Heather Macdonald ’76 Sees A Shift In Geology Enrollments

5 September 2021

Willaimsburg Yorktown Daily

WILLIAMSBURG — Heather Macdonald was almost as happy as if she had found a kimberlite pipe.

A kimberlite pipe is a rare geological formation that slowly churns diamonds up to the Earth’s surface. Macdonald, Chancellor Professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology, discovered another kind of rarity as she was preparing for the fall semester.

“All five of my freshman advisees this year want to be geology majors,” Macdonald said. “That’s unheard of!”

Read The Whole Story