Reflecting on Change During my First Year at Berkeley

One important thing I’ve learned this year is to be open to change. All kinds of it. I think it’s fair to say being adaptable to change is crucial, given the rapid growth of the pandemic. But over the past year (can’t believe I’ve almost completed a year of college!), I’ve faced a lot of …

Humans of Haas: Professor Daniel Himelstein – Quarantine Edition

Professor Himelstein getting a haircut from his wife while staying at home during COVID-19. How has quarantine been for you? Obviously, in many ways, it’s extraordinarily frustrating. I much prefer being in class, in person. I love that aspect of my job, and you can’t capture as much group interaction online. I’m home now with …

Being Productive in Quarantine

Every day since this shelter-in-place started, I have constantly questioned my productivity and indulged in self-reprimand. Why am I not productive when other people are? Why can’t I learn more skills, work through projects, or try new things? I feel like I am lagging behind, regardless of whatever schoolwork I did that day. Coming from …