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In the Rear-View Mirror

Posted by summercollegeumass on Aug 22, 2014 12:51:12 PM

It has been over a week since students left the summer programs and the campus definitely feels different without them. Last week I reached out to a couple of students for some testimonials about the time they had.

I'm about to share what Juan David Figueroa (Bogota, Colombia), Erica Dirk (Tewksbury, MA), Ted Johnston (Amherst, MA) and Sarah Gold (Warwick, RI) had to say about their Summer College experience.

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Topics: Session B, Session C, Session A

It's All About the Little Things

Posted by summercollegeumass on Aug 2, 2014 12:20:29 PM

I am from a very small country; you can go from one coast to another in about three hours. Population size falls just short of 5 million, and my graduating class was 50 students. I never understood how being from a small environment made me feel a deeper connection to everything around me until I came here. I say this because having a smaller group of students for this session made me remember that.

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Topics: Session C, Session A

A Whale of a Tale

Posted by summercollegeumass on Jul 28, 2014 7:54:04 AM

Ahoy! Hope your weekend was great.

At Summer College we enjoyed an activity-packed weekend including a trip to Six Flags New England on Saturday and a visit to Boston on Sunday. This time I took part in the latter.

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Topics: Session C, Session A

In The Making

Posted by summercollegeumass on Jul 25, 2014 8:31:39 AM

Hello again, everyone! As promised, I'm writing before the week ends.

I've tried to spread myself out this week to cover as much ground as possible to keep you updated. I spent most of my time creating a social media report, but still managed to visit and keep track of some of the activities the students were doing. Speaking of the social media report, thanks for being such an awesome audience. The number of views throughout all of our social media has been incredible!

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Topics: Session C, Session A

Third and Ten

Posted by summercollegeumass on Jul 21, 2014 7:16:40 AM

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been here in a while but the past few days were abnormally busier than usual. Feeling are mixed here at Summer College; on the one hand we're thrilled to have received our Session C students yesterday, but on the other we were sorry to see the Session B students go on Saturday.

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Topics: Session B, Session C, Session A

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