News in Brief: October 27

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October 27, 2009

1:05 AM

*Alum’s sustainability project to save College money*

A new recycling program designed by Tyler Koontz ‘09 could save the College of William and Mary up to $40,000 a year.

Koontz was one of 40 students who submitted sustainability project proposals to the College, and was one of four selected. Koontz’s plan was combined with that of Judi Sclafani ’11, which called for an increased
recycling capacity on campus.

Their plans advocate eight cubic-yard dumpsters to be placed outside dormitories in order to allow for an increased capacity to collect recycling.

The College will keep monitoring the amount of recycling collected in order to track the effectiveness of the program.

According to a Frederick News-Post article, Koontz said since recycling is less expensive than trash pick-up, the College will save money.

*Class of ’10 Dintersmith Fellows announced*

Six students have been named Dintersmith Fellows.

Lingusitcs major Dan Villareal ’10, history major Jen Garrott ’10, classical studies major Megan Shuler ’10, chemistry major Tyler Stukenbroeker ’10, international relations major Dina Abdel-Fattah ’10 and philosophy major John Gay ’10 were selected from a pool of 40 applicants to take part in the program, which is geared towards increasing undergraduate honors research.

“The Dintersmith Fellowship captures the elements we value most here,” Roy R. Charles Center Director Joel Schwartz said. “It combines the teaching and research missions of the College — they’re brought together as one … The idea behind the Dintersmith is to allow them to hit the ground running on their projects by allowing them to begin them the summer before senior year.”

*Former BOV Rector named to Board of Directors*

Former College Rector Michael K. Powell ’85 has been named to America Online’s Board of Directors.

Powell, who served as rector from 2006 until last year, will be part of a nine-member board along with the chairman and CEO of AOL, although AOL has said that there is a possibility that more may be named to the board.

Powell brings along experience in the fields of media, technology and communications.

The board will be formed once AOL’s split with Time Warner is approved.

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