Overheard in Committee – 2014 Early Decision Edition

We Admit It!  We have begun Early Decision Committee deliberations.  This morning we all gathered in our conference room ready to craft the beginnings

A Chill November?

The days are slowly growing colder, the sky is darkening earlier, and the deadlines for final papers are growing closer and closer, but I

Wadi Bani Ghafir at Sidaq Gorge – Water versus Rock in Oman

In January I had the good fortune of visiting Oman to explore the country’s magnificent geology.  November 18th is Oman’s National Day and in this

It’s Almost Committee Time

Admit It! Admission committees are these mysterious entities.  You’ve likely heard all sorts of urban admission myths about what goes on behind those closed

Eco Spotlight: VIMS Assistant Professor Matt Kirwan

Most William & Mary undergrads spend their time shut up in Swem library or lounging on the Sunken Garden. Matt Kirwan spent his time

Editing My Leadership

The last assignment we gave to our Women in Leadership course was to write a leadership manifesto which expressed students’ commitments to themselves and

Past Failure Drives Future Excellence

Imagine you are a gatekeeper of opportunity, whether that be a manager of some kind, an administrator who decides which applicants attend your program

A Capitol Time

“Hey guys,” I said, “we’re literally running for Congress! Get it? We’re running towards the Capitol and that’s where Congress meets…” “We get it

Observations from an Election Officer

It was 4:38 in the morning when I pulled in to the United Methodist Church parking lot. Outside was still dark, with no traces