Monthly Archives: April 2019

Grant Spotlight: Songs for Janie

April 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of the things that makes MLWGS a special place to learn is its location in the heart of Richmond.  It’s an easy walk to the Firehouse Theatre, which just hosted four performances of Songs for Janie, a musical interpretation by Tamara Wellons of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.  The Foundation funded a grant […]

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Grant Spotlight: Rubik’s Cube Competition

April 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Cubing Club held their first-ever Rubik’s Cube Competition on Saturday, April 13th at MLWGS.  The event sold out and was a huge success!  About 250 people, including 90 competitors from age 6 to 40 along with families, guests, and volunteers came from as far away as West Virginia and North Carolina to test […]

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Grant Spotlight: Chicago Manual of Style

April 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation recently provided a grant to purchase a one-year institutional license for the Chicago Manual of Style for student use.  Though the request came through librarian Wendy DeGroat, the license will be of use to all students, particularly those in Global Studies, FIRC, and some senior seminars.  Access to the most recent CMS is particularly useful for […]

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Grant Spotlight: Newtowne Tutoring

April 15, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Newtowne Tutoring club members provide weekly, one-on-one after school tutoring, snacks, and organized play for elementary and middle school students from nearby schools.  Service is one of the founding principles of the school, and the Newtowne tutors are one of the best examples of how students give back in meaningful ways.  The Foundation provided a […]

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Grant Spotlight: MENA Seminar Morocco trip

April 10, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

For the third year, Robinette Cross took MENA Seminar students on a week-long trip to Morocco, the culminating experience of a year’s worth of instruction.  This year’s trip was the largest ever, with 27 students in all.  Students visited Casablanca, Marrakesh, the Saharan town of Merzouga, Fez, and the capital city of Rabat.  Robinette Cross has […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 6, 2019

April 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 6, 2019: Nathan Melenbrink (’05) is part of the team of roboticists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering that developed a robot that can help contain flooding and combat soil erosion. Faith Alejandro (’01) and Eric Howlett (’04) have been named Rising Stars among 2019 Super […]

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