Tag: academic

Advice for New Graduates

– We’re approaching my favorite time of the year. It’s the week between graduation and Memorial Day weekend, when the saporific graduation speeches have ended, the weather is typically gorgeous, and the Georgetown campus’s throw like quiet. I’m like a child on Christmas morning that week. If you are one of the millions of students…

By Stanley Isaacs December 3, 2019 0

The World’s First University?

One of the most striking things about ancient Athenian life, is the availability of lectures and talks on Philosophy even to quite ordinary people. One particular site in Athens, Aristotle’s Lyceum gives us the opportunity to visit an ancient university where not only did specialist students study but we know that ordinary Athenians were invited…

By Stanley Isaacs November 6, 2019 7

Kenyon College: Our Path Forward

[background music] [Associate Professor of English Sarah Heidt:] The world that I hoped I would help bring into being was one where would not just force themselves to take the time to see other people around them but would be doing that as a reflex, as a habit; that we would take the time to…

By Stanley Isaacs November 6, 2019 5

Should College Be Free?

President Obama wants to give Americans two free years of community college, in part to help boost the economy. Critics argue that the country is already in a huge amount of debt and can’t afford such a program. They also question the effect that this plan will have on the economy. So, what value does…

By Stanley Isaacs October 20, 2019 100