Educating Leaders of Character

Douglas Kmiec | Nov. 25, 2013 | Huffington Post

Students walking on South Quad in autumn / Matt Cashore

Some men die and seem forgotten; others die but the excellence of their personal qualities lives on for generations. Two men are in mind as I write this essay: one who is known the world over -- John F. Kennedy -- and the other likely unknown to you -- William O. McLean -- whose passing in this week as we observe the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death is a helpful reminder that Kennedy's greatest legacy was what he inspired in the American culture: an understanding of the respectful manner in which we should assist each other as one of the primary duties of citizenship.

Kennedy's gift of inclusion and nondiscrimination has been strongly planted in higher education as well.

The University of Notre Dame (IN) is one of those places that in its selection of students of good hearts and strong minds keep the Kennedy vision alive.

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