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Unformatted text preview: individuals, and I have no doubt that the students at this school will have a huge impact on society. I have come to realize over the course of the semester that the Wisconsin Idea is not so much an idea, but rather an action. It is not just about what you learn as a student here, but is it what you do with that knowledge that you have gained. While not all students will use their knowledge to make a change in the world and remain active in our living democracy, but there is no denying that all students at this university are supplied with the tools that they need to do so. I think that the idea of Living Democracy that we discussed in this class is a perfect example of how we, as students, can contribute to the Wisconsin Idea. We dont necessarily need to run for a government position or take on any official role, but by simply being active members of the public realm we can have an impact....
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- Fall '11