The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.
Study finds Asian men, black women underrepresented in magazines
Although publications in recent years have been paying closer attention to diversity, gender stereotypes related to race are still apparent in the pages of U.S. magazines, according to a recent interdisciplinary study conducted ...
Economist discusses turbulent world of aviation reform
John Strong knows aviation. For roughly 30 years, the CSX Professor of Finance and Economics at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business has immersed himself in the economics, safety and politics of the airline ...
Archaeologists extract clues from Kiskiack's pre-colonial past
It was the last day of the dig and rain was threatening.
The Banshees take to the field to rewrite the geological history of Virginia
Large swatches of North American maps might as well be labeled "Terra Incognita" or even "Here be Dragons," as far as geologists are concerned.
What learned hand wrote all over Isaac Newton's masterpiece?
There is a bit of a mystery surrounding a book at William & Mary.
To Yorubaland with drones, on the trail of the plague
The city of Ife has been significant to the Yoruba people of West Africa for as long as they can remember. It was briefly abandoned in the 19th century, and Gerard Chouin says the Yoruba repopulated the town, likely drawn ...
Eagles continue their advance along James River
The James River continues to be one of the best barometers of bald eagle recovery within the Chesapeake Bay and likely the nation. Not only does the breeding population continue to rise to new highs year after year, but the ...
Scientific survey shows modest improvement in blue crab stock
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission today released the 2015 blue crab winter dredge survey, which showed moderate improvement in the health of the stock, despite a cold winter that killed an inordinately large number ...
Is artificial photosynthesis the next big thing in alternative energy?
William & Mary chemist William McNamara is taking a "bio-inspired" approach to the world's energy crisis by turning to nature's very own chemical power plant: photosynthesis.
Stalking the sweet-singing, reclusive wood thrush
The wood thrush's song is one of the most beautiful among eastern birds, and its flute-like warble is one of the reasons Vitek Jirinec picked this species to study.