How Central Friendship Is to Preventing Burnout, Especially During a Crisis

Last Thursday, bestselling author Lisa-Jo Baker ’98 and international relief worker Sarah Petrin ’98 spoke to the Gordon community about their lives as humanitarians, authors and friends. Read the full recap.

Creativity in Crisis: How Gordon’s Thespians Adapted to COVID Constraints

In a typical semester, theatre students would use facial expressions to help tell a story, audiences would sit shoulder to shoulder to watch live performances, and cast members would hold hands for their final bow. This year, those familiar rhythms have been replaced by totally new ways of doing things.

Economist Embraces Life’s Imperfections and Subtleties

Last week, Associate Professor of Economics and Business Dr. Kristen Cooper ’06 gave the annual John Mason lecture, in which she advocated for a non-marginal way of thinking about life that embraces life’s ups and downs.

On Trial: How Generosity Fueled COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Over the last year, Tatenda Makoni ’17 helped run clinical trials for three of the major COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more about the thousands of volunteers who made vaccination against the coronavirus possible.

No One Leaves the Woods Unchanged

From 1996 until present day, a group of independent researchers have put outdoor orientation programs (OOPs), aimed at helping first-year students transition to college, to the test. En masse, they interviewed 36 trip leaders and 1,581 participants to see not only if they had changed, but to determine how.