Derek Bok

Derek Bok

An educated man must have a "curiosity in exploring the unfamiliar and unexpected, an open-mindedness in entertaining opposing points of view, tolerance for the ambiguity that surrounds so many important issues, and a willingness to make the best decisions he can in the face of uncertainty and doubt".More Derek Bok quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most obvious purpose of college education is to help students acquire information and knowledge by acquainting them with facts, theories, generalizations, principles, and the like. This purpose scarcely requires justification.More Derek Bok quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Critics of American colleges typically attribute the failings of undergraduate education to a tendency on the part of professors to neglect their teaching to concentrate on research. In fact, the evidence does not support this thesis, except perhaps in major research universities.More Derek Bok quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.More Derek Bok quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we are prepared to invest the necessary time and effort, affirmative action can contribute to Harvard's quality and not detract from it.More Derek Bok quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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