I have just read President Levin’s impressive report to the alumni on the state of Yale: a new campus for science and collections; renovation in schools of drama, architecture, art; a new management building; new residential colleges and libraries; study abroad; investment in New Haven buildings.
Everything but the liberal arts. Where is HGS (literature, philosophy and history) in all this planning for the future? Are Yalies merely going to be computer geeks, scientists and economists who go to theater and travel abroad?
What about the beauty of thinking? Writing? Speaking?
Will there be no more Harold Blooms?
Yale Divinity school ’80