June 2015

Senior Study: Making a Shipping Container Home

For his senior study, Devin Mason (BAS ’15) has been steadily building a house out of a shipping container in Albany, Vermont. Devin will be sharing his process and insights about shipping containers and living off-the-grid at his graduating student presentation at the Fall ’15 UGP1 residency. For a wonderful and detailed description of this […]

Visiting Soul Fire Farm!

Hillary Melville‘s (IBA ’16) daughter Shante Melville, and recent alumna ​GaBrilla Ballard (IBA ’15) joined Goddard faculty members Pamela Booker and Bobby Buchanan for a work party at Soul Fire Farm in Fall 2014. Also in the photograph are farmer Jonah Vitale-Wolff and his son Emet. Alumnus Gaetano Vaccaro (IBA ’09) and his family also […]

May 2015

Students Make a Better World Through Activism

ACTIVISM & ORGANIZING Hartman Deetz (IBA ’15) spoke in March at a Solidarity event in support of US Steelworkers striking over health and safety concerns. Hartman is also a teacher at Deecolonize Academy, “a multi-generational skool 4 the people by the people,” based in Oakland, Calif. Ya-Ping Douglass (IBA ’16) was arrested in April in […]

Undergraduate Program Updates: Jobs, Teaching, Presenting

Spring ’15 updates from the Undergraduate Program about jobs, teaching, and academic offerings. Carina Antonino DiMare (BA HAS ’14) (formerly Carina Rockland) launched and now has a thriving bodywork practice in Amherst and Greenfield, Massachusetts. Carina specializes in therapeutic Swedish massage, deep tissue, Ayurvedic bodywork and massage for chronic pain, injury, illness and cancer. Making […]

Speaking Truth in the World

The following students, alumni, and faculty of the Goddard Undergraduate program shared these exciting accomplishments -being invited to speak publicly about issues close to their hearts. Melanie Goodman Dante (IBA ’03, MA HAS ’06) was an invited speaker on May 8th at Philadelphia SEXx Interactive. Melanie’s talk  was entitled, “The Romance of Erotic Labor: Intimacy […]

Graduate School Updates from Recent Alumni

It’s a treat to hear from some of our Goddard Undergraduate alumni about graduate studies they are in the midst of or recently completed. Here are some Spring ’15 updates: Jordan Bosse (IBA ‘06) sent in this exciting news from his Ph.D. program in Nursing at University of Massachusetts-Amherst: I’ve just completed my coursework and […]

More Spring ’15 News: CREATING!

News of recent creative projects by Goddard Undergraduate Students, Alumni, and Faculty. As you’ll see, lots of exciting news! This winter, Matt Hogan (IBA ’16) was artist-in-residence at Generator Makerspace in Burlington, Vermont. While at Generator Makerspace, Matt created the lighting design for portraits that he took during the recent UGP2 residency, including this stunning […]

AmeriCorps Possibilities: A Stipend While you Study

Charlotte LaVictoire (IBA ’16) accepted an AmeriCorps position focusing on literacy with a non-profit called Waite House in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Charlotte is planning to integrate this applied work with her senior study next year. She generously wrote up tips for other students who are interested in AmeriCorps, including ways a position can […]

Spring ’15 Graduate School Acceptances!

It’s that time of year when our Goddard Undergaduate (UGP) students and alumni share news of graduate school acceptances and completions. Hearty congratulations to all of you, including GaBrilla Ballard (IBA’15) for getting a full scholarship to the Smith College School of Social Work’s MSW Program. GaBrilla starts her graduate studies this summer. Marjorie Hunt […]

Student Nikhil Goyal speaks in Denmark

Goddard Undergraduate Program student Nikhil Goyal was an invited presenter at the 2015 LEGO Ideas Conference held in Denmark this April. Nikhil’s talk, “What We Do to Children,” covers the history of progressive and alternative education and how we can best support childrens’ learning. Nikhil advocates for truly democratic schools. At the age of 19, […]