Personal essays from faculty about their experiences during COVID-19. 

Lisa Goodman

Lisa Goodman

Professor, Lynch School of Education

To a person, students have responded with honest and deeply moving accounts of hardship, both large and small, as well as small triumphs and hopes.

 

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Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Associate Professor, School of Theology and Ministry

 

Our commitment to formative education demands that we reflect on how our experience of the pandemic has affected our understanding of course topics.

 

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Danielle Taghian

Danielle Taghian

Associate Professor of the Practice, Biology Department

Remote teaching has not altered my charge as a Biology professor at Boston College, it has only elevated the intensity with which I reach out to my students and help them acknowledge, embrace and learn from the disruption.
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Filippa Marullo Anzalone

Filippa Marullo Anzalone

Professor and Associate Dean for Library and Technology Services

 

I realize that being in a space that evades definition is actually quite interesting and maybe even calming if one allows oneself the luxury of slowing down.

 

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Kathleen Hirsch

Kathleen Hirsch 

Associate Professor, School of Theology and Ministry

 

It is our capacity to stand in attentive consciousness, with love and compassion for the whole of our broken, beautiful world. This is what makes us capable of healing ourselves and one another. Because life is more than suffering, and we are more than our fear.
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Benjamin Braude

Benjamin Braude

Associate Professor

...the quiet contemplative sabbath of the soul now needs to be encouraged with greater intensity everywhere.
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Yonder Gillihan

Yonder Gillihan

Associate Professor

Love is our shield and protection in the age of pandemics; may we recognize that it is also so at every other moment.
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Mary Ann Hinsdale

Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM

Associate Professor

We are to love one another, as Jesus has loved us. And it was in the act of footwashing, Jesus gave us the example of how to do this: we are to serve one another, humbly, even to the point of relinquishing that which is most dear to us: our reputation, our status, and ultimately, as Jesus did, our very lives.
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Rachel Spector

Rachel Spector

Associate Professor

I feel a profound sense of pride in our nursing profession, our colleagues, and members of the team... I know that too many people have not survived and feel profound joy that I am still here to tell this story.
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