‘Do’ Talk to Strangers, Says Res Life

Dinner with Six Strangers 2013Students, staff and faculty recently dined together at Ladd, Quinby and MacMillan houses for the 10th annual Dinner with Six Strangers.

“The idea is for people who might not know one another to come together over a meal,” said Mary Pat McMahon, director of the college’s Residential Life office. The Donald and Barbara Kurtz Fund sponsored the event.

This year, Residential Life partnered with the office of Off-Campus Study to come up a theme for the dinner: Global Connections. “Sometimes it is hard to integrate international experiences [once you are] back home, and often they may continue to exist in a vacuum,” said Christine Wintersteen, director of the office of International and Off-Campus Study. Dining with Six Strangers allowed students and faculty to reflect and share their international experiences. “Classic” tables were also set up for regular participants. Read the full story by Amanda Spiller ’17.


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