SOPHOMORE SUCCESS STORY
Seminars Help Second-Year Students Battle Slump
By Diane Manuel
s she waited for students at the door of her
glass-fronted classroom on the ground floor of the Gilbert Biological Sciences
Building, Pat Jones was primed for the start of Sophomore College.
Holding name tags in one hand and pumping a cheery welcome
with the other, the chair of the biological sciences department chatted with each
of the 10 sophomores in her seminar as they arrived with their university-issued
I dont get to teach in small-group settings like this
often, so Sophomore College is a pleasure for me and one of my goals is to have
fun, Jones told the class once they were seated at the seminar table.
Professor Anne Fernald, right, with sophomores studying infants.
And for you, we hope to provide something to chew on, although you may not
able to digest it down to amino acids.
Designed to combat the phenomenon known as sophomore slump, Sophomore
has just completed its second year. In the current format