In honor of Autism Awareness Month, panelists gathered at Frist Campus Center on Tuesday, April 17, to discuss the stigma surrounding people who fall on the autistic spectrum and to celebrate differences in people with disabilities.
Over a thousand people packed into Jadwin Hall on Thursday, April 12, filling five auditoriums, to attend the 43rd Donald R. Hamilton Lecture delivered by Kip Thorne, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology.
Imagine you were living the dream of almost every child on Earth. You’re snug inside your Kevlar suit, wearing your fishbowl helmet, and someone straps you into your chair and seals the capsule hatch. Then, all of a sudden, you feel the cabin rumble. The rocket engines underneath your capsule roaring to life. You stare out the window, watching the sky turn from light blue, to navy, to pitch black. You’ve just joined an exclusive club of humans who have left terra firma to stare back at the little rock you call home.