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LearnSpeakAct

What can the liberal arts offer in times of cultural turmoil? How can scholars make space for dialogue across disciplinary divides? How can institutional spaces nurture the intellects of students from very different backgrounds and with distinct interests and goals? We’ve developed the LSA blog LearnSpeakAct to address these questions as we struggle to learn, speak, and act in the contemporary university.

LearnSpeakAct is a collaborative space for U-M faculty and graduate students to interpret, historicize, explain, and discuss our current moment. Using the tools of liberal arts scholarship, this blog asks members of the U-M community to analyze tensions that divide our campus, nation, and world. Drawing on the expertise of scholars working in a range of fields, we mobilize an intellectual community committed to the creation of more diverse and inclusive learning environments in ways that reflect our commitment to academic freedom and the democratic exchange of knowledge.