“The Power of the Liberal Arts,” the symposium that is prelude to the inauguration of Clayton S. Rose as Bowdoin’s 15th president, comprises leaders from the worlds of business, design, government, higher education and public health. The symposium will be held in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, 2 p.m.–5 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2015. In advance of the discussion, we continue a series of participant profiles.
The liberal arts are changing, particularly in two major ways, according to Camille Charles. For one, they’re becoming more inclusive. Charles, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, is a professor of sociology, Africana studies and education. She is also director of Penn’s Center for Africana Studies.