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  • Jefferson Statue Smeared With Blood At William & Mary

    02/15/2017 8:16:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A William & Mary student posted two pictures of a Thomas Jefferson statue stained with fake blood and a message reading: Overseen: TJ caught with the blood of all the people he owned on his hands.
  • College of William & Mary Students Want Statue of ‘ Rapist’ And ‘Racist’ T Jefferson Removed

    11/25/2015 2:26:50 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2015
    Students at the College of William & Mary want Thomas Jefferson’s status removed from campus because they call him an “incestuous rapist” and a “racist.” The Jefferson statue there is now covered in yellow notes that say things including: “he knew it was wrong,” “racist” “rapist,” “black lives matter,” and ” stop worshiping racists.” The College of William & Mary, Jefferson’s alma mater, is one of many schools in America where student activists are debating the legacy of the Founding Fathers and demanding the removal of anything that commemorates them. At Princeton University, student activists held a sit-in inside the...
  • W&M crowns first transgendered homecoming queen

    10/24/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by csvset · 35 replies · 1,819+ views
    Daily Press ^ | October 24, 2009 | MELINDA WALDROP
    WILLIAMSBURG History was made without fanfare on Saturday. Jessee Vasold, William and Mary's first transgender homecoming queen, took the field at halftime of the Tribe's game against James Madison wearing a red shirt, black pants and a small silver lip ring to applause and not much other notice. Vasold, a junior, and the other members of the homecoming court were introduced to the crowd, posed for pictures, and walked off the field. "I knew I was nominated, but I was just surprised, because there were a lot of other really good candidates on the ballot," Vasold said. "I know all...
  • William & Mary beats Virginia 26-14 [maybe the Hokies were right, and we suck at football]

    09/05/2009 9:00:42 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 781+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-09-05 | Hank Kurz Jr.
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) B.W. Webb had three interceptions and William & Mary shut down Virginia's new spread offense in a 26-14 win on Saturday.
  • William & Mary mascot ideas include an asparagus

    06/23/2009 8:04:17 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 2,507+ views
    philly ^ | Jun. 22, 2009
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The College of William & Mary in Virginia is looking for a mascot and ideas have ranged from a feathered horse to an asparagus stalk. The school said Monday more than 400 nominations have been submitted. William & Mary for decades was known as the Indians, but the school changed its nickname to Tribe in the 1980s. The NCAA ruled in 2006 that the college could keep the Tribe nickname but its feathered logo was demeaning to Native Americans and had to go. The school's athletic teams will still be called the Tribe, but the college wants...
  • Taylor Reveley Offered Presidency of William & Mary

    09/05/2008 11:09:32 AM PDT · by smartin · 10 replies · 168+ views
    via email | 9/05/08 | Taylor Reveley
    Dear William & Mary Community, As you know, earlier today the Board of Visitors offered me the presidency of the College of William & Mary, without interim in the title. I have accepted and am deeply moved by the Boards confidence in me and by the enormous support that has come my way from all corners of the William & Mary community over the last six and a half months. We share a marvelous institution. I will do my level best for W&M. We are in this together, however, and the College needs the commitment of us all to move...
  • Virginian Pilot: "We Will Decide Where You Can Put Your Christian Cross, Comrade."

    04/10/2008 4:55:20 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 21 replies · 99+ views
    The Virginian/Virginian Pilot ^ | 4/10/2008 | Moneyrunner
    The Virginian Pilot has decided that displaying a Christian cross crosses the free speech line. Free speech must allow nude dancing and sex shows because if we close them down, we are on the slippery slope to Fascism. But displaying a cross? Horrors! People will get the idea that anything goes regarding that First Amendment. Lets read that once again: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government...
  • Ex-William & Mary president to teach at UNC law school

    03/14/2008 4:03:43 AM PDT · by fredhead · 6 replies · 286+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2008
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Gene Nichol, who resigned as president of the College of William and Mary last month, is heading back to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to teach law. W. Taylor Reveley III, William and Mary's interim president, offered his best wishes to Nichol in a statement Thursday. Nichol's wife, Glenn George, also will teach at UNC. She has been teaching law at William and Mary. Nichol resigned abruptly on February 12th after learning the Board of Visitors did not plan to rehire him after a series of controversies, including the removal of a cross...
  • Sex Worker's College Tour

    02/15/2008 7:14:38 AM PST · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 124+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 15, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Sex Workers College Tour by: Bethany Stotts, February 15, 2008 In the wake of the departure of the president of the College of William and Mary over his scheduling of a sex workers art show, it is useful to know that the Flathats are not alone in their choice of extracurricular activities. This semester the Sex Workers Art Show visited the following colleges: January: UC Davis Northern Arizona University College of Santa Fe February: Guilford College Duke University College of William and Mary George Mason University Bard College Harvard Rhode Island School...
  • William and Mary president resigns in disgrace

    02/12/2008 8:57:25 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 52 replies · 171+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 12, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The head of the College of William and Mary, Gene Nichol, has resigned in disgrace. Several readers send along his resignation letter. Youll recall that he roiled the campus with his decision to hide the cross at the famous school chapel to make it less faith-specific. More recently, he hosted a sex workers show on campus while restricting critics who wanted to tape it. Heres his letter:....Dear Members of the William & Mary Community: I was informed by the Rector on Sunday, after our Charter Day celebrations, that my contract will not be renewed in July. Appropriately, serving the College...
  • Editorial: William & Mary president unfairly left with no alternative (Mega Barf Alert)

    02/13/2008 12:38:17 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 13 replies · 109+ views
    Collegiate Times (Virginia Tech) ^ | Wednesday, February 13; 12:00 AM | CT Editorial Board
    The president of the College of William & Mary, Gene R. Nichol, announced his resignation yesterday. His announcement came after he was told that his contract would not be renewed for the coming 2008-2009 academic year. Nichol has a history of clashing with the Board of Visitors and William & Mary alumni since his start as president in 2005. More conservative members opposed Nichol's decision to take down a cross that adorned a chapel used for both secular and religious events. Dissent also arose when he allowed a sex-workers art show to take place at the university; some members of...
  • A Statement from President Nichol (William & Mary President Resigns After Contract Not Renewed)

    02/12/2008 7:40:58 AM PST · by smartin · 96 replies · 838+ views
    via email | 2/12/08 | Gene Nichol
    Dear Members of the William & Mary Community: I was informed by the Rector on Sunday, after our Charter Day celebrations, that my contract will not be renewed in July. Appropriately, serving the College in the wake of such a decision is beyond my imagining. Accordingly, I have advised the Rector, and announce today, effective immediately, my resignation as president of the College of William & Mary. I return to the faculty of the school of law to resume teaching and writing. I have made four decisions, or sets of decisions, during my tenure that have stirred ample controversy. First,...
  • William & Mary Uncensored

    02/04/2008 8:28:33 AM PST · by bs9021 · 14 replies · 113+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 4, 2008 | Don Irvine
    William & Mary Uncensored by: Don Irvine, February 04, 2008 February 1, 2008 William and Mary school president Gene Nichol okayed students requests to hold the Sex Workers Art Show to be held on campus this week. The show which features prostitutes, strippers and other sex workers performing their work is part of a nationwide tour that will take them to Harvard and the University of Michigan. The show was scheduled to take place at Virginia Commonwealth University as well but according to Reuban Rodriguez no student requested campus space for the event and the performers violated their contract with...
  • Reluctant Nichol allows sex-workers show at W&M

    01/29/2008 7:10:20 PM PST · by magellan · 12 replies · 86+ views
    Daily Press ^ | January 28, 2008 | Shawn Day
    College of William and Mary President Gene Nichol gave students the go-ahead this morning to hold the controversial Sex Workers' Art Show on campus next month.Students were unable to find an off-campus venue, however, and Nichol said the First Amendment and "defining traditions of openness that sustain universities" required he permit the show be held at the college.A Unitarian Universalist church in James City County had considered hosting the show, according to co-pastor Rev. Jennifer Ryu. County law, however, prohibited the church from hosting events that might feature public nudity, she said.
  • College of William and Mary to Allow Sex Workers' Art Show on Campus

    01/29/2008 4:36:37 PM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies · 53+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 29, 2007
    Citing the First Amendment, the president of the College of William and Mary will allow students to hold the controversial "Sex Workers' Art Show" on campus next month, the Daily Press reported. "Defining traditions of openness that sustain universities" require to allow the show, featuring performances by strippers, prostitutes and other sex workers, to go on, Gene Nichol said in a statement released Monday.
  • Sex show at W&M OK'd by Nichol

    01/29/2008 6:41:44 AM PST · by holidayidol · 29 replies · 188+ views
    DailyPress.com ^ | January 29, 2008 | Shawn Day
    Sex show at William & Mary OK'd by Nichol The university's president cites the First Amendment and academic openness in his decision. WILLIAMSBURG - The Sex Workers' Art Show will take place Monday at the College of William and Mary, after school President Gene Nichol granted students' requests for the controversial show to be held on campus. The show, which students arranged for, is scheduled for 7 and 9:30 p.m. performances in the University Center's Commonwealth Auditorium, where the show was held last year. Featuring strippers, prostitutes and other sex workers performing and discussing their work, the show is in...
  • William and Mary Initiates Anonymous "Bias" Tip Line and Investigatory Tribunal

    10/26/2007 5:09:48 PM PDT · by manapua · 29 replies · 121+ views
    Free America's Alma Mater . org ^ | www.freeamericasalmamater.org
    A few short weeks ago, W&M quietly launched a bias reporting system and invited students to report anonymously their fellow students for remarks that offend them... Nichol to Supervise Secret Investigations of Students and Control of Anonymously Lodged Hearsay and Libelous Charges... In this new tattletale system, President Nichol is kept up to date on all secret investigations of offending remarks and controls the dissemination of any private data collected against any student or faculty member...
  • College of William and Mary Board Asked Not to Renew Liberal President's Term

    06/19/2007 9:41:54 AM PDT · by Conservative Youth · 20 replies · 1,113+ views
    ShouldNicholBeRenewed.org ^ | June 11, 2007 | ShouldNicholBeRenewed.org
    Press Release A group of alumni, students and donors to the College of William and Mary today announced an initiative, including a petition, to oppose the renewal of President Gene Nichols contract. Mr. Nichols contract is due to expire June 30, 2008. ShouldNicholBeRenewed.org recommends that the Board of Visitors notify Mr. Nichol by June 30, 2007, that his contract will not be renewed... As President at William & Mary, Mr. Nichol has alienated many alumni, donors and residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, particularly during the recent controversy surrounding the Wren Chapel. More than 18,000 alumni and supporters signed a...
  • Giamatti to play President John Adams

    08/22/2006 6:29:28 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 10 replies · 309+ views
    UPI ^ | 08/22/06
    NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- New York-based Home Box Office is looking to cast "Deadwood" star Paul Giamatti as the second U.S. President John Adams in a miniseries to begin in January. Giamatti, best known for his role as the wine-loving schoolteacher in "Sideways," will play the founding father in a seven-episode series produced by Tom Hanks, the New York Post reported Giamatti begins as the young Adams, a Harvard-educated lawyer who identified with the patriots' cause and became involved in the Revolutionary War. "John Adams" is being filmed in Virginia with several scenes shot at the College of...
  • NCAA rules against use of feathers in W&M sports logo

    06/03/2006 1:55:32 PM PDT · by beezdotcom · 20 replies · 366+ views
    WVEC News ^ | May 17, 2006 | 13 News
    The College of William and Mary can use the nickname Tribe for its athletic teams, but it must eliminate the two feathers in the W&M logo, the National Collegiate Athletic Association ruled Tuesday. The NCAA has been cracking down on Native American nicknames, mascots and images that some find offensive. The NCAA said, the committee believes that coupling the term Tribe with imagery that has traditionally been linked to Native Americans, for example eagle feathers and arrowheads, transforms that use from one associated with togetherness, shared idealism, and commitment to a stereotypical reference to Native Americans. If the Williamsburg college...