Check out Dean Forman’s new blog, Thinking Out Loud, which explores his thoughts on Emory College and higher education, along “with ample room to explore other ideas as they pop up in conversations, meetings, readings and elsewhere.”
As he writes on the About page:
When I arrived at Emory College, I promised to speak openly and candidly about my thoughts. The idea was certainly not that I would always be right. In fact, quite the contrary. There is an enormous wealth of collective knowledge, insight and experience in the Emory College community, and there is always more for me to learn. Now that I’m midway into my fourth year here, the time seems right to create another forum for communication that builds on and extends the hundreds of meetings and conversations I have each year with faculty, staff, students, families and alumni. I look forward to receiving your feedback on issues raised here.
The first blog post was about liberal education (with a reminder that it’s not about jobs but about “finding joy in the complexities around us”), and the second post is about discovering interesting “pseudo-anachronisms” in classic works such as War and Peace and The Wealth of Nations.
Stay tuned for more. You’ll also find links to the latest blog posts on the College’s Facebook page.