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- March 2016
- Read one alums story of becoming a nurse and a current students "This I Believe" essay.
- January 2016
- At the start of a new semester, we honor a 2012 alum and focus on the role of the reader.
- November 2015
- KLRU features Free Minds, and one student is having an epic year.
- September 2015
- President Obama honors the Clemente Course, and we welcome our 2016 class.
- July 2015
- Summer at Free Minds is all about preparation for the upcoming year. Hear how next year's class is shaping up!
- May 2015
- We honor our inspiring Class of 2015--the largest group of graduates in Free Minds history!
- March 2015
- Learn how our youngest Free Minders are stitching, painting, and singing their way toward their own unique community.
- January 2015
- Welcome, Spring Semester, with all of your shiny new books! Plus, we introduce two fantastic members of our community.
- November 2014
- This month we remembered the Alamo in a new way and heard about how a little advice made a big difference for one student.
- September 2014
- A new class embarks on the year, plus a jam-packed fall lineup in store.
- July 2014
- Summer at Free Minds means recruiting next year's class, picnicking with alums, and hearing from one of our most faithful fans.
- May 2014
- We're celebrating our remarkable Class of 2014 as they graduate Free Minds.
- April 2014
- Free Minds writers joined forces for a reading at Malvern Books, and a student-made video tells the story of class community.
- March 2014
- Students dive into the world of field research and members of our community offer favorite reasons to Amplify Free Minds!
- February 2014
- We've got our sights set on college, as alums make strides in education post-Free Minds.
- January 2014
- One student heads to Cambridge and another unlocks new opportunities on the job.
- December 2013
- We celebrate a successful fall semester and look back at the East Austin of yore.
- November 2013
- A Free Minds student brings the word tenacity to life, and the class takes on Othello.
- October 2013
- Introducing the Free Minds writing instructor and a student starting college 27 years after high school.
- September 2013
- We're diving into the philosophy unit and appreciating our new mentors this fall.
- August 2013
- Lots to celebrate at the outset of this academic year: exciting funding news and a dynamic new group of students!
- July 2013
- With a new administrative home and interviews for the Class of 2014 underway, new beginnings are in the air this July.
- June 2013
- This month, we're recruiting a new class and peeking behind the scenes. Join us!
- May 2013
- For the Free Minds Class of 2013, nine months of hard work pays off this May!
- April 2013
- With graduation, a writing workshop, and a new mentorship program ahead, we think April is the sweetest month.
- March 2013
- The semester is coming into bloom with plenty of opportunities to grow with Free Minds.
- February 2013
- A whole host of reasons to love Free Minds!
- January 2013
- This spring, Free Minds explores what it means to be American.
- December 2012
- We share student stories and hear from a Free Minds evangelist this holiday season.
- November 2012
- Election fever comes to Free Minds.
- October 2012
- What do we learn from studying Shakespeare? A double dose of the Bard this month.
- September 2012
- A window into our fall literature unit and a new student's journey to Free Minds.
- August 2012
- We hit the ground running this Fall. Welcome to the Free Minds Class of 2013!
- July 2012
- An Open House, a Summer Writing Workshop, and interviews galore!
- June 2012
- We remember Earl Shorris and pay homage to the bold idea that started it all.
- May 2012
- This month we celebrate the outstanding Free Minds Class of 2012!
- April 2012
- In the home stretch of this year's class, spring renewal comes to Free Minds.
- March 2012
- With all of the bustle that comes with a rigorous academic year, we set aside time to eat together.
- February 2012
- A Valentine's Day master class, an author visit, and a college fair on the horizon.
- January 2012
- How is Free Minds changing lives through the humanities?
- December 2011
- Classes are out, papers are in, sit down and take a moment to catch up with us!
- November 2011
- Meet a student and an alum, and get a sneak preview of the spring semester alumni class.
- October 2011
- A new philosophy class for alumni, community writing workshops, and a double dose of Shakespeare.
- September 2011
- The back-to-school issue! Including insights from one of our new students.
- August 2011
- New students, new faculty, and a new childcare program.
- July 2011
- More grant news, a record-breaking applicant pool, and a tour de UT. Plus: Vive gives the Final Word.
- June 2011
- Big funding news, a last call for applications, and a recent graduate's big plans.
- May 2011
- Congratulations, Free Minds Class of 2011!
- April 2011
- Free Minds brings writing into the community. Plus, a visit from a prize-winning author.
- March 2011
- Read about our college fair, Camp Fire USA, and things that go boom in the night.
- February 2011
- Literary, theatrical, and social events galore! Plus a revealing look at the program's impact.
- January 2011
- Ancient Arabic literature, contemporary American art, and a brand-new writing workshop.
- December 2010
- Staff, students, and an alumna offer thanks for a successful semester and a dream job.
- November 2010
- Meet a student, a former faculty member, and a volunteer and her grill pan.
- October 2010
- Adventures with Shakespeare and a master class with Dr. Domino Perez.
- September 2010
- Read about the new semester, including a reflection from founding director Sylvia Gale.
- August 2010
- A new class, a new space, and new programming for alumni.
- July 2010
- The book issue! Book donations, summer reading, Plato, and more...
- June 2010
- Read about our 2010-11 faculty and our collaboration with Camp Fire USA.
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