Oxford continues to be an amazing experience every day. A normal day for me involves waking up and going to the beautiful Radcliffe Camera to work on essays for my tutorials, then I will go get lunch with some friends at Christ Church, New College, or Trinity college or somewhere in town like Nando’s orContinue reading “OXFORD ABROAD: LILY CONNOLLY”


Honors rolled out a new requirement for incoming students (only) this year: Honors ACE points. ACE stands for Academics, Community Service, and Engagement. Students are required to get 100 points per year to remain active in the honors program. They need 40 in Academics — which they achieve by attending the 4 required symposia perContinue reading “ADVICE: ACE POINTS”

Partners in the Parks – John Callahan

John Callahan recently traveled to Costa Rica for Partners in the Park, which is an outdoor learning experience supported by the National Collegiate Honors Council. PITP projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance andContinue reading “Partners in the Parks – John Callahan”

Coffee Conversation: Do drag queens support or subvert normative gender?

Dr. David Gudelunas, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa, led a coffee conversation on Thursday on the disruptive possibilities of drag culture. Coffee conversations ask students to participate in a dialogue rather than listen to a lecture; this one was organized around the question: Do drag queens supportContinue reading “Coffee Conversation: Do drag queens support or subvert normative gender?”

Guidance: Proposing a Symposium

Have you ever thought to yourself: I wish we had more symposia about [fill in the blank]. Well, why don’t you consider proposing a speaker, yourself? If you have a speaker you’d like to present for a symposium, these are the steps: Determine if they have credentials. Are they well-published in their field? Are theyContinue reading “Guidance: Proposing a Symposium”