In addition to working and traveling last summer, Senior Carson Neil spent a week in June as a participant in the Witherspoon Institute’s “Moral Life and Classical Tradition” seminar. This seminar is very selective and only accepts students who have a passion for exploring ethical issues, faith, and public policy. Normally held at Princeton University, the 2021 seminar was virtual due to COVID-19.
Each participant was tasked with reading many works of the ancient philosophers Plato and Aristotle, in advance of the seminar. Additionally, each participant had to be prepared to discuss and read about the foundations of Judeo-Christian moral tradition, including the relationship of faith and reason, the Judeo-Christian tradition and scientific inquiry, marriage and family, and biomedical ethics.
Carson said, “My involvement with The Witherspoon Institute truly expanded my mind and introduced me to ideas that I had never before considered. It is a wonderful organization, and I would encourage other students to consider applying for the program.”
Congratulations to Carson on being chosen to participate in this prestigious program!