Tamika Gauvin

Opinion
Jul 29, 2009   By Tamika Camille Gauvin
The semester has kicked into high gear and I am drowning in a sea of reading, written assignments,map-making, and special projects. Once in a while, I manage to emerge and dock (I know, enough of the nautical metaphors) at a lecture – or as in the last couple of weeks – at acon Opinion
Apr 1, 2009   By Tamika Camille Gauvin
I am enjoying the last day of my Independent Activities Period (IAP) – the period after winter break in which all students at MIT can take one of many non-credit or for-credit course offerings at MIT, set up a winter externship, or just do nothing.  This amounts to six weeks of bliss! Opinion
Feb 1, 2009   By Tamika Camille Gauvin
Opinion
Jan 4, 2009   By Tamika Camille Gauvin
One of the most interesting things that I have learned in school thus far is the history of the urban renewal program.  As a budding urban planner, I have often used the term "urban renewal" interchangeably with "urban revitalization" to describe the process of neighborhood imp Opinion
Oct 13, 2008   By Tamika Camille Gauvin
Last Thursday night marked the end of an intense two-week team project in my Gateway: Planning (a kind of Introduction to Planning) course.  In this project, my classmates and I assumed the role of consultants to a fictitious working group of the real-life New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) and prepared and delivered oral briefings on key challenges to post-Katrina housing recovery.    Opinion
Sep 29, 2008   By Tamika Camille Gauvin
This week will be my first full week of classes at MIT; however, I have actually been here for three.  I arrived into Cambridge at the end of August to attend the weeklong department orientation, which was as orientations are – full of very important yet-easy-to-forget information. Alone, the pressure of learning nearly 65 names can induce periodic episodes of amnesia.  Opinion
Sep 11, 2008   By Tamika Camille Gauvin