Author Archives: kenblack2013

Castelgrande

Hey over there, There are not a lot of things that totally blow you away in life. There are a number of days that sit in my mind as some of the best days of my life. I can say … Continue reading

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sitting in villa moderni

Hey over there, I did not ever see myself getting to sit in the Villa Moderni in Riva. I simply could not responsibly afford to attend neither the Europe Travel nor the residency in Riva program. So I labeled it … Continue reading

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preliminary reflection research topics

Hey over there, So I had a series of learning objectives that were rather simple. Essentially they boil down to look, listen, and learn. Look and absorb what is around you. Listen to what others have to say before opening … Continue reading

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converging parallel lines

Hey over there, To have a quick understanding of the Swiss educational system I would look here and then also there.┬áThis gives and overview of compulsory education before university and then post secondary education. Visually this can be seen here … Continue reading

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a tiny balcony

Hey over there, I took some time to sit on a tiny balcony attached to our room at Hotel St. Josef in Zurich. Its small iron bars, its concrete pad, its aluminum chair, its atmosphere, was not only what defined … Continue reading

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first impressions of switzerland: zurich

Hey over there, The first stop on the 2015 Tour was Zurich. It was fun to see place that I had been to before back in 2011 on the larger Europe travel trip with the Honors Scholarship Program. We went … Continue reading

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ETH: Polytechnikum

Hey over there, So during the trip we will be visiting a series of universities in order to see the commonalities and differences between Swiss and American university/higher education methods and implementation. The first one I will cover is ETH, … Continue reading

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flying in a composite tube

Hey over there. I have often found that flying is both a worrying and exciting endeavor. You fly through the air using essentially controlled falling, propelled forward by accelerated explosions, in side a pressurized composite tube. Its like saying cars … Continue reading

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the beginning of an adventure

Hello from afar. This summer, as you know, a group of us will be traveling around Switzerland in an attempt to understand and begin to synthesize a new global pedagogy and understand what a global university is and potentially be. … Continue reading

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one for the road

Hi everyone, I know that this is a little early for a going-away blog, but things get busy and I do not want to forget this one before I go. I think it is amazing that time moves so quickly … Continue reading

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