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VOICES OF CITIZEN ALUMS: RESPONSES TO ONE PROFESSOR’S INVITATION

Over winter break, close to midnight on the Thursday before Christmas and three weeks before the January 2012 White House meeting that would launch Citizen Alum as a program of the American Commonwealth Partnership, I sent long emails to 23  former undergraduate and graduate students. Most of them had taken community-based classes with me or had been involved in public…read more →

NOW WHAT?: BITTER CONGRATS FOR 2012 COLLEGE GRADS

  Last June, in New York to attend a meeting of the American Commonwealth Project (ACP), I spent some time browsing in Book Culture, an independent bookstore with strong ties to  Columbia University located near the Columbia campus on Broadway at 114th St. There were two racks full of graduation cards that were unlike any I had ever seen.  …read more →