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A Matter of Style: Reflections on Liberal Education by Richard Warch PDF

By Richard Warch

ISBN-10: 0961342978

ISBN-13: 9780961342975

The culture of convocations at Lawrence derives from an older culture of chapel providers, which first all started in 1856 and, until eventually the mid-1870s, happened two times day-by-day. After that time and until eventually 1927, Lawrence required scholars to wait chapel prone just once an afternoon. The time period convocation first seemed within the 1926–27 catalogue, the place it was once referred to as “a standard collage assembly.” therefore, convocations changed chapel prone and have been held for 25 mins thrice each one week in Memorial Chapel, even supposing attendance was once nonetheless required. in the course of the subsequent forty years, the frequency and period of convocations various; through the mid-1960s, they have been held as soon as a month, yet attendance endured to be required. the college licensed a plan in 1968 to minimize the convocations to 2 a 12 months— Matriculation and Honors Day—and to drop the attendance requirement. In 1978, on the initiative of Richard Warch, then Lawrence’s leader educational officer, the current convocation series—which commonly contains 5 or 6 a year—was introduced. Attendance is voluntary. Convocations have been defined in a list access in the course of Nathan Pusey’s presidency as “a form of normal all-college path without
formal requisites or credit.” in lots of methods, that description nonetheless matches. often, the president addresses the neighborhood on the Matriculation Convocation, and President Warch did so on twenty-five events. these speeches, which jointly verify, critique, and have fun positive aspects of liberal schooling and the liberal arts college—especially Lawrence—at the tip of the twentieth century and the start of the twenty first, are amassed during this quantity, besides an introductory essay and a model of either his welcome to new scholars and his remaining graduation deal with to the contributors of the graduating class.

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