Coffee Conversation – Katie Watson’s Scarlet A

Roughly 15 Honors students joined the Honors Program Co-Directors, Dr. Tillman and Dr. Cragun, to discuss Katie Watson’s book, Scarlet A, on September 21st. The book discusses the ethics, law, and politics of abortion. The students discussed a variety of issues for the first 30 minutes and then were joined by the author for anContinue reading “Coffee Conversation – Katie Watson’s Scarlet A”

Coffee Conversation: Why Learn to Write Well When an AI Can Do it for You

On February 15, Dr. Dan Dooghan Associate Professor of English and Writing facilitated the coffee conversation, “why learn to write well when AI can do it for you.” Dr. Dooghan led the Honors students in a conversation considering the complex process of finding our voices to communicate our intervention of change in the world. StudentsContinue reading “Coffee Conversation: Why Learn to Write Well When an AI Can Do it for You”

Coffee Conversation – Do Black Lives Matter on Madison Avenue?

Dr. Chris Boulton, UT Professor of Communication, guided a discussion today about race and racial inequality in major advertising campaigns with a small group of Honors students (~20). Dr. Boulton introduced the topic by noting that three of the most popular SuperBowl ads in 2021 featured almost entirely Black cast members but were produced byContinue reading “Coffee Conversation – Do Black Lives Matter on Madison Avenue?”