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Leslie Hernandez

Quiz winner to take in Earnest

It’s a great way to relax before final exams. Leslie Hernandez, a first-year chemistry student, won yesterday’s DailyNews trivia contest and earned two tickets to see the University Players production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Hernandez’ name was drawn from all respondents who correctly matched the play’s quotation to its speaker:

A democratic society must make space for the humanities, says philosopher

Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have rightly been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens, says philosopher Martha Nussbaum. But recently, she argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry both in the United States and abroad.