Forever New: The Speeches of James Wright, President of Dartmouth
Edited by Sheila Culbert
Dartmouth College Press
Copyright © 2012 Trustees of Dartmouth College
About the Book
Jim Wright is an unabashed optimist. Reading his speeches, it doesn't take long to see that he believes in the fundamental values that shaped the American republic: opportunity and accessibility, individuality and a shared sense of community. He carried this idealism into his presidency of Dartmouth College and, indeed, throughout his career as teacher and historian. At heart, Jim Wright was always a teacher. His election to the presidency of Dartmouth College gave him the opportunity not only to lead the college he loved, but also to use the presidency as a bully pulpit to encourage his students to make a positive difference in the world. The speeches gathered in this collection, particularly the annual convocation and commencement addresses, illustrate that calling. It is in these addresses that he was the most intentional about his goals and his aspirations for Dartmouth, for the Dartmouth faculty, and ultimately for Dartmouth students.
About the Electronic Publication
This electronic publication of Forever New was made possible with the permission of the author. The University Press of New England created EPUB and PDF files from a scanned copy of the book.
Published with permission of James Wright.
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Bibliographic InformationPublished by University Press of New England, Hanover, 2012. ISBN 9781611683325, 276 pages.
Print edition: LD1443 .W75 2012