This weekend I, two Union professors of Russian language, our Russian TA, and four of my fellow Russian language students at Union College traveled to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to compete in this year’s New York State Russian Olympiada. We had three first-year Russian language students competing at the beginners’ level and two students (including yours truly!) competing at the intermediate level. The competition was extra tough this year and while Union students did not take home any of the top prizes, I am still extremely proud of our Russian program and its wonderful students. I have watched our program flourish during the two short years that I have been here and I cannot wait to see where it is headed! On top of all of the awesome Russian events we already throw (see some great examples here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), we are in the midst of planning Union’s first ever term abroad to Irkutsk, Siberia for next Spring! My involvement with the Russian language program here is one of my most favorite things I do at Union and its future is looking очень хорошо (very good!)!!!
I am a senior in college who will be off in the wonderful world of finance come July. While my resume passions include scrupulously watching economic indicators and reading the Wall Street Journal, I could just as happily spend all day reading blogs and sharing my passion for food, fashion, and fun. I chew too much gum and probably write too many lists. I know I don't know everything just yet, but TheGarnetLetter is the beginning of my little thank you note to the wonderful world!