Professor Mecham, along with Middlebury digital media specialists have decided to open Terra to the greater Second Life community, in an effort to stimulate an even more unique political experiment. The addition of citizens from other colleges, small towns and large ones, and even residents from across the globe, will bring a new pool of political ideologies to Terra. The efforts of Professor Mecham’s classes have gained the attention of various educational and media consortiums across the country, sparking national and potentially international interest in the small segment of the virtual world. I look forward to remaining a part of this evolving project and hope that you will do the same. Welcome Terrabitians, whether new or old, to a glorious future!