Thoughts on being a #CaneGrad

Townhall | 5/18/2019 | Staff
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Higher education receives a lot of flack these days, and often rightly so. Controversies abound -- from admissions scandals and skyrocketing tuition costs, to violent protests and the shouting down of certain ideas.

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It’s upon this backdrop that I graduated with my Masters from the University of Miami last week. Despite these unsettling trends, President Julio Frenk’s commencement speech reminded me why good education is so valuable, and why I’m proud to be a Cane.

President Frenk reminded us of the values that make University of Miami special -- respectful disagreement, the pursuit of truth, and an embrace of difference.

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At the University of Miami, we don’t dismiss perspectives simply because they are different from our own. Instead, we listen, discuss, debate, research, and engage. We practice civic and civil interaction, and we lean into disagreements with curiosity and respect. By questioning and investigating all ideas, we search for truth and then pursue that truth in our daily lives.

President Frenk called a University of Miami education “the foundation for a meaningful and rewarding life” and he’s right. Embracing these principles make for mature, dutiful, and contributing citizens.

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