The Berkshire Scholar
The Berkshire Scholar is an annual publication that features select academic essays. The second edition, representing work produced during the 2011-12 school year, has just been published.
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Evan Clary, English Department Chair, champions the effort to highlight student analytical work for the community through this publication. "The Berkshire faculty is committed to not only the teaching of good academic writing but also the celebration of it, wherever such writing occurs in our curriculum. In an image-heavy world, there remain many students whose talents for expository and analytical prose, for argument and research, deserve recognition. The Berkshire Scholar seeks to provide this recognition, and at the same time, to offer models for students in all sort of classes to study and follow. We're proud to be able to offer this publication to the greater community."
Clay Splawn, Academic Dean, is enthusiastic about the role this publication plays in fostering a robust intellectual tradition at the school. “The Berkshire Scholar is one the ways that we celebrate Berkshire's rich academic culture. Like on-campus visits from off-campus experts, most recently social entrepreneur Alvaro Rodriguez Arrigui ’85 , research scientist Dr. Valerie Bolivar and Yale lecturer and author Carl Zimmer, or the option of competitive academic teams like Quiz Bowl, Debate Team, Model UN, the Scholar demonstrates that Berkshire's academic culture extends well beyond the classroom walls.”