It's striking news in the bubble world of higher education that Harvard anticipates requiring a course in religion of its undergraduates. Indeed, such a decision is hard to imagine even a decade ago. An endorsement and commentary on the decision in the Washington Post, by Notre Dame's president, John Jenkins, and its provost, Tom Burish, is here.
John T. McGreevy is the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.