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Dudley: ‘Awareness of our Own Ignorance is a Virtue’ President Dudley's remarks at the 2017 commencement exercises have been published in The Roanoke Times.

“We should all begin by asking ourselves this question: ‘What is the most important thing about which I know too little or nothing at all?'”

— Will Dudley

Grad45-600x400 Dudley: 'Awareness of our Own Ignorance is a Virtue'President Will Dudley distributes diplomas to the Class of 2017 shortly after delivering remarks that have since been published as an editorial in The Roanoke Times.

An essay by Washington and Lee University President Will Dudley has been published in the Opinion pages of The Roanoke Times. The essay, based on Dudley’s remarks at the undergraduate commencement exercises on May 25, focuses on the importance of embracing one’s own ignorance as a stepping stone to pursuing knowledge and becoming better informed.

“Not knowing everything is fun,” Dudley wrote. “It makes work challenging and life rewarding.”

To read the entire essay, please click here.