On Monday, April 3, Laurier professor emeritus Donald Morgenson, passed away. Morgenson was a well-loved psychology professor, who began working at Laurier in 1960. From 1962-64, Morgenson served as dean of students. In 1986, he was named Canadian Professor of the Year. After officially retiring in 1994, Morgenson continued to teach at Laurier for several years. Originally from Minnesota, Morgenson’s work […]
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Idealism has a very bad press. Idealism is seen as innocence ignoring great moral evil, naiveté allowing wickedness. Idealism is seen simply as an empty vessel. We slouch toward cynicism as we view the general state of our world, with unfortunate good reason. The only antidote for such cynicism is to re-affirm our goal of sticking with or of returning […]
Philosopher Alfred North Whitehead wrote in his book, The Aims of Education, “. . . and the gift which the university has to offer all students is the very old one of imagination.” Yet, I do wonder occasionally whether or not formal education just might have the opposite effect, namely a stunting of the precious imagination. Consider for a moment […]