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.
Columnist David Brooks recently wrote (http://bit.ly/BecomingARealPerson) that educators in authority at the nation’s elite colleges and universities “no longer feel compelled to define how they think moral, emotional and spiritual growth happ…VIEW ARTICLE
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. - W.E.B. Du Bois"