As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, many of us have felt a need to reprioritize and reevaluate what matters most. And yet, it can still be difficult to honestly acknowledge personal challenges along the way, especially when it comes to emotional wellness and mental health. This week, veteran entertainment executive and best-selling author, Tara Schuster, joins for a deeply honest conversation with Dr. Addy, where they discuss self-care, vulnerability, life balance & accountability in their own lives, along with principles that apply to us all.
Hedgehogs, despite being consistently voted the most beloved mammal in the United Kingdom, have suffered great population losses as industrial agriculture and other human impacts destroy their hedgerow habitats. Our latest guest, Hugh Warwick, has studied, celebrated, written about, and fought to protect hedgehogs for more than 30 years, leading a groundswell of local and individual action to protect the small animal. We spoke with Warwick about his role as the spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, his writings on the impact of manmade lines on the ability of wild animals to thrive, and the environmental importance of loving your hedgehog.
In the process of putting together their applications, students make countless choices. To help applicants understand which choices are more or less likely to help their candidacies, Hannah and Mark invite their colleague John to join in a game of up-voting and down-voting common application choices. While none of these choices will make or break an application, the officers explain why certain choices are more or less beneficial during the review process.
How do we strike a balance between addressing larger societal issues and meeting our own needs? Is balance even realistic, or is it selfish to focus on personal emotional wellness, when others are suffering and struggling? Additionally, what’s the personal cost of activism when it comes to self-care, mental health and organizational health? This week, March for Our Lives Co-founder, Parkland survivor, and activist David Hogg joins for a candid conversation about these topics and more, in his efforts to end gun violence. Join us as we grapple with the tensions between activism, self-care, and social change, and how to apply helpful practices in our daily lives.
Michelle Hu ’20 and Vig Namasivayam ’20 discuss what it was like to graduate during a pandemic and provide advice to the Class of 2021.
Dean Randy Hollerith of Washington National Cathedral, ’90 M.Div., discusses presiding over presidential inaugural prayer services for Donald Trump and Joe Biden, why religious leaders should play a central role in healing divisions in America, and finding hope and faith during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Insular Cases are a series of Supreme Court cases about the status of U.S. territories that were decided over a century ago. Professor Aziz Rana and attorney Celina Romany join us in this episode to speak about the lasting impact the Insular Cases have had on American constitutional law and on the status of U.S. territories like Puerto Rico.
To learn more about this topic, take a look at Professor Aziz Rana’s Essay in the Yale Law Journal Forum: How We Study the Constitution: Rethinking the Insular Cases and Modern American Empire.
The transfer and non-traditional students programs make up a small but important part of the admissions office’s work to create a diverse undergraduate community. Hannah and Mark cover the basics of applying through either program and share the office’s approach to reviewing these applications. Director of transfer admissions Marisa shares advice for transfer applicants – especially those enrolled in community colleges – and director of Eli Whitney admissions Patricia shares insights for non-traditional students – especially US military veterans.