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The Root of the Problem

by Aashna Saraf On 25th March 2020, India announced a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. It’s been over 400 days since and schools have still been ordered to conduct remote learning. While older students could begrudgingly bear through zoom lectures and classes, the littlest learners were left behind in what some might call the greatest […]

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Breaking Tradition and Utilizing Creativity in Musical Theater Performance

by Nick Endicott Last semester, Giovanni Ortega of Pomona applied for a Course Development Grant from the Hive to assist in producing the Theater Department’s mainstage musical, Little Women. But due to constraints posed by COVID, the production had to be pushed to the spring. Not letting the allotment go to waste, the grant was […]

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Lessons Learned From a Year of Virtual Class Collaboration

Check out this great article from our friends over at Mural! Fred Leichter, Founding Director of the Hive, helped to write this and is quoted heavily throughout. Click here to read!

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Meet the Fall 2019 Sparkathon Winners!

  The Hive hosted Sparkathon in collaboration with Google, Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College this past November. The innovative and impact driven design thinking competition happens each semester and supports winning teams as they implement solutions emerging from the event. This fall semester, participants were challenged to use human-centered […]

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Clowning curiously in Human-Centered Design

by Kate Weinberg: Barbara Ann Michaels, a professional clown and self-proclaimed “Jester of the Peace,” popped into my Human-Centered Design class to shake things up and share the power of humor with our students. Not only did she make us laugh at 10 a.m. on a Friday morning, she also explained how she did it. […]

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