Resume of Failures

Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com This semester, I am asking students in my Arrive and Thrive course to create and submit a Resume of Failures as a way to help them embrace and learn from their failures over the past year and a half: the schools they didn't get into, the clubs from which... Continue Reading →

Remote =/= Lack of Opportunity

Back in March, Johns Hopkins was one of the first universities in the country to shut down its research operation in the wake of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. Even though research is the life blood of a university, it was the right call and was likely critical in reducing the spread of the virus on... Continue Reading →

Arrive and Thrive: Introductions

Today marked the first class of my course, Intro to Hopkins: Arrive and Thrive. This course has been a core part of the first-year curriculum at Hopkins for the past several years. Though not required, the University offers approximately 30 sections, some of which have a specific focus (Public Health Studies, International Students, Student Athletes).... Continue Reading →

The Fall Experience Journal

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The first several weeks of the fall semester is absolutely critical for first-year students, as it is during this period that they develop the relationships with faculty, staff, and peers that will connect them to campus and (hopefully) lay the foundation for a life-long affinity for the institution. At a... Continue Reading →

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