Last week’s class was really great. Not only did we have our normal rousing discussions pertaining to class, race, and gender in a historical context, but we had a number of special guests joining us.
To start things off, Kajsa, one of our very own CGP alums, stopped in during her busy day at The Farmers’ Museum to share some of her Web 2.0 knowledge with us. Although I have to admit that I have yet to set up my Google Reader, I did join Twitter over the weekend, so I definitely feel like I’m becoming more a part of 2009′s trendiest technologies. Thanks, Kajsa!
After our mini-tech. lecture, we shifted gears to discuss A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry’s monumental play. Normally, our class consists of two students and our professor, but last week was special. As a part of Interview Weekend, there were 27 potential students visiting our program in hopes of becoming members of the Cooperstown Graduate Program Class of 2011. We were fortunate to have several of them attend our class for the afternoon, quadrupling the size of our class. While I’ll spare the details of our discussion, we viewed the original movie version of Raisin, as well as the recently released version with rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs as Walter Lee. Combs, it is relevant to mention, is quite a fan of Twitter himself. It was nice to have additional perspectives as we studied the social components of Hansberry’s work and, especially after viewing the film clips, we had some really good conversation. Thanks to our special guests for adding your thoughts to our class! Good luck and we hope that you join our CGP team in the fall