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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Elizabeth Garrett

Cornell's President (and my Civil Procedure professor), Elizabeth Garrett, has passed away.  A notice from the New York Times can be found here.

In her Green Bag essay on the Socratic Method, she ended with a wonderful quote from Norman Maclean: "Teaching is the art of conveying the delight that comes from an act of the spirit (and from here on the Presbyterianism gets thicker), without ever giving anyone the notion that the delight comes easy."  

That's a great description of teaching, as it was practiced by Professor Garrett.  She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Mark Moller on March 8, 2016 at 09:39 AM | Permalink


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