Dean Brady Spits Truth, Later Eats Donuts
As the Schreyer Honors College prepares to read the application essays of the incoming class of 2014, Dean Christian Brady posted this on the SHC website, giving his thoughts about what makes a person a scholar.
For many people and institutions the pursuit of knowledge is an admirable end in and of itself. That is not our view. Knowledge is nothing but data. Without wisdom and application it may as well remain undiscovered. That is why we say, with all sincerity, that at Penn State and in the Schreyer Honors College we are seeking to shape the people who shape the world. We are looking for true scholars, those who will take their knowledge and skills and put them to use for bettering humanity.
Whether you agree or disagree, his argument is an interesting one.
Also, the last Donuts with the Dean of the semester is tomorrow from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM in Atherton’s first floor lobby, giving anyone interested a chance to ask Brady about his philosophy.