At St. John’s College, students think boldly, collaborate effectively, and explore fearlessly. This education is focused on original thinking and original ideas. By studying the most challenging books and wholeheartedly engaging in thoughtful, lively, and participant-driven discussions, students develop excellence of intellect and imagination. They confront for themselves the ideas that have been, and continue to be, fundamental to shaping the world they will navigate and are ready for any path they choose in life.
We raise this question, recognizing that liberal education and the great tradition of the American liberal arts college have been put on the defensive of late.
Christopher Isham didn’t graduate from St. John’s College, but the analytical skills he learned here in the early 1970s have served him throughout his career.
On Monday, Inside Higher Education published an opinion piece with my long-held thoughts on a public policy issue: low college retention and completion rates are local problems requiring local solutions rather than one-size-fits-all solutio…VIEW ARTICLE
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. - Aristotle"