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Students attending GHA 2019 will focus on giving a voice to the voiceless through the lenses of art, media, science, and technology. Participants will build a toolbox that prepares them to identify and advocate for those who can’t speak for themselves.While a traditional focus might be on people who are unable to speak up for their needs, students will also examine nontraditional “silent” sources. The environment, for example, speaks through water that flows next to a community, daily weather, and disease that spreads through classrooms and countries. From a historical perspective, a focused examination of inanimate documents used to shape a nation can bring a silent or forgotten voice to life. Looking through an artistic filter, silent films paved the path for movies enjoyed today, music is used as a protest form for marginalized voices, and visual art is an effective way to speak to the masses.The silent world will carry GHA to Ohio, where an academy-wide trip to Cincinnati will focus on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. While there, students will learn about the efforts of those who fought to abolish slavery and secure freedom for all people.Student-led discussions and activities will shape the dialogue of the academy, with seasoned faculty guiding the way. Through participation, critical thinking, and research in both a classroom setting and through structured enrichment activities, students will leave GHA 2019 with a deeper understanding of their (hopefully) less silent world.
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Read the class descriptions for GHA 2019 and get ready to make your choices.
The 2019 Student Handbook includes information you will need about packing; policies and procedures; an introduction to the Marshall campus; and a welcome from the deans, instructors and residential staff.
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