In conversations with the India delegation the night before their departure, I asked each of them to share their favorite moments during the week. Responses varied from the whole visit and the support of Associate Dean Margaret Latimer (who served as the College liaison to the group all week) to the hospitality and the opportunity to return home with new knowledge. Several of our visitors also specifically mentioned the trip to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. As I was unable to accompany the delegation that day, I asked Dr. Rita Kranidis, who helped organize the campus visit, to share highlights from the day.
On Thursday, September 22, 12 members of the USIEF-MC delegation visited the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, where they were welcomed by Vice President and Provost Brad Stewart. Following a brief general orientation, they visited Dr. Greg Wahl’s EN101 class and had a chance to observe teaching. The visit wound down with tours of the Cultural Arts Center (including backstage and balcony views) and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, where they saw potters, painters, and sculptors at work.