The first week at HGSE was a blur of stimulating presentations, free food, and lots of new faces. As overwhelming as it could have been, I noticed right away that it was all grounded in a spirit of connection and building community. One common message students heard from faculty and staff was, “Reach out. This … More Welcome to campus: A tale of 3 buildings
This weekend, I ventured out of the Cambridge/Boston area for the first time since I arrived at HGSE for a little weekend getaway. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved my first month and a half of graduate school and if it’s at all indicative of the rest of my time here, it’s safe to say … More The Goodness of a Getaway
Flashback to August 1: moving day. For the first time in my life, I left everything and everyone behind in North Carolina to come to an area of the country that was completely unknown to me. Everything was different. I was used to my own apartment; here, I share with three other people. I was … More Home Away From Home
After that, we skip straight to classes. Today is the last calm day before the storm, and I can only think of one thing: I haven’t done everything I wish I had. … More Harvard Orientation: Replacing FOMO with JOMO
One of my many goals for my year at Harvard has been to not only bask in the glory of the genius that surrounds me but to engage these ‘brainy’ peers/alumni/professors in coffee or lunch meetings; my hope in setting up these coffee sessions is to learn a little bit more about the holistic human … More Wire & Fire Series: Building community one network at a time!
Hugsy? Like Joey’s stuffed penguin from Friends? Or maybe Hug-Z, Jay-Z’s cuddly cousin we haven’t heard about! However you spell it, it sounds like a blanket of thousand marshmallows cascading you on a snowy winter’s day…so soft, so warm, an all-embracing bubble of kindness and compassion. That’s Harvard’s Graduate School of Education or HGSE, lovingly … More There’s no place like “Hugsie”
People are often surprised when I tell them I’m taking a class called Ergonomics. “Is it part of the curriculum?”, they ask. “Yes”, I reply, “It is part of my curriculum.” How? How is Ergonomics a part of the curriculum in a school of Education? The answer is simple, and is the very reason I … More “You’re taking Ergonomics??”