Remarkable things happen in that [prison] class, no doubt about it—and one seems to me the broadening of possible interpretations for those who are ready, for mostly crushing reasons, not to flatten the world into its presented appearances and meanings. With these men . . . minds are at work. You've enabled those minds to move in and across the gap of consciousness—to think.
A brochure about the program is available upon request. We expect to continue both the community and prison programs throughout the next academic year, bringing in new GVSU faculty and students, as well as recruiting new program students from the community and the prison population.
- Service-Learning is a Grand Failure . . . And it’s a Good Thing, Too, by Michael DeWilde.
- A Gift From Prison: Classes Help Prisoners Find Avenues to Contribute to Society. Grand Valley Magazine, Summer 2006.
- The Business of the Humanities by Michael DeWilde: The liberal arts, and the humanities in particular, seem to be a hidden passion for any number of CEO's, executives, Wall Street investors, and lawyers. (Published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.)
- Grand Rapids Press, Feb 27, 1999. (Copy on file)
- Michael DeWilde on Reasonable Doubts Radio: Professor DeWilde discuss the joys and challenges of teaching philosophy to prison inmates, and the CWC's role as a secular alternative to religious recidivism programs.