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Student Spotlight

The philosophy department student spotlight recognizes one student each month who has shown exemplary character and worked hard towards academic achievement.

March's student spotlight is Maeve Boyack!

Maeve’s love for philosophy emerged from an interest in politics in addition to high school philosophy and English classes. They’re into writing, poetry, jazz, and are even a part of the Jazz Ensemble. After completing their bachelors they plan to either apply to grad school or to focus their time on art.

Who is your favorite philosopher?

Mark Fisher

What is your favorite Mark Fisher quote?

“We could go so far as to say that it is the human condition to be grotesque, since the human animal is the one that does not fit in, the freak of nature who has no place in the natural order and is capable of re-combining nature’s products into hideous new forms.”

What has been your favorite philosophy class so far?

I’ve only taken Intro to Logic, but I enjoyed it.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Jazz and Progressive Rock. One musician I like is John Coltrane.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

Probably the Wilk because I like food. Either that or the upstairs study rooms in the library.