An Agora at Drury: Wrestling with Kierkegaard

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Each semester, Drury University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion hosts a “Single Author” course in which students, faculty, staff, and members of the Springfield community come together to study and discuss the ideas of an influential philosopher or writer. The group meets every Monday at noon in Olin Library to enjoy complimentary refreshments and reflect together on the week’s reading. The format of the class is inspired by the ancient Greek agora, a space in…

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Books that Shape Us: One Student Reflects on Four Years

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This week, Humanities House Resident-Scholar Mady McColm gets us to think about reading in college.  What have you read recently that has affected your experience of being human in the world? Check out Mady’s list below! “Works that I read in undergrad that profoundly affected me” Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer The Reader by Bernhard Schlink The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Two or Three Things I Know for Sure…

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Opening Your Eyes to the Realities of Sex Trafficking

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Rachel Lloyd’s Girls Like Us is a memoir concerning the problem of sex trafficking. As she recounts her own story and the stories of girls that she has worked with in the sex industry over the years, she brings to light how relevant and dire the situation truly is. Hundreds of thousands of girls are constantly being bought for sex across the country. Law enforcement gives little help to these girls because, although they are…

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