Mariah Clegg writes in the Record:

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

I look around me and I see a campus haunted by apathy. I see 2100 young men and women of promise, with sturdy heads on their shoulders and reserves of determination waiting to be unleashed … later.

This characterization is immediately familiar to me from twenty years ago– and more recently.   It was not by accident that Amy Butler drew the College,  encased in the bubble of a Christmas decoration,  on the cover of the ’92 FaceBook– nor without irony.

To what extent is the College’s isolation an advantage– and to what extent a disadvantage– and what are the issues,  on the ground,  of today?  To what extent is apathy or lack of engagement,  a failing?


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