Arts & Humanities: Don't Leave College Without Them

Adong Judith is a Ugandan author and director who writes plays that move her audiences to conversa- tions about disagreeable or taboo topics. Adong believes that stories can change mindsets, they can humanize and teach us to empathise. She says in her TED Talk “How I use art to bridge misunderstand- ing,” that writing and act- ing can amplify voices and topics. She brings silenced voices to the stage to challenge people to reach beyond their own comfort zone and open themselves to exploring the different views and experiences of those around them.

Storytelling is all around you. Every time you look at your screen, you see a story: You read it. You watch it. You listen to it. You create it. You are it. “ ” – ChristineHenseler

“English keeps my mind open to the qualitative, reminds me to appreciate the paradoxical, amorphous aspects of life. Science requires that I maintain a habitual and very high standard of proof in my reasoning and in understanding qualitative and quantitative ideas. The disciplines pull me in different directions, but the tension keeps my mind from shriveling, keeps me ready to absorb all I can, and perhaps more importantly keeps me from dismissing wither camp in its entirety” (27)

The most important skill for the twenty- first century: STORYTELLING

Katherine Crocker “Imagine a World in Which There is Only Fact.”


Arts & Humanities

Don’t Leave College Without Them


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