Category Archives: Graduation

GGI Grads in the News: Seema Reza and Taina Asili

In the last day, two GGI grads have been sharing their strongest words about the work we do in the world and how to do it better. Seema Reza’s article — “The Work of Waking Up the Sleeping in a … Continue reading

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Seema Reza on “This Is Our Work”: Commencement Spring 2016 Talk

Seema Reza, graduating student in the IMA program and Transformative Language Arts concentration, was the Spring of 2016’s commencement speaker. Her luminous talk touched on the world before and within us, our capacity for change, facing the mythic demon child, … Continue reading

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A Garden of Interdisciplinary Delights (including Rosie the Riveter, and Sex and Drugs): Graduating Student Presentations

Graduating students at the spring 2016 residency studied a myriad and interdisciplinary areas. Here’s a sampling of what our graduating students presented to show the depth and range of their studies. The Aesthetics of Consciousness, with IMA-CS graduating student Justin … Continue reading

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IMA Graduates Look at the Bystander Borderline, Calling Little Gypsy Home, Sex Trafficking, Ecological Design, Spiritual Ecology, Yiddishland and Faerieland Activism, and Consciousness

The Bystander Borderline: Witnessing the Judicial, Social, and Clinical Repercussions of being a Female–Identified Trauma Survivor, with IMA graduating student Victoria Mosey. With 1 out of every 4 women experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in their lifetime, with these … Continue reading

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What a Large Zucchini, Piling Wood & the Call of the Bobolink Have to Do With Progressive Education: Jim Sparrell’s Graduation Talk

Here is the talk Jim Sparrell gave at the Individualized MA graduation on August 5, 2012: Thank you graduates for inviting me to offer a few words. I have taken the liberty of inviting this large zucchini to join me, … Continue reading

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Activist Librarian Tells Graduates To Tell Their Own Stories: Jessamyn West at Graduation

Jessamyn West may not be a household name, she’s one of the most famous librarians in America, and she doesn’t even work in a library. Instead, she works from home and on the road, advocating for how to gap the … Continue reading

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Graduation Day!

Today I watched nine of our students graduate — nine people who came here to Goddard College with a passion for studying something of their own design, and who, through the process of looking deep and wide and trusting where … Continue reading

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