‘Writers and Artists at Harvard’ by Helen Dendler

This month’s issue of Harvard Magazine features an essay by Porter University Professor Helen Vendler, about how important it is to understand, attract, and evaluate applicants whose creative talents might otherwise be overlooked.

This is relevant to all universities, including Boston University, and it relates to the principles of the Core Curriculum.

Here is an excerpt:

The matrix of culture will become impoverished if there are not enough gifted artists and thinkers produced: and since universities are the main nurseries for all the professions, they cannot neglect the professions of art and reflection.

The full essay can be found here: http://bit.ly/WMhBa5

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