Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Trammell Elected Rector of BOV

April 16, 2011 Comments off

Jeff Trammell, longtime GALA member and recipient of the Founders Cup in 2006, has been elected Rector of the Board of Visitors of the College. To read more about Jeff and his incredible accomplishment, click here.

W&M Rated a Top Value

January 5, 2011 Comments off

William and Mary has again placed highly on the Kiplinger’s list of best value in public universities. The 2011 list is out, and W&M is number 4, cited for delivering “stellar education at an affordable price” and gained special kudos for consistently being in their top five every year since they first started publishing their rankings in 1998.

W&M’s “It Gets Better” Campaign Launched

November 10, 2010 Comments off

As a response to the number of gay-lesbian suicides in the media in the last 8 weeks, and in cooperation with the Center for Student Diversity, Lambda Alliance and others, this affirming video has been launched on YouTube for the greater community.

Campus Pride Releases GLBT Friendliness College Ratings

August 3, 2010 Comments off

Campus Pride, Inc., an non-profit organization dedicated to creating safer, more LGBT-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities, has released their 2010 Campus Pride Climate Index, a ranking of colleges and universities based on their LGBT “Friendliness” factors. Nineteen schools nationwide received the organizations “Five Star” ranking; none were located in Virginia.

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people. All campuses participating in the index are acknowledged for their active interest in LGBT issues as well as their LGBT-Friendly efforts to encourage further progress.

Surprising Find at William & Mary

July 23, 2010 Comments off

Scholars at the College believe they have proven that the current office of Military/ROTC on campus is actually the oldest building in the United States used for the education of African-American children. According to the story in the Washington Post, William and Mary was instrumental in opening the school in 1760, at the urging of Benjamin Franklin. Read more.

Homecoming 2010 Schedule Now Available

June 17, 2010 Comments off

William and Mary GALA’s schedule of events for Homecoming 2010 is now available for download… just click here: Homecoming Flyer. Also, It will be sent in a mailing to all registered members. If you’re not on our mailing list and want to make sure you receive a hard copy of this information, please download the membership form, and mail it according to the instructions on the form itself.

McCarthy Honored at Commencement

May 20, 2010 Comments off

William and Mary’s Dean of University Libraries, Connie McCarthy was honored at 2010 Commencement Ceremonies as her summertime retirement draws near. For more information and photographs, click here.