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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 12, 2017

August 19, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Cheta Emba in the Womens Rugby World Cup (photo from The Guardian)

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 12, 2017:

  • Kent Rollins (’14) is the co-founder and CEO of Candid Campus Tours, a Williamsburg-based company that offers one-on-one, personalized, behind-the-official-tour-scenes look at campus life led by students at the school.  Read about it in the RTD.
  • Cheta Emba (’11) is playing for the USA in the 2017 Womens Rugby World Cup.
  • DC-area alumni: join us for happy hour Thursday, August 24 at The Board Room (1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009).  Facebook event here.
  • Charlottesville elementary school teacher Rachel Caldwell (’06) appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss how to talk to Charlottesville students compassionately and productively after last weekend’s events in their hometown.
  • We profiled Jack Christian (’97) for our website. In addition to being a poet and professor, Jack is one of the authors of the open letter from the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson featured in Slate this week.
  • Scythe, from Jamey Stegmaier (’99)’s Stonemaier Games, appeared in season 5 of Orphan Black.
  • Durham City Council At-Large member Jillian Johnson (’99) appeared on NPR’s 1A episode entitled “A Monumental Problem.” You can hear her segment starting around minute 30.
  • ICYMI: Ben Wong (’15) shared some of his insights and advice on college admissions and making the most of the college experience.

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