By far, one of the perks of being at Harvard is being able to cross register. More specifically, students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education are able to register for courses at 12 of Harvard University’s schools as well as courses at MIT, Tufts, and Brown (for GSAS doctoral students). Having this kind of … More The Benefits of Cross Registration at Harvard
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”
Harvard is in Cambridge, Mass., but my house is not. With two medium-sized dogs, one of whom is a pit bull and not loved by society, finding an apartment was not a walk in the park. However, in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston south of downtown, my pups and I live across from a park … More I lived in Boston and commuted to campus all year.
Some people love the idea of a graduate school open house. Or so I’m told. I am not one of those people. If you rewind the tape back to an hour before I attended my first open house last year, you’d catch me giving myself a Blind Side style inspirational speech. It’s a lot of pressure! An Open House is the … More 5 RULES TO SURVIVING AN OPEN HOUSE
I’m a southern boy at heart from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee–but I’d been living in New Orleans the past four years where it’s pretty much always hot and sticky and the seasons are summer and Mardi Gras. Moving up to Massachusetts, I was excited to see the oranges, yellows, and reds (err, crimson?!) of … More It’s fall, y’all, and the trees are Crimson.
Many of my posts this past year as a HGSE Ambassador involved trying to diffuse the intensity (or insanity) of grad school by finding ways to regroup, de-stress and re-balance. I knew opportunities would be fleeting in a 1-year program, so my time at Harvard had to be, “The Year of Yes” (to copy the … More My Year of Saying, “Yes”