No matter how well I feel I have prepared for the semester I always feel like I stumble through the first week of classes. Hence our theme for this blog post “falling” into the semester. Falling doesn’t always have to be bad however. You can fall down stairs (see left) or off a cliff (see Wily Coyote) but you can also fall into a ball pool. And who doesn’t love that. For that reason, the beginning of this semester, although stumbly, is a really exciting time because there a lot of new projects, but all of them are immensely exciting and hold great promise for the work we do in the DML and at the BGC in general.