Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Visits Free Minds!

“I believe in the power of stories,” said author Lawrence Wright, sitting around a table with Free Minds students on March 28th. “People like me go out and collect stories, try to understand them, and frame them so others can understand.” This was his explanation for what drove him to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning history … Continue reading

A Preview of the Spring Semester

After a month-long break, Free Minds students and faculty jumped into the new semester with a dynamic interdisciplinary class on Maxine Hong Kingston’s short story, “No Name Woman.” Each professor interpreted the story from his or her particular field of study, encouraging students to think like historians, literary scholars, rhetoricians, and creative writers. After that, … Continue reading

Guest blogger Kellee Coleman ’08 reflects on Plato’s REPUBLIC

When I started Free Minds in 2007, my son UsZee was four months old and I already had my three-year-old daughter Journee. At the time, I was living in South Austin in a one-bedroom apartment at a Foundation Communities property and making $8,000 a year. I had a 1987 Chevy Beretta that was on its … Continue reading