Video: President Karen R. Lawrence launches The Campaign for Sarah Lawrence

January 21, 2016

At a gala event celebrating the launch of the historic The Campaign for Sarah Lawrence | Ahead of the Curve, President Karen R. Lawrence addressed a capacity audience of alumni and donors. Harking back to John Dewey and his continuing influence on the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, President Lawrence said, “Our founders believed that students learn about the world by experiencing that world, and they believed the central goal of education was to make it one’s own. These ideas represented a radical new model for higher education in 1926 and it remains a radical and brave model today.”

Watch President Lawrence’s full speech below: