Showing posts with label William and Mary college. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William and Mary college. Show all posts

Thursday, May 6, 2010

William & Mary Student Elected to Williamsburg City Council

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - A William and Mary senior made history Tuesday night by becoming the first college student to be elected to Williamsburg City Council.

Daniel Scott Foster won 1,559 votes in the city council elections. He was one of five candidates seeking election.

On campus Wednesday, Foster was much like a celebrity, shaking hands and greeting those who voted him into office. asked Foster how it felt to be called "council member Foster."

"It sounds pretty good! I'm getting used to it, everybody I've run into today has called me that. So, it's been a lot of fun," Foster said.

Foster campaigned hard over the past 5 months, dreaming to be where he is today. "It's a campus-wide effort and it showed," he told

College freshman Claire Jackson agreed it was that campus-wide effort that got Foster elected. "There were a lot of voter registration efforts throughout the year and I think that probably made a really big difference," she said.

Williamsburg Vice-Mayor Clyde Haulman, who also happens to be a William and Mary professor, says this will only enhance the relationship between the College and the city.

"I think the students really did it right and had a really top notch candidate who not only had support in the college community, but had support in the non-college community as well," he told

Williamsburg Mayor Jeanne Zeidler said, "I think it's a very historic vote. Scott spent a lot of time learning the issues... and I think he'll be a very good city council member."

As for those critics who think he's too young, Foster said, "I ran into those folks throughout the campaign, and I now have the opportunity to show them that I'm not too young and I am qualified to do this.

"While serving on council Foster will also be interning after he graduates. He then plans to start law school at William and Mary in fall 2011.

Monday, April 26, 2010

William & Mary Student Reported Missing

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - Williamsburg police are looking for a William and Mary student who was last seen by a friend on Saturday at around 9:30 p.m.

Police are looking for 21-year-old Ian Kramer Smith-Christmas. Police say Smith-Christmas was last seen in the 800 blk. of Westgate Circle on Saturday.

Smith-Christmas can be seen in the photo to the left of this story. He's described as a 6-feet tall white male, 150 pounds, with green eyes and blond hair.

Police say he may be driving a silver Ford Taurus with VA tags: YPC-9783.

Police don't suspect foul play at this time, however, they're asking anyone with information on Smith-Christmas' whereabouts to call Investigator Rice at 259-7207 or 220-2331.