Olivia Burton
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The Elephant in the Room

At his “farewell lecture” in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall in April 2013, former Yale College Dean Donald Kagan criticized modern universities for failing to provide a liberal arts education that encouraged students to challenge popular views. After arguing that the aimlessness of modern curricula stemmed largely from neglect of a “common core of studies” in Western history, literature and philosophy, Kagan received a standing ovation.

Anti-Apartheid leader honored in film

While lying in a hospital bed in London recovering from a car bombing that cost him his right arm and sight in one eye in 1988, Albie Sachs received a letter.