Transylvania hosts seminar on liberal education
Sixteen professors from across the country participated in Transylvania’s seminar titled Twenty-first Century Liberal Education: A Contested Concept, in July. The seminar participants were selected from a pool of over 40 applicants from prominent liberal arts colleges. Professors and officials taking part in the seminar included, front row, from left, Ellen Cox, Transylvania, philosophy; Anne B. Rodick, Wofford College, European history; Diana Punzo, Earlham College, psychology; Sydney Watts, University of Richmond, history; Mark Brouwer, Wabash College, political theory; Jeffry C. Davis, Wheaton College, English and interdisciplinary studies; back row, Lisa A. Wilkinson, Nebraska Wesleyan University, philosophy and liberal arts; Jeffrey Freyman, Transylvania, political science; John Ahrens, Hanover College, philosophy; William F. Pollard, Transylvania, vice president and dean of the college; Peter Bradley, McDaniel College, philosophy; Doug Casson, St. Olaf College, political theory; Barbara Lom, Davidson College, biology and neuroscience; Richard Ekman, president, Council of Independent Colleges; John Svarlien, Transylvania, classics (partially hidden); James Frueh, Bridgewater College, history and political science; Karen Schmeichel, Oglethorpe College, biology; and Matthew McKeever, Mount Holyoke College, European history. Participants not pictured are Brenda Foley, Marlboro College, theatre and performance studies; Laurence Roth, Susquehanna University, English and Jewish studies; and Stephen Salkever, Bryn Mawr College, European history.