Nearly two centuries ago, Longwood was founded as a place for women to earn their college degrees—a revolutionary idea at the time.
The Robert Russa Moton Museum was recently awarded a $162,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the museum’s efforts to engage young visitors, especially schoolchildren.
This coffee- table book, which features 1,300 blackand-white photographs and an eight-page color section, highlights properties with significant historic and architectural attributes.
For alumni who would like some “aided recall” about their days at Longwood, a gem of a resource is available through Greenwood Library.
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.