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College of William and Mary Takes Steps to Enhance the Diversity of Its Faculty

College of William and Mary Takes Steps to Enhance the Diversity of Its Faculty

The college also announced other efforts aimed at enhancing diversity and race relations on campus. This includes a proposal to name two residence halls in honor of African Americans, one a slave who was owned by the university and the other a long-time administrator.

Historian Seeks Information on the First Black Applicant to the College of William and Mary

Historian Seeks Information on the First Black Applicant to the College of William and Mary

In 1807, John Wallace De Rozaro, a 20-year-old African American man, sought to take classes at the college. He was born free in Virginia and worked as a gunsmith. The president of the college urged him to work in a local armory instead of pursuing higher education.

Study Finds That Racial Stereotypes Are Common in Major Print Media Outlets

Study Finds That Racial Stereotypes Are Common in Major Print Media Outlets

The authors of the study examined thousands of photographic images in six popular American magazines. They found that 79 percent of all images of Asians were those of women. Nearly 60 percent of the photos of African Americans were men.

The Nation's Top-Ranked University Debater Is an African American

The Nation’s Top-Ranked University Debater Is an African American

Aaron Murphy, a senior at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was named Speaker of the Year by the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

A New Interactive Online Tool on Developmental Aid in Africa

A New Interactive Online Tool on Developmental Aid in Africa

AidData, whose partners include the College of William and Mary, Brigham Young University, and the University of Texas, is offering a new online tool that gives users detailed information on developmental aid projects in Africa.

New Hip-Hop Collection Established at the College of William and Mary

New Hip-Hop Collection Established at the College of William and Mary

The effort will assemble oral histories, audio and video recordings, publications, posters, and memorabilia by Virginia-based hip-hop artists and businesses.

Marjorie Thomas Named Dean of Students at the College of William and Mary

Marjorie Thomas Named Dean of Students at the College of William and Mary

Currently, she is associate vice president for student affairs at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Before joining the staff at Charleston in 2007, she held a number of administrative positions at the University of Miami.

The Leader of the New Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at the College of William and Mary

The Leader of the New Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at the College of William and Mary

Chon Glover has been on the staff at the college in Williamsburg, Virginia, for the past 16 years, serving most recently as assistant to the president for diversity and community initiatives.

Ten African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Carlton Brown, Gerald Coleman, Kimberly Hilliard, Tijuana Hudson, Sheilah Vance, Vanidy Bailey, Patric Simon, Kevin Banks, Ron Price, and Ruffin Bell are all taking on new roles.

College of William and Mary Honors Its First Black Residential Students

College of William and Mary Honors Its First Black Residential Students

From its founding in 1693, it would be more than 250 years before the first black student would enroll.

Grants and Gifts

• Researchers at the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County received a three-year, $171,928 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning in science and mathematics classrooms, particularly among African-American students. The research will be conducted in K-12 classrooms in Richmond and […]