President to Council: Ask the Bigger Questions

Emory President James Wagner addressed the Faculty Council in September with the observation that higher education is very much a part of the public discourse of the nation currently. While the great interest is good, he said, the challenge is the narrow conversation: “We have an additional calling, and it’s actually our older calling, which is the calling around preparing folks to be not just job-ready, but citizenship-ready. We do so much around what it means to be a human being. A lot of the great questions that are confounding Congress right now aren’t going to work out on the spreadsheets. They are going to require judgment, values, and character. We need to be asking the bigger questions.” He encouraged the Council to help “expand the conversation” both on campus and beyond.

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