Posted on September 4, 2012
Provost Linda Eisenmann spoke of the "practice" of the Liberal Arts, practice meaning less the development of skills than their professional use and deployment. The different habits of thought, the habits of mind and analysis, that are characteristic of individual disciplines need to be drawn on to address the complexities of modern life, the adaptive challenges, that require us to see things and people from many points of view. A Wheaton education, with a major bolstered by Foundations, Connections, and electives provides this most humane of perspectives. You can read the full text of the Provost's address to the seniors on the Meet the Provost page.