DSI Sara Cornish, ’14, on Taking What She Learned from DSI to Her New Job at Microsoft


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DSI in Five

Take 5 minutes to watch this film on what DSI is all about.

DSI Faculty Hannah du Plessis Speaks at 2015 #DareConf About Nonviolent Communication

Much of what passes for communication at work doesn’t connect us with our colleagues. When we diagnose, judge, or assert our status, we block empathy. Real communication isn’t a quest for control: it helps people to connect, learn from each other, and discover new possibilities.

To Lean or Not to Lean: Faculty Member Despina Papadopoulos Tackles Gender Disparity in the Tech World

Mediaocean held a panel of esteemed women in technology during Internet Week last May to discuss the gender disparity in the tech field.

2015 Thesis Show Presentations

Watch the thesis presentations from the Class of 2015 — the second ever graduating class from DSI.

DSI: The Movie

To celebrate the close of our third year, here’s a review of what’s been done, and what’s to come.

DSI Faculty and Students Help Create an Interactive Exhibition Attacking Rape Culture

DSI Faculty Lina Srivastava and students Margarita Korol & David Rojas co-production of the exhibition “Priya’s Shakti” featured on MSNBC.

2016 Thesis Preview: 19 Trailers of What’s to Come

Thesis topic preview videos from the Class of 2016.

Tirtza Even

main speaker: Tirtza Even
title: Director, Natural Life
date: April 8, 2015
subject: Natural Life film screening and panel: Four Global Experts on Youth Incarceration

DSI Alum Tiffany Gaines featured for her success on CNN Money

Since graduating from DSI last spring, Tiffany B. Gaines has been busy building her thesis project into a thriving start-up. Tiffany developed Lovability, a line of discreet, beautifully packed condoms, to encourage women to take charge of their sexual health.

Thesis Projects From Our First Graduates

Thank you first cohort, there will never be another; for your courage, commitment and perseverance. Thanks to every one of our extraordinary faculty, to Richard Wilde again and always.

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