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David Foster Wallace on the meaning and value of education – Like Fish in Water?

This is a re-post of an earlier post (from May 10, 2013) for those of you who would like to continue the conversation we started this weekend at the H4 Freshmen Orientation Retreat on the value and purpose of education. … Continue reading

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“The highest result of education is tolerance” (Helen Keller)

More by Helen Keller on optimism.

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Where is the spirit at home?

Annie Dillard on presence over productivity & Pico Iyer on where home is The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less. (cf. Hannah Arendt’s understanding … Continue reading

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Wild Ones: Looking at people looking at animals in the Anthropocene

Maybe you have to believe in the value of everything to believe in the value of anything. This is reminiscent of Einstein’s famous dictum that There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is … Continue reading

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“Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world but to unglove ourselves”

  Daily quote from a favorite book, thematically matched with a song. A side project by Maria Popova. We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, … 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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How (self-)righteous are you? & what you can do about it

Find out tonight at the Honors Salon from 7-8.30pm!

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Learn how to become a better leader

The LeaderShape Institute® challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. I did this when I was … Continue reading

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Should the Honors College draft an “Honor Code”?

This the question Clay Motley, Associate Director for Academics at the Honors College at WKU, raises after attending another session at the annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) yesterday afternoon in Boston: “I am at a session focusing on … Continue reading

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