Sulzer to Serve As Hollins’ Artist-in-Residence This Spring
Andrea Sulzer, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, has been named Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence at Hollins University for 2023.
First-Year Students Attend Virginia Law Audit Project Announcement
This spring, Hollins students will contribute to the Virginia Law Audit Project (VLAP), a crowd-sourced, nonpartisan, statewide initiative in which state statutes, administrative code, and the Virginia Constitution are reviewed. VLAP’s mission is to identify all forms of discrimination and propose legislative amendments to further equity in the language and substance of the law.
Hollins Welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winner Anne Boyer As This Year’s Writer-in-Residence
Poet and essayist Anne Boyer, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “The Undying,” is Hollins University’s Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence for 2023. Boyer received Yale University’s Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize in 2020 and was the 2018-19 Judith Wilson Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University.
Distinguished Jurist and Hollins Alumna to Speak at 181st Commencement Exercises
Senior United States District Judge Callie Virginia “Ginny” Smith Granade ’72 will be the guest speaker at Hollins University’s 181st Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 21. The ceremony will be held on Hollins’ historic Front Quadrangle.
Hollins Students to Deliberate “Ethics and Digital Media” at VFIC Ethics Bowl
Hollins University students will compete head-to-head against other teams from Virginia’s leading independent colleges and universities at the 23rd annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, which takes place January 29-30 at Virginia Wesleyan University. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
In New Essay, Hollins Professor Looks at How 19th-century Novels for Girls Are Relevant Today
In her new essay, “Forget ‘Little Women’: How Did Girls Learn to be Grown Women?”, Professor of English Julie Pfeiffer explores how Victorian-era novels for adolescent girls might help in finding healthier models of what it means to grow up female.
Hollins Exceeds “75” End-of-Year Giving Challenge
To recognize the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary $75 million gift to Hollins, alumnae/i issued a challenge to members of the university’s 1842 Society: The group promised to contribute $75,000 to the Hollins Fund if 75 alumnae/i and friends committed $1,842 or more by December 31, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of 1842 Society members, Hollins exceeded the “75” challenge with 111 donors committing to this level of giving.
“The Audacity of a Leader”: Hollins Honors the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Members of the Hollins community embraced the theme of “Community, Justice, and Activism” during the university’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 16.
Hollins Initiative to Grow Region’s Dual Enrollment Teaching Capacity Boosted by $428,000 in Federal Funds
Hollins has received $428,000 in federal government funding to enhance dual enrollment offerings for high school students in Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke County Public Schools, and Botetourt County Public Schools. The initiative will be coordinated with Roanoke’s Virginia Western Community College.
Natasha Campbell ’19 Selected for Prestigious Golden Foundation Residency
Natasha Campbell ’19 has been chosen as an Artist Resident at The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. She is one of only 18 artists selected for the 2023 Residency Program from over 600 applicants hailing from around the world.
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