Saturday, August 30, 2008

UVA Class Takes a Hike

Aaron Lee writes under the headline "7 Make Pilgrimage on Appalachian Trail" about an 8 day, 61 mile hike on a portion of the Appalachian Trail. The article appears in the 29 August 2008 issue of the Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress.
"At the center of the expedition was University of Virginia religious studies assistant professor Heather Warren, who spent the spring semester teaching Pilgrimage and the Appalachian Trail.

"Warren was able to teach the course with a $2,000 grant from the university’s Mead Foundation endowment that encourages thinking outside the traditional classroom experience, Warren said."
The 6 women who hiked in the Maine wilderness with Professor Warren surely got something out of the experience, which began in the classroom with a series of readings, lectures, and discussion.

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