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Geological Field Tripping in Cyberspace

Early April is the time when my Earth Structure & Dynamics class ventures to the Appalachians for a weekend of learning and intellectual companionship. 

A College Senior’s Parting Words to the Global Research Institute

By Suzie Bae ’20 Like many seniors, I was heartbroken when I found out that my last semester at a place I love so

Rose, bud, thorn

Within a week of arriving at William & Mary, I learned the “rose-bud-thorn” exercise, often used  during reflection in classes and clubs. We’re a

When the Research Road Turns Rough

COVID-19 has shuttered the academic world. At William & Mary, teaching goes on as technology enables us to connect in new ways with our

Williamsburg’s Colonial Climate: What Can Be Learned from Thomas Jefferson’s Data?

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the modern world on its head, and for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester William & Mary will

To the Class of 2020

When I left school for Spring Break I was brain-storming drafts of advice I wanted to give to current seniors. I wanted to summarize

What does “I chose W&M for the community” really mean?

My high school physics teacher, Mr. Fetsko (who remains a close friend and one of my biggest supporters to this day), was my introduction

Gladiators Rule! The 2020 Spring W&M Geology Departmental Field Trip

The Geology department rolled out of Williamsburg last weekend and headed straight to Virginia’s geographic centroid for a wide-ranging field trip. It was the

Because of Community: Professor Jennifer Bickham Mendez

This post is written by Caitlyn Whitesell ’20, who serves as the communication intern for OCE. She interviewed Professor Jennifer Bickham-Mendez in Fall 2019.