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Seeing the Good in Our Mistakes

Every once in a while on this campus known for high achievers, I overhear or take part in conversations that are totally counter-cultural. People

The Gessner Family Rules for College Success

Hi Everyone! My name is Cole Gessner and I’m a rising senior from Pittsburgh, PA. I am currently working as a Senior Admission Interviewer

All the Right Moves

Welcome to the Tribe Class of 2020! Not only have you joined an amazing new family, but you have entered into a new world

Jump On Into Student Research

One of our summer highlights is a student research “shark tank.” Students work with staff and faculty mentors to hone an original idea, which

Growth on The Sunken Garden

One of my first stand-out memories at William & Mary seems like a scene from a movie—I was walking home from improv practice on

Hot Summer, Cool Wren, & 20 Years of the Spotswood Society

While some of the students and professors are away from campus over the summer, a small yet dedicated group of students and staff keep

How Lucky Am I

I’ve never been a particularly emotional person. Traditions don’t bring a tear to my eye and goodbyes don’t require a whole box of tissues.

You’re headed to college – now what?

Last month I gave a presentation during W&M’s admitted student day. While it’s pushing a couple of decades, I well remember the agony and

Graduation Reflections from a Transfer

It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was lounging on a bench outside of Jamestown South dorm, eyes closed, soaking in the last of