The Modern College Experience


Classes have begun for the short, but very intense session known locally as Maymester. 11 days of class, 4 hours per day, 3 books, 1 peformance, too many reviews to count, and BLOG ENTRIES! That’s right, we have to put up our very own blog for this class, wherein we will post our reviews of the books and performances. We will share our links amongst each other with the intention that we will engage in spirited discussion about the many topics of our research. It could result in a critical free for all or it could turn into a two person pillow fight…….time will tell, and you should know by now which way I hope it will go. Either which way, this is a great way to teach a class; traditional subjects shared in a very modern way. What’s next in the academic experience?

The journey is the destination.

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