The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 declares that “the body politic is … a social compact by which the whole people covenants with each citizen and each citizen with the whole people.”
In an age characterized by a deeply polarized electorate and a nation defined by the rugged individualism of its citizens, does this notion still stand?
This question is just one of the ideas that will be explored as the bi-annual Festival of Arts and Ideas convenes to consider The Body Politic, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16 in the Ballroom on the campus of the University of Science and Arts.
Campus and community audiences will have a rare opportunity to experience one of India’s finest musical treasures when world-music ensemble Sangeet Millennium kicks off the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series. The group, founded by Dr. Amie Maciszewski, is scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts.