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Take 5 — President Michael F. Adams on the performing arts - From the President
September 2012 Issue
Q: Why are the performing arts important to a national research 1 institution? A: The performing arts are important at a place like this because they greatly enhance the social and cultural life of a great university. The arts also implicitly encourage students, faculty, staff and administrators to pose and ponder big questions. Western culture is in many ways embodied in the messages of music and art and drama and dance. Q: In your opinion does having the arts at UGA improve the quality of the Athens community? A: It’s not accidental that this community is on virtually every list of great places to live for everyone from Millennials to retirees. A great part of that is the cultural life here in Athens. There are few if any places of 100,000 people in population in America where you have the breadth of art, music, dance and drama available to you that we have in Athens. It runs all the way from …
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