Sunday, November 27, 2022

ICYMI: W&M’s copied letter, potential lawsuit against the college, Trump rally on the Peninsula and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation with this list of WYDaily’s most-read stories from the past week.

A million bucks

After the William & Mary announced the decision to cut seven varsity sports because of budgeting concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, at least one sports team is raising money to save their program: The men’s and women’s swim team. READ MORE

Petition to save W&M swim team raises more than $1 million just weeks after the program was cut

WJCC Zoom classes hacked

Some high school students at Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools were exposed to “inappropriate content” during a Zoom class on Friday. READ MORE

Hackers Zoom bomb WJCC high school classes with porn

Pending litigation?

William & Mary may be facing a Title IX lawsuit after the university announced its decision to cut seven varsity sports programs. READ MORE

Lawsuit against W&M may be in the horizon over women’s sports programs cut; Rowe apologizes for copied letter, saying it was a ‘mistake’


Samantha Huge, William & Mary’s athletics director, released a statement about the open letter she along with other college administration staff sent to the community announcing the university’s decision to cut seven varsity sports programs effective next year. W&M’s open letter has direct quotes and similarities to Stanford University’s open letter released July 8. READ MORE

Plagiarizing parts of Stanford U’s letter: Students, staff subject to the Honor Code. So, what happens to W&M’s athletics director?

Trump on the Peninsula

A sea of red “Make America Great Again” hats filled the outdoor space on the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Friday night. READ MORE

Trump rally on the Peninsula: ‘We’ve achieved more in 47 months than Joe Biden has achieved in 47 years’

RELATED CONTENT: IN PHOTOS, VIDEO: Trump supporters gather at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport for president’s rally

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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