a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

13 Oct niknak79:

He’s been waiting a long time for his tacos


This is a pretty great representation of what it’s like to go to school in Colonial Williamsburg.

niknak79:

He’s been waiting a long time for his tacos

This is a pretty great representation of what it’s like to go to school in Colonial Williamsburg.

27 Sep This year’s William & Mary Homecoming Parade Taylor Tee.  This man is a precious gift to planet Earth.  Please imagine him using these dulcet tones to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to a courtyard full of drunk college students—dressed as Santa, of course, and you might understand why he quickly endeared himself to a bunch of 20somethings.

This year’s William & Mary Homecoming Parade Taylor Tee.  This man is a precious gift to planet Earth.  Please imagine him using these dulcet tones to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to a courtyard full of drunk college students—dressed as Santa, of course, and you might understand why he quickly endeared himself to a bunch of 20somethings.

04 Aug 
The College of William and Mary was the first American institution of higher learning with a royal coat of arms. It was issued on May 14, 1694 by the College of Arms in London. The buildings featured on each version of the seal are not modeled on buildings at William and Mary as the first coat of arms was received before construction of the Wren Building in Williamsburg was begun. 

So excited about our upcoming Virginia Beach adventure.  I already have our Busch Gardens day planned out (spoiler: it ends with us getting sandwiches from the Cheese Shop and driving up Richmond Road to Sno-to-Go).

The College of William and Mary was the first American institution of higher learning with a royal coat of arms. It was issued on May 14, 1694 by the College of Arms in London. The buildings featured on each version of the seal are not modeled on buildings at William and Mary as the first coat of arms was received before construction of the Wren Building in Williamsburg was begun.


So excited about our upcoming Virginia Beach adventure.  I already have our Busch Gardens day planned out (spoiler: it ends with us getting sandwiches from the Cheese Shop and driving up Richmond Road to Sno-to-Go).

29 Mar
A place of bountiful learning without the distraction of alluring women; they have my deepest pity.

Oscar Wilde on William & Mary

14 Feb

Grandsons of tenth president John Tyler are STILL ALIVE... and were born 140 YEARS after their grandfather

Hah!  I met Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. at Homecoming one year and sort of stared at his nametag thinking, “Like… the Lyon Gardiner Tyler Department of History?”

I’ve also been to Sherwood Plantation and it’s gorgeous. 

17 Oct

YES.  I’m so excited someone uploaded a video of the Panhellenic Toast that W&M does.  I’ve been trying to explain it people forever, but it seems like we’re the only school that does it(?).

Basically, after a round of recruitment is over, all of the PNMs gather in the center of sorority court.  The different sororities come out of their houses with their arms up and humming (this is extremely alarming and somewhat creepy the first time it happens, since it’s usually at night), and then they launch into song.  As rush goes on, the unofficial rule is that you stand in front of the house you’re hoping to get a bid for.

They also do a senior toast, where all of the graduating seniors stand in the center while the others serenade them.  It’s a really sweet tradition, but by the end of recruitment you’re singing it in your sleep. 

Here’s Kappa’s verse (stars at 2:28):

And here’s to Kappa Gamma and to her key of gold.
Unlocking love and loyalty her bond will ever hold.
The beautiful and good to us will always be
The blue and blue, the friendships true of KKG!

06 Sep
I congratulate Robert Gates on his selection as the twenty-fourth Chancellor of the College of William & Mary. In Bob, one of our nation’s oldest colleges has found one of our nation’s finest public servants. I’m confident that Bob will bring to this new role the same sense of duty and personal integrity that I and other Presidents valued during his distinguished career in government. As he did at Texas A&M and the Department of Defense, Bob will again help lead an institution devoted to our nation’s most precious resource—our young men and women. I wish Bob the very best as he begins this new chapter at his alma mater, which helped to inspire his commitment to public service five decades ago.

Statement by President Obama on Robert Gates becoming Chancellor of William & Mary