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The Providence Journal‘s David Brussat describes the Ruane Center’s dedication, and makes a case for the importance of traditional architecture.

“At Saturday’s dedication of the Ruane Center for the Humanities at Providence College — named for philanthropists Michael and Elizabeth Ruane- historian David McCullough delivered a passionate keynote address that set the building amid the context of the liberal arts, of which the humanities occupy center stage.

” ‘I feel to the depths of my being that this emblematic new building is not only a step in the right direction for Providence College, but for our country,’ said McCullough. ‘We need to be reminded about who we are and how we got to be who we are.’ ”

Read the full article here.