I award a symbolic Master’s to Jessica Kern in the digital SRES graduation ceremony today (virtual skirts are the only kind I have).

The last week saw a bunch of firsts that showed me that we’re all getting pretty good at this online thing. An online graduation ceremony was held this afternoon for our amazing SRES graduates (MREM and MES); what a delight to see everyone again. A three-day retreat held last week for ResNet was similarly effective and downright fun. While the transition wasn’t easy, and of course the reason a real drag, I feel like we may have found some new ways of doing things that have some real benefits.

One of a few screens of faces for ResNet’s first AGM and online retreat.