For 10 days in January, near the end of Winter break but just before classes resumed, students across Harvard took advantage of a wide array of programming that ranged from artistic and creative pursuits to career and professional development opportunities, recreational activities, and practical skills development.
Wintersession, the College-led programming initiative, is the time between terms that brings together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and alumni to experience unique opportunities they may not otherwise pursue during the semester.
A lucky handful of students produced a Greek tragedy, while others tried welding for the first time. Students explored the mysteries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Blackstone Steam Plant and the system of tunnels that heat the campus. Others built a computer mouse, or worked with alumni who happen to be two of the most successful television writers in Hollywood.
“Our writing sessions were peppered with story after story about the ins and outs of the world of television writing. The unique and amazing part of this program was the chance to receive thoughtful critical feedback on our own ideas, pitches, and jokes from one of the best in the business,” said Sam Richman ’15, who participated in the television writers’ workshop.