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Syllabus of the Month (January)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

We received this 1996 Wesleyan University syllabus as a remembrance of the instructor by a former student. It’s January’s syllabus of the month.

Fall 1996
Col/Hum 104

Teachers and Their Teachings: From Socrates to Foucault

Howard Bernstein
X 2323 Butterfield C313, Office hours, T, Th 4-5 and by Appt

Polarization Doesn’t Have to Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Friday, December 21, 2018

Joe Karaganis and Sam Ford write in Slate about the risk of self-fulfilling accounts of political polarization and how conversational processes like the Bowling Green Civic Assembly can ground alternatives.  A full report on the Civic Assembly can be found here.

Next City: "Making the Case for America’s Middle Neighborhoods"

Monday, September 24, 2018

Next City

By Kelly Regan and Stephanie Sung, with research by Brianna Williams

Washington Post: "Russia is building a new Napster — but for academic research"

Friday, July 13, 2018
Washington Post
 
By Joe Karaganis and Balazs Bodo
 
What will future historians see as the major Russian contribution to early 21st-century Internet culture? It might not be troll farms and other strategies for poisoning public conversation — but rather, the democratization of access to scientific and scholarly knowledge.

The Philadelphia Tribune: "Dwight Evans seeks second term in Congress"

Friday, April 27, 2018
 
By Michael D’Onofrio
 
Incumbent Dwight Evans said he will rely on a his political record and experience as a longtime politician against a political newcomer in the upcoming Democratic primary.
 
“Who is most effective and who will get things done?” Evans asked during a recent Philadelphia Tribune editorial board meeting.

Bowling Green Daily News: "Community workshop sheds light on local issues, closes civic assembly"

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bowling Green Daily News

By Don Sergent

Created to boost civic engagement, the three-part Bowling Green Civic Assembly wrapped up Friday with a community workshop that also provided civic education.

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