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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300106008
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/11/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome home 3
The freedom of this place 10
A more exemplary life begun 17
2000 and you 23
What is fitting 30
The way to worry 37
Hazards of success 44
What country, friends, is this? 52
Of preparation for an unknown world 59
Learning by choice and by chance 66
Words at midterm 73
On administration 83
An anatomy of multiculturalism 88
On residential education 98
On sexual harassment 101
Two writers' beginnings : Eudora Welty in the neighborhood of Richard Wright 104
At the millennium : an agenda going forward 127
Taking democracy to school 133
Free speech and its discontents 154
The new internationalism : globalizing comparative literature 168
Remarks on the tercentennial of Yale University 185
Selections from the report on Yale College education 189
Baccalaureate readings 207
Singing in the prospect of time 211
Remarks on accepting the presidency of Duke University 217
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