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President Hinton Among University Presidents, CEOs, and Civic Leaders Urging Passage of Bipartisan DREAM Act

President Hinton Among University Presidents, CEOs, and Civic Leaders Urging Passage of Bipartisan DREAM Act

More than 400 university presidents, CEOs, and civic leaders, including Hollins University President Mary Dana Hinton, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) advocating passage of the bipartisan Durbin-Graham DREAM Act of 2021.

President Hinton Named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

President Hinton Named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Established in 1780 by the nation’s founders to honor exceptionally accomplished individuals, the Academy stated, “The 2021 election provides an opportunity to recognize extraordinary people who help solve the world’s most urgent challenges, create meaning through art, and contribute to the common good from every field, discipline, and profession.”

President Hinton’s Statement On U.S. Capitol Riots

President Hinton’s Statement On U.S. Capitol Riots

“Today, more than ever before, we must embrace the call of our mission,” Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton said in a message to the campus community. “What we do each day counters fear mongering, hate-filled actions, injustice, and threats to democracy. With my whole heart I believe that when we learn, live, and love together, we are the counternarrative to what we saw unfold.”

President Hinton Honored As Winner of Courageous Leadership Award

President Hinton Honored As Winner of Courageous Leadership Award

The award is given by Credo, a higher education consulting firm that works with independent colleges and universities, and recognizes an innovative leader in independent higher education.

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

President Hinton Engages 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 Joins Women’s College Coalition in Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Hinton Joins Women’s College Coalition in Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In a joint statement released by the WCC, Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton and leaders of more than 30 other women’s colleges and universities “mourn the loss of a life lived in service and celebrate an inspiration to us all.”

President Hinton Updates the Campus Community on Fall Reopening Plans

President Hinton Updates the Campus Community on Fall Reopening Plans

“While we continue to move toward a more flexible reopening, the reopening plan continues to be dynamic and ever evolving in response to the pandemic. We fully believe in this community and what it can be if we unite in committing to a Culture of Care to look out for and protect one another.”

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.”

President-Elect Hinton Joins Higher Ed. Leaders, New York Times Magazine to Discuss College This Fall

President-Elect Hinton Joins Higher Ed. Leaders, New York Times Magazine to Discuss College This Fall

Hinton and five other panelists explore “the new realities of life on campus in the midst of a pandemic,” and address what campus life will look like; issues related to working on campus; and how they envision learning will occur.

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