The caretakers of Early Modern religious life
Alumna Amanda Scott recently published the first-ever book about Basque seroras, Early Modern women who held professional roles in the Catholic Church outside of monasteries.
I hope that all of you are safe and healthy, wherever you may be. During a difficult and tumultuous time, it’s great to connect with our alumni.
With classes finished for fall 2020, I want to give you a snapshot of life on campus as well as the virtual spaces where so much of college life is occurring this year.
"It's really an honor to be here every day and to know that I’m just steps away from the mansion itself, from Mount Vernon, which was the first White House of the United States."
Big picture, my time at WashU helped teach me how to think. It may be a cliché but it's a true one. My time as a history major taught me to think about the forces that shape our society, and to think critically and skeptically about any fixed self-perception we may have as a society.
Ultimately my college education and life experiences taught me to genuinely question everything. I think it helped me to go deeper for the real source of information and ideas, and then challenge those sources of information.
By participating in discussions with people that had differing opinions, I learned how to listen to others, see multiple sides to an argument, and articulate my own position on a subject. These skills have come in handy both when trying to understand medical decisions from a patient's perspective and when making decisions with medical colleagues.
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