Recent events in Cleveland, Ferguson and New York City, and the unfolding national conversations that they provoked, deserve attention here in Gambier.
When undergraduate education is put under the microscope, few areas generate as much scrutiny (and at times controversy) as athletics.
Our embrace of academic freedom as a principle means that we must reject bullying and intimidation that squelch debate and dissent and inhibit learning.
Study after study demonstrates that not only is college not a “ludicrous waste of money,” but that an education in the liberal arts and sciences is excellent preparation for success in a range of careers.
Pre-orientation programs and fall athletics practices are in full swing; orientation for the Class of 2018 begins on Saturday; and the start of classes is less than 10 days away. In other words, summer 2014 is coming to an end.