It was an honor and a joy to guest lecture at my undergrad alma mater University of Illinois at Chicago last week. The campus was totally the same and completely different, and it was fun to revisit the places that were so meaningful to me 25 years ago.
Oh, and the students were almost without exception delightfully engaged, they participated, they asked great follow-up questions, and they came up to meet me afterward and expressed what had made them think, wonder, and hope.
And then! To top it all off, I got this lovely email:
So good news, everyone:
The kids are alright. ❤️