Dean’s Blog


What Olympics Look Like at King’s

April 10, 2015 - 3:30pm

This is one of my favorite times of year at The King's College. It is Interregnum—a week during which all classes are canceled for a very unusual purpose.

For three solid days, our ten Houses go head-to-head in a series of competitive events. Think Olympic Games, only with a highly intellectual twist.


King’s, Turkish Students Dialog about Culture and Business

February 2, 2015 - 6:50pm

The Spring 2015 semester began with a cross-cultural feast. The King's College had the privilege of hosting a cohort of fabulous students from Bilkent University, the leading private university in Ankara, Turkey.


Embracing the Rigors of a King's Education

December 16, 2014 - 4:06pm

It's finals week at The King's College. This is the time of year when King's students morph into zombie-like versions of their normal selves. Our campus is full of bleary-eyed, bedraggled students who are over-stimulated by caffeine. Some wander the hallways uttering barely-intelligible phrases from Plato and Aristotle.

The truth is King's students study more than other students I have known. They could have opted for far easier academic programs, yet they chose King's.


Without Virtue, Liberty Cannot Survive

November 10, 2014 - 11:28am

We talk much about honor at The King's College. We don't like to cajole or coerce students into behaving well. We see this as a waste of time and energy. Instead we strive to treat students like the morally responsible agents that they are. We invite them to join us, the faculty and staff, on a journey toward discovering what it means to be fully human.

But, wait, isn't the King's mission about transforming society? Why don't we dispense with all the honor jabber and get on with the real business for which we are here? 


How Good Can It Get?

October 14, 2014 - 9:09pm

We have reached halfway point of the Fall 2014 semester. As I write, the halls of The King's College are quiet—students vacated for Fall Break and are getting much-deserved rest. 

As we launched into the 2014-2015 academic year, I pondered whether this year could top last year's renaissance. Eight weeks later, I am anything but disappointed. The semester has been a thrilling ride. Here a few snapshots:


We Remember 9/11

September 11, 2014 - 1:32pm

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the tragedy that is now infamously known as 9/11. This is an important day for our nation and for The King's College. It is a day to remember.

In the spirit of commemorating 9/11, I commend two things to you:


Welcome to the 2014-15 Academic Year

August 26, 2014 - 3:03pm

Welcome to the 2014-‘15 academic year! I missed you this summer. The Student Development team spent the past three months preparing for your return. It is great to have you back.

We have many new faces in our midst. On Saturday, 170 incoming students arrived at The King’s College. I have enjoyed getting to know many of them and am confident that they will add to the richness of our community.


Mercy & Moralism

April 29, 2014 - 11:00am

Mercy has been this year's theme. We've visited the idea in various formats, from the Fall Retreat drama contest to Interregnum a few weeks ago. It’s a profound concept to ponder—yet difficult to live out.


Ain't My Issue

March 14, 2014 - 11:14am

There's a pivotal question at the core of the King's honor system: Who is responsible to confront? The King's Honor Code gives a straightforward, yet immensely challenging, reply: Every student is honor bound to confront any other student who breaches the Honor Code.
If that doesn't grate against the spirit of our age, I don't know what does. Live and let live is the motto of our day. Not my business. Do whatever you want. Ain't my issue.


NYC Sex Rings & TKC Music Instructors

February 14, 2014 - 12:00am

The raid, which involved a swat team and door ram, took place in a high rise residential building in midtown Manhattan... which also happens to house King's students.