Michele Cuomo is an educational leader in so many regards – on state and community colleges, on the future of Higher Education, and on transforming theater to meet the distancing demands of the current pandemic. And so much more.
In this episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Michele talks with Lynne Golodner about how “the arts teach us we are all in this together” and hold up a mirror to our societies and ourselves. They touch on the struggle to achieve universal access and equity in Higher Ed, democratizing the classroom, and the challenge to help people understand the value of Higher Ed in a changing world.
Plus, they touch on the innovations of theaters across America during the pandemic, and the unique ways people can still access education and the arts from afar.
In this episode, Lynne and Michele discuss:
- The role of the arts to guide character development & societal reflection
- Hamilton on Disney+
- Meghan McCain’s speech honoring her late father, Sen. John McCain
- How the purpose of Higher Ed has changed over time
- The strange origins of college football
- The Pandemic Play Reading Series
- Theater on Zoom
- The need to replace old models of Higher Ed with new ones
Links and Resources
- The Laramie Project
- Seminole State College
- The American Association of University Administrators
- The Association of American Colleges and Universities Institute on High Impact Practices
- Montgomery County Community College
- The Trojan Women
- Japanese dance art form, Butoh
Coming up next on the Make Meaning Podcast:
Lynne interviews Joshua Smith, a high school counselor and member of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 Task Force on Education.
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