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Aims of Education Webcast
2014 marks the 52nd edition of the Aims of Education Address in the College at the University of Chicago. The year's featured speaker is former President of the University Hugo Sonnenschein.

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Every year since 1961, a University of Chicago faculty member has been invited to address students in the College regarding their view on the aims of a liberal education. In 1962 the Aims of Education Address was added to Orientation Week and officially became a tradition for incoming students. The address encourages students to reflect on the purpose and definition of education as they embark upon their collegiate years.

In recent years, the address has been followed by colloquia in the residential College Houses led by faculty members, enabling students to reflect in community upon the speaker's views, share opinions, and develop their own theories about the aims of education and their role in society. The Aims of Education Address provides provides a collective moment for students entering the College during which they can think about the broader aspects of education, before becoming fully immersed in its details as classes begin.

This year's featured speaker is the 11th President of the University of Chicago, Hugo Sonnenschein. Professor Sonnenschein served as President from 1993 to 2000 before returning to teaching in the Department of Economics. We are pleased to present his remarks via our annual Aims webcast beginning at 6:30 CST on Tuesday, September 23rd. We will post the link to access the webcast this summer so check back here or on the Parents and Families Website,
Event Contact
Matthew Hendricks
Staff Liaison
Matthew Hendricks


Event Information
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014 at 6:30pm [ iCal ]

Chicago, IL