At Syracuse University, I joined a March on Washington against the Vietnam War. I flew first-class and bedded at something like the Ritz Carlton.
Of course, I still had enough Republican DNA that I did not hitchhike to D. The advice I give students, and that I hope faculty members at all colleges will join me in promoting, goes something like this: Think it possible you might be mistaken.
The main trick here is to create a piece that is interesting to read (and write).
This is something you cannot do without a really nice topic.
As you can understand, this definition is pretty broad.
Indeed, narrative essay can depict almost anything – from your personal childhood experience to reflections about the global problems of morality.
It’s not wrong to hold those views, but it is wrong to think that only those views are proper or that Guilford is really that much of a one-party state.
It’s also perplexing given how much my colleges’s Quaker founders risked in promoting peace and tolerance.
Yet having your beliefs challenged might change them or just make them stronger.
President Kennedy reminded us that, "Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs.