Harriet K. Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications at Saint Joseph’s University released this statement to the Cardinal Newman Society:
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Lynn Sherr’s lecture is sponsored by the Classics and Ancient Studies Programs. According to the director of the Classics program, she will not speak as a Classics scholar but as a highly successful journalist and author who can speak to the great value of studying Classical languages, history, and culture (she was a Greek major at Wellesley College). The lecture she gave at University of New Hampshire (“Why in Heaven’s Name Are You Majoring in Greek?”) was a good model for the type of presentation she might give at SJU. The Catholic, Jesuit identity of Saint Joseph’s University is paramount, reflected daily in the classrooms, campus life and residence halls. Saint Joseph’s is also a private, independent and comprehensive university, where academic rigor and faith come together in a full exchange of ideas. The emphasis is on a complete educational experience for every student. Saint Joseph’s is fully aware of its multiple responsibilities and remains committed to providing a forum for the expression of differing points of view. This is not done for the purpose of condoning specific behavior, but to promote an informed and compassionate understanding of contemporary issues. Further, the university supports diversity as a means of educating students about basic human differences. Social justice, like cura personalis, is deeply rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
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