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Financial Times ranks Mason School of Business 86th in the World

The Mason School of Business was ranked 86th among all business schools in the world by the Financial Times. The rankings are based on alumni career progression, diversity of faculty and students, and faculty research. Lawrence Pulley, Dean of Mason School of Business, expressed his satisfaction with the ranking, stating,   …

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Gates (‘65) denies rumors he’s running for President

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (‘65) asserted this week that he has no plans to run for President.  He did, however, caveat that he was flattered by the numerous “Draft Gates” movements that are sprouting up around the U.S.   Mostly notably, there is a “Draft Gates” website – www.draftgates2012.com.   A …

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Jennifer Leung to lead fraternity/ sorority advisor meeting

Jennifer Leung, a staff member at The College of William and Mary, is to lead the 2011 Annual Meeting for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. Leung, the associate director of student activities, was selected as incoming chair in 2009, and has volunteered with the Association of Fraternity/Sorority advisors for a …

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Forum on Government Student Research

The Forum on Graduate Student Research was held on February 3rd.  Hosted by the Virginia Council of Graduate schools, the purpose of the forum was to emphasize the importance of graduate research to the Commonwealth. Six graduate students at the College of William and Mary were given a chance to …

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Exhibition by Bettina Flitner on display at Muscarelle

An exhibition entitled “After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Report from No Man’s Land” is currently on display at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The exhibition displays 46 photographs and an essay that explores the changes in the lives of people in Berlin’s former death strip, a place known …

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Five William and Mary Alumni presented with medallions

On Saturday February 5th, the Alumni Association awarded five alumni with medallions for outstanding leadership, professionalism, and commitment to the community.  The Alumni medallion is the highest award that the Alumni Association bestows upon graduates. Recipients are honored for both their achievements post-graduation and their continued commitment to the alma …

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Residence Life alters housing options

Due to the increased size of the class of 2015, Residence Life is making changes to building assignments. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, Jefferson Hall will be converted from mostly upperclassmen housing to all freshman housing. Brown Hall, conversely, will be switching from freshman housing to upperclassmen housing, with …

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Al Moumin offers two public lectures to William and Mary

On Monday February 21st at 12:50 at The School of Law, Mishkat Al Moumin, former Minister of the Environment of Iraq and current CEO of Women and the Environment, is holding a lecture entitled “The Status of Human Rights in Iraq, post Sadaam.” Additionally, on Tuesday, February 22nd in Millington Hall, Room …

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Office of Creative service develops app for Griffin

The William and Mary Office of Creative Services has developed a mobile application called “Dress the Griffin.” Featuring a large image of the griffin as a blank canvas, the application gives users hundreds of outfit combinations to choose from. Users can either choose themed ensembles, or pick an outfit from …

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Virginia Indian Nations Summit on Higher Education Feb. 18-20

On February 18-20, the William and Mary School of Education hosted the Virginia Indian Nations Summit on Higher Education  (VINSHE).  This was the first time in the summit’s ten-year history that it will be held at the College. Karenne Wood, one of the summit’s founders, was the keynote speaker at …

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