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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

Knickpoint on the Nottoway

Deep in the heart of Southside Virginia lies a bedrock outcrop of tremendous size. Quality outcrops are rare in the Piedmont, but between the

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

My Dream Job Found Me (When I Was Not Looking)

This week, I celebrate my second year anniversary as a professor at William & Mary (W&M).  I tell my students that two of the

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

Summer research – turning up the heat!

I often get asked if life at a college is slower paced during the summer. Nope! If anything, it’s our busiest time of year,

Reunited!

This is an ode to a canoe. A year ago today, on July 14th 2015, I abandoned my canoe in the James River at

Summer Fun in Our Community

Summer days in Williamsburg stretch out long. The long light, slower pace, and enveloping humidity make summer a unique time to be in Williamsburg,

Summer Solstice in the Field: A River on Rock

Summer is not a quiet time in the William & Mary Geology department. Pop onto the 2nd floor of McGlothlin-Street Hall this summer and you’ll