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Colin Wilson, 1931-2013: “Britain’s First Homegrown Existentialist Star” and One of Hollins’ First Writers-in-Residence

Colin Wilson, 1931-2013: “Britain’s First Homegrown Existentialist Star” and One of Hollins’ First Writers-in-Residence

0 / December 9, 2013 2:20 pm

According to The Guardian, “The phenomenal reviews and sales of [Wilson's] first book, ‘The Outsider’ (1956), led him to be seen as a potential saviour of the human spirit, a thinker who might find a way through the spiritual nullity of the postwar years.” He went on to publish more than 100 works during his lifetime and was writer-in-residence at Hollins in 1966-67.

Playwright’s Lab Enjoys Banner Year in 2013

Playwright’s Lab Enjoys Banner Year in 2013

0 / November 21, 2013 9:40 am

The introduction of two new certificate programs caps a year in which student playwrights received multiple honors and their works gained impressive productions and publications.

November 22, 1963: Hollins Remembers

November 22, 1963: Hollins Remembers

1 / November 14, 2013 9:45 am

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Hollins alumnae recall where they were and how they reacted on that tragic day. In this 1960 photo, student supporters of Kennedy and Richard Nixon rally on campus during that year’s presidential campaign.

Hollins Continues Partnership with Local Nonprofit to Implement Energy Solutions

Hollins Continues Partnership with Local Nonprofit to Implement Energy Solutions

0 / November 7, 2013 1:20 pm

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.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Under Way

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Under Way

0 / November 6, 2013 10:20 am

The drive continues through November 18 and supports Hollins’ neighbors in the community at large.

Michael Gettings on Healing Political and Cultural Divisions

Michael Gettings on Healing Political and Cultural Divisions

0 / November 1, 2013 11:30 am

The associate professor of philosophy discusses America’s polarization and the lecture at Hollins by renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, author of the bestselling book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.” Haidt spoke on Monday, Nov. 4.

Students Take the Initiative to Meet the Politician They’re Studying

Students Take the Initiative to Meet the Politician They’re Studying

0 / October 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Elizabeth Trout ’17 spearheaded a road trip to Charlottesville on October 16, where she and five other students talked with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. (From left to right: Saumya Vats ’17, Meika Downey ’17, Nat-Hallie Harrod ’17, Professor of Political Science Ed Lynch, Gov. Haley, Trout, Caitlin Hill ’17, and Anna Lohmueller ’17)

Two Hollins Alumnae Are Champions at the Washington International Horse Show

Two Hollins Alumnae Are Champions at the Washington International Horse Show

0 / October 24, 2013 4:40 pm

Hollins trustee Dudley Wood Macfarlane ’77 (pictured here riding her horse, Authentic) was Champion in the Adult Hunter Finals and Devon Braswell Hamnett ’03 was Reserve Champion. Both rode at Hollins and have been successful in their equestrian careers since their graduation. (Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Photography)

M.F.A. Playwright Honored by the Southeastern Theatre Conference

M.F.A. Playwright Honored by the Southeastern Theatre Conference

0 / October 23, 2013 10:15 am

Robert Plowman has won the Charles M. Getchell New Play Award for 2014.

Class Ring Is Returned to Hollins Alumna Seven Decades After Its Loss

Class Ring Is Returned to Hollins Alumna Seven Decades After Its Loss

0 / October 15, 2013 12:00 pm

Frances McDowell Leitner ’39 (pictured here from her senior yearbook) lost her college ring in the early 1940s. Another Hollins alumna, Kathleen McDonald Roglan ’97 has returned it to her after discovering it on eBay.