David Brooks: “The Humanist Vocation”


David Brooks, Duke Family Performance Hall, November 2012

David Brooks gives his University of Chicago classmate Carol Quillen and Davidson a shout-out in his June 20 column, “The Humanist Vocation.”

“One of the great history teachers in those days was a University of Chicago professor named Karl Weintraub. He poured his soul into transforming his students’ lives, but, even then, he sometimes wondered if they were really listening. Late in life, he wrote a note to my classmate Carol Quillen, who now helps carry on this legacy as president of Davidson College,” Brooks wrote. Read the whole column here.

Brooks visited Davidson in November 2012, where he gave a talk, “What It Means: The 2012 Election and the Future of America.”

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