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Observer, Summer 2004

Going to the Head of the ClassGoing to the Head of the Class

Recently, The Observer sat down with three teachers-one, a veteran of the classroom; one, in the early stages of her career; and one, still a student teacher. Yet, despite their differences in age, experience, and background, all three share an unwavering enthusiasm for the classroom, a staunch belief that they are destined to teach, and a degree in education from the University of Hartford. Two are already great teachers. The third is poised to fulfill that promise.

American Originals Plays to Thousands

Nearly 18,000 visitors came to see American Originals: Treasures from the National Archives during its three-and-a-half-month run at the Museum of American Political Life, making the exhibit an unqualified success for the university and the Greater Hartford community.

Virtual Lab

Ever wonder why you had to spend all those hours in the lab, tired eyes squinting at equipment while you scribbled down your notes?

The experience of working with laboratory equipment is vital in helping students master technical concepts in science and engineering. Besides reinforcing what has been taught in the classroom, lab time also gives students valuable career skills.

Commencement 2004

Threatening clouds held back their downpours to accommodate the university’s 47th annual Commencement ceremony on the morning of May 16. With balloons, flowers, bursts of applause, and shouts of congratulation, thousands of parents, grandparents, friends, and other well-wishers celebrated the graduating Class of 2004.

Observer, Summer 2004Also in this issue:

Taking a Back Seat to No One

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The leftovers of a February snowstorm were still on the ground one evening in early March when students began arriving at the home of Hillyer Dean David Goldenberg ’73, ’76 on the university’s Asylum Avenue campus.  Read more