Jane Rebecca Marchant
By Gilbert Garbiso, Amou Ajang, David Anderson, Randy Armas, Joey Rake-Delaney, Jane Rebecca Marchant, Jason Pettigrew, and Pierre Rabourdin
Approximately 30 years ago, then Dean of the School of General Studies Ward Dennis classified GS students as "nontraditional." Originally referring to "adult" education, the term has since become obsolete and, at times, even subversive—it represents a time when "adult education" was considered distinct from just education....
I made a mistake, and I felt guilty for what happened, but I have decided to let myself off the hook for it. There's definitely some stumbling involved, but I suppose that comes with the process of becoming a 26-year-old divorcée. Most would say that my short marriage was an unsuccessful mistake that I should wish to take back—but it was the best mistake I've made (so far) in my life, and if I could go back in time, I would do it all over again. Mistakes are useful—they have a purpose. They teach us things, like fire is hot and sticking your tongue to a frozen pole is a bad idea. Getting married taught me that with some things, I won't know that I don't want them until I have them. My mistake also taught me that I'll always have to finish what I started. And, because of this, I see my forthcoming divorce not as a regret, but as a success....