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 Project Pericles®

Project Pericles® at Macalester College seeks to develop a structure and culture that intentionally support and promote a civically engaged campus.

Macalester College joined Project Pericles in 2003, as one of ten inaugural institutions.

Begun through a generous grant from Eugene Lang (National Project Pericles) and trustee emeritus Don & Adele Garretson, Project Pericles at Macalester is

  • A multifaceted effort to renew our civic commitments and make structural and cultural changes in order to cultivate in students the skills and motivation for a life of civic engagement
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  • An opportunity to infuse social responsibility into all areas of the college, i.e. to create a civically engaged campus
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  • A building block for a long-term comprehensive approach to education that develops informed and active citizens and strengthens communities

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For more information on public scholarship, civic engagement and Project Pericles at Macalester, see Andrew Latham's paper,

"Liberal Education for Global Citizenship: Renewing Macalester's Tranditions of Public Scholarship and Civic Learning"

Program  Director

  Karin Trail-Johnson
Associate Dean, Institute for Global Citizen
Director of Civic Engagement Center
(651) 696-6040

trailjohnson@macalester.edu



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