Come Join the Tradition

As heirs to an uninterrupted (though sometimes displaced) tradition of peoples who, indeed, value the eloquence of the scribe and the meaning (s)he produces, the community of apprentices and elders that form our department accepts the task before us—equally exciting and daunting though it may be—to find new ways to enter and to engage this liberating tradition and to use all that we (re)discover to read, to write, and to think brilliantly, thereby equipping ourselves and others with the skills needed to imagine and to make manifest a better world.