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  • 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 Board’s 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. Let’s 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. You’ll 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. Here’s 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 Nichol’s contract. Mr. Nichol’s 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...
  • [Sandra Day] O'Connor Dons New Robe as William & Mary Chancellor

    04/08/2006 12:06:01 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 14 replies · 500+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2006 | AP
    WILLIAMSBURG (AP) -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor traded judge's robes for an academic gown yesterday as she was installed in the honorary post of chancellor of the College of William & Mary. < snip > Mrs. O'Connor succeeds former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who was appointed in 2000 to replace former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. William & Mary was chartered in 1693 by King William III and Queen Mary II. The chancellor serves as an adviser to the president and an advocate for the school and meets occasionally with students and faculty. Until...
  • Chris Simcox Lectures at William and Mary College[this evening]

    03/21/2006 8:24:23 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 384+ views
    E-mail | March 20, 2006
    – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will be speaking at William and Mary College about Illegal Immigration and the “Secure Our Borders” Minuteman national operations during April 2006. When: Tuesday, March 21 at 8 P.M. Where: The lecture will be held in the Great Hall of the historic 1695 Wren Building on the campus of the College of William and Mary. The event is free and open to the public. Chris Simcox founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to observe and report illegal aliens crossing the US Border and "shame the government into doing its job"...
  • Pro-Life Student Attacked at College Demonstration

    02/10/2006 5:01:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 119 replies · 2,007+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/10/06 | Hilary White
    WILLIAMSBURG, February 10, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life student at William and Mary college in Williamsburg, Virginia was punched in the face and thrown to the ground while she was handing out literature at a demonstration. The victim, a junior, was not seriously hurt but was shaken according to a fellow student and campus pro-life group member. The student, who is not being named by the college, was attacked by a woman who became upset at the pro-life message of the demonstration. University spokesman Bill Walker said police are looking for a white female with wavy brown hair who...
  • AFTER ACTION REPORT: RALLY FOR THE TROOPS IN WILLIAMSBURG VA - CINDY'S DITCH TOUR GETS FREEPED

    09/19/2005 8:56:32 PM PDT · by Flora McDonald · 111 replies · 2,854+ views
    09-19-05 | paltz
    All of us arrived at Crim Dell Meadow and the caravan of aging hippie throwbacks had already setup shop. According to Flora McDonald she had spoken to William and Mary previously about our counter protest. She was reassured we would be seen by both students and anti-war protesters. We were shocked to learn that the school had gone back on its word and sent us a football field or so away from the antiwar protest. Worse than that, the area had little foot traffic and shade (something the cindy sheehan’s group did have). So I walked over to the college...
  • OPERATION HERO: Rally for our Troops! - Williamsburg, VA - 9/18/05

    09/08/2005 12:30:47 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 169 replies · 1,729+ views
    Operation Hero Info Page ^ | 9/8/05 | LibertyRocks
    OPERATION HERO ALERT & PLANNING THREAD: Sheehan Counter-Protest and Rally for our Troops!DATE: Sunday, 9/18/05 - Time: 2:45pm - 5:00pm Crim Dell Meadow, College of William & MaryWilliamsburg, VA OPERATION HERO is spreading word of a counter-protest being organized in Williamsburg, VA on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005. We have word that Sheehan's group will be protesting on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Freepers will be getting together for a counter-protest meeting in the Crim Dell Meadow at 2:45pm. Please keep an eye on this thread for exact details on where in the meadow freepers will be...
  • NCAA has better things to do than nitpicking over school nicknames (William & Mary fans take note)

    05/02/2005 7:54:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies · 953+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 05/02/05 | Kerry Dougherty
    NCAA has better things to worry about than nitpicking over school nicknames By KERRY DOUGHERTY Get out your No. 2s, everyone. We're taking a little quiz. Can you name the high school mascot in Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon ? The Whippets. Excellent. And why do public radio fans find the Whippets endlessly amusing? Because no athlete wants to be linked with a skinny, skittish dog whose head is shaped like a pinecone, that's why. Which brings us – as you knew it would – to the College of William and Mary, home of the Tribe. Wednesday's front page told us...
  • Separate but Equally Delicious (Activist Campus Conservatives Improve on Leftist Tactics)

    03/05/2004 8:17:38 PM PST · by Zunt Toad · 14 replies · 294+ views
    The phrase “student activists” usually conjures up images of sign-waving protestors railing against various evils of the establishment. Indeed, for decades after the modern student movement began at the University of California-Berkeley in the 1960s, such protestors were traditionally liberal —and reflexively so, given that administrations were comparatively conservative. But now that today’s educational establishment is populated with yesterday’s student radicals, conservatives find themselves in the odd position of being the protestors. But rather than rely on disruptive tactics, modern conservatives are improving on plays from the liberal handbook: They’re making their points with wit and humor, not catcalling and...
  • Chichester appeals for tax boost(RINO says to be "worthy" of Jefferson, Madison, Mason, etc)

    02/08/2004 6:00:31 AM PST · by xyz123 · 19 replies · 314+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Feb 8, 2004 | ANDREW PETKOFSKY
    <p>WILLIAMSBURG - State Sen. John H. Chichester told a receptive audience yesterday that Virginia must raise taxes as an investment in making the state's future "worthy of its past."</p> <p>Chichester, a Stafford County Republican and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, received a standing ovation at the College of William and Mary after defending his budget proposal, which calls for tax increases of about $2.6 billion over two years.</p>
  • BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS: 'Affirmative-action bake sale' restored

    02/03/2004 12:12:40 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 369+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2004
    BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS'Affirmative-action bake sale' restored But college officials call parody 'inexcusably hurtful,' 'abusive' Posted: February 3, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A student group at the College of William & Mary fought successfully for restoration of their "affirmative-action bake sale," a satirical event designed to show harmful effects of race-based admission policies. Around the nation, a number of similar protests by conservative campus groups have been shut down after raising the ire of school officials and some students. At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, for example, a bake sale was shut down after the Young Conservatives of Texas posted a...
  • Victory for Free Speech at William & Mary

    02/03/2004 1:39:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 197+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 2/03/04 | TheFire.org
    After pressure from and public exposure by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the College of William & Mary (W&M) has reversed course and allowed an "affirmative action bake sale" to proceed without interference.  A student group, the Sons of Liberty, saw its satirical protest unlawfully halted by W&M in November; it was one of many such protests nationwide that were shut down on campuses this past fall.  While W&M allowed the group's bake sale to proceed without incident this time, W&M President Timothy J. Sullivan issued a statement denying that his administration acted improperly in stopping...
  • William and Mary Finally Allows Second Bake Sale, but still Distorts and Disregards Truth

    02/02/2004 2:10:51 PM PST · by WilliamAndMary · 19 replies · 1,702+ views
    Victory for Free Speech at William & Mary WILLIAMSBURG, VA— After pressure from and public exposure by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the College of William & Mary (W&M) has reversed course and allowed an "affirmative action bake sale" to proceed without interference. A student group, the Sons of Liberty, saw its satirical protest unlawfully halted by W&M in November; it was one of many such protests nationwide that were shut down on campuses this past fall. While W&M allowed the group's bake sale to proceed without incident this time, W&M President Timothy J. Sullivan issued a...
  • William and Mary Allows 2nd Bake Sale- Cites Technicality

    01/27/2004 8:47:32 PM PST · by maluka23 · 31 replies · 721+ views
    College of William and Mary Website ^ | 1/27/04 | Timothy Sullivan
    William and Mary is strongly committed to freedom of expression under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. For that reason, the College has approved the request of a student group calling itself the Sons of Liberty to conduct a protest against affirmative action in the University Center. A similar event, held last semester, did not meet the administrative requirements we routinely impose on such activities. The application for Tuesday’s event did. The right to freedom of expression belongs to every member of this community, including the President. I am exercising that right by writing this letter. Members of...
  • FIRE fights against conservative discrimination at College of William and Mary

    01/21/2004 7:47:18 PM PST · by WilliamAndMary · 19 replies · 718+ views
    An Open Letter to the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary December 18, 2003 Dear Board of Visitors: The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) unites leaders in the fields of civil rights and civil liberties, scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals across the political and ideological spectrum on behalf of liberty, freedom of religion, academic freedom, legal equality, due process, and—at the College of William & Mary—freedom of speech and expression on America's college campuses. Our website, www.thefire.org, will give you a greater sense of our identity and activities. You may already be aware of...
  • Universities take different stances on professor-student relationships

    04/23/2003 2:14:30 PM PDT · by CanadianFella · 13 replies · 2,161+ views
    Detroit News ^ | April 22nd 2003 | Michelle Locke
    <p>BERKELEY, Calif. -- University of California professors are contemplating a new question this spring: Does dating your student flunk the ethics test?</p> <p>Faculty are scheduled to vote on new rules this spring, completing a process that began well before the dean of UC's top law school left amid a sex scandal last fall.</p>
  • America's Academic Tyrants

    09/04/2003 1:03:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 294+ views
    TownHall.com via Frontpagemag.com ^ | 9/04/03 | Walter Williams
    Many of America's colleges and universities have become the modern leaders of racism and intolerance. Recently, we were treated to information about racism at the University of Michigan, where its academic elite gave students 20 extra points toward admission based solely on race. The U.S. Supreme Court found this explicit racism unconstitutional but did allow continuance of a more hidden form, where universities can consider race as "a plus" in admission decisions. The University of Michigan case is merely the tip of the iceberg. There are loads of racist and intolerant practices thought up by the academic elite that our...
  • Illegals Sues Virginia Colleges

    09/04/2003 11:02:40 AM PDT · by CJ Wolf · 45 replies · 637+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2003 | Mary Shaffrey
    A group of Hispanic illegal immigrants sued seven state colleges and universities yesterday in federal court, claiming the schools denied them admission because of their immigration status. The lawsuit, made public yesterday, says the schools' presidents and rectors are following ill-conceived legal advice from state Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore, who last fall issued an opinion recommending that all Virginia colleges deny admission to illegal immigrants and suggesting that admissions officers report potentially illegal applicants to federal authorities. The schools are George Mason University, James Madison University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the Northern Virginia Community...
  • Immigrant Group Sues Virginia Colleges (For following immigration laws)

    09/04/2003 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 397+ views
    Immigrant Group Sues Virginia Colleges Immigrant-Rights Group Sues Seven Virginia Colleges Over Admissions Policy The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. Sept. 3 — Immigrant-rights groups are suing seven Virginia colleges for allegedly following the state attorney general's advice to deny admission to illegal immigrants.The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, contends that the schools' policies usurp the role of federal immigration authorities. It was filed on behalf of unidentified students who either attend or have graduated from Virginia public high schools. The suit follows an advisory opinion issued last year by Attorney General Jerry Kilgore recommending that all Virginia...
  • Students vote more money for teachers

    12/05/2003 1:45:10 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 182+ views
    Times Dispatch ^ | 12/5/03 | Tyler Whitley
    <p>College of William and Mary students have voted to put their money where their minds are.</p> <p>They voted Wednesday to raise their student activity fees to try to keep three professors from leaving for higher-paying teaching jobs elsewhere.</p> <p>A $5-per-student fee increase would raise $30,000 to augment the salaries of three professors, student body president Brian Cannon said yesterday. The current student activity fee is $77 per full-time student.</p>
  • Bake Sale Reignites Controversy at College of William and Mary

    11/14/2003 11:06:47 AM PST · by maluka23 · 26 replies · 715+ views
    Dog Street Journal ^ | 11/14/03 | Nicole Schroeder
    What started out as a bake sale now has the College community up in arms in a new debate on the ever-current issue of cultural diversity on campus. The controversy stems from the new student organization, the Sons of Liberty, and their anti-affirmative action bake sale that occurred last Saturday and sold cookies and brownies to students at different prices based on race. The issue has moved far beyond affirmative action, however, and is causing students to question how comfortable the College is for minority students. “Absolutely the College cannot allow discriminatory practices to occur on this campus, period. And...
  • William & Mary officials investigate charge of sexual assault

    09/12/2003 12:09:14 PM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 30 replies · 839+ views
    Daily Press (Hampton Roads, VA) ^ | 9/12/03 | Patti Rosenberg
    WILLIAMSBURG -- A 16-year-old Middle Peninsula girl says a College of William and Mary student raped her at a fraternity party Saturday night. While the city prosecutor is preparing to take the case to a grand jury, the college's president has asked for an internal review of social functions and alcohol on the campus. [snip] ...Campus police were notified about the incident early Sunday, when they were called to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, where the girl had gone for treatment, according to a police officer's sworn statement. The statement says the girl told police she attended a party...
  • Warner defends colleges/ Cites benefits of out-of-state students

    08/29/2003 4:23:00 AM PDT · by putupon · 11 replies · 414+ views
    <p>Gov. Mark R. Warner yesterday concentrated on education issues ranging from a dispute over banning all guns on high school grounds to his soon-to-be-released program proposing educational reforms.</p> <p>Additionally, the governor defended state colleges' enrollment of so many out-of-state students, a revenue-boosting practice that some complain denies admission of more Virginia students.</p>