Editor’s Note: Summer 2019 Issue

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By the time you read this, former president Nancy Oliver Gray will have begun her term as interim president of Hollins, replacing President Pareena Lawrence, who stepped down at the end of June 2019. President Gray talks about the year to come in “A Time to Look Ahead.”

What’s new on campus these days? Phase one of the new residential neighborhood, located between Barbee and the upper stables, opened in August. Read more about this inviting space in “The New Village Opens Its Doors to Students.”

In “Twenty Years (and Counting) in the Life of a Library,” Luke Vilelle, Maryke Barber, and Rebecca Seipp give you a look at the vital role this living library plays in campus life. Its signature elements remain—but changes in services and in space, both physical and digital, address the evolving needs of the campus community.

Last spring, photography expert Denise Bethel ’73 spoke on campus about an exhibition at the Wilson Museum that included work by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, and others. Karen Adams (M.A. ’93 English and creative writing; M.A. ’00, M.F.A. ’10 children’s literature) tells the story in “The American Experience in Photographs.”

In “Collaborative and Pragmatic,” Beth JoJack ’98 writes about how Jennifer Boysko ’89, who moved from Virginia’s House to the Senate early in 2019, inspires voters with her “genuine desire to make the world better.”

More than 40 years after its debut issue, Artemis continues to celebrates the prodigious talents of Southwest Virginia writers and artists, including Hollins students, alumnae, and faculty. Jeff Hodges M.A.L.S. ’11 describes what’s it like “Pushing a Boulder Up a Hill.”

In her delightful essay “The Love Language of Lima Beans,” Rachel McCarthy James ’08 writes about how the humble vegetable has become a symbol of love between her and her husband.

Jean Holzinger M.A.L.S. ’11
Guest Editor


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