May 7, 2007
Live from Florida
Posted in: Visit
Hello! This has been perhaps my longest hiatus from blogging. I've missed you! After CPW, I was sick for nearly two weeks, and I got better just in time for a crazy week in the office. Now, I'm off on group travel in Florida.
Last night began the first of four presentations with my colleagues from Princeton, Swarthmore, and Wellesley. (Check out the rest of the meetings, and the schedule for upcoming meetings in California, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Carolinas here) We started in Miami with a nicely-sized crowd from throughout south Florida. It was a great meeting; the questions we got from the audience were some of the most thoughtful I've heard in my years in admissions.
One young woman asked a question about how our schools can help them change the world. I could have talked for hours on just this question, but I gave a short answer and deferred to my colleagues. I promised the student I would link to the latest ZigZag video podcast, because it is about D-Lab, one of the great ways MIT helps students to change the world. (Read more about Mitra's D-Lab experience in Zambia here and here) Anyway, here's the new ZigZag.
I've got lots more to say, but now I have to get ready for tonight's presentation in Tampa. Tomorrow, we'll talk more about email at MIT, and more!