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Spring Semester 2021 Begins

Spring Semester 2021 Begins

When we set the stage for our Fall 2020 semester program, our students were aware they could continue on in the new year as fellows after completing the fall semester and taking a much needed winter break. When the fall semester began, we weren't sure who would...

Fall 2020 Accomplishments

Fall 2020 Accomplishments

The second half of 2020 has been an exceptionally busy and productive time for Thoreau College, as we were challenged to face and respond to the ongoing pandemic while continuing to plan, grow, and develop our programs. Since July 2020, Thoreau College has: Secured a...

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

By student Brandon Ipiña Coming to Thoreau College, I wasn’t really sure what it was about. Yes, I did know it would be in the Driftless Region, that there would be time to reflect and to work, and that through all these moments of engagement and practice, I would get...

Expedition Reportback

Expedition Reportback

In late October, the Thoreau college student body set off on a 5 day expedition, led by Dave and Frankie. I’m a city kid, so travel to me has always meant cars, trains, or buses. If you want to get somewhere, you do it fast. Walking to walk was foreign to me, so I...

Faculty Member Profile: Evan Edwards, Captain of Nourishment

Faculty Member Profile: Evan Edwards, Captain of Nourishment

By student Meadow Kinder Evan Edwards is Thoreau College’s very own vegan chef extraordinaire.  A meal that highlights his cooking style was when he prepared us beet slabs and fried bananas, topped with tempeh, toasted walnuts, mustard microgreens, and garlic yogurt...

T.C. Semester Program 2020 Student Cohort

T.C. Semester Program 2020 Student Cohort

We’re lucky to have a lively, thoughtful, and hardworking group of students in town this semester! They offer a range of backgrounds, experiences and areas of expertise, including but not limited to film and playwriting, ESL instruction, incarceration abolition,...