USV Life

In addition to her adjunct faculty role at USV and writing for Teen Vogue, Tamryn Spruill looks at sports from a unique perspective. This article was originally published by Golden State of Mind | Vox Media. The following version is lightly edited… The Golden State Warriors have won two NBA Championships in three consecutive NBA Finals […]

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Speaking to a standing room only crowd at the Santa Clara County Convention Center, Britney Thoreson treated USV graduates and their families to an intimate look at what commencement means. While introducing her, Professor Dave Perry set the stage by noting that Britney’s journey of exploration and discovery took her from her home in Alabama […]

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With high school graduations underway or just around the corner, many students are considering their next step – where they’ll go to college. If you’re one of the many students still weighing their options, a college visit can be the critical, deciding factor in where you’ll go. The ultimate aim of college visits is to […]

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Traditional classroom interactions aren’t obsolete, but they can be augmented by embracing the personal communications now available to students through new mechanisms like hackathons, jams and meetups. Hackathons, jams and meetups exist on the premise that participants will self-organize their efforts and develop meaningful projects through structured interactions and communications. Studying how hackathons work promises to […]

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The clock is heading into its last waning seconds, as the audience leans in, breath held to take in the most critical part of the final match in one of the biggest esports tournaments of the year. The steely veteran and young upstart are solely focused in the moment, no words exchanged – their eyes […]

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