Cupola Now December 9, 2010
  Editor's Note: Much like Mary Baldwin students, the Cupola Now will take a break for the holidays but will return in January. In the meantime, keep in touch with college happenings at MBC News. Happy Holidays!
   Los Posadas and Christmas Cheer > A Holiday Memory from 1954
The first snow has already fallen in Staunton and as exam week comes to a close and temperatures plummet, Mary Baldwin College students' thoughts turn to traveling home for the long holiday break. Things weren't so different 60 years ago when a snow day meant the chance to be a kid again. Dora Lee Wiley Brown '54 recalls two snowfalls in the winter of 1950 that still make her smile.
  Los Posadas and Christmas Cheer > Callers Sought to Propel Phonathon's Success
An ambitious fundraising project is off to a record-breaking start this year and the college is looking for a few good students to help propel the effort in 2011.
  Los Posadas and Christmas Cheer > Slideshow: Las Posadas and Christmas Cheer
Perhaps no other time on campus do traditions, both old and new, blend so harmoniously.
  MBC in the News
  Newsleader Dolls > Word about students' efforts to collect black baby dolls for local girls resonated not only with local news outlets The News Leader (twice), and WHSV-TV3 but a national audience as well.
  WHSV > Doll project aims to boost black girls' self-confidence
When Tierra Smith was a little girl, she only wanted white baby dolls and Barbies. She didn't want one that looked like her. As someone who struggled with self-confidence as a child, Smith said she hopes that no young girl has to feel that way. Today, she participates in the Black Baby Doll Project, sponsored by the Ida B. Wells Living Learning Community, which puts black dolls in the hands of young girls.
  WHSV >

The Black Baby Doll Project Puts Dollies in Hands of Little Girls
One of the privileges I had as a little white girl was always having had toys that look like me. In fact, American Girl‘s brown-haired, brown-eyed Samantha Parkington doll looked almost exactly like me. Like little girls all around the world, I used to hold her, brush her hair, pretend she was my daughter and enjoy how beautiful she looked. That’s why I think The Black Baby Doll Project, which is in its 13th year, is so important.


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