Progression and Regression: A Look Back at the Robotics Team’s Wild Season

Progression and Regression: A Look Back at the Robotics Team’s Wild Season

On October 28, 2017, the sky was enveloped in a silvery overcast which blanketed the entire state. On this day, before Dawn rose, the Big Red Robotics team was frantically working on the finishing touches to compete in the 2017 Music City BEST robotics tournament at Lipscomb University. The air was tense. Students and coaches were furiously working around the clock making last minute preparations for the competition. Time was slipping away, and the machine was still not complete. Drills were used, duct tape was slapped on, and students were running around the Robotics room searching for the one screwdriver they needed. These were stressful times. 

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Caroline Randall Williams Brings Perspective, Expertise, to the Hill

Caroline Randall Williams Brings Perspective, Expertise, to the Hill

Caroline Randall Williams has deep roots at MBA. After all she spent many of her formative year making friendships with the boys of the Hill, before leaving for prep school in the Northeast and later Harvard. For the Nashville native, whose mother co-taught with Mr. Gioia, coming to MBA has been like coming home. She joins an accomplished English department at MBA with a few achievements of her own; Ms. Williams is the published author of a collection of poems, Lucy Negro, Redux, and a cookbook, Soul Food Love. I recently sat down with Ms. Williams and had the opportunity to discuss her thoughts on MBA, writing, and coming home.

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