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Class of 2022 Learning Lab II Preparation – Mass Incarceration

Class of 2022 Mission/Focus During Learning Lab II, the Class of 2022 will focus on the leadership demonstrated in many different aspects of reform in relation to mass incarceration. They will analyze the proposed reforms to the policies that created mass incarceration as well as efforts to mitigate the harsh impacts throughout many communities, especially the disproportionate impacts on poor and racial minority communities. They hope to learn the variety of steps national leaders are taking to reform our criminal
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Class of 2019 Explores Challenging Dynamics between Political Campaigns and the Media

In October the Class of 2019 traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Learning Lab II experience, designed to allow sophomore Park Scholars to develop a critical understanding of a nationally-relevant topic by interacting with leaders immersed in that issue. The class chose to examine how leaders balance ethics and efficacy when navigating the relationships between political campaign organizations and the media—a particularly relevant topic in the context of the contentious 2016 presidential election.

Class of 2017 Discusses STEM Challenges with National Leaders

The Learning Lab II experience is designed to allow sophomore Park Scholars to develop a critical understanding of a national issue – selected by the class during their freshman year – by interacting with leaders immersed in that issue. In October the Class of 2017 traveled to Washington, D.C. to examine how leaders in the public and private sectors tackle complex challenges surrounding the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from both domestic and international perspectives.

Learning Lab II: Putting People at the Center of Politics

posted 2012.11.06 The Class of 2015 visited Washington, D.C. to explore the impact that an average citizen can have on policy-making decisions at the federal level. Through focusing on areas including the media, advocacy, and the legislative process, students gained a deeper understanding of how citizens can influence their government. Park Scholars participated in conversations with individuals representing organizations and government entities such the Center for Public Integrity, PolitiFact, the Supreme Court, and the United States Congress. The students learned
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Learning Lab II: The Media’s Effect on the Dissemination of Information

posted 2011.10.18 The Class of 2014 spent their fall break in Washington, D.C. analyzing the media’s impact on the dissemination of information in the United States. In light of events such as the WikiLeaks scandal and the national healthcare debate, the class was interested in exploring the responsibility assumed by the media in providing news to the American public.   The Class of 2014 on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. During conversations with individuals representing organizations and government branches
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