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Wright Great Books National Recognition

The National Great Books Curriculum and its partner institutions to date have received grants and awards from the following organizations:​

  • ​U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE)  

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant  

  • Blum-Marjorie K​ovler Fund

  • Apgar Foundation  

  • Columbia University (Symposium the Second Issue)  

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Pilot Course Enduring Questions Program: What Is Freedom?​  


Selected Articles on the Great Books Curriculum​

Within two years of its inception, the effort by the emergent Wilbur Wright Community College Great Books Curriculum to offer urban minority and underserved students the benefits of studying the Great Books in core courses began to receive attention and plaudits in the media, most notably in a front-page article in the New York Times. Articles listed below reflect this multifaceted enthusiasm - both of the public and of the faculty and students involved in the work. The articles below serve several purposes. One is to serve as an example of what other Great Books Curricula at other institutions of higher learning can offer their students and faculty. Another is that some of the articles also explore underlying issues concerning the Great Books. Originally it was hoped to reprint all of the articles listed below on this site itself. But while an individual can purchase almost all of the articles online at little or no cost, obtaining the necessary permissions from the publishers for placement on a website like this one proved either impossible or prohibitive. Web links to some of the articles are listed below.   

The New York Times

The Wall Street Jour​nal

Chicago Tribune

Washington Times

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The American Experiment Quarterly

Academic Questions​​

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​Other Great Books Links

Symposium Journal​​​​​​​​​
National Recognition
Websites for Research