A SCALE Student talks about the life improvements he has experienced since he moved to the United States two years ago. The most marked difference is that because he has been able to simultaneously earn money and be a student , he has been able to provide for himself and his family while continuing [...]the full story →
SCALE Student Marie discusses the changes she experienced when she emigrated from Haiti to the United States 15 years ago. Though this was a difficult transition, Marie claims that it opened up countless new opportunities and explains what these opportunities mean to her. Click Here to Listenthe full story →
Tufts students CJ and Andari describe their project at SCALE, which aims to integrate and familiarize the SCALE community with technology and various online resources. They explain why they believe that it is crucial to augment SCALE’s online presence and to help students to take advantage of the numerous online services and opportunities. Andari [...]the full story →
Maureen, a member of the SCALE staff, relays the inspirational story of her son Sean, an Iraqi War veteran who, after enduring life-threatening injuries during service, used his physical and mental strength to beat odds and recover fully. Sean’s recovery and subsequent success shows how the strength and sheer determination of an individual can [...]the full story →
SCALE student Auri shares her own experience of her recent immigration to America, discusses the opportunities that language acquisition can create, emphasizes the value of an education, and urges listeners to constantly seek knowledge and intellectual stimulation. Click here to listenthe full story →
About Connect2Just talking…. the power of words. Oftentimes called storytelling. The oral tradition of storytelling was a social medium used to pass on many things from one person to another throughout history. Once upon a time storytelling was all we had to share our lives, traditions, knowledge, -- anything. Before modern technologies gave us the ability to email, text, tweet, and IM we gathered to tell stories. Connect 2 is about telling stories. It is reconnecting the spoken word to the person and learning anew the power of a person’s voice. Our archival and literacy storytelling project seeks to provide SCALE students and staff the unique opportunity to share and preserve their life stories and to voice their thoughts and opinions. Join us in listening to and celebrating the spoken word.