For that he does not really need a college. He can
learn them from books. The value of an education in a
liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts
but the training of the mind to think something that
cannot be learned from textbooks.
- Albert Einstein 1921, on Thomas Edison's opinion
that a college education is useless; quoted in
Frank, Einstein: His Life and Times, p.185.
I spent my undergraduate years at Smith College, a small liberal-arts women's college in Western Massachusetts. My memories of Smith are wonderful. I now understand why people say that your college years are such great years of your life. Smith was a wonderful world that I carry around happily in my memories.
My first two years I lived in Hopkins
(center campus), more precisely
Hopkins B and then Hopkins A the second year. I have a hard time
coming to terms with the fact that Hopkins A and B have been torn down,
I think small houses at Smith allow for interactions that are not necessarily
similarly attainable in other housing situations. This is not a negative
comment about all other houses, it is a comment about the small houses.
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