Author Archive - martha whittington

Planning for Long Weekend

September 24, 2015
Today in advisory time the question of what everyone is doing for the Long Weekend (October 18-21) was raised.  Many students had “no idea,” while others have plans made or in progress. The Gould dorms…Read More

And so it begins!

September 10, 2015
After days of orientation trips, athletic and activities preparation, and meetings with advisors, the Gould school year is underway. Students are adjusting to their classes, roommates, the food (I hope!) and all else that is…Read More

Goodness, Gracious, Great Wall of China!

March 16, 2015
The second full day in Beijing began with an early start and a two and a half hour bus ride north to hike the Great Wall.  It’s good to know that another class of Gould frosh…Read More

Midterms, Mountain Day, and Guests

October 8, 2013
Greetings once again as we sail through midterms toward parent/family weekend.  For those that are attending we look forward to seeing you on campus.  For those that are not you will be able to see…Read More

Gould’s International Blog

September 27, 2013
Welcome to Gould’s new International Blog.  We hope to keep our international parents more connected and informed!  As the Director of International Student Programs, I will be managing the blog, but I will enlist support…Read More

Music and Mountain Day – Chengdu Style

March 28, 2013
We started the day with a lesson on traditional Chinese instruments and discovered just how difficult they are to play!  The CEFLS students played beautifully and then patiently helped us try to make some music.…Read More

Wall to Wangfujing

March 23, 2013
    It has been a very long day so after a quick run through of the schedule I’ll let the pictures tell the story. -Bus ride north up to the mountains and the Great…Read More

Day One in the City

March 22, 2013
A wander through Tiananmen Square, the largest public meeting space in the world followed by a walk through the Forbidden City took all of the morning.  Fortunately a big breakfast at the hotel kept us…Read More

Three Days and Counting!

March 16, 2013
The reality of leaving in three days has hit me and today the packing starts.  I have the advantage of going to China a number of times, so the decision making is a bit easier.…Read More