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Episode 5 - Interview with Harvey Slaughter, RC Class of '72 (28:30) August 2, 2018

One of the purposes of the RC podcast is to preserve the oral history of the Residential College and East Quadrangle. It's our pleasure to offer episode five that introduces you to Dr. Harvey Slaughter, RC class of 1972, who created a very distinguished undergraduate career including much activism for the advancement of Black students and building structures of academic support for his peers at the University of Michigan. Harvey embodies intellectual curiosity, concern for social welfare, and hunger for organizational change and these qualities were cultivated and fostered while he was a student in the RC - all the while being the only Black male student in his class. 

 

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Episode 4 - Anna Clark and the Poisoned City

Episode 4 - Anna Clark and The Poisoned City (26:35) July 2, 2018

Meet Anna Clark, '03 RC Creative Writing and LSA Art History alumna. In this episode, Anna describes her July 2018 book, The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy, including some of her key research findings, the process she underwent to write the book, and what she hopes the book will contribute to in terms of raising awareness about this crisis and others that may inevitably occur due to similar circumstances throughout the United States. 

Music credit: Jay St. Thomas, aka AudioBinger, www.audiobinger.net

Episode 3 - Shakespeare in the Arb's Romeo and Juliet

Episode 3 - Shakespeare in the Arb's Romeo and Juliet (26:00) June 1, 2018

Hear the music, soliloquies, and creative forces - human, natural, and otherwise - behind the successful annual program, Shakespeare in the Arb (SITA). Celebrating its 18th season, SITA is excited to premiere Romeo and Juliet in the lineup that has included A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, and Much Ado About Nothing, among others. Get to know the director, dramaturg, and some lead actors who will bring this blockbuster to life in Nichols Arboretum June 7-24, 2018. 

Episode 2 - Jon Wells, RC Director

Episode 2 - Interview with Jon Wells, RC Director (18:35) May 18, 2018

The second episode introduces you to Jon Wells in terms of his early experiences that led him to study history, what research he's been up to lately, and about his experiences entering the RC through to his current tenure as Director. 

Episode 1 - Stina Perkins and Darian Razdar

Episode 1 - Stina Perkins and Darian Razdar (23:00) May 2, 2018

The pilot takes you on a veritable tour of the RC, and will drop you "in media res" in the RC student experience. You'll learn about RC Forums, experiences with faculty and courses in the RC that were instrumental in their undergrad careers, how students enjoy the resources of the larger College of Literature, Science, and the Arts while getting the benefit of the tight-knit community in the RC - and, about some fun "oddities" that may appear that add to the charm and delight of the Residential College! 

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