I used to know everything. Then I went to college. As I was about to enter college, I was pretty sure I had the world figured out. I didn’t need and certainly didn’t want my professors to do anything but reconfirm my beliefs, values, and vision of the world. I was in for a real surprise. There’s nothing innocent or comforting about a liberal arts education.


Dr. Scott Richardson, Professor of Classics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, gave this main address during the Phi Beta Kappa - Theta of Minnesota chapter's annual induction ceremony, which was held in the Pellegrine Auditorium at Saint John's University.