So something that is interesting about my D-Plan, is that it involves not one but TWO off terms. My second one is going to be my senior spring, as I have had an incredible opportunity arise. A Dartmouth alum started a neuro-marketing firm in the Upper Valley and has hired three Neuro majors to come help her out for the Spring. So, instead of taking three more classes in the Spring, I am taking one extra class now to finish early. Not the easiest thing to do, but totally worth it.
I want to talk about one class that I am taking right now that is totally unique to Dartmouth. It is an experiential learning class (arguably the most influential kind…) taught by Helen Damon-Moore of the Tucker Foundation. The class is called “Gender, Activism, and the Common Good.” Also, arguably a class everyone should be required to take. As a senior Neuroscience and Theater major, I am finding that I have a lot to learn and this class has a LOT to offer me. We are working with the Family Place and the Listen Community Center both located in the Upper Valley. We had an entire three hour discussion today about the definition of the word activism and activism at Dartmouth. Pretty cool when grassroots campaigns are taking place at your very institution (you go Panhell!).
So, I guess my way of avoiding the negative temperatures, except for my morning runs of course, is to immerse myself in some pretty neat classes!