The Flat Hat

The Flat Hat is the official student newspaper at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. It prints Tuesdays during the College's academic year.wikipedia
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National Pacemaker Awards

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In October 2007, The Flat Hat won a Pacemaker award for excellence in the category of non-daily newspaper at a four-year university.

College of William & Mary

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The Flat Hat is the official student newspaper at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
In 1945, for example, the college administration sanctioned the student Marilyn Kaemmerle for an article she had written in The Flat Hat supporting the end of racist policies of segregation, anti-miscegenation laws and white supremacy.

List of publications at the College of William & Mary

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Many of them, such as The Flat Hat, are funded through the College's student activities fees.

Amanda Petrusich

She attended the College of William & Mary, where she was co-editor-in-chief of the William and Mary Review and a reviewer for The Flat Hat, the college's campus newspaper.

Ben Domenech

Benjamin Domenech
Editors for Domenech's college newspaper, The Flat Hat, denied allegations by Domenech that one instance of plagiarism was because the editors had "inserted a passage from The New Yorker in an article without his knowledge," saying that "Mr. Domenech's actions, if true, [were] deeply offensive."

Williamsburg, Virginia

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The Flat Hat is the official student newspaper at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
The College of William & Mary has two student newspapers; the student-fee-supported campus newspaper is The Flat Hat while the independent campus newspaper is The Virginia Informer.

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Broadsheet

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The newspaper is printed as a broadsheet.

Associated Collegiate Press

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The Pacemaker is an honor in collegiate journalism, and is awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation.

Society of Professional Journalists

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In 2017, The Flat Hat was recognized with a "mark of excellence" award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

Flat Hat Club

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The Flat Hat derives its name from the public nickname of the F.H.C. Society, "the Flat Hat Club"; the Society was the first collegiate secret society in the territory of the present United States of America, founded at the College in 1750. The name can be traced back to the F.H.C. Society, a secret fraternity established at the College on November 11, 1750, and nicknamed the Flat Hat Club, whose most notable members included St. George Tucker, Thomas Jefferson, and George Wythe.

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The Flat Hat derives its name from the public nickname of the F.H.C. Society, "the Flat Hat Club"; the Society was the first collegiate secret society in the territory of the present United States of America, founded at the College in 1750.

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The Flat Hat derives its name from the public nickname of the F.H.C. Society, "the Flat Hat Club"; the Society was the first collegiate secret society in the territory of the present United States of America, founded at the College in 1750.

St. George Tucker

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The name can be traced back to the F.H.C. Society, a secret fraternity established at the College on November 11, 1750, and nicknamed the Flat Hat Club, whose most notable members included St. George Tucker, Thomas Jefferson, and George Wythe.

Thomas Jefferson

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The name can be traced back to the F.H.C. Society, a secret fraternity established at the College on November 11, 1750, and nicknamed the Flat Hat Club, whose most notable members included St. George Tucker, Thomas Jefferson, and George Wythe.

George Wythe

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The name can be traced back to the F.H.C. Society, a secret fraternity established at the College on November 11, 1750, and nicknamed the Flat Hat Club, whose most notable members included St. George Tucker, Thomas Jefferson, and George Wythe.

Phi Beta Kappa

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As a collegiate fraternity, the Flat Hat Club was a predecessor of Phi Beta Kappa, which was founded at the College in 1776 and today is regarded as the leading academic honor society for undergraduates in the arts and sciences.

Rococo

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The badge of the F.H.C. was circular with a Rococo rendering of the coat of arms of the Society on the reverse and "FHC" in a large monogram on the obverse; beneath were a date and motto, ''Nov. XI.

Abraham Lincoln

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In 1945, Marilyn Kaemmerle, then editor of The Flat Hat, wrote an editorial titled "Lincoln's Job Half-Done" to commemorate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

Davis Young Paschall

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In 1962, the newspaper ran an editorial criticizing College President Davis Young Paschall's decision to ban a communist speaker from campus.

Wren Building

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Paschall responded by calling then editor H. Mason Sizemore and other staff members into the Blue Room of the Wren Building and attempt to browbeat them into apologizing for the editorial.

Student publication

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Like most other collegiate student newspapers, the staff includes not only reporters and columnists but an accounting department, a copyediting section, and an executive and editorial staff.

Accounting

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Like most other collegiate student newspapers, the staff includes not only reporters and columnists but an accounting department, a copyediting section, and an executive and editorial staff.

Copy editing

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Like most other collegiate student newspapers, the staff includes not only reporters and columnists but an accounting department, a copyediting section, and an executive and editorial staff.

Gene Nichol

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The Flat Hat was the first news medium, student or professional, to break the news about the Wren Cross controversy, doing so in a news brief.