Friends higher education loses two champions

In February, two beloved champions of Quaker higher education and scholarship passed away.

A co-founder of FAHE, T. Canby Jones taught in the Religion and Philosophy department of Wilmington College for many years.  He was also a founding member of Campus Friends Meeting in Wilmington, Ohio.  Canby was a well-known, life-long scholar on George Fox.

The spring 2104 issue of Quaker Higher Education contains Wilmington College’s memorial minute for T. Canby Jones. The school’s Quaker Heritage Center has a tribute exhibit on display through May 2nd.

Newton Garver, University at Buffalo philosophy professor, peace activist and founder of an education fund for impoverished Bolivians, died Feb. 8 after a long illness.  He devoted his life to his beliefs in social justice and had a special interest in the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The Buffalo News published a lengthy obituary on Newton’s life and accomplishments.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 3 in the Orchard Park Quaker Meeting House, 6924 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, NY.

 

 

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