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Class during the  “Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life,” (CTW) a residential summer program
April 24, 2017
As the 12 New Haven high school students who formed its inaugural class prepare to graduate, “Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life,” (CTW) a...
April 4, 2017
The headline from The New York Times announcing the success of Yale’s Directed Studies program nearly 70 years ago. Directed Studies (DS), which began in...
April 3, 2017
Democratizing the Great Books At a time when many of the values that underpin our democracy are under threat, educators of whatever political...
April 3, 2017
The Directed Studies program celebrated its 70th anniversary this past weekend with seminars, five panels and a special exhibit at the Beinecke Rare Book...
February 8, 2017
Teaching Excellence at Yale Lecturing elegantly and effectively requires a deft balance between raising intellectual stakes for students and speaking in...
December 22, 2016
Does America have a religion? It seems a strange question to ask. Some Americans have one religion, others another; many have none at all. If there is one...
December 15, 2016
This is a book about a poem. But what a poem! Bloch’s explication of Stéphane Mallarmé’s epic…