April 2015

Alum Flies High in Adventure Education

Justin Moynihan (IBA ’13) sent in news of his job as the Adventure Education Coordinator at Cal Poly Pomona. If you know Justin, you know what a perfect fit this job is for him. As one of Justin’s advisors at Goddard, I know. I witnessed Justin’s profound experiences as a mountain climber and his in-depth, […]

March 2015

Student Myrto Schwab Attends Shalefield Justice Spring Break

Goddard’s Undergraduate Studies Program is proud to co-sponsor the Shalefield Justice Spring Break from March 6-13, 2015. The seven-day training is being held in the Marcellus shalefields of eastern Pennsylvania. Undergraduate Student Myrto Schwab was selected by faculty to represent Goddard at the Shalefield Justice Spring Break. Myrto has been working with other Vermonters to […]

February 2015

Notes from the Field: Faculty News

Annie Abdalla is immersing in a creative project she calls, “The Process of Abstracting: Searching for Essence.” In Annie’s words: “I’m curious about the parallels between the habits of mind and the habits of mark-making. My work is turning to landscape – stimulated by my years of living in two very different landscapes each year, […]

January 2015

Notes from the Field: Alumni Notes

Aly Simpson (IBA ’14) joined faculty members Suzanne Richman and Bobby Buchanan at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) conference in New York City in November. Aly, who studied at IIN before coming to Goddard, performed and spoke about his educational experiences at Goddard in front of a huge audience of 1,200 people with 5,000-7,000 […]

Goddard in the World – Black Lives Matter

A number of Goddard students, alumni and faculty shared news of their involvement with #Blacklivesmatter and related anti-racist organizing efforts around the country: Ya-Ping Douglass (IBA ’16) and Nikhil Goyal (IBA ‘16) have been involved in various actions in Massachusetts and New York City. Devin Mason (BAS ’15) participated in a vigil in Craftsbury, Vermont. […]

Notes from the Field: Student News and Achievements

Hartman Deetz (IBA ‘16) is involved in several decolonizing campaigns. Hartman spent Nov. 30, the busiest shopping day of the year, encouraging shoppers to Protect Sacred Sites and to not shop at the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville, California. “This [mall] was once a Ohlone village site and it is one of the largest Shellmounds […]

October 2014

Mumia Abu-Jamal Commencement Speech, Oct. 5, 2014

This past fall, Goddard College made national headlines and ignited a fierce debate when the graduating students of the Undergraduate Studies Program invited controversial prisoner and Goddard alumnus Mumia Abu-Jamal (BA ’96) to speak via recorded remarks at their commencement. Above is the prerecorded speech, which was played alongside the slideshow for the modest 23 […]

June 2014

The Soil-Health-Sustainability Continuum

Mike Puckett (BAS ’15) is exploring the relationship between soil health, food health, human health, and living sustainably. To create thriving soil, he has been researching soil nutrients, composting practices, and the role of mycelium in soil remediation. He is building a raised bed garden that demonstrates how to grow health-supporting food using sustainable practices, […]

April 2014

News & Achievements – Spring 2014

ALUMNI Maryanne Bartzen-Murray (IBA ‘12) is graduating this spring from the New School University in New York with an MA in Media Studies and Media Management. Maryanne got married in March 2013. Ryan Brown (IBA ‘12) accepted a job with the National ACLU to serve as the Marriage Campaign Strategist. He will be advising ACLU […]

Trust: A Commencement Address by Faculty Sara Norton

  Undergraduate Program Faculty member Sara Norton was invited by graduating students to deliver the March 2014 Undergraduate Program Commencement Address, transcribed below. I want to thank the graduating students, for inviting me to speak today. It is a privilege to celebrate with you your achievement. Here at Goddard, each graduating class is unique and […]