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Toni Morrison to deliver keynote address for fall convocation

Morrison will be the third in a series of speakers visiting campus in preparation for the launch of the Institute for Global Citizenship. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke in Kagin Commons on March 28. United Nation Secretary-General Kofi Annan ’61 will visit campus next Saturday.

According to Hamre, Morrison will address the topic of global citizenship in her remarks.

“We’ve asked her to tailor her remarks to global citizenship, which she writes a great deal on anyway, and responsibilities of people in today’s world,” Hamre said.

Morrison is currently the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. She has held the post since 1989.


124 students approved for study abroad this fall

Of the 131 students who applied for Fall 2006 study abroad, 124 have been accepted, according to Study Abroad Coordinator Katherine Ygnve.

This academic year, after disproportionate numbers of students studied abroad during fall and spring semester—74 studied in Fall ’05, 176 in Spring ’06—the administration set a cap on study abroad, marking it at 115 students per semester. The imbalance cost the college approximately $200,000 in vacant dorm housing. The college has filled all but 19 upperclassmen beds for next semester.

While the 124 accepted still slightly exceeds the 115 cap, Ygnve explained that the college will not have to dip into other funds, as the college takes a few extra students into account during the admissions review process.


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