Tonight, Dr. Larson joined us for a grill out in the pavilion inside. He led a great discussion on the importance of trees, not only for air quality, but mostly for the history they tell. It was a great night.
Tonight, we watched the film Moonlight, a coming of age story that follows a black, gay man in his childhood, young adult years, and middle age. Dr. Pip Gordon led a great discussion afterword.
Tonight we did a Showing of Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Before the Flood”. This documentary does an amazing of showing how climate change is affecting us right now. After the documentary, Dr. Chris Underwood led a great Q&A and discussion. Many people got to ask questions and think about what they can do to help the environment.
Tonight, we welcomed Dr. Travis Nelson, the chair of the political science department to the hall. He gave a presentation and led a discussion about how politics have affected the Olympics ever since it was created. He also had a game where you had to name as many summer sports as you can and the winner got candy.
The media has been portraying men and women is very stereotypical ways for years. Most think this portrayal is harmless but it certainly plays a role in how we look at others and ourselves. Dr. Mary Rose Williams cane to the hall to discuss this problem as well as others happening in the media. Everyone who attended had an opportunity to reflect on their own gender story.
Dr. Frank King came in yesterday to give us a little history lesson on hip hop. I had no idea about the rich history of hip hop and how politicized it has become. At the end of the program he even let some residents show him some of the music that they listen to. It was a great time.
On Wednesday, the residents enjoyed some milkshakes while writing Thank You cards to their favorite professor from this semester. It was a great way for the residents to reflect on this semester and think about how their professors have really impacted their semesters. We had a great turnout and I will encourage those who didn’t attend to write one before the semester is over.