Rachel Barnes' Learning Story

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The Reverend Charlie Holmes. When I was first assigned to his senior English class, I was struck by his title, and wondered how much of a role his religious training would play in his teaching. I was struggling with my own understanding of religion and its place in my life, and I was fearful of how his opinions might impose … Read More

Helen Davis' Learning Story

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One of the most educational experiences of my undergraduate years occurred during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years. I spent the summer working in the microbiology lab of a factory near my home to earn money for college. One of the microbiologists was an African American man. We had many candid discussions that summer about race, including his … Read More

Elaine Leibsohn's Learning Story

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Lantern Floating Ceremony with the Shinnyo-En Foundation summer 2010 It is with enormous gratitude that I write this heartfelt thanks and reflection to my Shinnyo-En family. When I was invited to attend the trip to Hawaii and the lantern floating ceremony, I almost didn’t come, as I was so busy with work and felt that it would be irresponsible to … Read More