Curb Scholar Book Club & Project Decision!

It was compelling from beginning to end and the Scholars couldn’t wait to talk about it. During the first book club meeting, they discussed Naomi Alderman’s “The Power”. The novel follows several characters as they try to make sense of a new...

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Food: The Great Unifier by Sam Stollenwerck

I have always been fascinated by other cultures, religions, and political beliefs, as each of these human constructs play a fundamental role in our day to day lives. Often times, we segregate ourselves based upon the groups we identify with, yet even through this...

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Curb Scholars – Briteheart

What does Activist mean? On Monday, September 3rd, the Scholars were joined by Kate Tucker of Briteheart, an organization whose mission is to “engage, connect and empower citizens for positive change through artivism, voting and civic participation.” Tucker led...

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CURB SCHOLARS 2018 FALL RETREAT | FIRST MEETING

Riddle me this: Who’s learning project building skills, gaining techniques for community and personal development, and embracing their roles as student leaders? Why, it’s the Curb Scholars! A new year has begun, and so has work on developing a project based on this...

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Summertime Science: Synthesizing A New Antibiotic

My name is Harrison Thomas, and I am a rising junior studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry.  This summer for my Curb Scholars Internship I am working in an organic chemistry synthesis lab in the Vanderbilt Chemistry Department.  My specific project...

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An ArtLifting Summer Internship

This summer I had a social enterprise internship in Boston with an organization called ArtLifting. I want to first and foremost say that I am having an awesome experience, one that is full of new learning, challenges, and friendships, and I would not have been able to...

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A US vs. Irish Education – Summer Edition

My name is Griffin Schwab and since my return from studying abroad in Ireland, various people have asked me a litany of questions about the experience. Unsurprisingly, questions about the actual educational experience seem to be placed low on everyone’s list of...

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Nuance Comes Slowly by Jackson Mejia

It seems that whenever I chance a footfall in nature, I need an acclimation period. This probably holds true for many urban residents, but I know that I cannot simply saunter into one of the earth’s few remaining sanctuaries for the natural and expect to maintain the...

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Curb Scholars 2017 Fall Retreat

A new year has arrived, and to kick it off the Curb Scholars came together for the opening retreat.  It was week filled with exploring, writing, hiking, improvising, and, most importantly, getting to know one another. On Tuesday, the new Scholars honed their improv...

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Alejandro Arango: Digital Story

Check out this fantastic digital story created by Alejandro Arango at the Mellon Summer Institute in Digital and Public Humanities in May 2016. The event was organized and hosted by the Curb Center, in partnership with the Robert Penn Warren Center and the Center for...

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Ben Scheer: My Summer in Philly

Ben Scheer here! As a Curb Scholar who is studying Human & Organizational Development, Economics, and Computer Science, I have had the opportunity to live in work in Philadelphia this summer.

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