Saturday, April 08, 2006

Last night's History Graduation Banquet was a charming affair enjoyed by all those in attendance, including soon-to-be graduates, somewhat-less-soon-to-be graduates, friends, family, and faculty. Keith Carlson gave a fine keynote address, one that featured a remarkable (and for some in the audience, perhaps, slightly uncomfortable in the "too close to home" sense) disquisition on student requests for extensions on essays and what they can tell us, not only about the real-world struggles and other-world creative powers of our students, but about the very meaning of History -- and, indeed, Time itself. Food for thought -- which, along with food for eating and drink for drinking, made for a fine evening all around. Click here to read the text of Keith's talk.