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  1. Party elicits response: Annual PIKA event prompts student reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    Student organizations signed a letter published April 25 by the Asian American Student Initiative, calling the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity to apologize for its "camo party." COURTESY PHOTO / WM.EDU More than 10 years ago, members of the College of William and Mary's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity promised local reporters that they would rename their annual "Vietnam" party, after Vietnamese-American students raised concerns that the party was offensive.

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  2. Confusion Corner: Take a ride on the wild sideRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    It is nearing the end of the school year, and I have one last question for the College of William and Mary community - why won't anyone go to Busch Gardens with me? If I could, I would go to Busch Gardens every single weekend. It is one of the best theme parks out there.

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  3. Driving diversity: Hannah McKiernan '17 talks Campus Escort, Student AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    Hannah McKiernan'17 was Student Assembly Vice President and plans to teach with Teach for America. COURTESY PHOTO / HANNAH MCKIERNAN From the moment Hannah McKiernan '17 was brought home from the hospital in a College of William and Mary onesie to now, a few weeks before she walks out of the Christopher Wren Building in her graduation robe, the College has been a central part of her life.

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  4. Womena s Golf: Tribe finishes sixth in Colonial Athletic Association Womena s Golf ChampionshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    This weekend, the William and Mary women competed in the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Golf Championship. The College finished in sixth place with an overall score of 931 .

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  5. Colonial Williamsburg must stay fee-freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    I can still recall my first visit to the College of William and Mary; I was walking around confusion corner near Merchants Square on a sunny day. I was suddenly attracted by the beautiful, seamless connection between the College and Colonial Williamsburg: you can enter one of the most beautiful, historic towns simply by crossing the street from campus.

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  6. Governing varied interests: Shannon Caietti '17 talks government studies, on-campus involvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    COURTESY PHOTO / SHANNON CAIETTI. Shannon Caietti '17 is a tour guide, an orientation aide, a member of Kappa Delta and a government major.

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  7. Golf: Women place second in Oyster Shuck Match Play tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    The William and Mary women finished in second place this week after being defeated by UNC-Asheville 3-2 in the championship of the 2017 Oyster Shuck Match Play tournament in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The Tribe played well from the beginning, sweeping its first round against the Citadel 5-0. Sophomore Elizabeth Choi defeated Renata Sucha 7-and-6, as did junior Katie Edelblut versus Andrea Hoos.

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  8. Lecture exposes historical context of DAPL controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    The first in a series of lectures that bring the College of William and Mary history professors to talk about contemporary issues was held at the Stryker Center Monday, March 27. The talk was titled "A Historian's Response: Standoff at Standing Rock " and was co-sponsored by The Lyon Gardiner Tyler Department of History at the College and the Williamsburg Public Library. The lecture focused on providing context for the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy by explaining the history of conflict between the U.S. government and the Lakota tribe, as well as describing why this particular pipeline is so contentious.

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  9. BLM educates for change: Black Lives Matter conference addresses College's historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    Students gathered to "burst" bubbles that represented misconceptions people have about Black Lives Matter March 27. KAYLA SHARPE / THE FLAT HAT According to the Washington Post's Fatal Force database, 963 people were shot and killed by police in 2016. 233 individuals, or 24 percent, were African-American.

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  10. Trump's election shapes SA platforms: Levine, O'Dea react to political climate post-inaugurationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    Chairman of the Senate Danny O'Dea '18 and Elijah Levine '18 both have reacted to the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, prioritizing awareness of DACA provisions and international students. KAYLA SHARPE / THE FLAT HAT Two months after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the College of William and Mary is voting for a new Student Assembly president.

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  11. endorses Danny and Nami for SA presidencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    The two tickets campaigning for Student Assembly president and vice president this year both prioritize important issues for the College of William and Mary community in their campaigns, and the issues they address do not differ significantly in scope. However, we believe that this year, one pair's outreach efforts, effective communication skills and combined experience make it the most qualified to represent the undergraduate student body - Danny O'Dea '18 and Nami Srikanth '19.

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  12. Oa Dea, Levine kick off campaigns: Presidential, senatorial candidates begin race to 2017 electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    Student Assembly elections are on March 23. Chairman of the Senate Danny O'Dea '18 and Elijah Levine '18 are running for SA President. COURTESY PHOTOS: ELIJAH LEVINE AND ANNELISE YACKOW, DANNY O'DEA AND NAMI SRIKANTH The 324th session of the College of William and Mary's Student Assembly saw the creation of a website designed to let students review local landlords , the codification of support for immigrants and victims of sexual assault, and the purchase of water for students affected by lead levels in Jefferson Hall .

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  13. WMPD charges suspect in Stadium Drive shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    WMPD obtained a warrant for Rakeem James, a suspect in the Feb. 26 shooting near Stadium Drive. COURTESY PHOTO / WMPD The College of William and Mary Police Department has charged Rakeem James, a 24-year-old resident of the City of Williamsburg, with a misdemeanor count of reckless handling of a firearm and a misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm in public following an incident where shots were fired near Stadium Drive Feb. 26 .

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  14. Going to bat for research: Joel Schwartz talks the Charles Center, baseball with childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    The College of William and Mary is now often marketed as a university dedicated to its student-faculty research and engagements. However, in the mid-1990s, more than half of freshmen students didn't write a research paper during their first year.

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  15. Coal ash bill results in General Assembly compromise: bill requires...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    A bill passed in the Virginia Senate Tuesday, Feb. 7, would require that more information be given to the director of the Department of Environmental Quality before disposal permits are granted to Dominion Virginia Power in order to drain and dispose of coal ash ponds. Sen. Scott Surovell sponsored the bill, SB1398.

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  16. Buses approved by WATA, HRT to run to Lackey Free ClinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    With the support of a federal grant, Williamsburg Area Transit Authority and Hampton Roads Transit have teamed up to provide bus access to the Lackey Free Clinic. Lackey Free Clinic provides free medical services for those who meet eligibility requirements within York County, the City of Williamsburg, Poquoson, James City County and Newport News.

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  17. BOV joint committee hears news on anniversaries, plans ceremoniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    During the annual Board of Visitors joint committee meeting, the Board heard updates on ceremonies for the fiftieth anniversary of African-Americans and one-hundredth anniversary of women in residence at the College. KAYLA SHARPE / THE FLAT HAT The Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary convened for its annual Joint Committee meeting last Thursday, Feb. 9. Much of this meeting focused on the College's plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of African-Americans and the 100th anniversary of women in residence at the College.

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  18. Spoon University Returns for a Second HelpingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    Whether it's a freshman's first day exploring eating options on campus or a senior's last semester enjoying the Williamsburg culinary scene, every student at the College of William and Mary has been faced with the same food dilemma: "should I shove my pockets full of Caf apples or Sadler bagels ?" Now, thanks to a new organization coming to the College called Spoon University, students will gain some resources on recipes, foodie tips and where to eat around campus - all while learning how improve journalism, event planning and marketing skills. The days of Sadler apple-hoarding may be over.

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  19. New club focuses attention on sex trafficking, hopes to spread awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    A new organization at the College of William and Mary wants to bring attention to issues surrounding sex trafficking. COURTESY PHOTO / HEART HEART, which stands for Human Engagement, Awareness and Response to Trafficking, is a new organization on campus that brings the goal of raising awareness for human trafficking to the College of William and Mary.

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  20. Two African-American faculty plan to leave: Hudley, Hurte will say...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | The Flat Hat

    Hurte and Hudley plan to leave the College of William and Mary after this semester, move on to the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Iowa. KAYLA SHARPE / THE FLAT HAT Amid a campus-wide initiative to promote diversity on campus, an effort that began with the establishment of the President's Task Force on Race and Race Relations last spring, two African-American faculty members announced plans to depart Williamsburg.

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