Friday — one last day of Euclidean propositions, one last day of Boethius. Summer Program Director Dr. Michael Letteney opened his afternoon class with a quote from Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, Prose 3: “There seems to be a hopeless conflict between divine foreknowledge of all things and freedom of the human will.” How does Lady Philosophy resolve this apparent conflict? Dr. Letteney noted that the discussion in today’s class was very lively, with questions ranging from divine foreknowledge to freedom and the place of prayer in God’s providential plan.
After class students received a few farewell gifts, including a College t-shirt, a book bag, and a collection of P.G. Wodehouse’ writings. They then headed outside, where they were treated to an unusual, but refreshing sight: a light Southern California thunderstorm crossing the mountains above the College, sprinkling the campus along the way. As this post is being written, the students are getting ready for tonight’s banquet, entertainment, and dance, with a video slideshow to follow.
The Summer Program staff — made up of both current students and graduates of the College — have remarked over the last two weeks at what a fine group of students attended this year’s program. We all very much look forward to keeping in touch, and to welcoming them back to visit the campus over the coming year.
We will have one final post with pictures of tonight’s entertainment and dance, and tomorrow’s goodbyes. For now, farewell, and God bless!