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
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
- An opportunity
to infuse social responsibility into all areas of the college, i.e.
to create a civically engaged campus
- A building block
for a long-term comprehensive approach to education that develops
informed and active citizens and strengthens communities
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"