Founder and Executive Director, Project H Design; Studio H instructor, Industrial Designer.
Read the New York Times Interactive Learning Network section titled What Have You Made Yourself?
Emily Pilloton is co-founder and instructor at Studio H, a high school design/build program in rural Bertie County, North Carolina, the poorest and most sparsely populated county in the state. Integrated into the public high school curriculum, Studio H teaches students design thinking and hands-on construction skills to build one big public project for local community benefit each year. Every project will be designed and built by students alongside their instructors, the first projects are inspired by Bertie County’s agricultural economy and high obesity rates: an open-air farmer’s market plaza and public chicken coops. Studio H hopes to infuse rural public education with design activism, and in doing so, apply public education to greater community development.
Studio H Team officially opened their Windsor Super Market in Bertie County, NC. It is the first ever farmers market pavilion in America designed and built by high school students!
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Author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The 2011 TIME 100 and The Atlantic's 2011 Brave Thinker.
A departure from her usual writing, Amy Chua’s third book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is a parenting memoir in which Amy explains her views on parenting, specifically as it relates to her claims of being a typical Chinese parent. Amy chronicles her iron-willed decision to raise her daughters her way-the Chinese way-and the remarkable results her choices inspires. Battle Hymn is a New York Times bestseller.
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Professor of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University. The New Yorker staff writer. Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, The Metaphysical Club.
Louis Menand is one of those rare individuals whose work straddles the worlds of both academia and popular high culture. His current book, The Marketplace of Ideas, looks at the institutional structure and the educational philosophy of higher education. Has American higher education become a dinosaur?
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