Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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College Admissions Shocker!

Bruni’s snarky satire points out that too often, the value of a college experience is tied directly to its exclusivity.

By Frank Bruni | Vol. 43

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#1 Party School

There is a form of education happening in places like State College on weekends like this; the question is, is it a form of maturation?


By This American Life | Vol. 43

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The University and the Pursuit of Happiness

Vaidhyanathan proposes an Epicurean approach to enjoying college, focused on contemplation, conversation, and “appreciation of simple tastes and sweet moments.”

By Siva Vaidhyanathan | Vol. 43

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On Going to College (and Growing Up)

A summary of this week’s articles, on the topic of college and growing up.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 43

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