President Isiaah Crawford on the important role that summer programming plays on campus.

Summer around here has a different rhythm than the rest of the academic year. What does it feel like to you?

It’s not quite as busy on campus as it is between September and May, but it’s far from a ghost town. We have students here taking classes and doing summer research, and we have a very vital and busy conference schedule, among other activities. Conferences, summer camps, and our Summer Academic Challenge allow us to make the campus available to the broader community, where people are able to utilize our facilities in a variety of ways.