Making a difference
In a changing world
Many of the College's core philosophical and educational principles emerged in 1963, in a conference of state and nationally known leaders from higher education funded by the Ford Foundation’s Fund for Post-Secondary Education, Business and Industry. These principles crystallized around a central goal: To produce the leaders increasingly crucial to successfully meeting the challenges of the changing world.
Dr. Parker’s vision “for a pioneering, even radical experiment in higher education“ and “to graduate society’s leaders for the twenty-first century who would be needed to solve the world’s growing environmental and social problems” seems especially prescient today, as humanity comes to terms with global warming and its potential for large-scale, adverse health, social, economic and ecological effects. Society looks to new models of education to better prepare students of all ages for their role as global citizens.
Do what you are passionate about, take the time to figure out what gives you the most joy and satisfaction, and do work that is in line with what ... Learn more >
Matt has been involved in ecologically-oriented social movements for nearly 15 years, working with both grassroots movements and with ... Learn more >
Katherine Cudney, MA, created a social activist art project that uses remnants of failed border crossing attempts as inspiration for the ... Learn more >