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.
The weather is turning colder but our learning is heating up! Our final weeks have included visits with two high-ranking White House leaders, an advisor to six Secretaries of State, and our social entrepreneurship coach.
Over 300 guests joined us by videoconference this past weekend to celebrate Family/Homecoming Weekend 2020!
Our festivities included:
“Live look-in” to Ethics and Leadership class featuring a conversation with 2015 Golden Mug Award winner Ghaith al-Omari (recording here), introduced by Amaani Jetley, DC Fall 2020 student.
The SEGL “Master Class” is perhaps our most challenging and rewarding academic tradition. Several times a term, students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished expert who grills, mentors, and evaluates their effort.
In a week dominated by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, we also took time to focus on what many believe is the defining issue of our generation: climate change.