Resident Scholars Conclude Program on Zoom December 18, 2020 By Collegeville Institute Leave a Comment Pictured, from left to right: Jan Pranger, Carla Durand (CI Staff), Columba Stewart, Lizette Larson-Miller, Don Ottenhoff (CI Executive Director), Eric LeCompte, and Vivan Krueger (CI Staff). The Collegeville Institute’s one-of-a-kind Fall 2020 Resident Scholars program wrapped-up on Friday, December 18 just as it began four months earlier—over Zoom. While this semester’s Resident Scholars Program did not operate in the same way it has over the preceding 50 years, we had a wonderful group of short-term and full-time resident scholars who pursued their individual work under the circumstances of the pandemic. We conducted scholar seminars and social conversations over Zoom, and while sheltering-in-place on-campus, the scholars made use of the Saint John’s and Saint Benedict’s library resources, worshipped with the Monks (from a safe physical distance), hiked through the Abbey arboretum grounds, and explored the crisp, clear Minnesota skies for meteors and planets and the northern lights. Although it wasn’t what we had anticipated the program to be even just one short year ago, the resident scholars rose to the challenge and exhibited resilience, patience and persistence as they sank deeply into their work, and the place and space of the Collegeville Institute. View all Fall 2020 Resident Scholars » Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.