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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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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 / Events

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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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 31, 2018: Matthew Perry (’15) was inspired to start the Richmond Community Bail Fund after reading an article on the inherent injustice of the cash bail system posted by one of his former MLWGS teachers.  Read about the work they’re doing in this Richmond […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 24, 2018

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 24, 2018: Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie (‘ 95) is quoted in this article about the 2018 midterm elections (h/t Carrie Kajwajy ’95). Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin (’96) talks about where the company is heading next. This week also featured two […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 17, 2018

March 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 17, 2018: The Petersburg Progress-Index profiled Joe Paul (’18), winner of this year’s Class 2 State Championship wrestling title. Colin Van Ostern (’96) lays out his platform for the New Hampshire Secretary of State race. Christopher Michael Richardson (’09) talks about playing Lion in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Tissiere (’11)

March 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Jackie Tissiere (’11) is one of the alumni we’re looking forward to having back at MLWGS for Alumni Showcase on Friday, March 30, 2018.  They currently work as executive pastry chef and kitchen manager at Whisk in Shockoe Bottom.  “I knew I wanted to be a baker from the time I was around sixteen,” Jackie explains.  “I was determined to do […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 10, 2018

March 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 10, 2018: Thank you to all the alumni who attended and/or donated items to the 2018 Night of the Dragon auction!  This year, alumni donated approximately $6000 worth of items.  While the auction is a PTSA event, the Foundation does receive a small percentage […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 3, 2018

March 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 3, 2018: Wren Elhai (’04), press-attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, is the fiddle player for the Astana Bluegrass Survivors, a band bringing American music to the heart of Eurasia. Amy Rector Verrelli (’99) just returned from a research trip to Ethiopia where […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 24, 2018

February 26, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 24, 2018: MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA, animated by Jane Samborski (’02), is now available on Netflix. Smithsonian beer historian Theresa McCulla (’00) talks about the history of the growler. Maryam Patton (’10) co-hosts this episode of the Ottoman History Podcast […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Livvy Call (’14)

February 21, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Livvy Call (’14) is one of the young alumni we’re looking forward to having back at MLWGS for Alumni Showcase on March 30, 2018.  Livvy is currently a senior at JMU, where she is majoring in Dietetics.  In high school, she was very involved with languages, taking Spanish through AP, as well as two years of French and three years of Italian (one […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of February 10, 2018

February 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 10, 2018: Dylan Adams (’09) co-owns The Lighting and Sound Company and is featured as one of Richmond Magazine’s “Foundations of Theater,” the people who keeps shows running behind the scenes. Lucy Dacus (’13) released “Next of Kin” from her upcoming album HISTORIAN. Neil […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: February 3, 2018

February 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of February 3, 2018: Sara Schaefer (’96) has a new podcast called “Loner at Coyowolf Creek.” VCU News profiled Brittany Jones (’07), who is currently teaching at John Marshall after completing the Richmond Teacher Residency program. VCU News profiled Shira Lanyi (’05), a former ballerina who […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Cass Morris ’03

February 1, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Cass Morris (’03) is about to become Governor’s School’s next published novelist.  From Unseen Fire will be released by DAW Books in April of this year.  It’s the first in a trilogy, the rest of which Cass is working on now.  The path from wanting to make a living as a writer to selling a novel has […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of January 27, 2018

January 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of January 27, 2018: Congratulations to Kia Player (’02) on opening not one but two restaurants this month! Dixie Bell’s Burger Bar and Eggspress are now doing business in Northside RVA! The Richmond Free Press wrote about the Richmond Community Bail Fund, an all-volunteer organization started […]

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