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This Place is for the Birds

Megan Henning '18 with one of the greater rheas she took care of at the zoo.

Megan Henning ’18 discovers new skills during zoo internship The large doors to the shelter slowly opened, surprising the flock of pink flamingos inside and sending them scurrying outside in a mass of frantically flapping wings where Megan Henning ’18 and other colleagues waited. They held up tarps, forming a wall and leading the birds... READ MORE >>

Deetz’s Bound to the Fire named among Smithsonian’s best books about food

Kelley Deetz

The Smithsonian has named Kelley Deetz’s book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, as one of its 10 Best Books About Food of 2017. Deetz is a Randolph visiting sociology professor. Bound to the Fire draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study... READ MORE >>