Author Archives: rfgoddard

Sarah Van Hoy Commencement Speech: The Nature of Ecological Mind

To our graduates – Barbara, Brighde, Erin, Jojo, Ray, Shakti, and Tim – you brought your questions, your care for the world, your insights and genius, your very radiant humanity. We are moved by your work and we are honored … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Francis Xavier Charet

Faculty member and Consciousness Studies Coordinator, Francis Charet, explores consciousness, knowledge, and big questions with Richard Whittaker in an interview in Works & Conversations. Richard Whittaker:  Well, where to begin? Maybe I can ask a big question: what are your … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Minnich-Fall 2015 Visiting Scholar

Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich is the Visiting Scholar for Goddard Graduate Institute’s Fall 2015 residency. Her keynote presentation, “If You Want Justice, Fight for Truth and Beauty,” will take place on Friday August 7, 7:15 pm. The presentation is free and … Continue reading

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The Power and Intricacies of Grounded Community by MASIS Student Rania Campbell-Cobb

In my studies at Goddard College I examine rooftop farming practices, food justice, innovative networks, urban community spaces, non-profit management, and community education. My studies are grounded within my life and work in Philadelphia. With every subject I dig into, … Continue reading

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Ellie Epp: A Clear and Steady Vision

Ellie Epp has retired from Goddard College after 12 years of service. We will miss her! Here is a tribute to Ellie by faculty member, James Sparrell — With Ellie as a member of the faculty I always had the … Continue reading

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A Story of the Moments

The place on the shore where I sit to daydream centers on one of many large rocks.  It’s not likely to catch the eye of a passing boater.  But with its sheltering white pines, the granite ledge I climb down … Continue reading

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Place: Autonomy and Belonging

“When I hear ‘Place’ as a concept, my mind processes it on the macro level. It might be an awkward suggestion, because of its reduction to rhyme, but I see Place as a collection of spaces; of microcosms within the larger … Continue reading

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