Book-In: Share EOP with the Dean
As the College of Arts & Sciences considers the Honors proposal to cut funding in half for Prof. Goldberg’s award-winning Elements of Politics, students share their favorite part of Prof. Goldberg’s classes with the dean of the college: the assigned reading.
Here’s what to do:
1. Pick out a book from the syllabi that hasn’t been posted on the spreadsheet at the bottom of the page. Buy a copy for the Dean. No need to spend lots of money! Used books or cheaper copies will suffice.
2. Write a short note on the back of the cover to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Consider including in this note:
- What do you like about this book?
- Why was it important for you to have read it with Prof. Goldberg?
- Why is it important to you that the College of the Arts and Sciences preserves Elements of Politics, instead of cutting its funding and the amount of sections offered each semester in half?
3. Scan or take a photo of the book’s cover and another photo of the note you write inside. Email these photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them below.
4. Fill out this form so that we don’t send duplicate books.
5. Optional Step: Gift-wrap the book!
6. Mail this book to Dean Karen Gil:
Dean Karen Gil
UNC College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Box 3100
205 South Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3100
Note: If you have trouble scanning or taking a photo of the book and message, please send an email to email@example.com with (1) the title of the book and (2) a typed copy of your message. We can find an image of the book and post your message as text instead. Also, if you are abroad or otherwise have trouble putting a book in the mail, you can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org for one of us to pick up a copy for you and mail it to the Dean. Be sure to include the message you want written on the back of the front cover.
Thank you for all of your efforts!
List of Books Already Mailed:
A Selection of What Has Been Mailed
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Message in the Republic:
Dear Dean Gil, I first encountered this book — the single most
important of my life — in “Elements” in 1997. I have markings all up and
down the pages of my Bloom edition, but especially when Socrates
presents his case for rule by the wise instead of the many. I have since re-
read it under the tutelage of top Plato scholars, and I will ultimately publish
on it, but nothing has touched me like reading it that first time with Dr.
Goldberg. Enjoy — the book repays careful study like no other.
Message in the Iliad:
Plato’s Meno & Protagoras:
Message in the Meno:
Descartes’s Discourse on Method:
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Federalist Papers:
Friday, September 2, 2011
Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels:
Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans:
Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I:
Shakespeare’s As You Like It: