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The Raven
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Rachel Carson

Author: Charity Jedeikin

We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.


Please join us for a beautiful, spring weekend in Tempe, Arizona, and the opportunity to meet fellow HMU students, graduates, faculty, and members of the Humanities Advisory Council for community-building and conversation. The Community Weekend will take place March 1 – 3, 2024. E-mail Lauren Guthrie for more information and to register: In*********@hm*.edu

Please join HMU Tutors and staff in congratulating Brandon Harvey, who successfully completed the Doctor of Arts at Harrison Middleton University. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Arts program, Dr. Harvey submitted the following Capstone: “The Divine Conversation: The Great Books and the Catholic University.”  

Peter Ponzio attended Dickens Universe, which is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of stimulating discussion focused on A Tale of Two Cities. Click here for more information.

On June 18th, visiting Dominican University as a guest writer, Joseph Coulson spoke to graduate students in the MFA Residency Program. The afternoon discussion focused on how the writing process shifts or changes across different forms, such as poetry, short fiction, and the novel. For the evening session, as one in a trio of guest …

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Marcus Conley, Rebecca Fisher, Alissa Simon, and other HMU Tutors will attend the Chronicle Festival: The Ideas Shaping Higher Ed. This is a free, virtual event from August 29-31st, sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Click here for more information about the event.

March 22, 2023 Please join HMU Tutors and staff in congratulating Dr. George Narvaez, who successfully completed the Doctor of Arts at Harrison Middleton University. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Arts program, Dr. Narvaez submitted the following Capstone: “The Montaigne Reading and Discussion Project: Access to a Quality Liberal Education for …

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2023 Fellows

The HMU Fellowship in Ideas is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment. Click here to read more about the Fellowship. We are no longer accepting applications for 2024. Shortlisted candidates will …

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Harrison Middleton University will be closed November 22-25, 2023 for Thanksgiving Day Recess and December 25, 2023-January 6, 2024 for Winter Recess. Click here to access the academic calendar.


Harrison Middleton University earned a renewal of accreditation through January 2028 from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (www.deac.org). Accreditation by DEAC is a reliable indicator of the value and quality of the distance education that an institution offers. In receiving this renewal of accreditation, HMU has demonstrated its commitment to educational standards and ethical business …

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Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, will be attending the Great Books Poetry Weekend November 11th and 12th. This virtual event includes three discussions along with a poetry activity that entertains and involves all the participants. Click here for more information or to register for this event.

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