Program helps students empathize

I’m sitting in the main dining room at school, wondering where the lettuce came from,’ Carolyn Newberry, 19, told me.

 

Score a point for the Empathy Experiment.

Capital University in Bexley is in the second year of a program (www.empathy.capital.edu) aimed at answering this question: Can empathy be taught? It’s a walk-a-mile-in-my-shoes experience in which a few students spend six weeks immersing themselves in a social problem — this year, nutrition.

 

by Joe Blundo