferton School
History In Motion
By & Large
Preserving and interpreting the Williamsburg Bray School
Buzzer Beater
Pay It Forward
"All In" is more than a landmark campaign for W&M Athletics, it's a life-changing opportunity
The Gift of Education
Pay It Forward
Through their estates, Joan Showalter ’55 and Karen Beldegreen HON ’06 provided a $14.4 million bequest to establish four new graduate and undergraduate scholarships at the business school and expand the existing Lura Dixon Showalter Merit MBA Fellowship
A Journey of Reckoning and Discovery
Pay It Forward
Witney Schneidman’s path to establishing the Lemon Scholarship Endowment
Common Threads
Cover Story
Through W&M's Asian Centennial, students are discovering how the university's history intertwines with their own stories
Bray School Uncovered
By & Large
Colonial Williamsburg joins William & Mary to research, relocate and interpret 18th-century Bray School for enslaved and free Black children
Building on the Legacy
By & Large
William & Mary has published the first book devoted to the history and contributions of African Americans at the university.
An Annual Pilgrimage to Alma Mater
Online Feature
92 Years of Homecoming
100 Years of Coeducation at W&M
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In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students at William & Mary. During the 2018-19 school year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of more than 55,000 alumnae, students, faculty and staff who have followed in their footsteps. In the coming months we will be featuring vignettes from our fall 2018 cover story on the 100 years of coeducation at William & Mary. This is the second in that series.
The Namesake
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“This building … is named in honor of one of the truly great alumnae of our college,” said Professor Caroline Sinclair. “One whose intelligence, energy, character and professional skill set an example for all who will enter these halls with purpose.” Sinclair was speaking in late 1963 at the opening of Adair Hall, William & Mary’s new women’s gymnasium.
Iron Men
An underdog's season of grit and determination
Forty years ago, W&M women made waves
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In July 1978, Judge John Sirica, still infamous from his pivotal role in the Watergate case, ruled that it was unconstitutional for Congress to bar women from serving on U.S. Navy ships. That November, a handful of women made history when they became the first female crew members of a non-hospital naval vessel.
The haunted history of Dillard Complex
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Three miles away from campus, the remnants of Dillard Complex lay empty, absent of new residents and in need of a landscaping job. What once resided within those walls? Most know the complex as home to Hughes Hall and Munford Hall, William & Mary dorms which housed students from 1965 to 2006. In the past, however, their halls were filled with the nurses and doctors of Eastern State Hospital, the first public mental hospital in the country.
One Hundred Years
When women came to the university, Mary didn’t just join William, she saved William.
By Noah Robertson '19
with contributions by Mattie Clear '18
Remembering Fred Kovaleski ’49, veteran, spy and tennis star
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The William & Mary community is mourning the passing of American patriot and international tennis star Fred Kovaleski ’49. He was a World War II veteran, loving husband and father and unbeknownst to those around him, he was also a spy for the CIA during the Cold War.
W&M Docs: G.I. Ginny
Virginia Claudon Allen '40 reflects on her experience in World War II's "Forgotten Theatre."
G.I. Ginny: The Appendix and the Cigarette Butt
One of Virginia Claudon Allen's favorite memories from her time at William & Mary, was getting the opportunity to meet Cary Grant. Hear the story that involves a boyfriend, an appendix, and Cary Grant's cigarette butt!
G.I. Ginny & The Breakers
With World War II now raging at home as well as abroad, Virginia Claudon Allen '40 worked at the Ream General Veterans Hospital, located at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. Her job was to socialize with the wounded flyers coming home from Europe, some of whom had suffered unspeakable injuries.