President Chabotar’s Commencement Speech Published by Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed on July 5 published a column by President Kent Chabotar about how to support a diversity of ideas. The column is based on his charge to the Class of 2012 and was published previously by the News & Record.
“Seek out people with different beliefs,” he wrote. “People want to be around others who think and act like themselves. Imagine what a cataract of horrors it would be for some Harvard professors to be on the same faculty with a member of the tea party.
“But beyond that difficulty lies an opportunity for understanding and compromise. Imagine if the politicians in Washington could collaborate to get something done rather than demonize each other, spew half-truths, and bankrupt us all.”