In Memoriam

Nov 24, 2014 | 

NAS

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In Memoriam

Nov 24, 2014 | 

NAS



In Memoriam

The National Association of Scholars notes the passing of long-time members:

Dr. Leon C. Baker Dr. Joseph N. Savino
Mr. Edward S. Bauer Mr. James R. Schlesinger
Prof. Otto Bergmann, George Washington Univeristy Dr. Bernard Semmel
Mr. James W. Carroll Prof. William M. Smedley, United States Naval Academy
Mr. Keith A. Cunningham Mr. Ralph Smeed
Prof. John P. Diggins, City University of New York Prof. Grover C. Smith, Duke University
Prof. Duane Ellison, Montgomery College Prof. Henry Teune, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. George M. Foglesong Dr. John Tinkler
Mr. Charles R. Forker Dr. John M. Wadsworth
Mr. Bruce Hooper Mr. Robert W. Wilson
Dr. Franklin H.  Littell Prof. John P. Wonder, University of the Pacific
Mr. Peter B. Mulloney  

NAS is at heart a community of knowledge: of scholarship; of experience (our members saw with their own eyes the campus revolution); and of wisdom (that something could and should be done to fight against ideologues that undermine liberal learning and the pursuit of truth). Those who devote their lives to teaching and scholarship do much to sustain our civilization.  It is work that touches everyone, though often recognized by only a few. 

Some of the individuals we pay tribute to here were public members of NAS—people whose careers were outside the academy but who understood the crucial importance of higher education to forming men and women of character, culture, and intellectual discernment. These are matters often eclipsed by the seemingly more pressing concerns of the economy, politics, and war, and we are mindful that our members’ commitment to shaping the minds of future generations is exceptional. 

NAS is an organization focused on reforming and repairing higher education. We dwell inevitably on what is fractured in colleges and universities today—and we know that there are few quick fixes. The willingness to take up a fight that is likely to extend beyond one’s own life is a mark of a truly civilized person. We honor those who have lived that commitment to the full.