Sigma Circle of ODK 2018 inductees

College Park Scholars Executive Director Marilee Lindemann (second row, far left) has a leadership philosophy that offers students a method by which to advocate for change.

Notes on Badass Incrementalism

Last month, College Park Scholars Executive Director Marilee Lindemann was inducted into the Sigma Circle of ODK. She was asked to speak on her leadership philosophy at the induction ceremony. The following is an edited version of her remarks:

Young woman with medal and trophy

The Justice and Legal Thought Scholars program is celebrating the graduation of its inaugural class this month, including Hope Goodman. On May 6, Goodman was inducted into the Maryland Medallion Society, which recognizes 20 senior students who have displayed outstanding involvement and leadership in campus activities. PHOTO: Brooke Goodman

Star JLT Alumna Headed to Berkeley Law

When Hope Goodman was considering where to attend college four years ago, she was enticed by the opportunity to be in the inaugural class of Justice and Legal Thought (JLT) Scholars at the University of Maryland.

“The opportunity to take part in a brand-new program and provide constructive feedback for the classes that follow was incredibly enticing,” Goodman says, “because I knew that I could get involved on campus in a meaningful way immediately.”

Shower Power Issue Empowers Scholars

In the Environment, Technology and Economy (ETE) Scholars program, the second-semester colloquium is largely devoted to the “Connections” Project. Teams of four to six students propose an idea to enhance sustainability on campus or in the community. They research an idea, propose how best to achieve it and implement one aspect of the proposal by the end of the semester.