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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Serit explains the process, as we listen and peel the cacao shells.

    What's Everyday Life Like at the Moment?

    Learn more about the experiences of Anila Bono '20, a senior with majors in psychology and biology, and her "Practicing Embodiment" course in Costa Rica. The course is an interdisciplinary exercise between spirituality, sustainability, and the body.

  • Grace Huber, blog coordinator

    17 Shows in 21 Days!

    Grace Huber '20, a senior with majors in music and theatre, shares a post about her J-Term course where she will study English theatre which is among the richest in the world in its variety and depth.

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    Building Community

    Division seems to be an unfortunate feature of human communities. In this article, Professor Kopf discusses the reasons why and what we can do about it.

  • Rob Shedinger

    A Failure of Nerve in the Dialogue on Science and Religion

    In this post, Professor Shedinger talks about a recent meeting experience where critical dialogue should have taken place (between science, ethics, and religion), but didn't. After some reflection, he concludes that those conversations are what a liberal arts education is all about.

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