Marilena Dania, Harvard Graduate Spotlight

It is with great honor and pride that I dedicate this post to a close friend of mine who has always inspired me in my own personal journey of self-discovery.

A friend who was recently awarded the Derek Bok Public Service Prize in recognition of creative initiatives and her long-standing dedication as an advocate of LGBTQ+ mental health.

Marilena Dania, who recently graduated from Harvard, shared her thoughts with us:

“Earning my psychology degree entailed real dedication, long hours, and love. Above all, love. I loved putting in the work, so it never felt like a chore. And my family loved what I was doing and supported me throughout.”

Read full article here: Harvard Official.

Teachers of Special-Needs Students Struggle With Feelings of Helplessness

The dining room of Danielle Kovach of Succasunna, N.J., a teacher, has been turned into a one-room schoolhouse. While her sons, from left, Ryan, 12; Joseph, 15; and Michael, 19, were studying recently, she held an online grammar class with her students with special needs.

Remote learning has proved challenging for students who need intensive one-on-one guidance.

by Alina Tugend

Source: nytimes