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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/22430

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground preserves Dr. Howard Thurman’s legacy of breaking barriers of divisiveness by inspiring Boston University’s students to discover their shared humanity through programs and events designed to expand their intellectual, social, and spiritual growth and foster their development of meaningful and authentic friendships.

VISION:

Dr. Howard Thurman believed that the search for common ground is a two-fold journey of personal self-exploration and of building community, and that “…meaningful and creative shared experiences between people can be more compelling than all of the faiths, fears, concepts and ideologies that separate them. And, if these experiences can be multiplied and sustained over a sufficient duration of time, then any barrier that separates one person from another can be undermined and eliminated.” The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground seeks to make those meaningful and creative shared experiences happen for Boston University students.

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    Riggio, Kaitlyn; Cook, Heather (Boston University Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 2019-05-07)
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  • Episode 3 – A look at BU admissions 

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    The “College Admissions Scandal” broke in the winter of 2019, which inspired CC160 students Grace Ferguson and Alejandra Mclinn to think about privilege and access to higher education. What does it take to get into a ...
  • Episode 2 – What are Hub cocurriculars? 

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    In this episode, Pedro Falci and Grace Ferguson continue their conversation with Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and Hub Program Manager Eric Jarvis to learn more about Cocurricular Learning Experiences. What are they? How ...
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