Campus News

2013 Winter Term Chronicles, Part 2

February 20, 2013

Office of Communications

Students traveled far and wide, both physically and mentally, this past winter term. An opportunity for growth, reflection, and new experiences, winter term lets students continue the process of personal and academic discovery outside the confines of a classroom. Gathered here are descriptions of projects submitted by students; more installments in the 2013 Winter Term Chronicles will be published throughout February.

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