2011 Convocation

August 30, 2011 Welcome, faculty, staff, colleagues, alumni, friends and above all, new students to Convocation. On behalf of everyone at Curry College, we are absolutely thrilled you are here – and I am honored to speaking before you this morning. Now you may be wondering – why am I here? And what, exactly, is…

Academia’s Dilemma

Important and interesting questions are often difficult for higher education to digest. Michael Pollan raises just such a vital question in his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. The book has reached into America’s public intellectual consciousness in a thoughtful and profound way. It is related, perhaps, to a similarly provocative…