Faculty Holds 1st In-Service Zoom – & Dr. Kraut ’75 Explains What Makes Lville Special

Yesterday, Lawrenceville faculty gathered via Zoom for their first in-service meeting of the spring term to talk online about learning, building community virtually, teaching Lawrentians in time zones around the globe, and more. Director of Teaching and Learning Dana Kooistra introduced a comprehensive, online course for faculty on the essential practices of distance learning, and members of the School’s senior staff shared inspiring words for a new chapter in Lawrenceville history.
Medical Director Dr. Bruce Kraut ’75 remarked on how his observations when he returned to work at Lawrenceville six years ago remain true today, stating, “As I strolled around a campus that looked so different now, and filled with unfamiliar faces, it was clear to me that what made this place special was not the collection of stately buildings, or well-manicured grounds, or state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. It wasn’t even the iconic oval table of Harkness; to me it was something that is intrinsic to the relationship between Lawrenceville students and teachers and between members of this community, something indescribable yet palpable and powerful. That’s what I recognized upon my return 40 years later. That is what makes Lawrenceville Lawrenceville, wherever Lawrenceville may be. You are about to prove me right.”
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