Blue mountain foothills and Ghosts of Slave Women: A Conversation with UVA Alumna and Poet, Gail Wronsky
February 25, 2016
Please describe your involvement with the Women’s Center and Iris when you were a student.
I don’t know where the Women’s Center is now, but when I was at UVA it was in an old house near campus. I used to hang out there—it had a very inviting and comfortable lounge. I’d go there often because it felt safe. The whole building seemed to generate warmth and hospitality...
February 09, 2016
Are you a passionate person of any gender (yes, we encourage everyone to apply!) who is seeking an internship, a community, and is particularly interested in social issues? If your answer is “hell yes, this already sounds like me”, then I strongly encourage you to keep reading. The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center internship is a year-long program that engages its participants...
Combatting Homogeneity in STEM: Impressions of Female Acceptance in the Sciences at U.Va. and Beyond
November 05, 2015
It is no secret that our university struggles with a lack of diversity. Statistics released by the University continually demonstrate homogeneity of both the student body and faculty. While the issue of diversity at U.Va. can produce enough commentary for multiple articles, this piece seeks to address the lack of faculty gender diversity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) departments. To accomplish this, I interviewed two female faculty at the university to inquire about their experiences and the specific ways that prejudice has affected them in their fields and at U....