Tag Archives: HON 251 Citizen & Self

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) This is Nelson Mandela’s most famous quote on education. It is closely related to an understanding of education as transformative learning, which combines learning for knowing (head), doing (hands), and being … 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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Every Every Every Generation Has Been the Me Me Me Generation

Interesting critique in the Atlantic Wire of the current cover story of Time magazine, including an illustrated historical contextualization: Basically, it’s not that people born after 1980 are narcissists, it’s that young people are narcissists, and they get over themselves … 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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Seven Virtues of Engaged Citizenship – Lecture by Dr. Thad Williamson

Wed, Feb 6, 6.30pm, Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR), Garrett 115 The lecture is required for students in Citizen and Self (HON 251), but should be interesting to others and is open to all. Williamson was a student … Continue reading

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