NEWS

Jeffrey Trammell (‘73) elected new Rector

On April 15, the Board of Visitors unanimously elected Jeffrey B. Trammell (‘73) the new Rector of the College. The Rector serves as the chair of the Board of Visitors. Trammell will succeed Henry “Hank” Wolf (‘64, J.D. ‘66), who served in the position for two years. Mr. Trammell has …

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On-campus students to bear the brunt of tuition hikes

The College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors approved an increase in tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year. In-State students will pay 7.7% more in tuition and fees, a $944 increase. Out-of-State students will pay 6.5% more in tuition and fees, a $2,198 increase. Students at the Marshall-Wythe Law …

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College flooded with its newest generation

The hundreds of tour groups and seemingly endless line at Aroma’s indicated that once again, Admitted Students day was upon us. Williamsburg was overrun Saturday by thousands of admitted students and their families visiting campus, deciding once and for all whether the Tribe was for them. Hundreds of the incoming …

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Carter’s Grove preservation easement prevents opening to public

In 2007, when the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation sold Carter’s Grove, a 750-acre plantation outside Williamsburg, to CNET founder Halsey Minor, they placed the estate under a historic preservation easement to protect the 1755 house once occupied by Carter Burwell, grandson of colonial tobacco baron Robert “King” Carter. In a letter …

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Student Assembly wraps up Spring Session

The Student Assembly held its final meeting of the 2010-2011 session on April 12. Finance Committee Chair Noah Kim (’13) announced that after having “moved some stuff around,” the Student Activities Reserve Fund has an outstanding balance of $3100. Kim plans to continue “trying to find money to un-earmark,” and …

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Plans for new fraternity complex announced

William and Mary announced plans for a new fraternity complex last week, setting in motion a process which will potentially see its opening in fall of 2013. “One of the on-going concerns that we have been dealing with as a fraternity community is that the houses we have been providing …

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Living Wage Coalition members arrested, removed from President’s Office

The Living Wage Coalition staged a sit-in inside President Taylor Reveley’s office on April 20th, refusing to vacate despite receiving five separate student conduct violations each ranging from disrupting the business of the university to refusing to comply with college officials to unauthorized presence in a closed college building. At …

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LWC follows Wednesday’s sit-in with a sit-out

Thursday April 21st, members and supporters of the Living Wage Coalition (LWC) gathered to discuss the impact of the April 20th sit-in as well as generate support and formulate solutions. According to the LWC, the fight for adequate wages began in 1997, when wages for many college employees were averaging …

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Student Assembly closes session, contemplates war on UVA

The Student Assembly held its first meeting of the 2011-2012 session on Tuesday April 19. Matt Paganussi (’14) was selected as Senate Secretary. Paganussi was the only nominee for this position after Ben Huber (’12) and Grace Colby (’13) declined nominations. The Senate next considered the selection of a Senate …

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