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


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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