This October, The Undercurrent hosted the first-ever student conference on Objectivism. We’ve got big plans for 2015, and we’ve already gotten started!
We broke new ground with this conference. And we’re excited to continue to make waves in the free market community. Students are interested in Objectivism and they want to learn more, and it’s up to us to continue to provide educational and social-networking opportunities that introduce students to and provide more education on authentic Objectivism.
Students were polled to track the impact of the conference. Here’s what we found:
The most change in opinion and ways of thinking occurred in students who did not self-identify as Objectivists
The topic in which the most movement occurred was that of free will
Students showed a significant increase in an understanding of what distinguishes Rand’s philosophy from libertarian ideas
Student showed a significant increase in the understanding of topics like free will, selfishness, and intellectual property
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The Impact:Donations will have a direct impact on the present student culture. Funds allow us to distribute issues of our print newspaper, host exciting events, and offer quality education to students nationwide. Since the founding of The Undercurrent, we’ve distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of our paper on campuses across the country, and we’ve seen many of our student writers go on to do fantastic things, such as starting their own companies or working as intellectuals at partnering think tanks.
During the past 8 months, we’ve seen a dramatic impact in student attitude toward Objectivism. Students are more excited than ever about throwing events, creating a community of their own, and promoting Ayn Rand’s ideas on campus.
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The Undercurrent is a magazine distributed at college campuses and communities across the country. We release a print edition once per semester, and in the interim, regularly post additional articles, blog entries, and campus media responses reports to our website.
The Undercurrent's cultural commentary is based on Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Objectivism, which animates Ayn Rand's fiction, is a systematic philosophy of life. It holds that the universe is orderly and comprehensible, that man survives by reason, that his life and happiness comprise his highest moral purpose, and that he flourishes only in a society that protects his individual rights.
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