After serving as dean of Commonwealth Honors College for five years, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina has chosen to transition into a role as faculty professor of English. Gerzina is an award-winning author and expert in Victorian and African American literature, and was inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.
Selena Cho, a Commonwealth Honors senior, was recently awarded a summer fellowship by the Women in Sports Tech, Inc. (WiST). WiST supports college and grad students to begin their careers in the sports tech industry, encouraging creative fellowship proposals that combine the themes of sports and technology.
Barth, who received his bachelor’s degree with individual concentration (BDIC) in social philosophy and communication theory, will spend his time at Cambridge writing “The Theory of Everyone,” a blueprint for a world in which everyone is supported to fulfill their potential.
“The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer is emblematic of the institutional racism that is pervasive in our society,” Subbaswamy wrote in his message to students. “Mr. Floyd’s death...reveals a malignancy in our society that must be acknowledged and rooted out.”
On May 7, 2020, Commonwealth Honors College celebrated the Honors graduating class of 2020 in a virtual Celebration of Excellence. The 766 graduates included students from nine countries, twenty-two states, and represented seventy majors.
The Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards recognize students for their outstanding work in fields pertaining to environmental sustainability and innovation, promoting deeper understanding of these topics as well as insight into the strategies and resources available to conduct this research.