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New Memoir by Natasha Trethewey M.A. ’91 Earns Praise and Inspires Dialogue

New Memoir by Natasha Trethewey M.A. ’91 Earns Praise and Inspires Dialogue

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台The Pulitzer Prize winner and two-term U.S. Poet Laureate has written a powerful and unforgettable book about the murder of her mother and its impact on her distinguished writing career.

Hollins Alumna Recalls First Job With Rep. John Lewis

Hollins Alumna Recalls First Job With Rep. John Lewis

As we remember Congressman John Lewis and his incredible life devoted to social justice and equality, Mary Kate Vick Fuller ’88 remembers the civil rights icon as her first boss and the unforgettable lessons he taught her.

Hollins Alumna’s Graduate Thesis in History Explores “An Island of Integration in an Otherwise Sea of Segregation”

Hollins Alumna’s Graduate Thesis in History Explores “An Island of Integration in an Otherwise Sea of Segregation”

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台Meika Downey ’17 explored the desegregation of the Women’s Army Corps in the late 1940s and early 1950s at Fort Lee, Virginia, in pursuit of her M.A. degree in history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work received the 2020-21 VCU Graduate School Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts category, and her oral history interviews for the project will be donated to the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee.

Hollins Theatre Presents Natasha Trethewey’s Acclaimed “Native Guard,” March 8

Hollins Theatre Presents Natasha Trethewey’s Acclaimed “Native Guard,” March 8

Broadway and television actress January LaVoy, nationally renowned African American theatre maker Dominic Taylor, and Roanoke jazz/blues vocalist Shawn Spencer star in this evening of poetry and theatricality highlighted by stunning visuals and and live music. A conversation with Trethewey, who earned her M.A. from Hollins in 1991 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for “Native Guard,” will immediately follow the performance.

Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning Guarantees Access to a World of Possibilities

Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning Guarantees Access to a World of Possibilities

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台“The establishment of the Rutherfoord Center enables Hollins to build upon its strong foundation of experiential learning programs,” said Interim President Nancy Gray. “Bringing these programs together in a new way allows for more collaboration and interaction while at the same time expanding opportunities for students.”

Hollins Enjoys Double Presence at Women’s Theatre Festival

Hollins Enjoys Double Presence at Women’s Theatre Festival

The works of two Hollins playwrights – “She Made Space” by Meredith Cope-Levy ’12, M.F.A. 18 and “And Then the Moon Swallowed the Sky” by Rachel Nelson ’07 – were recently showcased at an event that champions gender parity, diversity, and inclusion in the American theatre.

Penguin Random House to Publish Hollins Author’s Debut Novel

Penguin Random House to Publish Hollins Author’s Debut Novel

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台“The Road to After,” an illustrated middle grade novel in verse by Rebekah Lowell M.F.A. ’19, will be released in the spring of 2022.

Gift To Wilson Museum’s Permanent Collection Honors Hollins Staff Member

Gift To Wilson Museum’s Permanent Collection Honors Hollins Staff Member

Alex Trower ’86, chair of the Hollins University Board of Trustees, announced that the two works of art would “honor the wonderful work and deep commitment of our own Brook Dickson.” Dickson, who serves as executive assistant to the president and secretary for the Board of Trustees, is retiring from Hollins on June 30.

Andolyn Medina ’16 to Sing National Anthem at Black History Month Gala

Andolyn Medina ’16 to Sing National Anthem at Black History Month Gala

Medina, whose vocal talents have earned her National Anthem performances before President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the Miss America Pageant, and a Washington Wizards NBA game, is about to add another special event to her impressive resume.

“Help Wanted – Female”: Hollins Alumna’s New York Times Op-Ed Reflects on Pivotal Point in the Women’s Movement

“Help Wanted – Female”: Hollins Alumna’s New York Times Op-Ed Reflects on Pivotal Point in the Women’s Movement

2020欧洲杯体育在线平台In 1968, The New York Times stopped categorizing classified ads as “Help Wanted – Male” and “Help Wanted – Female” in favor of simply using “Help Wanted.” Wyndham Robertson ’58 spotlights the 50th anniversary of this little-remembered but nevertheless significant decision, and its impact on women in the workplace.

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