Meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-Connected World
Published in Convocation
More than a century ago, James Earl Russell wrote of the "the relations existing everywhere, in various fields of knowledge, even the unity of all knowledge." This past week, President Susan Fuhrman told the College's 2013 graduates that Russell's vision is "all the more relevant today, in a hyper-connected and turbo-charged world."
Connections, and more broadly, the dissolution of boundaries and the high-speed movement of people, goods, money and ideas, formed a thematic backdrop to the grand formalities of the College's Convocation ceremonies on May 21st and 22nd. The questions of how to improve and re-invent education and how to meet both the potential and the challenges of a fluid global landscape were urgent and recurrent themes at the two master's degree ceremonies and the doctoral hooding ceremony that together involved more than 1,900 graduates.previous page