If you teach at a community college and know a student with a real passion for books and ideas, I encourage you to let them know about this opportunity. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting videos from previous transfer students who will share their experience at Shimer, but I can tell you from my perspective that our transfers often prove to be among our best students. We’ve also benefited greatly from having a number of students who are older than traditional college age, so older students shouldn’t hesitate to apply.
Hi again Shimer community! Sorry for the recent lack of blog posts, I was traveling this summer before classes picked up again. However, now that Shimer is back in full swing for the new school year, I figured I should...
We all know that an open secret can be an excuse for much that is problematic in today’s world. Unlike the open secrets of who bibliochef is or who Shimerprez is, other kinds of open secrets damaged LGBT people for...
Adam Kotsko is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Shimer College and the author, most recently, of Why We Love Sociopaths: A Guide to Late Capitalist Television. He blogs at An und für sich where this was originally published.
Dearest Shimerians, Recently at Haymarket Books I have been in close proximity to some amazing and admirable people. It is exciting to be around writers like Gary Younge who writes for the Guardian and authored a Haymarket Books title that...
So, what do you think? What is most important about Shimer? What do you think we should preserve – that is what are the key elements of what you value about Shimer? Where do we need to improve, and how might we go about doing that? Where should we innovate, and why? In short, what is it that, in your opinion, matters most about Shimer, and especially about Shimer’s future?
I met Alex Rosenberg almost as soon as I "met" Shimer as she served on the search committee joined me for a very early introduction to some Shimer alums, served on our Board of Trustees, and ate lunch with me in.
As you know, I recently asked a few people if they'd like to contribute a guest blog for Evocations. Here is a guest blog from Landis Masnor, recent graduate and former student representative to the Shimer College Board of Trustees!
This fall, Shimer College will offer a refreshing look at intellectual property, a persistently contentious issue in our contemporary society and one with a rich history in the development of democratic governments. You can explore this topic in the course Ethics of Intellectual Property, taught by Jim Ulrich. The humanities/social sciences course is three credits and offers the IIT equivalent of Hum 300-level.
From David Shiner: "What is most important about Shimer? What do you think we should preserve – that is what are the key elements of what you value about Shimer? Where do we need to improve, and how might we go about doing that?