Arminda Downey Mavromatis
By Lyric Bowditch, Ben Appel, Justin Cheng, Gavrielle Jacobovitz, Ana Espinoza, Parth Chhabra, Rébecca Ausseil, Arminda Downey-Mavromatis, and Crystal Lua
For this week’s Blinks, we asked our staffers to dig out the tiny traditions that have taken shape in their own day to day lives. The little pieces of repetition or habit that hold greater meaning. From paper submissions to salads, and late emails to libraries, here are the results:...
You probably remember the pre-college pull: The anticipation after application, the excitement of acceptance. The jitters of pulling up to campus on move-in day, the boxes full of stuff lugged up many flights of stairs—all these are common experiences. But few students experience them followed by a camera crew. That is, until Jaime Gleicher, star of the MTV show Rich Girls, came to Barnard in the fall of 2003....
Research universities face an upward battle in the coming years. Peter DeMenocal, director of the Center of Climate and Life, knows this to be true.
Somehow, she never looks any older. Every time I come to visit, once or twice a year, she greets me at the door. She almost always wears a red sweater, reminding my father and me that “red is her color.” As soon as I entered the door to her home in St. Louis this winter break, we eased back into a routine with conversations last spoken. Talk, food, talking after food, hands resting on the tablecloth....