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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 2/12/2018. 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… Continue reading New Brock Experience to send students to the border to see immigration in action

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What do the candidates for governor think of the Confederate monuments?

A large flashpoint recently has been the debate over monuments to the Confederacy in public spaces. One of the most flamboyant voices in this debate was Corey Stewart before he came in second place in the Republican primary. Now he has been replaced by Ed Gillespie, a more establishment candidate. Still, the ever-present debate over… Continue reading What do the candidates for governor think of the Confederate monuments?

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Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial frontrunner lags by double digits against Dems, majority disapprove of Trump

This article originally appeared in RVA Magazine on 5/23/17. An archive is here. A new Washington Post/George Mason poll shows Virginia’s leading GOP candidate continues to struggle against Democratic opponents as Election Day 2017 draws closer. Ed Gillespie, a former GOP National Party leader, is the front runner against his two opponents, Confederate Flag-Champion Corey Stewart and businessman… Continue reading Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial frontrunner lags by double digits against Dems, majority disapprove of Trump

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Richmond-based photographer pays tribute to Holocaust survivors

  This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 4/16/17. An archive is here. Photos by Ann Polek, Photo Editor. LCVA began exhibiting work on Thursday. It has now been 72 years since the Auschwitz death camp was liberated by Allied forces, and Richmond-based photographer Dean Whitbeck is helping to tell the stories of some of the… Continue reading Richmond-based photographer pays tribute to Holocaust survivors

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Race and politics take over Blackwell

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 2/19/17. An archive is here. Students attended Longwood’s annual Social Justice in Action Leadership Summit on Saturday The summit, centered around race and politics, hosted keynote speakers Erica Wallace of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and Ariel Cochrane-Brown of Georgia State University. Both are pursuing… Continue reading Race and politics take over Blackwell

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Moton Museum continues screening civil rights films

Last Friday, the Moton Museum held a screening of “All the Way,” an HBO movie depicting the first term of former President Lyndon B. Johnson (actor Bryan Cranston) after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The movie focuses heavily on Johnson’s history with civil rights legislation and his complications with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (actor Anthony Mackie).

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Dr. Joy DeGruy speech gives a diagnosis

A version of this article appeared in The Rotunda (archive) This past week was Dr. Martin Luther King Week, which featured several events such as the MLK Challenge and the MLK Candlelight Vigil. One of the latest in this series of events is a lecture by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a sociologist and author of the book… Continue reading Dr. Joy DeGruy speech gives a diagnosis