Blogs at Gustavus

Tricia Richter Merkins ’04

Tricia Richter Merkins ’04 writes, “I had a baby girl on October 20, 2014, named Callie Jo Merkins. She was welcomed home by her sister Brittney.”

Emilie Scott ’14

Emilie Scott ’14 writes, “I will be starting a new job at Richfield Dual Language School teaching elementary for the 2015-2016 school year! The Dual Language School teaches students both in Spanish and English and includes native Spanish speakers as about half of their student population.”

 

On Feeling Safe

None of us will come out of our shells if we think someone will hurt us. Or make fun of us. Or demean us. We will grow up becoming more and more protective and wary. It is a natural reaction to say “I’m not letting you in” if we have had people break our trust […]

Grant Boulanger ’97

Grant Boulanger ’97, world language teacher at Skyview Middle School, is co-directing and will be one of the Learning Lab Teachers at the 4th annual International Forum on Language Teaching (iFLT). The iFLT conference, to be at Tartan High School in Oakdale, MN, in July 2015, is a progressive language teaching conference which focuses on best-practices in second […]

 

Library Closed on 3rd of July

In observance of the 4th of July holiday, the library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd.  Happy 239th Birthday, America!

Brandon Hirdler ’12

Brandon Hirdler ’12, Julio Zelaya ’12, & Chelsea Siewert ’12 explored Colombia where Julio and Chelsea teach English. Here they are after climbing the Rock of Guatape in the small town of Guatape, Colombia, near Medellin.

Britta Olson Lindberg ’02

Britta Olson Lindberg ’02 and Ben Lindberg ’01 welcomed baby Soren Charles in May 2014.

Heather Nelson Weinreich ’00

Heather Nelson Weinreich ’00 graduated from a Neurotology and Skullbase Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She has been hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University.

Anne Tupy Mundell ’05

Beatrice Hazel Mundell was born to Anne Tupy Mundell ’05 and Joe Mundell ’05 on June 11th, 2015.

 

Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling ’89

(Written by Joanne Kaufman, The New York Times) The note-bending, soul-patch-sporting, Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling ’89 lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Luiza, in a two-bedroom rental on the Upper West Side. The window in the eat-in kitchen offers a view of glorious sunsets (much photographed by the family); there are gracious […]


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