Peabody is the building, Jack is the dog, and I'm Dean J (she/her, btw).

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Q&A With Dean J

This post was prompted by an exchange that one of my colleagues had with a visiting student during Days on the Lawn on Monday.  The student asked if the woman wearing the green jacket was "Dean J" at Days on the Lawn.  When my colleague confirmed that it was me, the student said he was too intimidated to come and say hello.

It seems that despite my pleas that you say hello, some of you are still a little nervous to approach a golden retriever who loves students and the human who holds his leash.  I realize that I talk about admission all the time and that might make you think I'm all about business.  I thought the constant stream of CavDog photos would put you at ease, but I guess it hasn't.

Would it be better if you knew more about me?  Feel free to ask whatever you'd like in the comments, whether about admission or about me. I'll do my best to answer.

You shouldn't be intimidated by the person who took photos like these.