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

Last Class of the Semester

I cried when I prepared for my last class of the semester. Well, not quite cried, maybe—I got choked up. I had some possible

Hate to Say Goodbye

Congrats to the Class of 2016! By now, every social media feed is full of graduation pictures, mailboxes with grad party invites. Last year as

Comfortably Disoriented in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Note: this post was written last September after the Fall 2015 Geology Department field trip, however it never got posted. As the Spring semester

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

Oyster Restoration: Preserving an Ecosystem and Culture

Ever since 7th grade, Melissa Karp has been passionate about oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Her interest was sparked after partaking in a summer

Freshman Waitlist Update

We Admit It! May 2 has come and gone, meaning the next (and final) phase of the college admission cycle has begun: the waitlist

What We’ve Learned

The close of another academic year offers so much time for last-coffees, last-walks-around-the-Sunken-Garden, and last reflections with the students with whom I’ve had the

Let’s get it started

“Let’s get it started, in here,” as said by The Black Eyed Peas, and me. And by it, I mean finals. It’s that time