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Brodhead Shares Hawthorne with A.B. Duke Scholars

February 6, 2014

Brodhead with AB Duke Scholars

President Brodhead met with the senior Angier B. Duke scholars for dinner and a discussion of Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birthmark,” a tale of the dangers of the obsessive pursuit of human perfection through science. The students, at Hart House, were universally delighted with the evening and remarked afterward what a shame it was that President Brodhead was unable to teach more often since he seemed to be born for the profession.