Nothing lasts forever. So believed Heraclitus, a pre-Socratic philosopher of the 6th. century B.C.E., who famously hypothesized that change is the one unchangeable reality of the cosmos. No one “steps into the same river twice,” he is attributed with saying. And, how true this insight seems in the topsy-turvy world of the past few years, which seem like a roller-coaster ride through the uncertainty, turmoil, and impermanence of relentless change, and change in the wrong direction. Over the last year, the loftiest values and sensitivities of our humanity have been maligned, insulted and brutalized. From turning a blind eye to [...]
Read our Dean, Dr. Mark S. Markuly's article recently published in America Magazine.
At the beginning of every school year, it is customary to talk about the exciting learning opportunities students will have as they drink in knowledge from the courses prepared for them by their teachers and professors. Students buy books to read; they purchase notebooks to fill up with new information; and, they order new computers or tune-up old ones to cruise the web for data about all kinds of things that they will use in papers, class presentations or group projects. Learning makes us wiser and happier people; it makes us better friends, parents, citizens, and consumers, and more productive [...]