Shoshin or the Beginners’ Mind

As I sit here this Labor Day, I am reflecting as I do every year on the past summer and eagerly awaiting tomorrow morning when our students finally return to campus and it springs to life. The faculty, staff and I had a productive and inspiring time last week preparing for the opening of school and meeting many of our new students for their orientations. We have all enjoyed watching the reactions of joy, awe and excitement to the new Susan Haigh Carver ‘51 Dining Hall & Commons, along with the renovations in Grace House. It has already started to become a great community space and hub at the center of campus; we cannot wait to dedicate it on Thursday and officially open it to students.

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