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Andrea Olson, assistant professor of psychology, and her two daughters at the Early Childhood Center Playground


Favorite Places

My favorite place on campus is the woods, not too far from the pond. A path leads into the woods on the south side of the pond, and it's cool, beautiful and very peaceful.

I find this area meaningful because it's quieter than most other places around here. In a time when humans are deforesting the planet and destroying the natural world, the woods brings me joy and comfort — a sense of connection with other beings and the natural world.

I cherish all the creatures — including foxes, hawks, squirrels and birds — and trees growing in the woods. I am also lucky to be able to see the woods and the pond from my desk every day.

— Martha Vest '11
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