1. First-Year Seminar profile: From Athens to Greenwich Village: Fundamental Questions for Democracy

    In this student-driven seminar, which offers a very different way of learning, students “play” two complex Reacting to the Past “games” in which they re-enact two critical moments in western political history: the trial of Socrates, and the intersection of the suffragist movement with issues of immigration, labor, and race in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Students learn and inhabit the particular issues that drive public discourse during a time of important transformation and ask fundamental questions about the nature and practices of democracy, including who actually counts as the people.

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  2. A forensic biology class at Southwestern University gets to hone their skills as crime scene investigators. Linda Southwick, laboratory manager and creator of the forensics class, set up three crime scenes for students to examine with their new skills in fingerprint analysis, blood typing, handwriting analysis and ballistics.

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  4. Meet the students studying abroad in London this fall: Marcos, Katie, Lizzie, Lynsey, Chelsea, Becki, Lauren and Toni. The group is overseen by Associate Professor of Physics, Steve Alexander, who recorded the footage.

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  5. During Southwestern University's 2009 - 2010 first-year student orientation, new matriculates participated in the Honor Code Session where they learned the history and reason for the Honor Code tradition.

    Footage shot by Erika Rodriguez

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