Justin Gillette ’05 came up with the idea of running marathons for a living by default. He ran his first marathon at age 16 and since then has run 99, winning 45 of them and setting 10 course records.
Members of the Sun Shower Collective, consisting of GC students, faculty and staff, planned and are building solar panels to heat the water in the RFC.
Tavi Mounsithiraj will share his story of fleeing Laos with his family as a 13-year-old boy and adjusting to life in another culture where today he is the head coach of Goshen College men’s soccer, leading his team to national recognition.
The Goshen College Board of Directors announced today that it has asked President James E. Brenneman to find an alternative to playing the Star-Spangled Banner that fits with sports tradition, that honors country and that resonates with Goshen College’s core values and respects the views of diverse constituencies.
Two Goshen College faculty members united in their commitment to pacifism, the teachings of the Mennonite church and extending Christian hospitality to others presented conflicting opinions on playing the national anthem before sports events at the college.
History was made today at Goshen College as the national anthem was played before two sports events for the first time since intercollegiate athletics began at the college in 1957. The anthem was played before a 1 p.m. baseball team doubleheader against Siena Heights University and softball team doubleheader against St. Joseph’s College at 3 p.m.
Goshen College will play the national anthem before sports events for the first time on March 23 and will hold a campus-wide dialogue on the issue on March 24.
The Goshen College Alumni Executive Board released the following statement today:
In January, the Goshen College Presidents Council, led by President Jim Brenneman, decided to allow the college’s Athletic Department to play an instrumental version of the national anthem prior to some sporting events beginning this spring. In preparing for that change in practice to be implemented- beginning with the March 23 baseball and softball games -the President’s Council recently affirmed the plans of the Athletic Department.