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Community-based classes gain popularity in Baltimore-area colleges

Community-based classes gain popularity in Baltimore-area colleges

A horde of white and Asian 20-year-old students in pristine chef coats huddled around and inside a food truck outside of Lexington Market. Someone outside the truck loudly, heatedly, asks them to leave. One student periodically extends her arms out of the truck, placing trays into the hands of market patrons. She meets their gazes with a blank expression and gives them cryptic instructions, just as artist Miriam Simun has painstakingly taught her over the last several weeks.

She is one of 18 students in a class entitled GhostFood: Curatorial Practicum With The Contemporary, a community-based learning (CBL) course at Johns Hopkins University that I took last fall....

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