Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not
unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
—Proverbs 3:5, 6
The chaos of mortal mind is made the stepping-stone to the cosmos of immortal Mind.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Unity of Good, p. 56
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES are among the most special places on earth. They are the spaces where most of the knowledge shaping yesterday's, today's, and tomorrow's world is acquired, generated, and transmitted. They are intellectual crossroads where generations meet, where creativity and free thought should have ample room, and where it is possible to question everything, to think freely in every direction. That may be more fiction than fact, but it's important to keep in mind this ideal, which the French philosopher Jacques Derrida beautifully formulated in "The Unconditional University," a lecture he gave in 1999 at Stanford University.