Archive | May, 2010

What if countries could move like people?

21 May

The Economist

Check out The Economist to see an animated/narrated map of Europe being rearranged.

See it all here!

Graduation Reception Pictures

17 May

Thanks to all who joined us for the Graduation Reception this past Saturday.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the event — it was a beautiful day to celebrate the fantastic achievements of our 2010 graduating class!

I’ve uploaded quite a few pictures to our Facebook page.  Look through them and tag those faces you know!

Alex Boodrookas at Graduation

See the whole album here.

Congrats to Our Grads!

17 May

Congratulations to the 2009-2010 graduates of the University Honors Program at The George Washington University!

“My very favorite class. I know that class discussions continued in the dorm long into the night, resulting in class rapport and cohesion and in terrific subsequent class discussions. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with members of the 2010 class, and I wish them all productive careers and adventurous and happy lives. I shall miss their shining intelligence and their warm and inspiring company.” – Professor Cheryl Vann

Your class has the distinction of being the final torch bearers of the original Honors Program curriculum. Over the past 4 years, you have succeeded where others have not, and you alone bear the title of Honors Graduates for the 2009-2010 academic year.

“This class has proven to be not only intelligent but intellectually curious; desiring challenge in and knowledge from everything they pursue. I am grateful to have been able to teach, befriend, and learn from the Honors class of 2010 and I look forward to years of updates as they navigate graduate programs, explore the world, and tackle life’s challenges.” – Professor Lynette Osborne

As Freshmen, many of you were housed in the Potomac House for its inaugural year, and as Sophomores you may have lived in Munson. During your time at GW, you witnessed the change of a US President, a University President, and 3 directors of the Honors Program. You met Jordana Schwartz and goodbye to Jordana Cole, and learned to adjust to Catherine Brady changing into Catherine Chandler. The Honors Program Office opened its doors for study hours during finals, and you filled our rooms while we provided hot cocoa, coffee and more. We had 8 Student-Faculty dinners together, took 4 trips to hike in the mountains, and chatted with world renowned leaders in topics that included “Peak Oil and the Energy Crisis,” political satire, “Race, Sex, and the American Presidency,” democracy in Dakar, and more in our Symposium Series.

You used our townhouse the way it was meant to be used. We helped you navigate through your majors, your classes, and all the various twists and turns of college life at GW. After all that, we know you are prepared to take on this next chapter of your life. We will miss you, and hope you choose to stay in touch with us through Facebook, check in with us on our blog, and maybe stop in for a cup of coffee the next time you’re in the neighborhood.

“I’ll always remember the brave among you who courageously tackled Adorno and Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment in our Frankfurt School seminar. And I’ll smile fondly and deeply, thinking of those who went on to devour Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra the very next semester. You were a brave bunch, a strong class-and the world will be a better place thanks to your wisdom and vision. We will miss you.” – Professor William Winstead

2010 Grads

2010 Grads

About Your Class

Class Size: 79

Half of you have employment opportunities offered to you at graduation, and about 1/6 of your class will soon start on service or Fellowship work.

33% will be immediately embarking on further education.

57% plan to seek higher education in the future.

Final Distraction III

7 May

Okay.  It’s been a couple days since you got to explore the whole universe, then you got to check out a sweet internet throwback — now you can fill your “take a study break for the sake of your sanity” time by playing Super Mario Bros as any of your favorite old NES characters.

Click to Play

My favorite is Megaman.  Pretty sweet.

Don’t play too long though, your weekend can still be productive!

NewsFlash!: Strasser Winners, Summer Internships, Graduation Reception

6 May

NewsFlash! The George Washington University Honors Program
Issue 30: May 6, 2010

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