Roanoke College Magazine

About this issue

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We were well into production of the new issue of Roanoke College magazine when campus activity reached a standstill in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new issue reflects this current, unsettled time — in stories, photos and comments from members of the College community. In the striking cover image of the iconic Rock.

But life does indeed continue with a welcome degree of normalcy at Roanoke. This issue includes a compelling story about a Roanoke College faculty member who was inspired to write a play about the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. — a play that is expected to make history by being the first performed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Also featured is a lighthearted article about how two alumnae, both writers, are coping with the realities of having their work optioned for television and film.

See a round-up of College news, updates on alumni, and much more.

Enjoy this issue, and be well.

Reality can bite...but also hold the promise of fame and fortune

From Roanoke College magazine: A few truths from two alumnae writers

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Shifting the paradigm of community health

From Roanoke College magazine: Dr. Liz Ackley's work to improve community health inequities is gaining momentum and garnering national attention.

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Channeling "the Great Dissenter"

From Roanoke College magazine: Dr. Todd Peppers, Henry H. & Trudye H. Fowler Professor in Public Affairs at Roanoke College, has written a one-act, one-man play about the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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