Spring 2015

Free Speech Under Fire

Something in the American psyche revolted on Jan. 7 at the news that the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo had been attacked by armed terrorists. By the time the rampage [...]

VIMS Voyage

Since 1940, William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has worked to restore an ailing Chesapeake Bay, generating new discoveries with impact for the world. Travel with VIMS [...]

William and Mary and Andrew

by Kelley Freund

On a Sunday morning, students from the University of St Andrews, clad in red robes, descend from a hilltop to a small, sheltered beach known as the East Sands. Upon [...]

Alumni Focus

A Bright Future

We all know how unique a treasure our beloved alma mater is. It is a timeless university that has met tremendous challenges throughout its history and has remained current these [...]

From the Brafferton

The Efficient University

Rankings of colleges and universities now exist in countless profusion. They have multiplied like rabbits, and their grasp of reality is usually weak. Still, every now and then, rankings [...]

By & Large

Cultural Hotspot

Exciting things are happening behind the Muscarelle Museum of Art’s signature primary colored light panels. This topnotch teaching and learning space is William & Mary’s most comprehensive classroom. Muscarelle’sO interdisciplinary [...]

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The Hunting Ground

William & Mary Global Film Festival Director Timothy Barnard went to the Sundance Film Festival in January looking primarily for foreign movies that would support the festival’s 2015 theme [...]

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The Search is On

It’s been a long winter in New England for Amanda Murray ’03. “So to help with the doldrums, I started curating a museum of lost gloves on Instagram,” Murray said. [...]

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One Day at a Time

Jack Edgar ’15 knew William & Mary was the place for him when he visited the campus as a high school student. “It just felt right,” he said. “I had an [...]

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Charter Day Celebration

In February, the William & Mary community celebrated the College’s 322-year history and the birth of the College by Royal Charter. James B. Murray Jr. J.D. ’74, LL.D. ’00, former [...]

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Sideline to Sideline

Go to any Tribe football game, and you’ll know Mikal Abdul-Saboor ’16 doesn’t spend much time on the sidelines. Last season, on the way to earning all-conference honors, the running [...]


Plugging In

In February, William & Mary welcomed Michele Jackson, new associate provost of university e-learning initiatives, to oversee the launch of new technology-enhanced projects. Jackson will work with W&M schools and [...]


She’s a Natural

Emma Langley ’17 decided to take off what would have been the first semester of her sophomore year after she was offered the opportunity to compete in three world championship [...]


Learning Baby Basics

The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project (WMHBP) has received a $12,000, one-year grant from the March of Dimes to offer Baby Basics Moms Clubs to pregnant, incarcerated women. The [...]


2015 W&M Sports Camps

Colonial Kicks Soccer Camp/ Goalkeeping Academy July 26-29, ages 10 and up. Cost: Resident $545; Commuter $415. For more information or to register, conatct Chris Norris at 757.221.3385 or cmnorr@wm.edu. John Daly [...]

News Briefs

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT William & Mary operates more efficiently than any other nationally ranked university in Virginia, according to an analysis released by U.S. News & World Report [...]


Bread Winners

David ’06 and Rose Tess Lawrence ’06 might live 2,700 miles away from the Sir Christopher Wren Building, but they have never felt more at home with their lives and [...]


Four Feet Forward

As far back as she can remember, Elisabeth Custalow ’01 has been interested in protecting the rights of animals. When she was younger, she was always carrying bugs out of [...]


Connecting Past and Future

For Ron Singleton ’73, some of the friends he met at William & Mary are the closest he has. “We grew up together at an important time in our lives,” [...]


Growing Tribe

1. Atlanta Crowds of alumni in Atlanta are gathering for William & Mary Wednesdays! Check out the W&M Atlanta Alumni Facebook page for locations. Thanks to Cynthia Bailey ’91, Atlanta [...]

Photo Features

View from the Wren Portico, rapper Ludacris performing at the Charter Day 2015 concert, WAMPO, W&M’s mascot in 1938


A History Lover’s Guide to Washington D.C.: Designed for Democracy

by Alison Fortier ’68. This tour of the nation’s capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district. From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to [...]


Sun Sign Birthday Poetry and Other Zodiac Rhyme: A Volume of Informative Verse

by Sandra Blackburn Specht ’67. Specht highlights each birthday sign’s distinctiveness, life journey themes and the innate talents we bring to our world. Sign Sign Birthday Poetry fosters increased self-awareness [...]