Academics Ray Saxon
Academic Interests. I am studying historical linguistics and languages, with some anthropology thrown in for fun.
Favorite Marlboro Classes. Ancient Greek probably tops the list. I also really enjoyed Seth Harter’s “Taoist Ritual and Practice” class.
Favorite Thing about Marlboro. The small class sizes at Marlboro mean that each student gets a lot of individualized attention to develop and expand on their interests. I really love that classes are generally discussion-based, which encourages students to think for themselves in a way that won’t happen in a lecture hall.
Favorite Place at Marlboro. I love the library. It’s a great place to get work done, and it’s open 24/7.
Community Involvement. I’ve been involved in Pride and several committees. I also helped design a Bridges trip last year, and went on the summer 2011 China trip. It’s not hard to get involved in some way at Marlboro, whether you’re helping with an OP project, giving input on a subcommittee, or attending Town Meeting.
Advice. I wish I’d known how many resources are available at Marlboro. A good example is Jeremy Holch, the academic advisor in the Writer’s Block. He’s always willing to sit down and talk about everything from time management to ideas for a difficult paper, and gives great advice on things like developing your portfolio for Clear Writing Requirement and preparing for Plan.
Goals. Narrow down my interests to something cohesive and Plan-worthy. Get involved in more committees. Explore more of the hiking trails.