fpn_1519693387__screen_shot_2018-02-26_at_45715_pmI am an old guy who appears on campus every five years for reunion. Reunion is a time for nostalgia, for visiting sites, hearing interesting lectures, and having meals with classmates.

As a result, my awareness of current campus issues seems to come from Ephblog.  This latest post below on EDI/DPA is entirely new to me. And concerning.

Even in the olden times, there were a finite number of courses that could be taken in four years … “Golden Opportunities” as I believe President Shapiro put it. In these same olden times. there was a requirement that courses taken include a sampling from all three academic divisions. I think this was a ‘good thing’.

I now understand that there are new requirements for courses to be taken. The initials EPI and DPA seem to be their acronyms. I also assume from reading the blog that these requirements come from the administrative side of the college rather than the faculty. This might have always been the way, even in the olden times.

I would like to know what Hopkins Hall is thinking said in a positive manner. I recognize that since those 50s days of yore, more student involvement and activism may be a desire. 

I ask the writers of this blog to write 25 word mission statements for EPI and DPA as they would be written by their proponents.

Thanks in advance!

Dick Swart ’56

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