Winter 2015

Now & Evermore

William & Mary Launches the Most Ambitious Fundraising Campaign in Its History

Well into our fourth century, we refuse to act our age. Let’s act boldly together – every one of us “Freedom lies in being bold.” This statement, made by an early 20th [...]

2016 Alumni Medallion Awards

The highest and most prestigious award given by the William & Mary Alumni Association, the Alumni Medallion is presented to those who truly embody what the College has stood for [...]


A New Universe of Information Overload and Changing Disciplines is Coming — And William & Mary Has a Plan

Last semester, William & Mary launched the long-anticipated College Curriculum, or COLL, beginning with the freshman Class of 2019. Students face a rapidly changing world, often with too much information [...]

The Significant Digits of Walter Hickey

Let’s start with a number. A dollar amount. $4.99. That’s what a Walter’s Grilled Cheese at Williamsburg’s College Delly will cost you. As Walter himself points out, it is the cheaper [...]

Alumni Focus

Investing in Lifetime Connections

Homecoming 2015 was the highlight of the year — thanks in part to the weather gods and a great Tribe football win. More than 4,000 people came home to William [...]

From the Brafferton

State of the University 2015

According to the wisdom of the ages at William & Mary, we do not live in the shadows of the giants of American history whom we helped to shape and who [...]

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Living Color

How do you define the color red? That question — seemingly simple but endlessly complex — has fascinated William & Mary chemistry professor Kristin Wustholz since she first heard it [...]

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Finishing Touches

As a kid, Wendy LeBolt ’83 never stopped moving. As an adult, not much has changed. “I process the world through movement,” LeBolt says. A former all-around athlete, she now brings [...]

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Symposia Synopsis

During Homecoming 2015, William & Mary held a “Transformational Innovation” symposium, which allowed the university community to engage with leaders in an array of fields to learn the common traits [...]

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The Flyin’ Hawaiian

Tribe forward Alexandra Masaquel ’17 is known for her voice. Well, actually rebounds, too. But she’s brought more than hustle from her hometown of Honolulu. According to women’s basketball head [...]

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From the Gridiron

Tribe football closed out their season in early December with a loss to the Richmond Spiders in the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs. This was William & Mary’s [...]


Row, Row, Row the Raft

Dressed in a giant onesie, big baby (and associate professor of psychology) Peter Vishton goo-gooed and gaa-gaaed his way to victory in October, earning himself a one-way ticket off the [...]


Sous Chefs

William & Mary Dining Services has established an apprenticeship program, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). The ACFEF apprenticeship program helps individuals become expert chefs through [...]


Biology Legos

An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary students has brought home one of the biggest prizes in synthetic biology, an honor that has been called the World Cup of Science. [...]


New Tribe Tags

A newly designed William & Mary license plate is available for sale through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The plate features the cypher and the updated word mark and [...]


BOV Extends W&M Promise

In November, the Board of Visitors approved an extension of the William & Mary Promise, ensuring a guaranteed tuition plan will remain in place for in-state students. The Board voted [...]


A Century of W&M Women

In September 1918, 24 women entered the classrooms of William & Mary, making history. 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the enrollment of these first women. The 2017-18 academic [...]


Geology Rocks

Five years ago, when William & Mary geology professor Chuck Bailey ’89 started research in a new study area in the Piedmont region of Virginia, he thought it would be [...]


The Rule of Law

Listing the William & Mary students who’ve interned in the Virginia state capital or our nation’s capital would be a daunting task. The list of William & Mary students who [...]


Integrating Wellness

Parent & Family While plans to build an Integrative Wellness Center at W&M move forward this semester, several new and continuing efforts are underway to support students in strengthening and maintaining [...]


Board Notes

The fall meeting of the William & Mary Alumni Association Board of Directors was held at the Alumni House in Williamsburg, Sept. 24-25. The executive committee met on Thursday morning [...]


Bold Tribe Nation

Learn about regional chapter events, our alumni survey, Charter Day and where we celebrated Yule Log.

Photo Features

A photo from the For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary launch, celebrating Homecoming 2015, a throwback shot of the 1939 W&M holiday party and a fiscal year [...]


Who’d you Vote For, Er…Against?

In this snarky look at U.S. Presidential elections over the last half-century, the author tackles the question of whether voters are generally more negative than positive. That is, do voters [...]


Now Everyone Will Know: The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life

After a fairy-tale courtship in 1980s, Kneip’s young marriage shatters when her “perfect” husband is diagnosed with and dies of AIDS, leaving her with two young children in a city [...]


True Stories at the Smoky View

After attending the funeral of her estranged friend Skip in Knoxville, Tenn., Vrai, a art history librarian with sons of her own, rescues 10-year-old Jonathan, who has been abandoned in [...]


President-Making in the Gilded Age: The Nominating Conventions of 1876-1900

Haynes analyzes the pageantry, drama, speeches, strategies, platforms, deal-making and often surprising outcomes of the presidential nominating conventions of the Gilded Age, debunking many widely-held beliefs about politics in a [...]