Tim Perry ’09, who works as a reporter for CBS News, used a day off from his assignment covering theDemocratic primary campaign of Michael Bloomberg to visit Woodberry’s journalism and governmentclasses and talk about reporting, American politics, and the presidential election. “One of the best thingsfor young journalists to do,” said journalism teacher Jacob Geiger ’05, “is to hear from reporters whoare working in the field and making an impact.” A highlight of the visit was hearing Tim’s stories aboutcovering fellow alumnus Beto O’Rourke ’91 at several events. Tim previously worked for Face the Nationand The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Tim Perry ’09 Talks Life on the Campaign Trail
Three on-campus experts who study viruses answered student questions about COVID- 19 in March.Dr. Whitney Lane, who holds a Ph D in virology and teaches biology and research biology at Woodberry,organized the Q and A for all students taking a biology course. She was joined by her husband, Dr.Nishank Bhalla, a researcher at George Mason University who works in a bio-secure lab that is currentlydoing research on the new coronavirus. Also present was Keri Geiger, spouse of Woodberry’s directorof strategic communications. She is a PhD student in nursing at Johns Hopkins University whosebackground as a nurse includes extensive experience researching and treating infectious diseases.
“I was impressed by how much the boys already knew,” said Keri. “They asked about all aspects of thevirus — its virology and epidemiology, medical treatment and vaccine development, and political andeconomic implications.”
Campus Experts Share Coronavirus Knowledge
Madeleine Rhondeau-Rhodes,an artist based in Charlottesville, Virginia, exhibited workthat, as she says, “exploresmemory as it slips between thereal and the imagined withbright, bold paintings.”
Whitney Lane, Nishank Bhalla, and Keri GeigerJ Banzet ’ 20, Luke Stone ’ 20, Mac Holman ’ 20, Judson Faulconer ’ 21, Tim,Tomas Valladares ’ 21, Wyatt Martin ’ 21, Johnny Russell ’ 22, Taft Gantt ’ 20, and Meade Seay ’ 21
Baby Doll, Madeleine Rhondeau-Rhodes, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 42 in.