Feature Stories

September 12, 2014
Growing PainsShalom Farms provided Jen Swegan, '15, insight into the challenges of food justice in Richmond
Senior Jen Swegan’s work with Shalom Farms uprooted and challenged her understanding of food justice.
September 9, 2014
Sol Park, '15From Shanghai to Accra, Ghana, via Richmond
A summer internship in Ghana introduced an international student to an even wider world.
September 4, 2014
Amber Battle, '15On the court and in the studio
A summer internship with a Richmond-based production company gave this student-athlete a chance to explore her career interests.
September 3, 2014
David Stevens, '15Chemistry major studies and researches in Israel
Senior’s study abroad experience is enhanced by research opportunity
Alex Duncan, '16 and Ben Strawsburg, '16Student research aims to understand inter-male communication
Juniors devise a summer research project to understand inter-male communication and suggest ways to improve it.
ThresholdStudents and faculty bring new play to life
Premiering a new play exemplifies Chuck Mike’s collaborative approach to theater
September 2, 2014
Sharon Lim, '16Junior takes a number of paths to explore education reform
Learning in and out of the classroom gives Sharon Lim, ’16, a deeper understanding of the challenges facing education equality.
August 19, 2014
Katie Presson, '15As a court-appointed special advocate, Katie Presson will represent children whose needs she understands very personally

This summer, Katie Presson, '15, worked toward certification as a court-appointed special advocate with Goochland CASA. She now represents the interests of children whose needs she understands very personally.

Gigi DeJoy, '15Senior's hometown serves as living laboratory for summer research
Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities.
August 6, 2014
Virginia's Poet LaureatePassion for poetry and craft drives Ron Smith, R'71, G'74, and G'94

Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.