Our community doesn’t only exist inside the classroom. We are not simply an artificial and illusory grouping formed each Tuesday evening for 3 hours (and then disbanded/destroyed), to be reconstructed once more 7 days later.
Because we are an on-going collective, we live in simulated space continuously. When the need comes for contact outside of the scheduled (co-terminus space-time) block (of class), this is one means for achieving union.
“Updates” is just as it sounds: a forum for messages associated with the administration and conduct of our community. Get in the habit of checking this space periodically so that we will all be on the same page.