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Commuting in Winter

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As you contemplate living in Cambridge next year, you would be wise to consider your commute.  During the Winter, roads are largely impassable by bicycle, and during the worst snow, driving isn’t fun either.  Keep in mind proximity to public transportation as you make your decision.  I was lucky to live at Cronkhite, just one block away from snowy Gutman Library.  It’s definitely possible to live further away, and many of my classmates have been satisfied with their far-flung accommodations, but as you make your decision, weigh proximity and commuting options in addition to cost; you’ll be glad you did!

 

Sterling Higa is a Master’s of Education candidate in the Arts in Education program. As a poet, hip-hop artist and educator, Sterling seeks to integrate cultural production with education.

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Many Steves

Steve Seidel, the director of the Arts in Education program, is known for his reliable dress. On most days, he can be spotted in black shoes, black pants and a button-down shirt layered with a black vest. To mark our last meeting as a cohort last Friday, our cohort decided to surprise and pay tribute to Steve by dressing up to his level. It’s been a wonderful semester so far, and as finals approach, there’s nothing better than being surrounded by some forty friends who share an appreciation for mischief!

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Sterling Higa is a Master’s of Education candidate in the Arts in Education program. As a poet, hip-hop artist and educator, Sterling seeks to integrate cultural production with education.

From the Flurry

From the flurry of emails received in my first weeks at HGSE, I was only able to extract the room number of my advisor and the time of our advising group’s first meeting, and I promptly forgot my advisor’s name. When I arrived in the room to find it full of students, I sat in a corner near the door. From behind his desk, the bespectacled man began talking. Scanning the walls, I settled on a framed letter. The letter was from Jean Piaget, the noted developmental psychologist. It took a second for me to realize the addressee was Howard Gardner, the MacArthur fellow and promoter of the theory of multiple intelligences. Moments like this were common during the first weeks, as I found myself in rooms with incredibly accomplished individuals, instructors and fellow students both.

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My advisor. Dr. Howard Gardner.

 

 

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