When next year’s New Student Orientation (NSO) welcomes the incoming class of 2022 and transfer students, the will be a few changes to its format.
To the extent that I engaged with the Three Books program, I loved it. While the books chosen for the class of 2021 were strikingly pertinent and super well written, what I appreciated most about the program was not the books themselves, but rather what the program itself signified: that as cheesy as it sounds,…
NSO should be reconstituted as a small-group experience focused on helping students build personal connections, as opposed to inundating them with information and forced bonding. NSO should be a transition, not just an orientation.
Someday, words will be written that fully capture the horror and madness of the Khmer Rouge, that ignoble brother of the Holocaust. Ung’s memory, however, is not that book.