Inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s Ted Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” FYS Students did a full class Study on the current and volatile questions surrounding police misconduct. You can see their work on Tublr: http://artistsforjustice.tumblr.com. To introduce their complex collaboration, they introduce the site with this statement: “We should fear the single story....

Sebastian Jimenez-Galindo from Lisa DiFranza on Vimeo.

Last September, our FYS class hiked down to the Theater Department, and entered a dark room, to see Sebastian Jimenez-Galindo’s first FYS Study – a profound, thoughtful monologue exploring identity. In his Rationale, Sebastian wrote: “My main question for this project started broadly being WHO AM I? And if this were the high school...
From the FAQs posted on our old program website, prospective students and parents could learn a little bit about the goals of the First-Year Seminar course. Here’s an example: What’s a “seminar”? What does that mean? A seminar is a class based on discussion. In a seminar, you don’t come to class to hear...