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Duthu and Green Address Class of 2011 at Convocation

N. Bruce Duthu '80
N. Bruce Duthu '80
Travis H.K. Green '08
Travis H.K. Green '08

Convocation speaker N. Bruce Duthu '80 framed his remarks around the importance of humility. The Latin root for the word, humility, Duthu explained, was "humus," or the word for "earth." He observed that in the language of the White Mountain Apache tribe, the word for "earth" is equated with the word for "mind," a concept, he said, that demonstrated "a powerful expression of the unity between sacred landscapes and one state of being or identity.

"I believe that humility is a necessary and vital element of the liberal education we endeavor to provide here at Dartmouth," Duthu said.

In his remarks, Travis H.K. Green '08, told the members of the Class of 2011 that they were free to make a new beginning at the College, and that they could find "new friends, new interests, and reveal inner passions. Here, you're freed from your past.

"The seed of your future self lies in the bit of the Dartmouth spirit that's already inside you."

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Last Updated: 5/30/08