Category Archives: Butler Program

Oh! The Places You’re Going!


Graduation is now about a month behind me. Since then, several good friends have scored incredible internships, fellowships and even (dare I say it?) jobs! Continue reading

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Adieu, D.C.


I’m back at school now, and it’s been a rough adjustment. It’s a challenge shifting gears from a full-time intern and part-time tourist to that of a Second Semester Senior in a midwestern city in the “Butler Bubble.” Thanks for … Continue reading

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The Social Communities (Part II)


If there’s one thing I took away from my semester in Washington, D.C., it’s this: You can create community wherever you go. The following community developed during my time in D.C. and each shaped me as a person and a … Continue reading

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Delayed Departure


It took me a bit longer than expected to arrive home after my semester in Washington, D.C. Mom came out for my final week to do some holiday sightseeing. We ended our week with a show at the Kennedy Center … Continue reading

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A Stately State of Affairs


Above: A gallery of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State. Today our class “field-tripped” to the Department of State. It wasn’t your traditional field trip – after all, we left work early to arrive there just after … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Weekend


Thanks, D.C., for the rainiest, gloomiest weekend of my life. Fortuneately, I was really too busy to notice. Here’s why.
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Bookie Fest


Some adore musicians and swoon during concerts. For me, the National Book Festival was my own version of that. The authors featured on the National Mall today were literally rock stars. Continue reading

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Extended-Stay Tourism


Because of my temporary residence here in DC, I am allowed to be two things: a tourist AND a local. I still carry around my map – especially if I’m planning a trip to a new part of town, and … Continue reading

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Amid the Athletes


This weekend I took one of my three weekend seminars. The topic? “Assassinations in the Nation’s Capital.” A trip to Ford’s Theatre ensued, along with some fascinating info about the deaths of Lincoln, FDR, Kennedy and others who died in … Continue reading

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Do You Like Concerts


…and getting caught in the rain? My Butler apartment-mates and I found ourselves sitting on the Capitol Hill lawn taking in a concert from the National Symphony Orchestra. The concert began with the overture from Gypsy and then did a medley of South … Continue reading

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