Commencement speech: “Searching for what’s real in a virtual world”

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“Our job – not just my job as a journalist, but the job of all of us – is to search for the best, the most true and useful knowledge and understanding that we can, not fake facts that sound really good. It takes passion to sort out rumor from truth; to be willing to consider evidence that contradicts our assumptions; to spend the time searching for answers to hard questions. It takes passion to really learn.”

David Cortright to give Yoder Public Affairs Lecture on ‘The Power of Nonviolence’

David Cortright.

David Cortright, director of policy studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will present the annual Goshen College Yoder Public Affairs Lecture, titled “The Power of Nonviolence: Lessons from the Unarmed Revolution in Egypt,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.

President’s speech: “On Becoming a Passionate Learner”

Related links: View photos from the 2012-13 opening convocation and Applause Tunnel. Read the press release about the convocation Fall Opening Convocation message, delivered by Dr. James E. Brenneman, President of Goshen College, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in the Goshen College Church-Chapel (as prepared for delivery) Little Merle Jacobs was absolutely passionate about canaries. He loved … Keep reading »