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Montpelier hosting student symposium on monuments, memorials

MONTPELIER STATION – Albemarle County high school students are engaging with historians at Montpelier this week to learn more about the function of monuments and memorials in society— including their influence on recent violence and racial strife in Charlottesville.   The student symposium at the historic home of James Madison is part of Albemarle County’s […]

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UVA’s ‘Human/Ties’ Festival Putting Focus on Humanities

The clock started ticking more than a year ago, when the University of Virginia received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to organize a public event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities. That prompted UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and community partners to spend the […]

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Joan Ackroyd, Monticello High School

Joan Ackroyd, Librarian, Monticello High School   What is the most challenging aspect of your job? The most challenging aspect of my job is providing equity of access for all students. We have a very diverse student population and this diversity is manifested economically as well. While many of our students bring their own devices […]