Love is Defined in an Exhibit at the Menlo College Library

Love is Defined in an Exhibit at the Menlo College Library

“What is Love,” a song by American singer, music producer, and Fox primetime actress V Bozeman, is also the subject of a survey by Menlo College student Anna Gurevich ‘19. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Adjunct Professor Jessie Bingham’s Human Motivation psychology class looked at 100 definitions of love by famous people. Gurevich found the topic so interesting, she decided to encourage Menlo College students to write their own definitions, which she collected in a jar.

Response to her project grew, and soon she had collected over 123 definitions. Eager to capitalize on the opportunity for people to read each other’s definitions, Gurevich exhibited her collection of definitions in the Bowman Library.

Gurevich spent much of her childhood training as a gymnast in her hometown of Hamburg, Germany, before she came to Menlo College to major in sports management. Last semester, she took a break in her studies to volunteer in a media center for journalists at the Olympics in Brazil.

“People at Menlo College don’t think differently about love than celebrities, or society in general,” said Gurevich. How does Gurevich define love? Her answer to the age-old question sounds like the beginning of an epic poem: “Love is where rationality ends and where the soul begins.”