Scholars @ The Sox

On September 19th, the University Scholars attended the Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Though the Red Sox ended up losing in extra innings, the team clinched a playoff spot nevertheless. Below is a gallery of photos from the fun night.  

The 2nd Annual Scholars Clambake

To begin the new school year, University Scholars, joined by the Faculty Fellows and myself, enjoyed our Second Annual Scholars Clambake. This year, we visited Georges Island, the site of a decommissioned Civil War Army fortification. We enjoyed a lovely sunset cruise out to the island, some time for games, and a delicious traditional clambake. […]

Community-Based Research Service Projects

This year, in addition to offering Scholars the opportunity to fulfill their service obligation through direct service facilitated by the Civic Engagement Program, the Scholars Program is coordinating six new community-based research projects. Below you will find longer project descriptions. Scholars can either apply to do direct service or to do a Community-Based Research Project; […]

The Scholars Ground Rules

During our orientation session, our group of Scholars established a set of common ground rules that will govern our interactions with one another over the course of the year. Scholars Ground Rules 2013 How do we create a group culture that is rigorous, supportive, exciting, and collaborative? Be timely. Positive energy and outlook, keeping an […]

The Most Important Thing I Learned in Undergrad

During our recent Scholars orientation the Faculty Fellows and I answered the question, “What was the most important thing you learned while an undergraduate?”  The responses were wonderfully rich. Professor Cram spoke about the importance of absorbing and categorizing large amounts of information, a skill she cultivated in her first college major — art history. […]