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2 hrs ago | The Flat Hat

Under the gun

Between 2004 and 2008, both the Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary police departments received M16 assault rifles through the federal government's 1033 program, which has been supplying military weapons to local law enforcement since 1990. While the weapons themselves are not a threat, neither the Williamsburg nor the College police department has a formal policy governing when officers can use these weapons.

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Related Topix: Williamsburg, VA

6 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Va. university apologizes for segregation silence

Massive Resistance was Virginia's answer to a landmark Supreme Court decision banning racial segregation in the nation's schools. Prince Edward public schools closed their doors for five years rather than comply with the court.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, University of Virginia

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Flat Hat

Turning over a new Leafe: Local establishment embraces change

Last month, a partition extending from the back of a booth was removed from the Green Leafe, creating an open space for increased movement and socializing. NEIL CHHABRA / THE FLAT HAT The Green Leafe Cafe has served the College of William and Mary community since 1974.

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The Flat Hat

Confusion Corner: Sodex-No

At three weeks into the new school year, small talk typically revolves around how brief summer felt and people being oddly amazed that they're a year older - even though that's the way time works. But this year, none of that small talk really happened.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Newswise

Scottish History Expert Can Comment on Scottish Referendum

As the September 18 Scottish Referendum approaches, Dr. Kristen Walton, president of the North American Organization of Scottish Historians, can speak about the democratic tradition in Scotland, how it has been defined by its relationship to England, and why the 2014 referendum is unique and unpredictable. As an alumna of the University of St. Andrews , the College of William and Mary, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Walton has published two books on Scottish history and written several articles including "Scottish Nationalism: an ideology, a sentiment, or a creation?" for International Social Science Review .

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Salisbury University

The Flat Hat

Cornering the Marketplace

The Marketplace's recent shift back to a meal-swipe location may affect Sodexo's projected $449,704 revenue in Dining Dollars. CAROL PENG/THE FLAT HAT The College of William and Mary designated the Marketplace a "retail" dining location - rather than a "residential" location requiring a meal swipe - before the selection of Sodexo USA as the College's new dining provider in February.

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The Chronicle-Telegram

Virginia B. "Ginnie" Tinney

Virginia B. "Ginnie" Tinney , 93, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014.

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The Jersey Journal

Local students graduate from college

GRADUATES The following local residents recently graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.: David Leong, from New Providence, with a BS degree; Anna Gellert, from New Providence, with a BA degree.; Bryce Vogel, from New Providence, with a BA degree; Madeline Kaplan, from Summit, with a BBA degree; Sarah Bern, from Summit, with a BBA degree; and Carlo Stadlinger, from Summit, with a BBA degree. * * * The following local residents have graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

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Related Topix: New Providence, NJ, Summit, NJ, Lafayette College, Millburn, NJ, Short-Hills, NJ

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Flat Hat

Alumnus missing abroad since early July

On July 9, Cody Roman Dial '09 emailed his parents and friends about his plans to explore Costa Rica's rugged, treacherous Corcovado National Park. The journey should have taken 4 or 5 days.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, Central America, Pacific University, Alaska Pacific University, Rice, VA

The Flat Hat

In-A-Garden-Da-Vida

For students interested in renting out a garden plot on campus, applications will become available in the coming weeks. AUDREY KRIVA / THE FLAT HAT Garden plots located on the campus of the College of William and Mary will soon be brimming with green beans, cherry tomatoes, strawberries and gourds galore.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Vegetables, Williamsburg, VA, Agriculture

Bangor Daily News

Unity College professor leading consortium awarded $2.9 million National Science Foundation grant

Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton of Unity College said this week she is thrilled that the National Science Foundation has shown its support of the new collaboration she is leading that aims to help connect the disciplines of biology and mathematics. Last month, the foundation awarded a five-year, $2.9 million grant to Diaz Eaton and her collaborators from other colleges, universities and institutions to continue the work that they began thanks to a much smaller incubator grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Related Topix: Unity College, Mathematics, Science, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University

The Newark Star-Ledger

Big Ten: Why is Rutgers behind in the fundraising game?

NEW BRUNSWICK - In the quest to raise money for Rutgers University, senior Keith Culbreth has been on the front lines. During the spring semester, the student manned cubicle No.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, University of Miami

Wed Sep 10, 2014

TeleRead

How cell phone book clubs could help get young people reading and change their lives

Note: Although David Rothman posted the article, the author is really Bertel King, Jr. is an SF/fantasy novelist and a journalist. Read about him at the end of his cogent essay.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Virginia, Family, Kids, Libraries

IBerkshires

MCLA Welcomes New Staff Members to Campus

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has welcomed 13 full-time members to campus to serve in a variety of positions.

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Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts , Adams, MA, Dalton, MA, Central Connecticut State University

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Flat Hat

College ranks 33rd nationally on U.S. News and World Report's 2014 list

The College of William and Mary was listed 33rd among public and private schools on U.S. News and World Report's 2014 list. COURTESY PHOTO / WM.EDU The College of William and Mary remains the sixth ranked public national university, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual guide to colleges and universities, released this morning.

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Related Topix: University of Rochester, New York University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The Alternative Press

Wharton Music Center Announces New Faculty

Wharton Music Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members, violinist Beulah Cox and dancer Alyssa DiNapoli, to its roster of professional teaching artists. Both instructors joined WMC for the start of the Fall 2014 season.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, City University of New York, Lehman College, Symphony, Arts, Montclair State University

The Flat Hat

Bringing back Marketplace

The Marketplace now accepts meal swips as well as Dining Dollars and outside forms of payment, as announced by Auxiliary Services last week in an email to the College's student body. ASHLEY RICHARDSON/THE FLAT HAT Last week, the Department of Auxiliary Services announced that Marketplace - one of the College of William and Mary's three major dining halls - would return to the meal swipe system Friday, Sept.

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The Flat Hat

The College's unethical decision to switch to Sodexo Dining

In 2007 a woman was placed in solitary confinement. For over five years she was denied contact with other human beings and was provided with nothing to occupy herself during the day.

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The Flat Hat

War comes to the College

The Battle of Williamsburg, which occurred May 5, 1862, was the first major pitched battle of the Civil War's Peninsula Campaign. AINE CAIN / THE FLAT HAT The Battle of Williamsburg, which occurred May 5, 1862, was the first major pitched battle of the Civil War's Peninsula Campaign, and saw the Union Army of the Potomac attempting an advance on Richmond.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Flat Hat

College celebrates the life of Maya Angelou, Renaissance woman

Angelou was originally going to speak on campus this past spring, but had to cancel due to her illness. COURTESY IMAGE / FLICKR.COM In an email on Sept.

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Related Topix: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Drama Movies, Music!, Musical Movies, Porgy and Bess, Black Entertainment, Maya Angelou, Vocal, Theater

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