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Another Door Opens: ECG Community Celebration

Monday April 29th, 4:30-6:30pm, Prescott Tavern
Congratulations to our ECG community – we made it! Join us as we celebrate all that we’ve been through, collaborated on, and accomplished together this year. We’re especially excited to honor our Division III students. This is ECG’s fourth year on campus, so for the students who came in the same year we did, it feels like we’re graduating with you. We look forward to sharing space and stories, as well as cake!

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Autonomy Is in our Hearts with Dylan Fitzwater 12F

Wednesday, April 17th from 5-6:30pm, Roos Rohde House
Join Dylan Eldredge Fitzwater 12F, author of Autonomy Is in Our Hearts: Zapatista Autonomous Government through the Lens of the Tsotsil Language, for a discussion of his book which gives a detailed account of this autonomous government system based on hundreds of testimonies from within the Zapatista base communities. Autonomy Is in Our Hearts provides a comprehensive analysis of Zapatista autonomous government that unfolds a new political language for understanding their movement. It is one of the first and most in-depth studies of the political categories of Tsotsil and an indispensable guide to the inner workings of Zapatista autonomous government.

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Philip Boehm on Translating Dangerously Ambiguous Narratives

Thursday, April 11th from 6-7:30pm, FPH ELH
Literature like life is full of ambiguities, and their presence in a text helps convey the complexity of human relations. For Gerard Manley Hopkins an ambiguous line may be intended to help the reader approach something ineffable–while in a poem by Osip Mandelstam it might conceal a message deemed so dangerous by the state it could cost a poet’s life.So what happens to these ambiguities when we as translators take a text out of one context and plop it into another? How do we preserve modify transform or metamorphose danger?

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Summer Internships

Deadline: Monday, April 15th, 2019

Funding up to $3,500 to assist current students with the cost of living while interning for a mission-driven organization of their choice.

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Ethics & the Common Good Project Announces 2018 Recipients of Student Project Grants

The Ethics & the Common Good (ECG) Project is pleased to announce the awards for the Fall 2018 Common Good Student Project grant cycle. Each year, ECG awards grants to students developing projects, research, and internships that align with ​the mission and goals of the Ethics and the Common Good Project.​ ECG particularly aims to […]

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Fragments of Belonging

with Carmen Figueroa 14F Carmen Figueroa is a portrait photographer from Brooklyn, NY who believes we have powerful stories to tell. Part celebration and part institutional critique, her Division III project Fragments of Belonging recreates and reimagines her family, herself, and their stories to shape wholeness from fragments of images and memories. This collection of […]

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Toward a Relational Somatics

by Teal Van Dyck “An alternative to the view that organisms possess ‘life’ is that ‘life’ possesses organisms. By this hypothesis, the secret of ‘life’ is to be sought outwardly and ecologically, rather than inwardly and physiologically… Organisms do not stand on their own. They evolve and exist in the context of unified ecological systems […]

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— The Making of a College, 1966

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