Author: Rick Spalding

On the soul of the College: Reflections on the importance of reflection

It’s one of the great structural paradoxes of this place that reflection – so essential to learning – is so counter-cultural to the routines of campus life. If an extra…

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Chaplain’s defense

In responding to the conversation initiated by my ruminations on using the phones in my office for student calls to congressional representatives about the then-impending war resolution, Professors McAllister and Jacobsohn have articulated some of the interesting, familiar and vexing questions of boundaries between personal and institutional expressions of opinion or conscience.

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A day you can never forget

On most ordinary days, waking up is a process of catching up to the movements of light and life that have already arrived ahead of us in this valley where we live.

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