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Zena Hitz

Zena Hitz
Dr. Zena Hitz, a graduate of St. John's College, Cambridge University, and Princeton University, is a tutor at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD.
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Intellectual life provides an escape in that it is beyond “straitened circumstances,” but the escape is again a flight into realities beyond oneself: animal behavior, astronomy, and the mechanics of the inner life. The intellect has no limit to its subject matter: It reaches greedily for the...
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What is the point of studying the humanities? The question reflects the current climate among humanist educators: anxiety shading into despair. As enrollments decline, programs are cut, and tenure diminishes, mainstream educational institutions are becoming uncomfortable places for teachers...