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Professor Emerita’s New Book Centers on “What’s Remembered, What’s Observed, and What’s Imagined”

Professor Emerita’s New Book Centers on “What’s Remembered, What’s Observed, and What’s Imagined”

Award-winning poet and novelist Pablo Medina promises that “you’ll be heartened by the wisdom, clarity, and honesty” of the new poetry collection by Professor of English Emerita Cathryn Hankla ’80, M.A. ’82. “Immortal Stuff,” published Mercer University Press, is Hankla’s 11th volume of poetry and second full-length collection of prose poems.

Hollins to Discontinue Lacrosse Program at End of 2022-23 Academic Year

Hollins to Discontinue Lacrosse Program at End of 2022-23 Academic Year

In recent years, as opportunities for student-athletes at Hollins and at other small colleges have evolved, interest in the lacrosse program at Hollins has diminished. The university has struggled to maintain a sufficient roster size that supports competitive play and ensures the health and safety of participants. Thus, after careful consideration, Hollins has made the difficult decision to discontinue its lacrosse program effective at the end of the current academic year.

Hollins Presents Leading EDJ Conference, February 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.

Sulzer to Serve As Hollins’ Artist-in-Residence This Spring

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

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

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

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 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 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

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.

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