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College-Wide Initiative on Anti-Racism

Meredith College is working to address the racism that is affecting BIPOC students, faculty, staff, and alumnae who are valued and respected members of our community. This effort is multi-faceted, action oriented, and root focused.

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Internship Hype Video

Internships are an essential part of the Meredith experience. Most students complete at least one and many do more. You’ll learn by doing, build a professional network, and prepare for your dream job.

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Internships are an essential part of the Meredith experience. Most students complete at least one and many do more. You’ll learn by doing, build a professional network, and prepare for your dream job.

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Sandra Taranhike

At Meredith, psychology and social work major Sandra Taranhike, ’19, built on her strengths and prepared for a post-grad role as a research assistant for a national non-profit.

La'Na Holden

La’Na Holden

La’Na Holden, ’19 M.Ed., returned to school to obtain her M.Ed. because she is passionate about always looking for ways to grow and learn.

Barbara Diamond

Barbara Diamond

Barbara Diamond, '20, discovered a passion for chemistry at Meredith. Now she's headed to the University of Texas, Arlington, to earn her Ph.D. 

Meredith News
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Meredith College Announces Plans for In-Person Commencement Ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 Graduates

Meredith College plans to hold commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on campus in May. In order to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, the ceremonies will be held over multiple days.


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Using Your Strengths in a Radically Different World

Assistant Director of StrongPoints® Beth Hwang shares strategies for using your strengths in a challenging time.


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Art Professor’s Photo of Stray Dog Goes Viral, Brings Attention to Rural Shelter

Meredith College Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone played a role in a recent story that went viral on social media and was featured in numerous media outlets. Johnstone's photographs of "Sisu and the purple unicorn" were shared tens of thousands of times over Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her photos were also published by media outlets including People.com, NBC’s Today show, HuffPost, and local news stations. 


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Meredith College to Begin Construction of New Academic Building

The Meredith College Board of Trustees has reaffirmed the decision to begin construction on a new academic building that will house two of  Meredith’s growing programs: communication and exercise and sports science. The new building project was paused in 2020 because of the pandemic. 


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Meredith Department of Education Celebrates Beginning Teachers

Meredith College’s Department of Education recently held a drive-through event to recognize the accomplishments of Beginning Teachers during a challenging time.  The “We Celebrate You Drive Through” event, held on March 13, 2021, was an opportunity to support new teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty teachers who graduated from Meredith College in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Fall 2020 participated.


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Meredith College Makes Test-Optional Undergraduate Admissions Policy Permanent

Meredith College is making permanent a test-optional admissions policy that was initially adopted during the pandemic. Under the test-optional policy, prospective Meredith students are neither advantaged or disadvantaged for admission by their choice to submit an SAT or ACT score with their application. 


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Spring 2021 Meredith Poll Explores N.C. Voter Attitudes About Political Leaders, and Policy Issues including Minimum Wage, Distracted Driving, COVID Response, Political Violence 

The Spring 2021 Meredith Poll asked North Carolina voters to share their opinions on a variety of current issues, and to look ahead to the next senate primaries. Topics covered include satisfaction with the direction of the state and the country, approval of President Joe Biden and N.C. Governor Roy Cooper, and opinions on distracted driving, increasing the minimum wage, COVID-19 response, healthcare, and political violence, and authoritarianism.


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