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Summaries of Campus Conversations

April 8, 2010 Campus Conversation

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The topic of the final campus conversation was the draft "white paper." Your comments about this draft may be posted on the blog. Or, you may prefer to submit your comments via this web form.

April 2, 2010 Campus Conversation

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The topic of the sixth campus conversation was "Changing Understandings of Liberal Education."

Carol G. Schneider, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, spoke on "Changing Understandings of Liberal Education."  Dr. Schneider is one of the country's leading thinkers on liberal arts education and her visit was ideally suited to our year-long conversation. 

March 23, 2010 Campus Conversation

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The topic of the fifth campus conversation was "Students Come to William & Mary Wanting to Change the World--Do They Leave with the Tools to Do That?"

This fifth public presentation was a student-led panel discussion.

February 5, 2010 Campus Conversation

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The topic of the fourth campus conversation was "Liberal Arts Education and Global Citizenship." This fourth public presentation was offered by Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, The University of Chicago Law School.

Professor Nussbaum suggested a chapter from her book Cultivating Humanity (pdf) as background reading.

January 25, 2010 Campus Conversation

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The topic of the third campus conversation was "Professional Programs in/and the Liberal Arts University." This third public forum with three faculty panelists was moderated by the provost.

December 2, 2009 Campus Conversation

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The topic of the second campus conversation was "Does Research Bring Us Together? The Blend of Teaching and Research in W&M in the 21st Century." This second public forum with three faculty panelists was moderated by the provost.

October 29, 2009 Campus Conversation

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The topic of the first campus conversation was “Is a Liberal Arts University Possible?: William and Mary in the 21st Century.” This public forum was moderated by Provost Michael Halleran. Four panelists provided different—at times very different—perspectives on this question: