I really believe there's never been a better time to take a gap year. My generation will spend more years of their life working than perhaps any other in history. So we better spend our lives doing something we enjoy.
Just this week, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company, became the next sponsor to carry on the Science Talent Search. They increased the financial commitment to $100 million dollars and committed to fund it through the next decade.
And with emptied out sleep kits and some overheard side-conversations about peoples' plans to use the gear and close their eyes at eleven instead of midnight, the Sleep Revolution at Penn really begins.
I am finally sitting in the foundation of my being. An artist-academic-activist, a Black woman who speaks her mind, I have been through hell and back and managed to individuate within an historically white institution.
I know about the history and political plight of LGBT people around the world but in that moment all I can feel is empathy and heartbreak for our journey. I have known that decriminalizing homosexuality and legalizing gay marriage can't really end LGBT-phobia.
Sometimes I wonder if the standardized testing we do in many of our schools today does just that: judges fish on their climbing ability. Many assessments evaluate unnecessary academic skills that have no basis in determining if a child is ready to move on to the next level of learning.
An unidentified individual had torched a car parked next the campus Health Services building. Authorities responded to the blaze and quickly put out the wreck. Then, they found a note taped to a nearby door. It was a bomb threat. This was going to be no ordinary Monday.