Earning Degrees of Freedom
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Earning Degrees of Freedom

Jonathan Haber earned his bachelor’s degree, in chemistry, from Wesleyan University in 1985. Nearly three decades later, he decided to earn another bachelor’s, this one in philosophy. He also resolved to complete his studies in just one year, entirely online, for free. Haber documented those 12 months on the website Degree of Freedom, detailing his … Continue reading

The Power of Theater
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The Power of Theater

At Boston Green Academy (BGA) in Brighton, Brendan Shea, manager of education and community programs at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), wrote words on a whiteboard as the audience called them out. “Freedom,” one person said. “Worth. And oppression,” another volunteered. The crowd of advanced placement English students, who had seen the A.R.T.’s production of … Continue reading

A Brief History of Cowardice
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A Brief History of Cowardice

Writing instructor Chris Walsh is fascinated by cowardice. “I’m a bit of a contrarian,” says Walsh, who also serves as the acting director of the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University. “I’m interested in bravery, like everyone is, but I was also curious about its opposite. Cowardice helps us negotiate when … Continue reading