The Columns

Summer Opportunities 2017

When summer classes ended in May 2017, dozens of students continued their education through myriad opportunities on campus and beyond. During Fall Term, many reported back on what they learned and how they think those experiences will impact their future studies and career plans.

Where did they go and what did they do?


Topics included the tumultuous relationship between Robert Devereux (second Earl of Essex) and Queen Elizabeth I, the dynamics of periodic water surges, and historical artifacts surrounding a turn-of-the-century murder, while locations ranged from South Africa to Capitol Hill.

Read more about our students’ exciting educational experiences in these profiles.

On Campus

In Lexington
Down By the River
Over the summer, students worked with Professor Robert Humston to examine the potential effects of smallmouth bass on native brook trout populations in the Virginia watershed.
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Around the World

Beyond Lexington
The Art of Movement
A three-month internship with New York-based artist Taryn Simon presented Sara Dotterer ’18 with myriad possibilities for her future career.
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