To All the Incoming Students Who Are Petrified

To all the incoming students who are petrified, unbelieving you’re ready for this, and just trying to make it through Orientation without crying in

In Defense of Being Alone

For the next month, I’ll be studying invasive species management in Fiji on a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. Follow along with the journey. I

Setting My Own Pace

I’ve just returned from two weeks of wide sky, expansive ocean, and open time. My college friend, Saralyn, and I, walked the Camino de

A Dose of Perspective: On Failure and Asking for Help

What is it about failure that makes life complicated? Is it the fear of failing? Is it letting others down? Is it letting yourself

Why W&M?

If my math is correct, I have interviewed 150 students and given tours to around 900 people this summer. This means that I have

A Fond Farewell — Dean Livingston’s Final Post

I Admit It! This is a blog I thought I may never write. (Faithful followers of this blog will likely notice the singular pronoun

Moving On In

It starts with the acceptance letter: the joy, the relief, the celebration. I applied Early Decision and it was certainly the best Christmas present

Interview Like a Pro: 9 Tips to Nail Your Interview

Are you a rising senior? Do you want to add a bit of your personality to your William & Mary application? Then say no

Paddle Trip Report 3 – The Long Dash for Home

The last post ended with my canoe trapped and broken on a granite outcrop at the base of the Fall Zone in Richmond, Virginia.