Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Less then Three Days Left

I can't believe that time is running out! It seemed like just yesterday we arrived. There has been so much that I learned at Brown, some good and some bad, I believe that there is so much more left to learn here yet our time is limited. In my opinion, we should be allowed to stay a little bit longer. There really is much more to learn, and we should grab it while we are at Brown. I'm sure that it has truly been an enriching experience for all of us. From college tours to visiting New York, this could not have been a better trip. Coming back to Brown has definitely given me a new outlook on the true college life. Last year's class was demanding and long, but this year seemed more rigorous. I liked the Women and Leadership Class more just because of the sense of community and openness of the Leadership Institute, but I really liked that the Intro to Psychology class gave me a normal college work load. It was an intense and interesting class. Everything we talked about was very captivating, but it has not completely made me want to jump into a psychology major. When I signed up to be in this class, it was because I wanted to learn more about psychology because it seemed interesting. But there wasn't that click I was hoping for with the subject. Now I know that maybe psychology isn't the major for me, even though it is very appealing. Hopefully I'll get to learn more on the subject though.

Although the class wasn't quite what I expected, I stilled learned a lot and the information I attained here will forever stay with me. I'm very grateful to be here, and feel like this opportunity helped me get one step closer to college.


Don Gosney said...


I signed up for a Military Science class once at Cal where the description discussed that the class would be about the history of warfare. This seemed interesting to me but it didn’t take long to realize that the history they were referring to was how to FIGHT a war. My time in that class was brief.

Sometimes we sign up for classes thinking it will be about one thing and learn later we were mistaken. Now you know.

I think I can say on behalf of Ms. Kronenberg and Mr. Ramsey that we would love for you to be able to spend the rest of the summer at Brown so you could learn more. Let’s see, it’s only costing us a couple of thousand dollars per week for the first couple of weeks so I’m sure we can go to the sponsors and round up another twelve or fifteen thousand dollars so you can finish the summer there. I’m just playing with you.

Truthfully, though, nothing in life is free and everything associated with the ILC is anything but free.

Madeline Kronenberg said...


Very insightful. Keep looking for that "click" -- it will be there.

Psychology is very useful and important for everyone -- but we don't all have to BE psychologists.

Stay open.

Charles Tillman Ramsey said...

Nice post Gina. I am beginning to see that you are absorbing our comments and writing more insightful posts. The only thing that I hope to hear from you is how you plan to take the knowledge that you learned during this summer and use it in your essays and deliberations with Sue Kim. Take us through the next few months as you ready yourself for the college application process.

What has the Ivy League Connection meant to you? What has it meant to your family? How have you changed as a person? We would love for you to take us "inside the walls" and share your impressions.

We also hope that you will thank your professor before you leave, as well as Dean Rose. Stop by their office and let them know that you learned a lot from both of them. It would be useful.

Thanks again,

Take care.

Charles T. Ramsey, Esq.
School Board Member
West Contra Costa
Unified School District