I love teaching because it takes us--beyond just making a living--to the real "ends" and "aims" of life: 'The true college will ever have but one goal - not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes.' -W.E.B. Du Bois
— Michele Elam, Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor
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