Walking around campus, you may not think twice about the names of the buildings that surround you. But each one has been named after someone or something historically significant. Dorchester Hall, the home of the Honors Global Communities program, is named after Dorchester County, the home of the famous abolitionist and social activist Harriet Tubman.
Last month, the Honors Global Communities (HGC) program hosted a field trip to Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. HGC is one of the Honors College’s newest programs, providing students with an interdisciplinary understanding of global issues through both study and experience. The trip was indicative of the kind of experiential learning that HGC offers, taking advantage of UMD’s proximity to historically significant places in Maryland and DC.
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