Beginning next semester, a Longwood student who needs help organizing a big paper, needs to meet with an academic coach and needs to add a class will no longer have to visit multiple buildings on opposite ends of campus.
After nearly 40 years, Latin is back at Longwood, with the ﬁrst course scheduled to be offered this fall.
“I’m ready to take the ﬁeld,” the anonymous donor told Courtney Hodges, Longwood’s vice president for institutional advancement, one morning last December.
The ﬁrst days and weeks of college can be among the most stressful for freshmen. Hundreds of questions remain to be answered: Will I make friends?
Is it harder to make it as a woman writer? Yes. Is it harder to make it as a person of color? Yes.
During the 2017-18 academic year, more than 600 Longwood students were hard at work studying everything from the morphology of bacterial magnetic crystals to Andrew Jackson and the nullification crisis.
In 2015, Longwood unveiled a new comprehensive campus Master Plan for the coming decade.
Longwood’s long-anticipated Upchurch University Center is nearing completion, with the grand opening set for Oct. 26.
Around the turn of the 20th century, popular Longwood English professor J.M. Grainger suggested that Joan of Arc, the 15th-century French heroine, would be a good choice as an inspirational ﬁgure for students.
Longwood has received a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host an NEA Big Read in Farmville and Prince Edward County next year.