Right off the bat, you might notice something unusual about this week’s blog post! We customarily publish our posts on Saturdays, and today is not a Saturday. In fact, it is not a weekend day at all. Today, the day that we are publishing our post, is a Thursday!
So why are we doing publishing today? Well, because of yesterday’s snowstorm and the resultant College closure, this week (i.e. the week of the 19th) is a truncated week. In addition, because next week is Easter week, it will be a truncated week as well. Many students are asking questions about our plans, and so we are clarifying our revised schedule by publishing this post two days earlier than usual.
Here are our revised plans for today, March 22nd. In advance of our session, let’s read all three of the works that we originally assigned for this week. They are:
1. a classic poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson called The Charge of the Light Brigade;
2. the 26 brief paragraphs of Section I of Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War, entitled Laying Plans;
3. Chapter 1 of the U.S. Department of the Army’s ATP 5-19 training publication regarding Risk Management, which extends from Page 1-1 through Page 1- 17.
And what about next week? We have an Easter treat to share with you! To prepare for our class session on Wednesday, March 28th, please read the landmark Enyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of the Holy Father Francis on Care for our Common Home.
Finally, of course, we still need to discuss our Project 1 grades and comments with our teams. We’ll begin to schedule those conversations as well, and will try our best to accommodate the travel plans of our students.
We do hope that yesterday’s snow cancellation has not badly inconvenienced you! Fortunately, we are still on schedule, and we are looking forward to our Easter holiday.