Even though we’ve only been back on campus for two weeks, it amazes me how much has happened in that time. Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day here at the Academy. We host workshops and speakers on the Friday before the actual holiday. It was a day to provoke discussion about societal pressures, especially those of conforming to the societal norm. I had a great dinner at EJC-Exeter Jewish Community. While noshing on bagels and lox and latkes, a group of us, students and faculty children, discussed the Middle East, religion, and politics. While discussions there aren’t always quite so politically oriented, it was a great way to continue the dialogue on privilege, equality and rights started earlier that day. Although we had Saturday classes today, during the last two classes, snow started to fall on the Academy. Everyone became children again as fat snowflakes blanketed the quads. And with an a capella group from St. Andrew’s having preformed earlier tonight, this weekend has been packed and exciting already.