As parents help their teenagers sift through college acceptances, probably the last thing on their minds is what their children’s circumstances will look like several years after college. But long-term success, however one chooses to define it, is really what it’s all about.
I initially considered the liberal arts to be a rather narrow concept. Now, I can’t imagine anything more exciting or worthwhile.
“Parting was always bittersweet. But far less so knowing that our daughters were happy and in good hands.” Ralph Gardner Jr. P’11,’16 reflects on Family Weekends past.
Our October trips to Gambier for Family Weekend have become one of the highlights of the year.
It’s time for us to move aside, look on lovingly and interestedly, but get on with the business of our own lives. To tend to our children more quietly, without unsolicited advice or too many questions.