Event Spotlight: NeW at the University of Virginia hosts Karin Lips

On September 2, NeW at the University of Virginia hosted their first event for the fall 2020 semester. Due to campus event restrictions in the age of COVID-19, the event was hosted virtually so each woman attended over Zoom. The chapter brought in Karin Lips, President of NeW, as they celebrated NeW’s 16th Anniversary this month and the history of the chapter’s founding.

In 2004, Lips started the Network of enlightened Women at the University of Virginia when she was a student there. Since then, the chapter at UVA has thrived on campus, providing a much-needed community for conservative women, and the organization as a whole has grown to have chapters on more than 30 college campuses across the country.

During the online event, Lips talked about why she decided to start NeW at UVA and the benefits of getting involved in the organization today. She encouraged attendees to stand firm in their conservative beliefs despite the hardships they may face on campus for being different than most of their peers and professors.

The women from NeW at UVA enjoyed having the opportunity to talk with Lips personally. Following her presentation, the women asked her what her favorite book is, why conservative policies are better for women, and what advice she has for standing up to liberal professors and students on campus.

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