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Image of Shayna's black t-shirt with "Black Lives Matter" in white - zoomed in you can see the white text is made up of the names of all the black victims of police brutality.
June 1, 2020


Since the stay at home orders have started, it has allowed many of us to ponder deep questions about our society. For many that self-reflection has resulted in seeing the vast inequalities that are in our world’s socio-political structure. This time has highlighted even further the racial inequalities within our society. This is seen through videos, images, and rhetoric that occurs constantly that demonstrates clear-cut racist actions. From dangerous rhetoric targeting Asian American communities to videos of Black people being victims of police brutality: there has to be a change...

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Feb 2020

  • Preston Neukirch
    February 26, 2020
    Preston Neukirch '18 writes about his experience curating two exhibits showcasing selections of Black literary work.

Dec 2019

  • yitazba and activist
    December 18, 2019
    In October, I attended a week-long conference in Temecula, California called the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and came back to William & Mary feeling empowered.

Sep 2019

  • Textbook affordability initiative
    September 20, 2019
    Have you heard about textbook prices? National surveys indicate that students are now spending about $1200 each year if they purchase all of the textbooks required for their classes. This may be surprising to those of us who graduated from college some time ago, but the increase in textbook prices has far outpaced the increase in inflation, nearly doubling from 1998-2008 alone, and going up over 1,000% since 1977.

Apr 2019