Making a Difference for Mother Earth

Old Mother Earth, the giver of life and home to us all, is constantly being threatened. Women from all over the country have taken the lead to start new green initiatives within their organizations to help make a difference in their communities. First Lady Michelle Obama recruited the help of Monticello's Garden Curator, Peter Hatch, to help start an organic garden at the White House.

Standing up for Change

It is 1990. Hundreds of students are standing on the steps of the Rotunda holding candles, day and night. They take turns through the nights and days with other students, male and female. All of the students are determined to continue the vigil until they reach their goal. Holding candles of hope on the steps of the University structure that is most representative of hope, the students say they will not leave until the vigil has gone on for 134 hours. Why 134 hours?

Another Bad A** Women's Event

On March 5th 2013 Iris Magazine of the U.Va.'s Women's Center hosted a luncheon discussion – the topic: "Bada** Women in Literature."  Held at U.Va. OpenGrounds, the program featured three great U.Va. faculty members who spoke to us about their favorite female literary writers and why they thought their picks deserved the title of bada**.

Staying Safe During Spring Break

Spring Break is quickly approaching for all of our students at UVa. This student holiday has come to signify the time when exams are all over and behind you. Who wouldn't want to celebrate that! Now that all of that hard work studying is over you can give your brain its much-needed rest. Some of you might be going home to see family and friends while others have plans to travel to exotic destinations. Wherever the planned destination may be, staying safe should always be your number one concern.


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