Texts from the Program

Important thinkers--dearly beloved--gently mocked.

Degenerate Triangles

Degenerate Triangles

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Cassius and Brutus of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Cassius and Brutus of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Satan of Milton’s Paradise Lost

Satan of Milton’s Paradise Lost

Fact is, I often look back on the years I plodded up the rungs of higher education – all the while dulling my mind and perfecting my jump-shot – as time that would have been better spent in, say, an Oregon cannery. At least there I would have had time to choose what I needed to learn rather than be told what I had to study. Glory be to the cultural heritage of Western Civilization! – but exposing me at 18 to a book by Emmanuel Kant was like putting a Stradivarius in the hands of the Three Stooges.

http://brandsinger.blogspot.com/2011/03/sewanee-and-value-of-higher-education.html

This is the man who is in charge of rebranding St. John’s College, ladies and gentlemen. This man. Now go sign the letter against the rebranding. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ac59OmwwZnU0d-WezNQqJuBxgdQ4n4Z_zueqfbPsvcs/viewform

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And this is who they pick to rebrand the College.

The more Johnnies know, and the more thoughtfully vocal they are, the better.

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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Rebranding itself is not a bad idea—this particular rebranding, in the opinion of the blog, is.
Here’s a link to an open letter regarding the rebranding, written by St. John’s College students of 2011-2016.  
Here’s a link to the blog of the gentleman hired to rebrand us: brandsinger
And my personal favorite, a blog post of his regarding librarians.  He is aware that we are particularly fond of books, libraries, and librarians, isn’t he?  Ask Marian

Rebranding itself is not a bad idea—this particular rebranding, in the opinion of the blog, is.

Here’s a link to an open letter regarding the rebranding, written by St. John’s College students of 2011-2016.  

Here’s a link to the blog of the gentleman hired to rebrand us: brandsinger

And my personal favorite, a blog post of his regarding librarians.  He is aware that we are particularly fond of books, libraries, and librarians, isn’t he?  Ask Marian

bottlecapmermaid:

dozens-of-us:

ajaqz:

thymey:

typeheart:

so dinner tonight at the dining hall

I can indeed confirm that this was a thing that happened.

I’m so glad someone took that sign.

I’m so glad somebody took a picture of this.

They weren’t kidding.

bottlecapmermaid:

dozens-of-us:

ajaqz:

thymey:

typeheart:

so dinner tonight at the dining hall

I can indeed confirm that this was a thing that happened.

I’m so glad someone took that sign.

I’m so glad somebody took a picture of this.

They weren’t kidding.

Anonymous asked: hey can you post the lyrics for the first greek song we sang?

Not sure I know what you’re talking about.  I’m an Annapolis 2014 Johnnie…you mind giving me your details?

William Harvey and Theophrastus

William Harvey and Theophrastus