Throwback Thursday: Hurricane Season

In October 1954, the category 4 hurricane “Hazel” struck North Carolina. In these photos from the Class of 1955’s Class Box, we can see the impact the storm had on the Meredith College campus. For her class’s 50th Anniversary memory book, Margaret Brunson Simkus recalled her experience with the storm: When Hurricane Hazel hit campus,... Continue Reading →

Facilities Team Completes Campus Improvement Projects

When Meredith transitioned to remote learning this spring, most students, faculty, and staff started working and learning from home. The less populated campus provided an opportunity for Meredith’s Facilities Department to complete a variety of projects to improve the appearance of buildings and grounds. These projects include cleaning outdoor signage, doing touch-up painting, and more.... Continue Reading →

Phonathon Students Continue Work Remotely

Midway through the spring semester, Meredith College made the difficult but necessary decision to begin moving on-campus activities to a virtual setting. The transition from in-person experiences to an online format included remote learning for all students as well as working remotely for student workers. While navigating these changes presented unprecedented challenges, it was essential... Continue Reading →

Fast Facts: Career Planning

Students and recent college graduates across the country are feeling stuck. They are seeking jobs, internships, and professional experiences during a pandemic which has turned the economy and work upside-down. Many are unsure what their next steps are. The Office of Career Planning (OCP) has a few opportunities that students and graduates who are feeling... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Class Jackets

In the April 14, 1934 issue of THE TWIG, there is an article about class traditions. According to the article, during their junior year, a class would “select a class sweater or jacket on which they wear their class numerals.” The tradition seems to have started and ended in the 1930s, reappeared briefly after World... Continue Reading →

Strong Story: Essence Thomas, ’20

When Essence Thomas, ’20, arrived at Meredith, she had little interest in running track. She came out of high school with a hamstring injury and feeling somewhat burned out. But after talking with the track coach, she reconsidered her options. “My coach said she was willing to work with me, to get me PT for... Continue Reading →

Fast Facts: Meredith Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

2020 Meredith (Social) Entrepreneurship Challenge! Operation C.O.V.I.D. (Creative Opportunity to Video an Idea and Develop) The Meredith (Social) Entrepreneurship Challenge (MSEC) is an annual venture idea competition with a special emphasis on societal needs. Student groups compete for a $4,000 grand prize! With the uncertainty surrounding the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the M(S)EC... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: A Timely Note

In these days of toilet paper “issues,” this note from “Miss Dandridge” preserved in the Class Box of 1965 will possibly resonate! How funny that someone thought to save this. We wonder if they knew something the rest of us didn't? 😉 Who was Miss Dandridge?

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