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Hollins Names Nakeshia N. Williams, Ph.D., as the University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hollins Names Nakeshia N. Williams, Ph.D., as the University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“I am very excited about joining the campus community,” said Williams, who comes to Hollins from North Carolina A&T State University. “I look forward to working alongside administration, faculty, staff, and students in cultivating programming and initiatives aimed at improving diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at Hollins University.”

English and Creative Writing Professor’s Artistic Journey Brings “Voices Into Dialogue”

English and Creative Writing Professor’s Artistic Journey Brings “Voices Into Dialogue”

In “Devonte Travels the Sorry Route,” his latest collection of poems, Professor of English and Creative Writing T.J. Anderson III is “responding to…shifts of identity within the African-American cultural and historical narrative.”

Hollins Sociologist Explores How Black Mothers Talk to Their Children About Race

Hollins Sociologist Explores How Black Mothers Talk to Their Children About Race

Assistant Professor of Sociology Jennifer Turner has specifically studied the parenting concerns and racial socialization practices of low-income Black single mothers.

Hollins Celebrates The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hollins Celebrates The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Members of the Hollins community are paying tribute to the civil rights leader with two special video programs.

Hollins Joins in Partnership to Advance Racial Equity in Higher Education

Hollins Joins in Partnership to Advance Racial Equity in Higher Education

“Having Hollins be an inaugural member of LACRELA signals our proactive and ongoing commitment to ensuring we are at the forefront of inclusion work in higher education,” said Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton. “We are pleased to be in the company of these other leading liberal arts institutions in our shared pursuit of equity and justice.”

“One Small Step on that Journey of Transformation”: Hollins Holds Its Inaugural Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice Day

“One Small Step on that Journey of Transformation”: Hollins Holds Its Inaugural Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice Day

“The liberal arts demand this work of leading equity, diversity and justice,” said Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton. “Indeed, today reflects the meaning and purpose of education and our collective responsibility and mutual accountability to all those we encounter.”

Hollins To Hold Inaugural “Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice Day” October 23

Hollins To Hold Inaugural “Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice Day” October 23

“This conference aims to create an intentional and meaningful space for all of us to reflect, learn, and facilitate action toward making Hollins a more equitable and just community,” said President Mary Dana Hinton.

President Hinton Joins in Dialogue With Michelle Alexander, Bestselling Author Of “The New Jim Crow”

President Hinton Joins in Dialogue With Michelle Alexander, Bestselling Author Of “The New Jim Crow”

As part of Hollins’ Distinguished Speaker Series, Alexander had a virtual sit-down with Hinton to discuss the 10th-anniversary edition of her book as well as a host of other issues including racial unrest in the U.S. and social activism both on and off-campus. “We’re grateful to have these timely and robust conversations,” said Hinton.

President Hinton’s Statement On ICE Guidelines Affecting International Students

President Hinton’s Statement On ICE Guidelines Affecting International Students

“The Hollins community stands with our international students in opposition to this policy, and supports the Association of American Universities, NASPA, and the American Council for Education in speaking out against this policy. We decry the unnecessarily difficult position in which our students, and the more than one million international students nationally, have been placed.”

“All Of Us Must Do The Work. All Of Us Must Begin Now.”: President-Elect Hinton Calls for “Lasting, Meaningful Cultural Change” at Hollins

“All Of Us Must Do The Work. All Of Us Must Begin Now.”: President-Elect Hinton Calls for “Lasting, Meaningful Cultural Change” at Hollins

“At Hollins our call must not only be in reaction to recent events, but also to reconcile our institutional past with enslavement; to ensure all of our students – including the voices and concerns of students of color – are heard, seen, and valued, and feel safe on campus today; to create an environment of inclusive excellence that supports rigorous teaching and learning in the liberal arts tradition; and to develop a plan that guides our efforts to be an inclusive community. We must be accountable for equity regardless of what is happening in the world around us.”

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