Summer 2014

The Liberal Arts Media

Young Alumni Making Headlines

While graduates of the College have always made headlines, these days, they’re often writing them, too. Even though William & Mary doesn’t have a journalism program and doesn’t offer reporting [...]

Shooting Script

A New York Lawyer's Journey Through Movies,

FADE IN: EXT. CABIN IN THE WOODS — DUSK The cabin is in the mountains of northern Georgia, near the town of Cleveland. Out in the middle of the woods, miles from anywhere, there’s no [...]

The Bone Detective

Forensic Anthropologist Closes Cases

Robert Mann ’81 is standing at a sink. The sink is in an old, dingy house with a long dirt road running in front and a coal pile in the [...]

Two Years Under the Crane

William & Mary's St. Helena's Extension

It was located in the slums under the shadow of a giant crane. Its faculty was a ragtag mix of high school teachers and former professors. Its student body consisted [...]


Turning Point

Every year the William & Mary family pauses to celebrate the exceptional class of new alumni. Each May, we welcome them with open arms to the ranks of the more [...]

From the Brafferton

Athletics the W&M Way

I take as my text a story Cliff Gauthier, our men’s gymnastics coach for the past 41 years, told when he was inducted as an honorary alumnus of W&M during [...]

Around the Wren

Justices Hold Court

William & Mary law students had a chance to learn about constitutions from two of the preeminent jurists of our time — Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme [...]

Around the Wren

Donning of the Kente: A Celebration of Accomplishment

It didn’t take long for the tears to fall on Friday night of Commencement weekend as parents, friends and professors embraced William & Mary graduates, one by one, on the [...]

Around the Wren

William & Mary’s 2014 Commencement Awards

Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony in May. Gabriel Manion ’14, described by one of his nominators as “the [...]

Gifts At Work

Embracing a Culture of Engagement and Philanthropy

In the weeks as she prepared to graduate from William & Mary, Senior Class President Grace A. Martini ’14 couldn’t stop thinking about the impact her class would have on [...]


Bird Man

Mitchell Byrd began studying bald eagles in the dark DDT-haunted days, a time when fieldwork included picking up poisoned birds lying on the ground under their nests. Things have changed since [...]


Familiar Ghosts

Striking poems chronicle a 2004 trip to China and Inner Mongolia to retrace the steps of his great-grandfather and relatives who fled the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.


Battered Women’s Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know

This extensive work challenges the stereotypes that depict battered women as passive and uses a strengths-based framework to illustrate their strength in the face of adversity.


Bankrupt at Birth

Stories and statistics describe the growing epidemic of child identity theft and offers parents and educators practical advice to protect their kids.


Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town

A compelling narrative of the town of Anniston and its’ battles for environmental justice in contemporary social movements.

Tribe Sports

Second Chance

This past gymnastics season, the Tribe women had a stellar year, breaking the team vault record, the school record in the all-around, earning the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) regional [...]

Tribe Sports

Sports Briefs

Strait claims historic CAA Swimmer of the Year award William & Mary senior Andrew Strait was voted the CAA Men’s Swimmer of the Year, becoming the first Tribesman ever to earn [...]

Tribe Sports

Big 10: 10 Tribe Athletes Enter Hall of Fame

Ashleigh Akens Rabe ’94, Basketball Ashleigh Akens Rabe’s basketball career included some impressive firsts. During her junior year at the College, Rabe led the team to the CAA Championship for the [...]

Tribe Sports

Games to Watch

VILLANOVA HOME: OCTOBER 18 It was a narrow 20-16 loss to the Wildcats last season, with Villanova outscoring the Tribe down the stretch to rally for the win. After limiting Villanova to [...]

Photo Features

Photos of summertime on campus and of the Tribe women’s basketball team

Alumni Spirit

From the Office of Alumni Engagement

Campus is serenely quiet in summer. The only wildlife sightings are squirrels, birds and tourists scurrying through lush blankets of flowers and greenery. Although most of the College’s staff are [...]

Alum News

A Match Made at W&M

When Karen Kennedy ’75 and Gene Schultz ’75 arrived at W&M fresh out of high school in 1971, little did they know they would find love — and lifelong connections [...]

Alum News

Roommates to Rectors

It started on a sweltering day in August 1981. An 18-year-old Michael Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02 had just arrived on campus and was outside his new home on the third floor [...]

Alum News

Born into the Tribe

Kelley Quinzio ’14 was born on William & Mary’s campus. Or that’s what she told prospective students as she gave admissions tours. Although she was really born at the Williamsburg [...]


Justine Okerson M.Ed.’10

Education B.A., University of Virginia M.Ed., William & Mary What are your favorite aspects of working for the Admissions Office? My favorite part of the job is planning and leading the efforts [...]