GC Ink GC making the news
Summarizing some of the ways Goshen College faculty, staff and
students have made the news locally and nationally
When [Tolu Kayode, So., Etobicoke, Ontario] is not shooting
a few hoops in the gym or putting in overtime improving on years
of throwing the discus or putting the shot on the field, Kayode
has found ways to boost his academic marks and still juggle two
jobs to help his single-parent mother make ends meet.
Kayode, who wants to pursue a career as a teacher with an
eye to moving up to a principals job, [said,] There
was a time that Id complain a lot but now I have a positive
outlook on things and I get lots of help and support from friends
and dont want anyone feeling sorry for me. Life is too short
to worry about anything.
Kayode sees sports as his ticket to future,
Sept. 18, 2001, Toronto Star
Yes, my initial reaction [on Sept. 11] was complete
shock, [Ruth Krall, director of peace, justice and conflict
studies] says. But I still affirm the Mennonite position that
the call of Christ is to non-participation in violence and war.
Kralls pacifism is not only a matter of doctrine; her program
sends students into war zones. While there, they work on long-term
projects aimed at building peace.
December 2001, Christianity Today
We have lost something significant in our American culture;
we have lost a sense that we need to tell the truth, [Keith]
Graber Miller, [professor of Bible, religion and philosophy] said.
That breaks down community.
OLeary scandal teaches lesson: Tell the Truth,
Dec. 17, 2001, South Bend Tribune
(Brant) favors (J.R.R.) Tolkiens books for their stories
and the ideals they represent. (C.S.) Lewiss books re-tell
Bible stories well, she said. Hes almost like
an invitation to the Bible for children. These are childrens
stories, she said.
As a Christian, I make the connection between the act
of throwing the ring of power away with Jesus letting go of
divine power and his admonition that one must enter the kingdom
of heaven like a child, that is, as one who does not exercise power
over others or has no authority to assert over others, she
God found in fantasy,
Jan. 12, 2002, Elkhart Truth
Our college aims at developing leaders of the world whose
understanding of global issues is wide enough to make them flexible,
argues Professor Zenebe [Abebe, vice president for multicultural
education]. And what better way is out there than the SST
program designed to engage the students in diverse cultures around
Dr. Zenebe Abebe: On Multicultural Education,
March 1, 2002, Addis (Ethiopia) Tribune
Not having host families really puts the pressure on us to
get out and integrate on our own, [Tom] Kelley [Jr., Goshen]
said. Cuba was just too interesting to pass up. Not only is
it untouched by the U.S. since the 50s, it doesnt want
GC sends first SST group to Cuba,
March 30, 2002, Goshen News