"The Conversation" Podcast Introduction - a conversation about conversations!
I grew up in a loving, traditional town, where it seemed like there were few paths people could take after graduating high school.
I heard about the Montaigne Scholarship from the Shimer Great Books School admissions team. As I was applying, they told me about the opportunity to compete.
You start to see things. Not hallucinations, per se, but your world begins to warp a little.
What makes a “great book” has been the most contentious issue for the Shimer Great Books School since its distinction as a “great books school” in the 1950s. Is it a classic? A primary material? And who decides what those are, anyway?
Tell us about how you ended up at Shimer Great Books School.
Preparation is underway for our first two-week summer camp: the Shimer Great Books School “Big Ideas” camp. The first big idea will focus on nature, June 18 – 22, and our second idea is technology, June 25 – 29.
I think it's fair to say that the development of democracy and our awareness of diversity developed hand in hand. Let me explain…
The year before I enrolled in the Shimer Great Books program, I was part of a student group at Wright College, my local community college in Chicago, that met weekly to discuss current political developments. I awaited our meetings with a lot of excitement.
The course that most energized me in high school was AP Lit. I had always been interested in writing and literature, but this was a course that kicked it into high gear. My teacher, Mr. Ricketts, used unique teaching methods and achieved this in two ways.