Winter 2017

Moving Pictures

Caitlin Lewis Smallwood ’88 runs the algorithms that bring you the Netflix shows you love.

The College that’s a University

A clue on Thomas Jefferson’s honorary degree leads W&M to reconsider its identity.

2017 Alumni Medallion Award Recipients

The 2017 Alumni Medallion Awards recognize the very best of the alumni community.

The Wor(L)d is GLOBAL

Doug Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06 and Global Playground Promote Cross-Cultural Conversations

Doug Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06 splits his time between his day job, the Board of Visitors and an international nonprofit that’s changing lives.

Alumni Focus

All Alumni, All the Time

The William & Mary Alumni Association has hosted Homecoming since 1926. As always, this year’s Homecoming was one of the highlights of the year, welcoming more than 3,700 alumni, students, [...]

From the Brafferton

2016 at W&M

Well into William & Mary’s 324th year, the nation’s distinctive “Public Ivy” keeps pushing toward what we want to become, not simply what we want to maintain. As I wrote in [...]

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Changing the Game

During the Tribe football game on Oct. 29, the William & Mary community came together to celebrate the newly renovated Zable Stadium during the halftime ceremony. Over the past year, [...]

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From Crim Dell to Brooklyn bridge

William & Mary kicked off its For the Bold regional campaign in New York City on Sept. 29 against the backdrop of the Empire State Building, shining brightly in green and gold.

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The Spirit of Innovation

The sixth annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum was held from Oct. 25-27, connecting global leaders with the William & Mary community and its students. Each of the three Forum Fellows came [...]

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Building a Culture of Engagement and Philanthropy

Fiscal Year 2016 engagement perspective

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Committed to Inclusion

Autumnal winds sweep the colorful leaves from ancient trees shading the academic buildings just as they carry students across campus. Like each leaf, each student has a different story and [...]

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Building a Cultural Legacy

William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art will soon expand significantly as it becomes part of a new, multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art Center for the Visual Arts. On Nov. 18, the Board of [...]

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Campus Cleanup

Behind the iconic Crim Dell bridge, the Crim Dell pond is being overrun by invasive plants, deteriorating the area. A faculty member and a group of ready and willing students, [...]

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Games to Watch

Both Tribe basketball teams are setting their sights on March once again, with talented seniors, powerful role players and experienced coaching staffs. These six home games each provide interesting storylines — helping [...]

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Board Notes

The fall meeting of the Alumni Association Board of Directors was held at the Alumni House, Sept. 15-16, 2016, in Williamsburg. The executive committee convened on Sept. 15 to discuss [...]


Four Decades of Trust

Like any true William & Mary student, Jeanie Walls Knigin ’73 remembers her time in college primarily by the number of hours that she spent in Swem Library. “I spent [...]


The Music Man

On any given day, Tom Rowland ’84 might be taking a phone call from Frank Sinatra’s estate or talking to others in his office about their conversations with the [...]


The Next Chapter

Alumni Stay Connected From Coast to Coast


The Hall Takes a New Name

William & Mary Hall — home to hundreds of Tribe sporting events, concerts and ceremonies every year — is taking the name of two generous donors, Jane Thompson Kaplan ’56 [...]


Venus in First

One of only two of Sandro Botticelli’s paintings of an isolated Venus will be on view for the first time in the United States, together with other Botticelli mythologies and [...]


W&M Spring Break Seminar

William & Mary’s academic offerings in the W&M Washington Center are taking off with the addition of a spring break seminar opportunity beginning in March 2017. The first course in [...]


Driscoll to Retire

The longest tenured athletics director in the Colonial Athletic Association, William & Mary’s Terry Driscoll, will retire from William & Mary on June 30, 2017. During Driscoll’s time as the [...]

Photo Features

The Empire State Building lit up in green and gold, Homecoming 2016 and a photo from the 1973 football season.