Passing On a Tradition Of “‘Making'”

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By Jacob Appelman, ’15 Not every community offers access to a quality arts education. At a time when many public schools across the country are cutting arts programs due to budget constraints, fewer options are available for children in underserved areas to learn arts and crafts skills. The Berea College Crafts Outreach Program, now in its fourth year of operation, was … Read More

Sisterhood Will Always Be Powerful

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By bell hooks Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies More than 10 years ago when I told my New York-based friend and feminist comrade Gloria Steinem that I would be leaving the city to move to a small town in Kentucky, she emphatically asked (in the voice of “You must be out of your mind!”), “Who will be your … Read More

Marie Gibaldi, ’10

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Residential Life Collegium What does the phrase “democratic community” mean to you?     It means social and political equality for all. That’s really what I think it is, a community where everybody gets a chance to flourish, where they all have the same opportunities for growth. Whether or not people take advantage of these opportunities, and how they take these opportunities, … Read More

Class Notes

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The Berea College Alumni Association enjoys hearing from Bereans from all over the U.S. and the world. The “Class Notes” section of Berea College Magazine (BCM) reports verifiable news that has been sent to the Association by alumni. BCM reports the news you wish to share with your alumni friends and associates. “Class Notes” reports careers, weddings, retirements, births and … Read More

Never In A Million Years: A Berean’s Journey to the Supreme Court

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Outfitted with matching t-shirts, Paul, DeSean, Tevin, Mackenzie and Randy

By Tim Jordan, ’76 and Jason Lee Miller On June 26, 2014 Randy Johnson, ’91, completed a journey by standing in a place he never thought he’d be. With three of his four children and his husband Paul Campion – now officially and legally a family – he descended the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court decision on … Read More

How Should We Then Live?

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Students in Science Class

Near the end of his life, the great 20th century theologian and philosopher Francis Shaeffer summarized the entirety of his thought in a book entitled with the question that serves as the title of this essay. I think our Sixth and Seventh Great Commitments provide Berea College’s answer to that question. Sixth: “To create a democratic community dedicated to education  and … Read More

A Berea Legacy: The Inheritance of Emily Auerbach

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Odyssey April 18 2012

By Jason Lee Miller In 2003, Dr. Emily Auerbach, professor of 19th century literature at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison,  fulfilled an ambition she had nursed for many years. She began an educational outreach program, called the Odyssey Project, in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Madison. However, unlike many programs designed to give adults a second chance, the team taught … Read More