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Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Burley Mitchell

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Burley Mitchell (Political Science, ’66), a former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has used what he learned in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences throughout his illustrious career. But in Mitchell’s opinion, Humanities and Social Sciences doesn’t just prepare you for a career — it also prepares you for citizenship.

Mitchell believes that historical and political insights that can be discovered in a solid liberal arts education make for well-rounded individuals who have a broader insight into what government is, what purpose it serves, and how one can be a good citizen.

Video produced by Jim Alchediak of the Department of Communication.