Friday, July 1, 2022

ICYMI: W&M athletics saga — Title IX answer, athletics director resigns, reinstate sports or no donation — 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.

Title IX

The College of William & Mary had received a letter threatening a Title IX lawsuit after cutting seven varsity sports teams effective next year. READ MORE

W&M avoids Title IX lawsuit without reinstating cut sports; ‘open dialogue’ slated

Huge resignation

William & Mary’s athletics director tendered her resignation, according to an internal memo received Tribe Club board members Tuesday. READ MORE

W&M Athletics Director Samantha Huge resigns amid controversy over cutting 7 sports programs

RELATED STORY: Huge resignation aftermath: Motion calling for reinstatement of cut sports programs at W&M to be proposed

Norge Bazaar expansion

Fans of the Norge Bazaar and Ice Cream Shoppe are in for another treat. The business announced on their social media they are making changes to the shop, including new plans for the back room. READ MORE

This Norge business just opened up in June, and already they’re expanding. Here’s what’s new

Reinstate sports or no donation

William & Mary alumni have joined together to demand the seven sports teams cut by the university to be reinstated or else…no more funding. The Pledge Not To Donate, signed by mostly college alumni and parents, had a list of demands, too. READ MORE
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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