New college curriculum reflects values of portraits

The University of Southern Maine at Lewiston/Auburn has designed its required curriculum for all students around the question ( from Leo Tolstoy) "How, then, Shall We Live?" The curricular themes are Democracy, Sustainability, Justice and Difference. The important threads are ethical awareness, social responsibility, and civic engagement. The writers of the curriculum have drawn heavily on the words, lives & values of the people in the Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits.