In this newsletter’s SEGL Spotlight, Tamiya Fowler (F`17), Y-Binh Nguyen (F`12) Archer Biggs (S`14, pictured above, far right, in journalism simulation costume), and Chloe Kellison (Summer `16), share what it was like to return to SEGL as teaching fellows, how SEGL has shaped who they are today, and what’s next for their lives.
What are weekends like at SEGL? With students crafting their collaborative document capstone (on China’s Belt and Road initiative) this week, we’re devoting this post to answering this frequently-asked question.
In mid-February, SEGL students participated for the first time in a longstanding ALA tradition: Seminal Readings. In small groups organized by advisory families, students and faculty engage with a set of texts that ALA faculty have determined, over years of honing, to be particularly important.
Every SEGL graduate remembers Ghosts of Rwanda Night. Viewing the powerful PBS Frontline documentary is an early and sober turning point each term; the session–and the case study that follows–inspire some of the semester’s best reflection.
Our first three weeks have flown by, perhaps because each one has brought something unique and different: a week of off-campus orientation, a week of on-campus virtual classes (per South African government orders), and finally, our first “normal” week with in-person instruction.