What a beautiful thing, for a Pakistani girl who just 2 years ago was shot in the head for defending the right of girls to go to school, to be honored with the greatest of honors: the Nobel Peace Prize. What better example for people young and old. What great role model for a university whose motto is “freedom and learning”. I was moved by her last year when I listened to her at Clinton Global Initiative. I was inspired by her commitment to her cause. By her willingness to risk her own life for a cause she believes is greater than herself.
“Knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom”, said Fredrick Douglass.
“Only the educated are free”, said Epictetus.
“All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one”, said Malala Yousafzai