Hollins Makes Test-Optional Admission Policy Permanent
Standardized test scores such as the ACT and SAT will no longer be required when applying for admission. “Hollins strongly endorses a student-centered, holistic approach to admission,” said Ashley Browning, Hollins’ vice president for enrollment management.
From HOP to the Firehouse: Maria Vest ’21 Uses Her Outdoor Skills and Training to Become a Fire Department Volunteer
Vest joined the Troutville, Virginia, Volunteer Fire Department in March after earning her Wilderness First Responder designation, one of the many highlights of her four years of involvement with the Hollins Outdoor Program (HOP).
“I Had No Idea I Would be the Person I Am Today:” Senior Aditi Sharma’s “Leap of Faith” from Nepal to Hollins
“This is where I have had the most experiences, where I’ve been myself the most. I’ve been challenged, and I’ve challenged myself. It all happened here. It all happened at Hollins.”
Leah Wilkins ’23 Selected for Prelaw Undergraduate Scholar Program
The political science major is one of only 185 scholars competitively selected nationally by the Law School Admission Council to attend an intensive five-week summer program at one of seven partner institutions. Wilkins will work with law school faculty at the University of Houston Law Center.
Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Talks About Reading For Hollins And His Latest Book “How to Love a Country”
Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco, who read his poem “One Today” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2012, presents a virtual reading on April 8.
Hollins Presents 63rd Annual Science Seminar, April 5 – 8
The four-day virtual meeting will celebrate the dynamic research that has been conducted by the university’s science and mathematics students during the 2020-21 academic year.
“Decision Height” Revival Celebrates Ten Years of the Award-Winning Drama
Hollins Theatre is presenting a fully produced Zoom livestream presentation and first revival of the drama, April 1-3, 9-10, and 11. Written by Meredith Dayna Levy ’12, M.F.A. ’18, “Decision Height” won top playwriting honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival after it was originally staged in October 2012.
Te’ya Mitchell ’21 Earns Urban Teachers Fellowship, Will Uphold Their Mission to “Teach for a Just Future”
“Te’ya is a brilliant and tenacious advocate for educational equity and opportunity,” says Assistant Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies Courtney Chenette.
Hollins Announces Winner of the 2021 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Meg Medina will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for “Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away,” a story of friendship and change illustrated by Sonia Sánchez and published by Candlewick Press.
Hollins Professor Jessie Van Eerden Celebrates Launch of Award-Winning Fourth Book, “Call It Horses”
Eight years in the making, van Eerden’s third novel won the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize. “It’s a book that’s very close to me,” she said.
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