Tribute to John McWhorter by Glenn Loury

MERRILL AWARD GALA   |  October 21, 2022 by Glenn Loury Download PDF

On October 21, 2022, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni honored John McWhorter with our Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.

Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University, provides a compelling opening tribute.


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