Learning and Labor

William Vaughn


Consider this essay an alternative gateway.  In its 
historically informed version of the University of Illinois' 
motto, which expresses the intent of the school's founders, 
learning and labor are recognized for their inherent 
reciprocity.  They are understood to be the necessary elements of 
any education, whether it is the teaching that makes learning 
possible, the learning that makes research meaningful, or the 
sheer institutional support that gives learning and labor a place 
to be.  What follows is the story of our learning to be labor.

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