4.21
To Get Students to Focus, Some Professors Are Asking Them to Close Their Eyes

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students close eyes in class

College professors are using stillness, silence and beholding and getting results. Michelle Francl, a chemistry professor at Bryn Mawr, made the connection years ago while attending daily Mass. More from The Washington PostTo Get Students to Focus, Some Professors Are Asking Them to Close Their Eyes

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11.13
TCC Reads: 10 Great Books for Catholic College Students

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Penguin-Classics

I’m always looking for good books to read and recommend, like The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt or Room by Emma Donoghue. (You can pre-order our forthcoming book, a field guide to the daily acts that make up a Catholic life, from Random House here.) In the meantime, I like this list from Daily Theology of 10 Recommended Books for Catholic College Students. Maybe you’ll even find a Christmas gift.

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11.8
Study Theology even if you don’t believe

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The Evangelist St. Matthew with his angel

Tara Isabella Burton writes a defense of an undergraduate degree in Theology, “The absence of theology in our universities is an unfortunate example of blindness—willful or no—to the fact that engagement with the past requires . . . a willingness to look outside our own perspectives in order to engage with the great questions—and questioners—of history on their own terms.” Read it in The Atlantic here: Study Theology even if you don’t believe in God. More art after the jump:

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