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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Deresiewicz 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the … Continue reading

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – WKU Cultural Enhancement Series, Van Meter Hall, WKU, Bowling Green, KY, Sep 30, 2014, 7.30pm CT

Mission Statement In the Spirit of Swing The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. We believe Jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz … Continue reading

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Race and Democracy in the Age of Obama – A Lecture by Dr. Cornel West

Justice is what love looks like in public. (Cornel West) Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear one of the leading African American intellectuals. Cornel West is a scholar, activist, self-described democratic intellectual, and an exceptionally eloquent and engaging speaker. … Continue reading

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Honors College welcomes Alex Olson

Seattle native Dr. Alex Olson brings a passion for democratic education to the Honors College. His dissertation, The People’s Classroom: American Modernism and the Struggle for Democratic Education, 1860-1940, from the University of Michigan focused on educational experiments in California … Continue reading

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Honors faculty & students presenting at conference: 21st Century Citizens: Building Bridges, Solving Problems

This conference goes to the heart of HON 251 Citizen & Self, and Dr. Elizabeth Gish and two of her former students and teaching assistants, Kaitlyn Dickinson and Phil Pearson, will present a paper on the class: “Useful, Interesting, and … Continue reading

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Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Dan Rothstein & Luz Santana, Harvard Education Press, 2011 The authors are directors of the appropriately named Right Question Institute (RQI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Isn’t this the single most important change we can make as educators? The authors make two … Continue reading

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Get to know candidates to teach HON 251 Citizen and Self & give us feedback, starting this Thursday!

Over the next few weeks, the Honors College will bring five candidates to campus in the hopes of hiring two as new Honors faculty members.  Both new faculty will team-teach HON 251 with Professor Gish and be instrumental in developing … Continue reading

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