This summer, Lee Hayes (pictured working on the Simon's Rock organic farm) and more than a dozen other early college students collaborated with seven professors on a variety of projects across the sciences, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science. With the 2014-2015 school year underway, and new students engaged in work in the sciences, we present a brief Photo Journal of the research conducted during the past few months.
- Campus Events
The 2014 Book One Lecture at Simon's Rock featured Lysley Tenorio, the Filipino-American short story writer of 'Monstress: Stories'. An event designed for the public and the college community, the event was held August 18th at the McConnell Theater in the campus' 50,000-square-foot Daniel Arts Center.
- Provost's Perspective
The value of attending a so-called "elite" college is a perennial topic of conversation, and William Deresiewicz entered the fray on July 21 with a scathing and widely read New Republic opinion piece entitled "Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League." Deresiewicz's diatribe inspired our provost, Peter Laipson, to engage in the debate.
Soon-to-be Simon's Rock sophomore, 17-year-old student filmmaker Sara Aboobakar tours the scenic college campus, stopping by the chemistry labs, dorms and gardens along the way. Join Sara as she checks in with fellow students Trixie, Andre and Hannah to find out what they're doing on campus during the summer, and when/why they chose early college instead of the traditional high school route.
- Response Journal
It’s hard to believe.
I have completed every last assignment, fulfilled every last obligation of my undergraduate career. In less than a week, I will be leaving this place with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at age 17, and lo and behold, I will henceforth be a college graduate.
And it’s really hard to believe.