College Columns June 2021 - Page 3

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Steven N . Berger , Engelman Berger Co-Editor , College Columns
How would you describe the last year (+/ -) in a few words ? “ I don ’ t know .”
A year ago I wrote with consternation about the prospect of working from home for a protracted period of time . Little did I know that it would be over a year later and I and my firm are still not fully back to the office . I commend those who never left , went back early or used the office as needed , assuming they stayed healthy and didn ’ t pay the price by bringing home the virus .
I opted for a safe and conservative plan , staying away except for a few client meetings – say 5 or 6 office visits over the year . What did this bring ? – well ( among other things ):
• a comfort and efficiency with Zoom ,
• waves of self-motivation or no self-motivation ,
• the making of a completely spoiled rescue Poodle named Royal that lays down by my feet all day in the home office ,
• a now quenched soaking in of daytime news ( at least up through the inauguration ),
• huge bills for delivered comfort food ,
• huge bills for comfort groceries ,
• absence of dry cleaning bills ,
• zoom social events ;
• zoom CLE ;
• zoom College functions ;
• zoom family functions ;
• zoom firm management committee meetings ;
• an appreciation for my mother ’ s historical search for interesting things to cook for supper ;
• an appreciation of all the new things that I learned about my life partner ;
• less hugging and human contact than is healthy
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In This Issue

President ’ s Message ..................... 4 From the Foundation Chair .......... 6 Pro Bono Update ............................ 7 Class 33 : A Long Play Record ...... 8 Doing The Splits ............................. 9
Why Should Any Fellow Care about DE & I ?.................................. 10
ACB Distinguished Business Student Awards ........................... 12
The DC and Fourth Circuit February 15 , 2021 Virtual Moot Court .............................................. 14
Housing Insecurity in the Post- Pandemic World .......................... 16
ACB Distinguished Law Student Awards ........................................... 18
2021 Patrons & Sponsors ......... 34
American College of Bankruptcy Foundation 2021 Donations ..................................... 37
Focus on Fellows ......................... 38 Columns XWords ......................... 39 Upcoming Events ........................ 40
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