As we grapple with the insurrection at the Capitol, Project Pericles remains committed to supporting the essential civic engagement and advocacy work of our students, staff, faculty, provosts, and presidents. Our mission of graduating students to be engaged and socially responsible civic leaders continues to be critical to ensuring the health of our democracy and society.
Reflecting on his founding of our organization, Eugene M. Lang wrote in A Daring Work in Progress, “Project Pericles conceptually asks higher education, and specifically all Pericleans, to join in a coherent and comprehensive effort to fulfill a long-range social mission preventing the erosion of the core values of our democratic society— or, as some would say, recapturing and preserving them.”
While it is with a heavy heart to see an erosion of our nation's core values, we will continue to work with our campuses, and higher education more generally, to protect and recapture democracy.
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