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The rest of this week, plus next Monday

As promised, here’s the roadmap for where we’re headed the next few days.

  • Wednesday, April 22: Introduction to Václav Havel.
  • Friday, April 24: We won’t meet as a class. However, everyone is to submit at least one question about Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless.” Use the same link you’ve used to submit discussion questions. The form will demand two questions, even though you only need to submit one; just enter random text into the second question box to keep the form happy. Please be sure you submit your question by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 24.
  • Monday, April 27: Discussion of Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless.”

A Note About Friday

As you’ll recall from reading the course calendar, we will not meet on Friday because I will be at a conference.

I strongly encourage you to use the time to do one of the following for this course:

  • Work on the essay that is due on April 17.
  • Work on the annotated bibliography entry or article review (whichever one you haven’t already done) that is due on April 24.
  • Engage in conversation in the comments section of one of our discussion question posts.

I’ll look forward to seeing you on Monday, when we’ll discuss the Schwartzberg article.

Rebuilding Together

This Saturday, April 11, members of the Saint Mary’s community will be participating in Rebuilding Together. It’s a good opportunity to help neighbors in the South Bend area who need some assistance with painting, gardening, and cleaning. Volunteers will leave campus at 7:30 am and return by 3:30 pm.

The date is coming up fast, but it’s not too late to sign up! Look for the signup table in the Student Center lobby between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on April 8 and 9.

Monday’s reading

This is just a reminder to read Chs. 1-4 of Machiavelli’s The Prince for Monday. There are also discussion questions due in preparation for that class, so please double-check the assignment sheet to see if you’re up.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed a good break!

Slight change to the calendar and discussion question schedule

If you check the course calendar, you’ll note that there’s a change. The meeting I thought I was to attend on March 27 was rescheduled to March 20. That leaves us with the same number of class sessions, and the same content, but the dates are shifted a bit.

This also means some slight changes to the discussion question schedule. I’ve made the necessary changes to the assignment sheet, so please be sure to double-check it.