This week has been incredibly busy, but for good reasons! First of all, we have been reading an incredible book for class by the name of Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice edited by Ariel Salleh. To say the least, it has raised some interesting topics in our seminar groups; for example, we discussed “Wild Economics”, an alternative to neoclassical economics focusing on complexity rather than Neoclassical’s simplicity as a potential solution to the problems that have been caused by its implementations. There was a great deal of discussion, including dissent, that stimulated a wide variety of reactions to the text.
Not only did we have a really intense reading for this week, but we also had our first synthesis paper of the quarter due. This is not your typical “paper” that you might encounter; instead, we had to synthesize over 6 different sources that we had used over a 4 week period into one cohesive argument and essay. The rough draft was due on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, we broke off in to small 3-4 person groups in order to peer-review each others’ papers. Then, the final draft was due this morning.
In addition to these two assignments, I already wrote about the scholarships that were due earlier this week. Finally, I was able to turn those in and get a load off of my shoulders. Confident in my writing, I eagerly await the answer! I applaude all of you who turned in applications for scholarships, as I believe that it shows a great deal of initiative on your parts.
Finally, the other student ambassadors and I have been hard at work to develop new methods of reaching out to you about life here at Evergreen. Hopefully, you are able to stay in touch with what is going on around here; we are helping you do that in the best ways we can. Maybe you will see one of us soon if you come visit us here at campus! Have a great weekend.