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The importance of education
"Education is our outstanding asset. Our American system of education is what has made these United States one of the outstanding nations of the world... Education is our surest guarantee of maintaining our present high standing and of providing for our future advancement."
William T. Patten
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News & Events
Black culture expert Imani Perry, architects Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, and anthropologist Dame Alison Richard will speak at Indiana University Bloomington in the 2019–20 Patten Lecture Series.