A few weeks ago I participated in a panel discussion about the reinvention of higher education sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The discussion was a critical reminder of our urgent need to respond to the new demands for accountability and relevance in higher education.
Meditation has something to offer I decided after a workshop on meditation surprised me with a gift of extra energy, the kind protein bars promise but don't deliver. I talked about this in my second post for this series, you can go back and read it if you'd like. But one year passed, then another. I was busy raising children and earning a living. Also, I was wary.
by student Mimi Yahn
Over the past three semesters, most of my studies and packet work have centered on bullying; in fact, since I began at Goddard in the fall of 201, I’m happy to say that two major pieces of the work are now successfully completed.
I am a long way from becoming a good poet
I am much closer, however, to becoming a good person. I thought about this during my graduation ceremony last weekend in Port Townsend, Washington where I celebrated the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College.
Jan Clausen (pictured below, left) has a poem, "Ghazal: For Us" in the second issue of the poetry journal Theodate.
Darrah Cloud's latest play, Our Suburb, will premiere at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. next season, directed by Judith Ivey.
For me, a magical aspect of residency is getting ready: making airline reservations, planning the seminar I will teach, hearing from students about the artwork they will exhibit and present, and looking forward to conversations with students and faculty colleagues on campus.
Here is a “sneak preview” of the seminar I will lead this upcoming residency (April 5-12, 2013). This seminar combines two of my favorite activities, handwork and storytelling & folktales:
In Vermont, we have an unprecedented opening for driving real change in education policy. Our Governor, the Secretary of Education, school boards and administrators are deeply engaged in conversations that demonstrate a historic commitment to reform.