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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

The Franklin Project and William & Mary — Civic Leadership for the 21st Century

Recently I walked the Laurel Falls Trail in majestic Great Smoky Mountains. In awe of the landscape and enamored with theĀ Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project,

Advice from a (somewhat) recent graduate

The first time I felt old, like really old, was when I met about twenty William & Mary students on the steps of the

Shadowing on Capitol Hill

One of my favorite aspects of the WMDCSI (William & Mary DC Summer Institutes) program is the mentorship program. As a DCSI Fellow you

WMDCSI: The First Two Weeks

I love the news. Whether it is scrolling through Twitter for headlines, catching a morning broadcast, or picking up the occasional print newspaper, I

ENSP 440: Sustainable Agriculture

There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty. Actually, there’s nothing like dunking your hands into a bucket of soil to plant a seed that

What Comes Next

When I submitted my enrollment deposit to William & Mary in 2011, the notion of graduating college seemed impossibly foreign. I assumed that twenty-two

Speed Networking: “Fake It ‘Til You Make It”

January 8, 2015: Thursday Evening After another heavy day of site visits and discussion, we had a little under an hour to prep for

Capitol Hill Day

Thursday January 8th was a very busy and important day for the U.S. Politics class. In the morning we met with Representative Rob Wittman,