The Good of This Place: Values and Challenges in College Education

The Good of This Place: Values and Challenges in College Education

by Richard H. Brodhead
     
 

This collection of essays and speeches by Richard H. Brodhead addresses issues of importance to institutes of higher learning and to those who participate in them. As the popular Dean of Yale College from 1993 to 2004, Brodhead was involved in every aspect of undergraduate education - curriculum, faculty appointments, and student life - and occupied a unique position… See more details below

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This collection of essays and speeches by Richard H. Brodhead addresses issues of importance to institutes of higher learning and to those who participate in them. As the popular Dean of Yale College from 1993 to 2004, Brodhead was involved in every aspect of undergraduate education - curriculum, faculty appointments, and student life - and occupied a unique position from which to ponder the ways that college can prepare young people to lead fulfilling lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300106008
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Welcome home3
The freedom of this place10
A more exemplary life begun17
2000 and you23
What is fitting30
The way to worry37
Hazards of success44
What country, friends, is this?52
Of preparation for an unknown world59
Learning by choice and by chance66
Words at midterm73
On administration83
An anatomy of multiculturalism88
On residential education98
On sexual harassment101
Two writers' beginnings : Eudora Welty in the neighborhood of Richard Wright104
At the millennium : an agenda going forward127
Taking democracy to school133
Free speech and its discontents154
The new internationalism : globalizing comparative literature168
Remarks on the tercentennial of Yale University185
Selections from the report on Yale College education189
Baccalaureate readings207
Singing in the prospect of time211
Remarks on accepting the presidency of Duke University217

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