Monthly Archives: January 2019

Alumni News Round-Up: January 2019

January 31, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the month of January 2019: Stonemaier Games, headed by Jamey Stegmaier (’99), is publishing a new game called WINGSPAN.  “Featuring an all-female design team headed up by Elizabeth Hargrave, Wingspan is an engine-building board game where players take on the role of bird enthusiasts who are trying to discover and […]

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Grant Spotlight: MCM Math Modeling Competition

January 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On Monday, January 28, twelve of Mr. Benesh’s math modeling students will be participating in the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications’ Mathematical Contest in Modeling.  This is a college-level competition that will include about 20,000 teams competing worldwide.  A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the registration fees for all students participating.  We’ll be […]

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Grant Spotlight: Joint Mathematics Meetings

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLWGS math teacher Lynn Reed is a 25+ year member of the Mathematical Association of America.  “I always enjoy attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings when they occur ‘near’ Richmond,” she says.  As a member of the MAA’s Mini-Course Committee, she helped to monitor six mini-course sessions like “Dance and Mathematics” and “Object Based Learning and […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 29, 2018

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 29, 2018: Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered, picked “Night Shift” by Lucy Dacus (’13) as his favorite song of 2018. Jenny Han (’98) looks back on 2018.  “2018 has meant losing something — the quiet delights and private pleasures of being a […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 15, 2018

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 15, 2018: Emmanuel Pratt (’95), founder of the Sweet Water Foundation, won a $50,000 grant at the 2019 Joyce Awards, which he will use to fund a year-long renovation and activation of an abandoned house in Chicago with the goal of creating a place […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Beck-Berman (’05)

January 11, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Sarah Beck-Berman (’05) is the Cantor at Congregation Beth Ahabah, the oldest synagogue in Richmond and home of the 6th oldest Jewish community in the country.  Sarah’s father is a rabbi, so she grew up with an understanding of what it meant to be a member of the clergy. But she was not always on that […]

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Grant Spotlight: History Honor Society Speaker

January 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Political analyst Bill Kristol is scheduled to address the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society on February 11 at 2 PM in the Forum.  Mr. Kristol is the second speaker to address the HHS this year.  Dr. Johanna Neuman, who recently published Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote and is currently a […]

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