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Nice Words

Here’s a New York Times story on the inauguration of Harvard’s president, historian Drew Gilpin Foust. One statement in her speech stands out:
“A university is not about results in the next quarter,” Dr. Faust said. “It is not even about who a student has become by graduation. It is about learning that molds a lifetime, learning that transmits the heritage of millennia; learning that shapes the future.”
Nice words, but can somebody point out how Havard’s recent curriculum revisions and reports, and the general education requirements, maintain the aim of “transmitting the heritage of millennia”?


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