The Residential College at West Ambler Johnston kicks off the year with the "Aims of Education Address," in which a distinguished speaker shares with students and the university community at large their ideas about the meaning and power of a university education. This year's address will take place Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. in the West Ambler Johnston courtyard.

This year's speaker, the 11th visitor in this tradition, is the celebrated data journalist, NYU professor, author, and tech visionary Meredith Broussard. She is the author of "Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World." Broussard, who is also the author of the forthcoming "More Than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech," will share her vision for the future of tech, education, and a more just world.

The address connects students and faculty of the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston. The event provides the opportunity for students to engage with scholars, activists, artists, and teachers and to learn about the meaning of education.

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