Last October, I returned to my alma mater and spoke on campus. It is hard to explain, but I felt that talk was one for which I’ve been preparing to give all my life. I took a risk in that session and just decided to speak to the students in an unfiltered way, unsure as
@YaleUGA Christelle is headed for Yale and we are so excited!! #Yale2020 pic.twitter.com/6RK83esAv5 — Bridge2Rwanda (@Bridge2Rwanda) December 15, 2015 I rarely blog twice in a day, but this day is an exception. I found on Twitter the tweet up top. It’s of a young lady in Rwanda, surrounded by friends and family. She is logging in
Two recent and very cool images below. First, a precious 10 minutes. I was back at my alma mater to speak with some students about the Top 3 Things I Wish I Knew in College. I stayed at my old residential college, Saybrook, in the guest suite. As I was settling in, I was greeted with the following
I just gave a talk. I feel as though I’ve waited my whole life to give it. I was invited to come back to Yale and address freshmen from low-income households. I met up with some of them ahead of time for a small-group dinner. I then met with a broader group. My topic: Top
It has been a busy August, and, today, I had an unusual day: many meetings, each of which was professionally interesting and personally rewarding. For example, I connected last autumn with a local high school senior, who was accepted Early Action to Yale. Our deal was that if he chose Yale, I’d treat him to lunch.
My dear friend Stacy Donohue was in a singing group her senior year of college. It’s a special group, called Whim ‘n Rhythm, for which a select group of senior women are chosen each year. They sing a great deal and tour around the world. For me, I find a cappella music very moving. At