Summer is a unique time for the College of Law. Without the students, the corridors are quiet; the Pit is empty; the vending machines are full (a happy thing); and the classrooms have a distinct echo. As Dean of Student Affairs, I really miss the students – their smiles, their crazy cellular ringtones, new fashions (often perplexing), and even their aversion to reading emails from me.
This week nearly 3,000 students in Tulsa Public Schools and Community Action Project summer classes will encounter a young, energized and diverse Teach for America corps of teachers in training from across the country. Janet Levit, Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair of The University of Tulsa College of Law, could not be more excited.
Lately, I’ve been in the market for a new home, and one of the first things I do before making an actual visit to the property is watch a virtual tour online. Sure standard photography is nice, but a virtual tour gives me a 360 degree view of the floor plan and establishes a sense of place. Students often do the same thing when it comes to shopping for a law school. Before even setting foot on the campus, they’ll let their fingers do the walking.