We ask faculty to share a portrait of who they were when they were 17-25 years old. We ask them to talk about what they cared about, what values shaped their lives, and what they "wanted to be when they grew up!" We then ask the featured faculty to share a portrait of who they are now and make a comparison. How have they changed, what sustains them in their work, how does the professional connect to the personal.
After the storytelling section of the evening, students are invited to ask questions of the faculty. Past questions have ranged from questions about academic study areas, romantic lives, personal faith, daily routine, predictions for the future, life at Dartmouth, and navigating professional pressures.