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What becomes a legend most? Cogswell graduates were privileged to observe a legend at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. There, Floyd Norman, the animator, writer, and artist who was the first African-American artist at the Walt Disney company, accepted his Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Cogswell. Throughout his continually evolving career, Floyd exemplified legendary characteristics.   Inspiration: […]

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In his book, Work Rules!: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead, Laszlo Bock (Google’s former SVP of People) describes a ground-breaking project that set out to determine the best way to increase Noogler (new Googlers) effectiveness. His research found that the onboarding process, that period when new hires come up to speed […]

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Between updating the Cogswell viewbook and making it available online, Eric Arvizu wrote the following piece on Medium. It has been condensed and lightly edited. When a friend of mine recently asked me if there’s anything I miss about the Midwest, the usual things came to mind. You know- family, friends, cashew chicken. I’m not gonna […]

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This article was originally posted by Cogswell grad Vitaly Golomb, a venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author who has been involved with startups since his teenage years. He leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup. He is a contributing writer to TechCrunch and a […]

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Erich Schmidt graduated from Cogswell in 2015 and worked for Unity before moving to Stanford Children’s Health, where he is managing elements of hospital engineering and safety at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. As the client sponsor for the current Game Studio project, he expressed the value of his education in game development […]

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Recently, Psy DeLacy spoke with Cogswell students about her life at Rhythm & Hues, PDI/DreamWorks, and Pixar. She made it clear that she was speaking as an alumn and not representing any of her employers.  Not surprisingly, she brought up the very special feelings she has for working on characters and projects that people will love. […]

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The following post, written by Joseph Fortuno, first appeared in the student-run newspaper, The Cogswell Chronicle. All images are by Britney Thoreson.  Cogswell’s vibrant community is an incubator for talented artists, engineers, and leaders across various concentrations. Each has a story to tell and a fresh career ahead. One student’s story, in particular, earned the […]

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