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                                                                                                                        Employees to be honored for service

                                                                                                                        The following people will be recognized June 13, 2019, for reaching milestones in their years of service to the university.

                                                                                                                        A William & Mary student speaking with smallholder farmers in rural Kenya.
                                                                                                                        In 'Nature': The role of climate change in armed conflict

                                                                                                                        Exactly what size role does climate change play in civil unrest? A new study aims to find out. Philip Roessler, associate professor of government at William & Mary , is a co-author on the study, which was published today in the journal "Nature."

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                                                                                                                        Michael Davis, legally blind, runs the track at Langley AFB
                                                                                                                        Grad student has a clear vision of inclusion

                                                                                                                        Michael Davis, 34, is on track to earn his Masters of Business Administration from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business despite being legally blind. He's also a marathoner who runs while pushing someone with disabilities seated in a special wheelchair.

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                                                                                                                        A seat at the table

                                                                                                                        Ruth Jones Nichols ’96 says she uses her strong sociology background, which began at W&M, to guide her work as a social change advocate.

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                                                                                                                        William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in London

                                                                                                                        William & Mary returned to its royal roots during the May 28 For the Bold campaign celebration in London in honor of the nearly 9,000 alumni, parents and friends that comprise the university’s international community.

                                                                                                                        Ali Gaidies Joy and Austin Joy sit on a deck in front of a beach
                                                                                                                        W&M alumna spreads water safety awareness a year after husband's death

                                                                                                                        Ali Gaidies Joy '96 is determined to keep beach safety in the forefront of people’s minds through her Float Don’t Fight campaign, which urges people to take a floating device when heading into the ocean for leisure or if trying to rescue someone.

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                                                                                                                        Heir apparent: Jay Jones '10 lives up to legacy of leadership

                                                                                                                        Jay Jones ’10 holds the seat in the Virginia legislature once held by his father, Jerrauld Jones, who is currently a judge on the Norfolk Circuit Court. His mother, Lyn Simmons, is also a judge, in the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

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                                                                                                                        Silent stories

                                                                                                                        The Association of 1775 (Ao75), William & Mary’s military, veterans and government alumni group, is now back in action and moving forward.

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                                                                                                                        Culture vulture: Jen Chaney '94 talks TV

                                                                                                                        Jen Chaney, who is now a television critic for the media outlet Vulture, doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t obsessed with the small screen.