Sifting and Winnowing


What is the "Sifting and Winnowing" quote?

"Whatever may be the limitations which trammel inquiry elsewhere, we believe that the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found."

"Sifting and Winnowing," a work written by Theodore Herfurth in 1949 (Web reference cited above), can be found on the Wisconsin Electronic Reader website. It provides deep background on the circumstances leading to the creation and eventual positioning of the Sifting and Winnowing plaque on Bascom Hall.