Welcome!

Hello World, My name is Andrew Miller, and I am a first-year student at American University in Washington, D.C. I am originally from Long Island, New York, just outside of New York City. I am a Public Health major, with a minor in Biochemistry, and pursuing a Pre-Med track. This website is the final product […]

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Analysis of Campus Architecture

In their article “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces,” Kathleen Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi argue that college campus landscapes should be part of a holistic learning environment for students. Scholl and Gulwadi argue that open spaces and natural landscapes provide students with attentional restoration, whereby students can unwind from focusing in traditional classes. They […]

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So What?

In the final chapter or City of Rhetoric, David Fleming calls upon societies to develop cities that allow individuals to govern themselves and learn from each other. “Polis andra didaskei” Simonides once said, “the city teaches us” (Fleming 210). Indeed, Fleming believes that the ideal “City of Rhetoric” is modeled off the Athenian polis, in […]

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Conclusions

“ . . .[I]f we seek a society of caring, creative and committed people, and leaders who feel called to service rather than to stature, then we need to do a better job of making that clear.”   -Susan Cain, in her April 2 New York Times article   This article is our “prompt” for […]

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Catastrophe

“It’s an escape from our personal mortality. Catastrophe. It overwhelms what is weak and fearful in our bodies and minds. We face the end but not alone. We lose ourselves in the core of the storm.” DeLillo, Don. Zero K. Scribner, 2016.   The word “catastrophe” is repeated many times on this page (pp. 66), […]

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Annotated Bibliography 9 & 10

Luther Place Memorial Church. http://lutherplace.org/about-us/our-vision. Accessed 19 Apr. 2017. This website for the Luther Place Memorial Church explains the visions and mission of the church. The website has an obvious focus on inclusivity and openness, especially stating the goal of being “radically hospitable” (“Luther Place”). There is an entire section on this website dedicated to […]

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Statue of Martin Luther

This statue sits in front of the Lutheran Memorial Church. The statue depicts religious revolutionary Martin Luther, as he looks out over Thomas Circle.  The church (and statue by chain rule) dominate the scene when looking North from Thomas Circle. Luther stands for revolution, progress, and force. These three traits in turn accurately describe D.C., […]

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