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Speeches and Letters


The Written Word Remains
Remarks to Graduates at Commencement - May 19, 2019

The Undamaged Angel - Part 2
Remarks at the Baccaluaureate Services - May 19, 2019

The Power of Small Moments
The Campaign for Every Laurentan Launch
October 26, 2018
Related: The Campaign for Every Laurentian web site

But Don't You Know?
Convocation, August 29, 2018
Related: Faculty and Administrative Employees Hired, Promoted, or with New Roles Since August 2017

Walking Among Friends
Matriculation, August 26, 2018


The Stream of Life Passes Through It
Reunion 2018

Remarks at Commencement
May 2018

Hope Waits for You
Remarks at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance 
January 17, 2018

Response to Proposed Tax on Endowments
ovember 6, 2017

Our Testament of Dauntless Resolve 
Convocation 2017

Becoming a Better Student
Matriculation 2017


Never Far Away
Reunion 2017

The Extension of a Beginning
Commencement 2017

Not So Fast, Not So Big
Baccalaureate 2017

The Substance of Hope
Martin Luther King Day Celebration - January 18, 2017

What Is St. Lawrence Promising?
Remarks to the Board of Trustees, October 2016

The Imperative of the Attentive
Convocation 2016

Learning to Remember
Matriculation 2016


More Than Strictly Social
Reunion 2016

Finding Something To Do
Remarks at Commencement - May 22, 2016

The Indelible Incomplete
Remarks at the Baccalaureate Service - May 22, 2016

Remarks at Pride Week Kick-Off Event
April 18, 2016

Speaking with One Another
Martin Luther King Day Celebration
January 20, 2016

Never Better is Never Good Enough
Convocation 2015

Minding the Mail in a College of Letters
Matriculation 2015


Measures of Vitality
Reunion 2015

At the Top There Will Be Silence
Commencement 2015

The Undamaged Angel
Baccalaureate 2015

The Limits and Lessons of Hope
Remarks on Martin Luther King Day
January 19, 2015

Risking Success on the Modest, Kindly and Selfless
Remarks at Convocation 2014
August 27, 2014

Friendship Found
Remarks at Matriculation 2014
August 24, 2014


Splendid, Beautiful, Enduring
Remarks at Reunion 2014

Remarks at Commencement
May 18, 2014

Under Repair
Remarks for Baccalaureate
May 18, 2014

Character Matters More
Remarks at the service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20, 2014

New York 6 Presidents Reject Call for Boycott
January 2, 2014

Defining a Year
Remarks at Convocation 2013
August 28, 2013

Novel Attitudes
Remarks to the Class of 2017 at Matriculation
August 25, 2013


We Carry On
Remarks to Alumni at Reunion 2013
June 1, 2013

Companionship Stays With Us
Remarks to Graduates
May 19, 2013

Comfort and Courage
Remarks at Baccalaureate Service
May 19, 2013

Dream and Dilemma
Remarks at the service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21, 2013 

Call Me When You Get It
Remarks to the Faculty and Staff at Opening Convocation
August 29, 2012 

Remarks to the Class of 2016 at Matriculation
August 26, 2012


An Inventory of the Possible
Reunion, June 2, 2012

Living Forward
Commencement, May 20, 2012

Blessings Around and Within
Baccalaureate, May 20, 2012

Remarks at the annual Martin Luther King Day Service
"Are We Ensigns of Hope?"
January 23, 2012

Remarks to Faculty and Staff at Opening Convocation
"Lessons from the Front Room"
August 24, 2011 

Remarks to the Class of 2015 at Matriculation
"Books and Bells"
August 21, 2011 


Summer Community Letter
June 20, 2011

We'll Ne're Forget
Remarks at Commencement Ceremony
May 22, 2011

A Registry of Surprise
Remarks from the Baccalaureate Ceremony
May 22, 2011

Spring Community Letter
April 18, 2011

"Not Always"
Remarks from the Martin Luther King Observance
January 24, 2011 

Fall Community Letter
November 29, 2010

Remarks to Faculty and Staff at Opening Convocation
"Three Drops of Water"
August 25, 2010

Remarks to the Class of 2014 at Matriculation
"Here Now to Dream"
August 22, 2010

Summer Letter to Laurentians
August 3, 2010