Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Named after Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) a scientist, scholar, risk-taker and Renaissance man of deep intellectual and spiritual curiosity, the GLC strives to help students make connections across disciplines, inside the classroom and out of it, and through a variety of activities.

Galileo is emblematic of our desire to connect new knowledge in a limitless, comprehensive understanding of the world in which we are global citizens. When he supported Copernican theory, it was Cardinal Robert Bellarmine who agreed to mediate communications between the church and Galileo, in an attempt to prevent Galileo from being accused of heresy.

Much like Galileo, our students must study across many disciplines in the pursuit of human knowledge, and much like Bellarmine, our students should seek to understand and protect the freedom of learners to expand that knowledge.