On behalf of our blog administrator Mylaica Connor and myself, welcome to the Bridge Generation Course Blog.
You have sent me back to the Oxford English dictionary to review all the meanings of a simple word, “bridge”, and here is what I found in the choice of a name:
So it is my hope, to the Bridge Generation, that you
reconcile to form connections
support each other’s voice
hold for a sense of balance, to take your best shot
get the right fit, right between the eyes
cover and build
bring generations closer together
I decided to Google The Bridge Generation, too. There was some interesting scholarship on Filipino generations, but this article from entrepreneur.com caught my eye. Written by Karen Miller, the article echoes our assignment for our first blog contributions, plus it picks up on changing face of entrepreneurism: “The culture and major historical events of its time shape the worldview of each generation and how they approach work. They tend to differ on everything from dress code, to work hours, to interoffice communication.” (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234314) Already you might begin to notice the differences and also the potential to bring great differences closer together for a greater university.
We can’t wait for your first writings for the University to emerge this weekend. Congratulations on continuing your life’s story here alongside so many excellent companions on the road of higher education, on one of the greatest and longest bridges of our civilization.
Comprehensive Studies Program, July 2014
P.S.: Some old Elton John for you– Happy Fourth