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#34: Celebrating the Value of Liberal Arts Education: Ethics and Working in a Diverse World

Wabash On My Mind

Release Date: 01/05/2015

#296: Democracy and Public Discourse 2021 show art #296: Democracy and Public Discourse 2021

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Richard Paige sits down with members of the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse initiative, Davionne Garrett and Noah Miller, discussing the transferability of deliberation skills, building a consensus, and remaining impartial (Episode 296).

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#295: Dr. Dave Tell show art #295: Dr. Dave Tell

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Richard Paige sits down with this year’s presenter of the annual Brigance Forum Lecture, Dr. Dave Tell, discussing the impact of Emmett Till on the Civil Rights Movement, speaking as a guest at Wabash, and the cultural importance of storytelling (Episode 295).

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#294: A History of sh'OUT show art #294: A History of sh'OUT

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Richard Paige sits down with a panel of guests involved in the inception, advocacy, and continuation of the campus gay-straight alliance at Wabash, sh’OUT: professor Warren Rosenberg, Randall Cole ’92, Marc Nichols ’92, and Zachary McKinney ’22 (Episode 294).

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#293: Matt Weedman show art #293: Matt Weedman

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Richard Paige sits down with newly tenured professor Matt Weedman, discussing starting out as a kid magician, stretching his students to stretch himself, and why majoring in art is difficult (Episode 293).

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#292: Matt Kriech ’00 show art #292: Matt Kriech ’00

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Richard Paige sits down again with alumnus and Wabash Brewing founder Matt Kriech ’00, discussing adaptations required of the small business during COVID-19, the pandemic’s unexpected benefits, and recollections as a student research intern for the then-relatively new chemistry professor, Dr. Scott Feller (Episode 292).

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#291: Dr. Sabrina Thomas show art #291: Dr. Sabrina Thomas

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Richard Paige sits down with newly tenured professor Dr. Sabrina Thomas, discussing how to balance teaching and research at Wabash, how she came to the field of academia and history, and the proper way to celebrate the achievement of tenure (Episode 291).

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#290: Dane Smith ’22 show art #290: Dane Smith ’22

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Richard Paige sits down with student-builder-athlete Dane Smith ’22, A Wabash football player who interned with Wilhelm Construction over the summer of 2020 as a Project Engineer for the new Little Giant Stadium. Dane describes his favorite football play call, winning three Pinewood Derbies, and the experience of knowing the new stadium from several perspectives (Episode 290).

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#289: Healthy Campus Task Force show art #289: Healthy Campus Task Force

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Richard Paige sits down with key leaders of the Healthy Campus Task Force, 17th President Scott Feller and Dr. Ann Taylor, discussing the effects of COVID on Feller’s first semester as president, the student leaders involved, and takeaways from a residential semester during a pandemic (Episode 289).

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#288: COVID Medical Response Team show art #288: COVID Medical Response Team

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Richard Paige sits down with members of the on-campus medical team that shepherded the college through a full semester in residence during the COVID pandemic (Episode 288).

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#287: Teaching and Learning and COVID show art #287: Teaching and Learning and COVID

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Richard Paige sits down with professors Anne Bost and Sabrina Thomas to discuss the effects of COVID-19 protocols on the residential teaching environment of the college (Episode 287).

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The second panel in the Celebrating the Value of Liberal Arts Education series addresses the question: How did the liberal arts develop each panelist's deeper sense of ethics and the capacity to work effectively in a diverse world?

Panel Chair: Bob Grand '78, Managing Partner of Barnes Thornburg LLP
Panelists: Leon Botstein, President of Bard College; Bobby Schnadel, Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University; David N. Shane '70, retired CEO of LDI, Ltd., LLC. (Episode 34)