Hollins has received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to invest in a 30-month pilot project entitled “Faculty Development to Advance Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century.”
Hollins is one of 42 institutions comprising the Council of Independent Colleges’ Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, and will use a cloud-based uniform digital platform to curate photographic archives for classical studies.
Designed to provide financial assistance to those interested in educating low-income students, the TEACH Grant is available to Hollins students pursuing a Master of Arts in teaching.
The university is joining with Community Housing Partners to complete an energy efficiency retrofit of Barbee Guest House. The work is supported by a green revolving fund established at Hollins last May.
The funds will enable Hollins to immediately implement green projects that further a campus culture of environmental sustainability.