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Update on plans for safely reopening this fall, plus new Honors College ...
It's another day of sunshine and blue skies in Farmville. Like many other employees, I am currently working from home, but I often take my daily walk on Brock Commons—and I can tell you the campus has never looked better, as you can see in the photo above. We know that Longwood's beautiful campus is ... Continue reading →
American State and Local Government
Coming into this class, I had a small concern that my first attempt into political history would repeat itself to be a struggle. Wow, it is amazing to see what a difference a professor makes in a course. I found that while I was learning, I was growing in my understanding of the subject and ... Continue reading →
Honors: Seminar in European History
This class tested my every ability as it being a senior level course and an honors course as well. My first 400 level class taken at Longwood gave me a run for my money in trying to keep up with the demands. I would definitely say that this course was a make or break in ... Continue reading →
History of Japan
Due to my lack of taking a break when I probably should've, I took this class over the winter to give myself a challenge. A challenge it definitely was. There was a lot of reading that I was not accustomed to and it was a tad overwhelming. One thing I can say is that it ... Continue reading →
Hello world!
My name is Matthew McCord and currently I am a senior in the Therapeutic Recreation major at Longwood University. I am also apart of the ROTC at my university, and upon graduating I will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. The reason I choose to study Therapeutic Recreation is because I ... Continue reading →
Dear BIPOC of Longwood University
Dear BIPOC of Longwood University: I remember in my doctoral program when I first read Peggy McIntosh's Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack. I was certainly aware of my whiteness prior, but this ushered in a new wave of understanding; that I had been unknowingly contributing to a system that oppressed people around me, including some of ... Continue reading →
I want to thank you for taking the time to come and view my blog! With the current state of the world, it was safer to complete a remote internship and use a blog as a means to communicate. With that being said, I wanted to share a bit about myself and my experiences as ... Continue reading →
Historical Methods
Wow, where do I begin... This class brought a new light to history to me, and in itself gave me the intellectual brain food that I needed to develop my love for history. I wished I put more time into it and fully got the whole experience, but as any college student knows, balancing all ... Continue reading →