Kathleen Schuler | October 3, 2016
In February of 2016, two Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) Sorin Scholars, Lily Kang (class of 2016, information technology management and sociology) and Ian Tembe (class of 2017, chemical engineering and philosophy) came to the CUSE offices to discuss an idea for a project — they would ask graduating seniors and Notre Dame alumni to write letters addressed to their freshman selves and would publish them in an anthology.
With the support of CUSE, Dean Hugh Page and the First Year of Studies, and many other groups on campus, Ian and Lily were able to collect 65 letters to produce A Letter to My Freshman Self: Domers Reflect on their Undergraduate Experience, which was published by Corby Books in June 2016.
Two of the published letters spoke specifically about CUSE. The student authors, Michael Kochanski (class of 2013, mechanical engineering and political science) and Grace Meikle (class of 2014, Chinese and physics, Glynn Family Honors Program and Sorin Scholar), along with the editors and the publishers, have agreed to let us share them with you today.