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'Inside Higher Ed' features Wofford professor

August 25, 2005

Wofford College's Dr. Eun-Sun Lee, professor of music and director of the Wofford Chamber Players, is featured in a column in Inside Higher Ed," a Washington, D.C.-based publication.

From Inside Higher Ed's "Hot Hires" Column:

Increasingly, a college brings in a new faculty member not just to fill an empty position, but to send a message about the its priorities for teaching and research, and about how the college wants to be seen in the intensifying competition for students, grants and respect.

This August, Inside Higher Ed offers a continuing series on the “Hot Hires” at campuses nationwide. Today’s column features a violin teacher and performer recruited by Wofford College – which doesn’t have one student majoring in music. According to Wofford’s president, Benjamin Dunlap, music professor Eun-Sun Lee was brought in because “the fine arts are an important component in the education of gifted students in any field.” Lee, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, says she hopes that music will teach her students “daily discipline, focus and concentration” that can be applied to any area of study.

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