Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Remembers Vartan Gregorian
April 19, 2021
The Carnegie Corporation of New York’s 12th president had a profound impact
We are spiritual and moral beings full of fantasies, dreams, agonies, ecstasies. A unique moment in history is each one of us, because DNA says there is not two of us alike. Now what are we going to do to satisfy our uniqueness and demonstrate our uniqueness? –Vartan Gregorian
In 1998, Vartan was awarded the National Humanities Medal, and in 2004 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, his appetite to make the world a better one was extraordinary. His influence will be long felt.
In 2019, Vartan spoke about the ease of access we all have to information. He said “information is not knowledge, you have to adsorb knowledge, see its consequences, and build on it.” We will keep Vartan’s sentiments in mind as we join with colleagues at the Carnegie Corporation in celebrating and honoring his remarkable life and enduring legacy.