Ajaya Green ’23 Embraces a Mission to Ensure Legal Justice for Marginalized Communities
Ajaya Green ’23 is intent on joining the fight to bring racial equity to the criminal justice system. “I believe this system is just so flawed against marginalized groups,” she explains. “I want to become a defense attorney, and knowing how bad the system is stacked up against minorities will help propel me along my journey.”
What HOPE Means for Hollins University – Admission & Recruitment
In the fall of 2021, Hollins announced a new scholarship opportunity specifically designed for young women in the Roanoke Valley region who wish to pursue a Hollins degree with zero tuition debt. Madeline Aliff, the director of admissions and recruitment operations at Hollins University, played a crucial role in creating and implementing the program and spoke about her experience with Hollins and the incredible support surrounding the HOPE scholarship.
Third Annual Leading EDJ Conference Continues the Work in Building “A More Inclusive and Equitable Hollins University”
Lauren Ridloff, who portrayed the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first deaf superhero in the 2021 film “Eternals,” delivered the keynote address at this year’s Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice Conference, held Feb. 23-24.
Hollins Presents Leading EDJ Conference, February 23 & 24
Featuring the theme “Barriers and Bridges to Access,” Hollins University’s third annual Leading Equity, Diversity and Justice (Leading EDJ) Conference will bring together Hollins students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i for 30 sessions across three time periods.
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.
“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 to Host AAC&U Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center
Hollins is among the schools announced by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as host institutions for 14 new Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. The centers play a vital role in addressing historical and contemporary effects of racism by building sustainable capacity to promote deep, transformational change.
Case Studies Showcase Sophomore’s Interest in Researching Cultural Heritage
Javeria Piracha ’25 has made a contribution to the growing study of the issue of Indigenous rights to heritage. The applied economics major has analyzed the interaction between Indigenous peoples and those owning their cultural property, and that research recently earned her a speaking opportunity at a prestigious academic conference.
AAC&U President Visits Hollins to Stress the Enduring Power of the Liberal Arts
Lynn Pasquerella, president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, spoke at Hollins about the “need to recognize that higher education and its graduates must play a leadership role in fulfilling the promise of liberal education, ensuring that all students are positioned to find their best and most authentic selves.”
Hollins, Jed Foundation Announce Collaboration to Enhance Campus Mental Health Services
Hollins is partnering with a national, nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting the emotional health of young adults to build upon the university’s existing student mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention efforts.
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