Monthly Archives: April 2018

Grant Spotlight: Music Department Trip to New Orleans

April 27, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every spring, orchestra and band teacher Karl von Klein organizes a trip open to any student taking a class within the music department.  This year, he is chaperoning students on a trip to New Orleans for the first weekend of this year’s Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest).  The Foundation provided a grant to […]

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Grant Spotlight: Student Aid

April 23, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Providing access to every opportunity MLWGS has to offer is one of the most important goals of the Foundation.  To that end, we made $20,000 available for students in financial need in the 2017-18 school year.  Jeff Hall and Kori Mosley accessed student aid funding to cover costs for three students in need of financial […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 21, 2018

April 23, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 21, 2018: We the People gets a shout out in the RTD’s Q&A with Studio Two Three co-founder and executive director Ashley Hawkins (’03). Jillian Johnson (’99), who currently serves as Durham’s Mayor Pro Tempore, spoke to students at Duke about activism. Chirag Saraiya […]

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Grant Spotlight: 3D Printer

April 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In 2016-17, the Foundation purchased a Stratasys SE Plus 3D printer that is currently housed in the science department but available for use by any student or teacher.  This year, one of Ryan Webb’s Mathematical Art seminar students, Meg Taylor (’18), used the printer to create a piece that she later submitted to the Bridges […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 14, 2018

April 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 14, 2018: Lucy Dacus (’13) wrote about touring, identity, and where she’s from for Lenny Letter. From Unseen Fire, the debut novel from Cass Morris (’03), came out on April 17th. Zoe Golden (’09) recently opened Small Friend Records and Books in Shockoe Bottom.

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 7, 2018

April 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 7, 2018: Wilton Wu (’15) is helping to lead a new online course called data 8x, based on UC Berkeley’s fastest growing course, Data 8, Foundations of Data Science. The course launched earlier this week and is free for anyone to enroll. The Richmond Free […]

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