I am from a very small town with some very small-town views on things. Which is fine. But coming here, you learn a different way to think and to process things. That way maybe you can go out, or even back home, and share what you’ve learned. – Jessica Root, Class of 2012
Philosophy is more than just sitting and thinking. It’s the ability to critically analyze information and then apply that knowledge to deepen your understanding of the subject. It doesn’t matter if the subject is Biology, English, or whatever. The ability to think deeply and formulate thoughts and opinions is always attractive.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO
People often think of college as mostly a place for acquiring information. Sometimes, however, college is about learning to ask the questions better.
There are many students who think about going to law school when they graduate, and most of them probably wonder at some point what it's really like.
Sort of like Thomas Wolfe on acid, or James Joyce on moonshine, Bill Eakin takes the words, the rhythms, the heat, the mud, the cicadas and the kudzu of the south and turns them into stories that touch your heart while messing with your brain stem and possibly tampering with your DNA. A truly original and unique voice…. — Shawna McCarthy, editor of "Realms of Fantasy"