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On Teaching – Transitioning to a Sustainable, Integrated General Education Curriculum

Erica Hannickel, Assistant Professor of Environmental History at Northland College Northland College, a small college on the south shore of Lake Superior, where I have worked for the past five years, began its transition to an “integrated” (or “blocked”) liberal education program just as I arrived. Long defining itself as an “environmental liberal arts college,” … Continue reading

Book Review – John Brown Still Lives

JOHN BROWN STILL LIVES: America’s Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change. By R. Blakeslee Gilpin. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. 2011. John Brown, it turns out, is an empty signifier. Since his execution on December 2, 1859, his memory has been placed in the service of countless political projects. He has … Continue reading

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