O’Shea: Human rights and Dr. Fagin’s legacy

From Herald Tribune .com   March 21, 2019
A good education should enlarge the universe, spatial and temporal, that students apprehend. Universities function as time machines, where students take the wisdom of those who have gone before and make it their own. Some days this function burns heartbreakingly bright.
Such was the case at the end of last month, when Helen Fagin, a centenarian, a retired English professor from the University of Miami, and a Holocaust survivor returned to New College of Florida to re-dedicate the collection of books, documentaries, audio recordings and other materials pertaining to the Holocaust that she had donated to the library in 2008.
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Dr. O’Shea and Dr. Fagin

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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