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Citizen Leadership Institute builds a “philosophy of leadership”

This article originally appeared in The Rotunda on 2/17/2017. An archive is here. The Citizen Leadership Institute is one of Longwood University’s departments for fulfilling its goals of developing its students as citizen leaders. It is similar to many of the credited courses at Longwood, and has a similar classroom environment. Laura Parker is the assistant director… Continue reading Citizen Leadership Institute builds a “philosophy of leadership”

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New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

This article was published in The Rotunda on 2/1/2017. An archive is here. Some of the latest changes to Longwood University are not in the physical construction of the campus, but the new potential courses that are being made available to students. The Brock Experiences program was started in 2016 as a way of making traveling courses… Continue reading New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

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Longwood University awards the 36th annual Dos Passos Prize for Literature

This article originally appeared in The Rotunda on 11/11/17. An archive is here. Fiction author Chang-rae Lee is already a recipient of numerous literary awards, and he can now add Longwood University’s own Dos Passos Prize for Literature to his list of accomplishments. Lee is the 36th author to receive this recognition, and it is the oldest national… Continue reading Longwood University awards the 36th annual Dos Passos Prize for Literature

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An invisible pain on campus

One of the most serious issues facing American students in higher education today is not grades or dating, but actually mental health. Over three-fourths of mental health problems start before age 24, according to the National Association of Mental Illness. With an unsteady job market and a heavy load of debt payments ahead of them,… Continue reading An invisible pain on campus

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What’s behind the ratings in the World Series?

The 2017 Major League Baseball Season ended with the last game of the World Series on November 1. The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers were not the only competition in town, however. The other big game was the National Football League’s NFL Sunday game between the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The… Continue reading What’s behind the ratings in the World Series?

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DIGILab opens in the Greenwood Library to serve students

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 10/28/17. An archive is here. The Greenwood Library at Longwood University now has a new addition to its facilities. The DIGILab, first unveiled in September this semester, brings new supplies and equipment to students using the library for projects. The lab is run by Longwood’s Digital Education Collaborative (DEC),… Continue reading DIGILab opens in the Greenwood Library to serve students

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Virginia Children’s Book Festival returned to Longwood for the fourth year

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 10/22/17. An archives is here.   After four years, Longwood University continues to host the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. The three-day event took place this past weekend, from Thursday to Saturday. Farmville native Juanita Giles is the founder and executive director of the festival. After growing up in this area,… Continue reading Virginia Children’s Book Festival returned to Longwood for the fourth year