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John Henry Newman: What Is University?

John Henry Newman: What Is University?ByRosalinda Flores-Martinez

"It is a place where inquiry is pushed forward, and discoveries verified and perfected, and rashness rendered innocuous, and error exposed, by the collision of mind with mind, and knowledge with knowledge." Newman says that it is a seed of different generations, where people come together in unity to learn and work for contributions and developments. From all walks of life, education and/or the university could be the only thing equal for the rich and poor. It is a main ground for all the productions of nature and art together. It foresees the future of the best workmen, among others. Newman in this essay shows vivid classifications of what university is all about. One example is the professor who becomes a missionary and preacher, displaying his science in most complete and winning form, pouring with zeal and lighting up his love in the breasts of his hearers. A teacher's love for his/her craft would manifest …