Application essays

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What it means to be a scholar

By jamelah on flickr used under Creative Commons license. From my “other” blog as Dean of the SHC. I share it here because I am not sure that everyone would agree with my definition of a scholar. (I should note that our students are “Schreyer Scholars” so there is a bit of a play on words.) This week we met with the faculty who will be reading this year’s applications to the SHC. They are […]

Jesus died?! Where’s my time machine?

This comic reminded me of one of our essay questions for this year’s SHC application. Our application requires three essays and one that we have chosen for this year that I particularly like is this: You are given the power, for one day, to be an invisible observer at an historic event.  Although you will not be able to change the course or the outcome of the event, you will be able to bring back […]