What Is Education For?
One thing a school might be doing in generally educating the student is teaching him or her appropriate patterns of responsible civic behavior, says Harvard professor Sean Kelly.
Money and power and physical pleasures are not irrelevant in making life worth living. But they are certainly not sufficient on their own. So whether you are studying mathematics or business or philosophy or medicine, or whether you have simply devoted yourself to the physical pleasures of life, you have a right to hope that the life and career you pursue in these areas is in addition one that you experience as meaningful and worthwhile. This is the sense in which a general education ought to be the right of every student no matter what discipline he or she is in.
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
- James Patterson has sold 300 million copies of his 130 books, making him one of the most successful authors alive today.
- He talks about how some writers can overdo it by adding too much research, or worse, straying from their outline for too long.
- James' latest book, The President is Missing, co-written with former President Bill Clinton, is out now.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
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