Is there a challenge more intractable than the Israeli-Palestinian dispute? The conflict is so filled with fierce misunderstanding that every word, every historical event, every intention can cause conflagration.
They are here and they are terrific! Our Summer 2017 students began their five-week tenure in DC with icebreaking laughter, intense discussions, and an SEGL tradition called “The Infamous Skittles Scenario.
This past week, as our students juggled Social Venture Project presentations, policy document defenses, and English Credo preparations, they also made sure there was plenty of time for fellowship and laughter.
SEGL’s founding team wrote diversity into our mission statement. As powerful as diversity is here (for example, we have a need-blind admissions policy and 50% of our 2016-17 students are of color), we know that numbers alone are not enough.
Each SEGL student completes three capstone projects: the ethical Credo, the collaborative policy document, and the social venture project. Each is essential to the SEGL experience, and each tests our students’ mettle.
Keeping pace with a new Presidential Administration can be a challenge, especially in one’s first week in DC. With some help from their Ethics and Leadership course, our Spring 2017 students are doing just that.
Some semesters start just like any other. And some semesters are different. The Spring 2017 semester begins in historic fashion, as the Trump Administration and its adversaries do historic battle in our backyard.
What is the purpose of education? That was the question legendary Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert George addressed at the American Enterprise Institute yesterday, with SEGL students and faculty in the front rows.