Paige Golden Callahan ’03 and Jay Dee Callahan ’05 began their Mary Washington journey in a relationship, just not with each other.
Friends from the start, they’d begin college life under the same roof, feelings bubbling beneath the surface. By the time they finally found themselves single at the same time, graduation was just weeks away. Jay Dee planned to stay in Virginia; Paige would head home to Connecticut.
Twelve days. That’s the longest UMW senior Natalie Motley has been able to go without lacing up.
The culprit that kept her out of her skates? A cracked kneecap.
For years, newspaper journalist Kristen Green ’95 covered stories about inequality in poor, minority communities around the country. But one story she hadn’t yet tackled nagged at her.
In 1959, her Virginia home county had closed its public school system rather than integrate its classrooms. Perhaps, Green thought, it was time to turn her reporter’s eye on the role her own community – and her own family – had played in perpetuating racial segregation. [Read more…]