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Over Nottoway Falls

Another glorious February weekend, and I was off, once again, to the field with my research students. On this trip we returned to the

Power-washing the Paleozoic Petersburg Pluton

300 million years ago, vast quantities of magma intruded the Earth’s crust deep beneath what would one day become Richmond, Virginia. The magma that

Building Trust in Community

Two weekends ago, I awoke in a former monastery overlooking the James River, the Richmond skyline, and a stream of headlights coursing through I-95.

William & Mary Goes Live

We Admit It! We realize that while we can provide you with (hopefully) useful information throughout the college search process, the best resource for

Deciphering the Cypher

We Admit It! After enjoying relaxing (and much needed) winter breaks, our Undergraduate Admission team has resumed the humbling and rewarding task of building

What Does Community Engagement Look Like Now?

We in the Office of Community Engagement began this academic year with a phrase ringing in our hearts: “Just a small dot in a huge,

Vocation, Capacity, Community Part One

When I talk about vocation with students, I often describe it as the overlap between what you want and are equipped to do and

Science Fiction: Economics in a Dystopian Future

In a Science Fiction, post-apocalyptic world, what would our 21st c society leave behind? What would economics look like? As an economist, I often

Coming to the College of William & Mary: Transitions in Life

Life is transition. To believe that one’s life has stability or is predictable is to be believing an illusion. Losing my sense of stability