Donald Leopold (AGI14)

leopold-a.jpg“I am experiencing the Graduate Institute differently than most, as I am 63 years old and winding down what has been a wonderfully interesting and rewarding career. Had I had the opportunity to have done the program earlier in my life I am confident it would have enabled me to be crisper and deeper in my thinking, more open and able to listen well to others, and better able to articulate my points-of-view.

The Graduate Institute to date has exceeded my expectations. I have read texts that I might have started but never would have stayed with on my own; I have benefited enormously from the insights of my fellow students, including those with whom I have strongly disagreed; and I cannot over-state how much I have learned by the gentle but firm guidance provided by the tutors. On first blush they appear to be helpful facilitators – do not be fooled. They are exceptionally bright, unbelievably well read, and consistently dedicated to creating shared learning experiences.”

"Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice."
- Virginia Woolf