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SOPHOMORE SUCCESS STORY
Seminars Help Second-Year Students Battle ‘Slump’

By Diane Manuel


As she waited for students at the door of her glass-fronted classroom on the ground floor of the Gilbert Biological Sciences Building, Pat Jones was primed for the start of Sophomore College.

Holding name tags in one hand and pumping a cheery welcome with the other, the chair of the biological sciences department chatted with each of the 10 sophomores in her seminar as they arrived with their university-issued white binders.

“I don’t get to teach in small-group settings like this very often, so Sophomore College is a pleasure for me and one of my goals is to have fun,” Jones told the class once they were seated at the seminar table.

Psychology Professor Anne Fernald with sophomores studying infantsPsychology Professor Anne Fernald, right, with sophomores studying infants.

“And for you, we hope to provide something to chew on, although you may not be able to digest it down to amino acids.”

Designed to combat the phenomenon known as “sophomore slump,” Sophomore College has just completed its second year. In the current format

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