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  • In Williamsburg, Spike Lee talks about race, shooting

    03/27/2012 9:26:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bill Sizemore
    WILLIAMSBURG - Spike Lee told a crowd of college students Tuesday night that his film "Do the Right Thing" was an all-too-accurate predictor of life in America nearly a quarter-century later. As evidence, he pointed to the killing last month of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot by a neighborhood-watch volunteer in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. - an incident that has generated a national furor. In the light of that episode, Lee said, his 1989 film, which depicted a culture of racial bigotry and hatred that exploded into violence, "was like a crystal ball." "Here we are in...
  • Vattel's Law of Nation is the textbook for National Law; William and Mary College 1830

    03/16/2011 7:39:43 AM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Google Books ^ | 1830 | William and Mary College
    5. The Professor of Political Law shall deliver Lectures on Natural and National Law, Political Economy, Metaphysics, Government and History. The Text Book on Natural and National Law shall be Vattel, with reference to Rutherforth's Institutes.
  • The Electronic Middleman

    07/26/2010 7:18:35 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 26, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    When William and Mary student Mallory Johnson realized she couldn’t summon up the courage to start a conversation with a cute guy on campus, she simply logged onto and posted a message. He eventually responded and they started a relationship. GoodCrush, described as a “cross between and Facebook,” is “the brainchild of 23-year-old Josh Weinstein who started it in 2007 during his sophomore year at Princeton.” What sets it apart from other sites is the “double-blind approach”—both parties contact each other anonymously—“identities are only revealed if both people indicate they have a ‘crush’ on the other person.” Weinstein’s...
  • William and Mary students elect transgender homecoming queen

    10/25/2009 1:51:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies · 4,781+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2009
    Students at the College of William and Mary have elected a transgender homecoming queen. Jessee Vasold took the field Saturday at halftime of the Williamsburg school's football game against James Madison. The junior and other members of the homecoming court were introduced to the crowd and posed for pictures. Vasold identifies as "genderqueer," a term for those who don't adhere to either strictly male or strictly female gender roles.
  • 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.
  • Asparagus among nominations for William & Mary's new mascot

    06/24/2009 1:58:00 PM PDT · by Dysart · 9 replies · 373+ views
    SI ^ | 6-24-09
    The College of William & Mary in Virginia is looking for a few good mascot ideas. One suggestion? An asparagus stalk. More than 400 nominations have been submitted to the 15-member William & Mary Mascot Search Committee since April 1. On Monday a headline in The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot boldly asked, "Wanted: William & Mary mascot. Got an idea?" "It's been fun," Susan T. Evans, a committee member who created the online communities to open up the process, told the Virginian-Pilot. "We have a lot of great options to consider." More than half of the suggestion have come from William &...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 ^ |
    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...
  • William & Mary cites deal on chapel cross

    04/18/2007 11:48:36 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-18-07 | AP
    WILLIAMSBURG (AP) -- Officials at the College of William & Mary have settled on a place in a college chapel to display the case that will house the Wren Cross. A committee appointed to make a recommendation announced Monday that the cross and its case will be placed near the east door at the front of the chapel. The recommendation was endorsed by college President Gene R. Nichol and Michael Powell, who as college rector heads the Board of Visitors. The school said that the display case is still under development, adding that it "will be accompanied by a plaque...
  • College returns cross to chapel (the alums strike back)

    03/07/2007 5:41:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 24 replies · 1,120+ views
    Wa Times ^ | 3/7/06 | Altamirano
    Administrators at the College of William & Mary, responding to months of harsh criticism from alumni, ordered the immediate return of a cross to the Williamsburg school's historic Wren Chapel yesterday. Alumni angered by the removal of the cross in October threatened to withhold millions of dollars of donations -- including a $12 million gift. College President Gene R. Nichol announced the decision at a press conference yesterday afternoon with the co-chairmen of a special presidential committee charged with studying the role of religion at public universities. "This has been a challenging task for the committee, but it has produced...
  • Cross Ban Could Cost $12 million(William & Mary)

    02/28/2007 8:17:46 PM PST · by kellynla · 42 replies · 1,476+ views ^ | February 28, 2007 | staff
    The decision by the president of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, whose chancellor is former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, to remove a donated brass cross from the historic Wren Chapel may be costing the school a cool $12 million, according to a new report. It was last fall when WND revealed that university administrator Melissa Engimann circulated an e-mail noting that the cross in Wren Chapel was going to be placed in permanent storage to make the chapel "less of a faith-specific space." The school president, Gene Nichol, said he'd gotten a complaint about...
  • Row Over Removal of College Cross Takes New Turn

    02/23/2007 7:39:39 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies · 700+ views
    Row Over Removal of College Cross Takes New Turn By Payton Hoegh Correspondent February 23, 2007 ( - The president of a Virginia college who removed a historical cross from the school's chapel to make it more welcoming is taking flak for allowing the performance of a risqué show and justifying it by invoking the need to "avoid censorship." The "Sex Workers' Art Show," a performance by people linked to the "sex industry" showing the "art" in their work, came to the College of William and Mary earlier this month as part of a nationwide tour. The show was...
  • Racy show shines light on double standard (Political Correctness at William & Mary)

    02/17/2007 11:13:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 979+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/17/06 | Kerry Dougherty
    Here's free advice for the president of the College of William and Mary. Bring back the cross. Now. Or ignore it and continue to look foolish. Until that simple symbol of Christianity is permanently restored to its rightful place on the chapel's altar, the university will be vulnerable to charges of hypocrisy whenever truly offensive trash is trumpeted around campus. Take the Sex Workers' Art Show. While the trappings of Christianity may be too much for the delicate sensibilities of students and staff at William and Mary, it seems prostitutes and strippers are just fine. Better than fine, actually. When...
  • Gauntlet thrown in battle to control cross

    02/04/2007 12:25:14 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 26 replies · 629+ views
    AP ^ | Sunday, February 4, 2007
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - As a Catholic, Vince Haley often went to Mass at the College of William and Mary's historic Wren Chapel when he was an undergraduate in the 1980s. Also a Catholic, school President Gene R. Nichol often goes to the 120-seat chapel alone at night to think in the quiet. Both agree the chapel is a sacred space meaningful to students, alumni, faculty and staff of the public school who use it for religious services and secular events. They clash, though, over what to do with an unadorned, 18-inch brass cross that had been displayed on the...
  • Cross Removal Stirs Va. College Campus

    02/03/2007 5:52:08 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 42 replies · 1,351+ views
    My Way ^ | Feb. 3, 2007 | SONJA BARISIC
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - As a Catholic, Vince Haley often went to Mass at the College of William and Mary's historic Wren Chapel when he was an undergraduate in the 1980s. Also a Catholic, school President Gene R. Nichol often goes to the 120-seat chapel alone at night to think in the quiet. Both agree the chapel is a sacred space meaningful to students, alumni, faculty and staff of the public school who use it for religious services and secular events. They clash, though, over what to do with an unadorned, 18-inch brass cross that had been displayed on the...
  • Bow to diversity leaves altar empty

    01/29/2007 11:48:21 AM PST · by JZelle · 33 replies · 1,210+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-29-07 | Natasha Altamirano
    WILLIAMSBURG -- The simple altar at the College of William & Mary's Wren Chapel befits the austerity of the Anglican tradition in which the school was founded. There are no ornate icons or stained-glass windows, just a few candles and an empty space where a brass cross once stood. To some, that empty space marks the triumph of diversity over exclusivity. To others, it represents unchecked political correctness at the expense of free expression.
  • Activist seeks debate over cross removal

    01/08/2007 11:30:58 AM PST · by JZelle · 1 replies · 367+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-8-07 | Metro Staff
    WILLIAMSBURG (AP) -- A nationally known conservative author is challenging College of William & Mary President Gene R. Nichol to a debate over his decision to remove a cross from a campus chapel. Dinesh D'Souza said last week he hopes to debate Mr. Nichol at a campus forum Feb. 1, to be sponsored in part by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. The institute typically arranges debates between conservative and liberal speakers at campuses around the country.
  • Selective History: The Cross and William and Mary

    12/06/2006 8:51:55 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 20 replies · 902+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 12/6/2006 | Mark Earley
    Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley. Founded in 1693, the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia—my alma mater—is the second-oldest college in the United States after Harvard. Like Harvard, William and Mary was founded for explicitly Christian purposes: The Royal Charter listed the training of “ministers of the gospel” and the propagation of the Christian faith among the “western Indians” among the school’s founding purposes. Not surprisingly, given the school’s history, one of the oldest buildings on campus is the chapel, designed by Sir Christopher Wren who also designed St. Paul’s Cathedral in...
  • Gold cross is removed from Wiliam and Mary chapel altar

    10/28/2006 9:45:00 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 66 replies · 1,980+ views
    Daily Press, Hampton Roads, VA ^ | October 28, 2006 | SETH FREEDLAND
    WILLIAMSBURG -- College of William and Mary officials removed a 2-foot-high gold cross from the altar of the Sir Christopher Wren Building chapel this week, in an effort to modify the historic chapel into a nondenominational space. The cross is now kept in a nearby storage closet, near communion wine bottles and other religious articles.
  • Mixed-sex rooms sought for W&M (College of William and Mary)

    09/23/2006 10:01:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 1,971+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 9/23/06 | Carol Scott
    WILLIAMSBURG -- Adjusting to your freshman-year roommate may be tough - but it can be tougher if you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, some College of William and Mary students say. William and Mary student government senators are lobbying the school for what they're calling a "gender-blind" housing option on campus, allowing students to room with whomever they choose - even if the person is of the opposite sex. Gender-blind housing would throw out the concept of gender when figuring out room assignments, said William and Mary sophomore Zach Pilchen, who proposed the housing policy change.
  • 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 ( – 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...
  • GOP rejects Warner nominee

    02/10/2006 11:17:04 AM PST · by JZelle · 8 replies · 602+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-10-06 | Christina Bellantoni
    RICHMOND -- House Republicans yesterday rejected the nomination of one of their former colleagues to the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary -- a rare move seen by most as political retribution. With no debate, the House voted 51-45 to reject former Gov. Mark Warner's nomination of former Delegate James Hardy Dillard II, a William & Mary graduate. The Fairfax County Republican, who was chairman of the House Education Committee, retired last year from the seat he held for three decades. Earlier yesterday, the Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment. Mr. Dillard's was the only nomination to...
  • William & Mary Student Punched During Anti-Abortion Demonstration

    02/09/2006 1:57:42 PM PST · by tbird5 · 27 replies · 1,423+ views ^ | 2/9/06 | AP
    (AP) - Officials at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg say a female student taking part in an anti-abortion demonstration at the school was punched and knocked down by another woman. College authorities are withholding the victim's name. She told campus police she was passing out literature Tuesday night during a demonstration by a group called William and Mary Students for Life. William and Mary spokesman Bill Walker says the victim told police that a woman struck her and pushed her to the ground rather than accept the piece of literature. Walker says school officials don't approve of...

    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...
  • William and Mary law students help shape Saddam trial

    02/14/2005 7:03:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 676+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/14/05 | Tim McGlone
    The trials of Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi war prisoners rests, at least in small part, on the shoulders of Ian M. Ralby, a 22-year-old William and Mary law school student. He and 20 other students are providing legal research for the criminal case against Saddam and his accused henchmen, including cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known as “Chemical Ali.” Working in groups of two or three, each is preparing answers to one of 10 legal questions posed by the U.S. Department of Justice to present at trial to the Iraqi Special Tribunal in Baghdad. Each must file a 50-...

    12/11/2004 9:31:27 PM PST · by Huber · 41 replies · 3,101+ views ^ | Nov 23, 2004 | David J. Armor - Professor of Public Policy
    George Mason University EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This paper analyzes Fall 2003 admissions data for University of Virginia undergraduates, North Carolina State undergraduates, and William and Mary Law School. Odds ratios indicate that black applicants receive very strong preference over equally qualified white applicants at UVA and W&M Law (and over equally qualified Hispanics and Asians), and moderate preference at NCS. At NCS and W&M Law, white students are preferred over equally-qualified Asian students. At UVA and NCS, Hispanic students are also preferred over white students, but the degree of preference is much less than for black students. The results for UVA...
  • ACTION ALERT: Protest at William and Mary

    03/14/2004 11:41:42 AM PST · by SoL- Samuel Adams · 3 replies · 388+ views
    After the administration shut down an affirmative action bake sale put on by a libertarian group on campus, the liberals rallied around a pro-affirmative action 'forum' headed by sociologists and no opposition voices. VP for Student Affairs Sam Sadler stated that he would work to create a balanced forum to discuss affirmative action this semester. Instead, this is what we get: another indoctrination with only the liberals having their say. Press release by W&M: In the interest of thwarting liberal bias, are there any freepers who can make come here this Thursday, March 18 at 7 pm to protest...
  • 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...
  • Academic Censorship

    02/12/2004 8:05:10 AM PST · by Davis · 2 replies · 382+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | February 12, 2004 | Trentino
    Whoopee! "Repressive speech policies" of American colleges, John Leo assures us, "are under heavy pressure and starting to break down." Authorities at Utah State University actually permitted a debate on race based admission to take place on campus. And golly gee, at Thomas Jefferson's alma mater, William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, after first cavalierly refusing a permit and thus provoking shrieks of protest, one Timothy J. Sullivan, the president of that institution, did allow a group styling itself "Sons of Liberty," to hold an affirmative action bake sale. For pure smarm, his press release takes the cake. What I...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 2/03/04 |
    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,, will give you a greater sense of our identity and activities. You may already be aware of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • America's Academic Tyrants

    09/04/2003 1:03:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 294+ views via ^ | 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...
  • Author of N. Korea debacle rewarded

    08/18/2003 11:34:50 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 280+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003 | By J. Michael Waller
    The man who helped engineer the Clinton administration's failed attempt to buy off North Korea with fuel and nuclear-power technology has been appointed head of a small but powerful office in the State Department. Mitchell Reiss helped start and manage a multinational organization devoted to giving nuclear technology and oil to the North Korean regime during the Clinton administration. The idea, hatched during the first Clinton term, was to try to convince North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, a Stalinist, to stop building nuclear weapons. The policy was a failure. With U.S. policy toward North Korea a shambles after Pyongyang...
  • 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>