Podcast: Summer Program Gives Underserved Students Introduction to College

Members of the Knowledge for Freedom program pose with a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Knowledge for Freedom program participants pose with a statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Photo by Dan Loh.


We go inside the Knowledge for Freedom program through Dickinson’s House Divided Project. The unique summer residential program, funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation, is giving traditionally underserved high school students a head start on college while exploring the history of freedom and democracy through the fight against slavery.

Plus, Puzzlemaster and Associate Professor of Mathematics Jeff Forrester reveals the answer to last episode’s question and has a poetic inquiry for you. Know the answer? Email thegood@dickinson.edu for a chance to win Dickinson swag!

Also, interim President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11 discusses his return to Carlisle and the Dickinson Forward initiative.



Knowledge for Freedom

Regional high school students get a feel for college life through an interactive seminar on democracy and the historic struggle for freedom in the U.S. Watch a video on the program here.

Puzzler: “The Leader of the Pack?”

Aloft! Above I float and bob,
Too beautiful for bludgeoning.
Cherry and walnut,
But watch your teeth.
Dolphins for caryatids and a siren atop,
With insignias of learning and cameos three.
A child of Mary Ogden Abbott, I’ll help with the pomp
For under those circumstances,
I am the alpha and the omega.

Listen to the new question at the 3:19 mark below.

Email your answer to thegood@dickinson.edu for a chance to win some Dickinson swag!

Interim President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11

Interim President Jones discusses his return to living in Carlisle and how Dickinsonians can help shape the future of the college through the Dickinson Forward initiative.

The Good is produced by Craig Layne and Christine Baksi in association with Dickinson College's Office of Marketing & Communications. Craig Layne is the host. The podcast's theme music was composed by Jong Ho Choi '18. 

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Published September 28, 2021