Freshman For President

Author: Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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ISBN: 9781590389133
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Freshman For President from the Author: Allyson Braithwaite Condie. Tired of not being noticed, fifteen-year-old Milo decides to run for president of the United States, and through the course of the campaign, he discovers that he--and other teenagers--can make a real difference.

Racing Odysseus

Author: Roger H. Martin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520942078
Size: 14.79 MB
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Racing Odysseus from the Author: Roger H. Martin. The idea of reliving youth is a common fantasy, but who among us is actually courageous enough to try it? After surviving a deadly cancer against tremendous odds, college president Roger H. Martin did just that—he enrolled at St. John's College, the Great Books school in Annapolis, Maryland, as a sixty-one-year-old freshman. This engaging, often humorous memoir of his semester at St. John's tells of his journey of discovery as he falls in love again with Plato, Socrates, and Homer, improbably joins the college crew team, and negotiates friendships across generational divides. Along the way, Martin ponders one of the most pressing questions facing education today: do the liberal arts still have a role to play in a society that seems to value professional, vocational, and career training above all else? Elegantly weaving together the themes of the great works he reads with events that transpire on the water, in the coffee shop, and in the classroom, Martin finds that a liberal arts education may be more vital today than ever before. This is the moving story of a man who faces his fears, fully embraces his second chance, and in turn rediscovers the gifts of life and learning.

The Freshman Who Hated Socrates

Author: Tom Gerety
Publisher: Amherst College Pr
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The Freshman Who Hated Socrates from the Author: Tom Gerety. In fourteen years as a college president-first at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and then for nine years at Amherst-Tom Gerety taught and worked with some of the nation's finest under-graduate students. During this time he also had an opportunity to regularly address these students, and thousands of others, through public speeches on topics of national, institutional and personal interest. This book collects nearly three dozen of these speeches-on topics ranging from teaching to residential life, from Shakespeare to the liberal arts, from war to love, and loss. Together, these essays offer insight into one of our nation's leading college presidents, and into the lives of American college students.

The President S First Year

Author: Douglas Alan Cohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493023950
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The President S First Year from the Author: Douglas Alan Cohn. A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of the presidents in their freshman year of the toughest job in the world. Grouped by the issues the new presidents confronted in their first years in office, the book takes readers into the history, thought processes, and results on a case-by-case basis, including how the presidents’ subsequent actions proved that they learned (or didn’t learn) from their mistakes. From George Washington to Barack Obama, The President’s First Year details the challenging first twelve months of all our presidents’ tenures.

Fabulous 50 S At Wku

Author: Turner Publishing
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 0938021478
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Fabulous 50 S At Wku from the Author: Turner Publishing. History and pictures of the alumni during the 1950s at Western Kentucky University.

Medi Cal

Author: University of California, San Francisco
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Medi Cal from the Author: University of California, San Francisco.