Finding a Voice, against All Odds

On Wisconsin magazine cover

“To Corey Saffold, who graduated from the Odyssey Course in 2006, the class’s humanities focus was critical.

“You really begin to find your voice in those moments because you’re inspired by [them],” he says of the times the class read Plato, Shakespeare, Thoreau, and Martin Luther King Jr. He believes everyone needs the humanities, even if one plans to become a mechanic or a nurse. “[A humanities education] gives you an appreciation for diversity, for other people, and appreciation to think differently; to think broadly.”

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