Saturday, January 19, 2008

What College is about?

Quoted from "Excellence without a Soul", by Harry R. Lewis, Former Dean of Harvard College,
"Many professors see a liberal education as fostering as much respect for their particular academic virtuosity as for the next professor's; many parents see a liberal education as the entry to a bright future in the world of finance, medicine or law. And few students, parents, or professors see a liberal education as what it once was: a period in which young people can be freed from the presumptions and prejudices with which they were raised, freed by the power of ideas to pursue their own path in life."

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