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DAVID SCOBEY SPEAKS ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

MARLBORO, VERMONT—David Scobey, associate professor of architecture at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and director of its Arts of Citizenship program, will discuss problems facing higher education—and their solutions on Monday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

Scobey will talk about “Civic Engagement and the Looming Crisis in Higher Education.” A firm believer in the power of the arts to enhance a community, Scobey formed the Arts of Citizenship program to create new connections between the university and the community. Scobey feels that incorporating civic engagement into the liberal arts education is the answer to the growing crisis in higher education.

Scobey, a Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar, has published Empire City: The Making and the Meaning of the New York City Landscape and a variety of articles and consulted on several public television and radio documentaries.

This is the opening lecture of Marlboro College’s Monday Night Lecture Series, whose fall theme is “Education and Engagement: A Community-based Approach Lecture Series.” Lectures are funded by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation and an anonymous donor.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

 

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