‘Sea of plastic cups,’ City residents criticize W&M plan to move dorm to Midtown

The two-story Days Inn, owned by Jalaram of Williamsburg, Inc., is approximately 38,600 square feet (plus a 3,800-square-foot basement) and sits on 1.609 acres.  (Stephen Salpukas/W&M)

An upcoming decision by the City of Williamsburg could place up to 180 William and Mary students into a new dormitory just south of Midtown.  Williamsburg’s Planning Commission will host a public hearing Wednesday before voting on whether to recommend the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation’s proposal to redesign a Days Inn on Richmond […]

UPDATE: Lead levels in Jefferson Hall water now below action level, W&M officials say

Jefferson Hall. (Courtesy William and Mary)

Update Feb. 3: There are no longer “threshold levels” of lead in William & Mary’s Jefferson Hall, according to officials. William & Mary’s Environment, Health & Safety office has retested water in the residence hall and all new samples tested below the Environmental Protection Agency action level of 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter of water, according to […]

W&M student journalists cover Convocation and a media tycoon


William and Mary alumnus Nicco Mele, former senior vice president at the Los Angeles Times, returned to his alma mater Wednesday evening to provide the opening address for Convocation, a ceremony marking the beginning of the fall semester. Mele’s return provided student journalists an opportunity to show their skills while reporting on a media mogul. […]

Carl Finstrom, 79, awarded the Order of the Polar Star Citation from the king of Sweden, 1991

Carl Finstrom

Carl Finstrom, a resident of Williamsburg since 1991, died Oct. 18, 2015, following a long struggle bravely waged with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 79. His unfailing good humor and positive attitude was noted by all the medical personnel who cared for him during his illness. Carl, the only son of Christiana and Carl Gustav Finstrom […]