Notes from Ransom Hall: A Higher Ed Blog

Sean Decatur

Hometown  —  Gambier, OH

Sean Decatur, an emerging national leader in higher education, became  the nineteenth president of Kenyon College on July 1, 2013. A champion of the liberal arts, President Decatur earned a bachelor's degree at Swarthmore College and a doctorate in biophysical chemistry at Stanford University. 

A Seminar That Glows

By Sean Decatur on April 11, 2018

The combination of rigorous work in STEM subjects with the rich context of a broader liberal arts education develops students’ ability to see complex issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

No, Things Must Not Stay the Same

By Sean Decatur on February 28, 2018

Liberal arts education is rooted in preparation for citizenship; in the 21st century, we should aim toward a vision of inclusive citizenship, where everyone in the community shares equal rights to and responsibility for ensuring civility, respect for difference and a sense of belonging.

Why Whiteness?

By Sean Decatur on February 8, 2018

Rigorous examination of one’s place in the universe, working to gain new insight and understanding, are precisely the types of activities that should happen at a college.

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