Posted by: Michael | February 2, 2009

Dr. Allyn P. Robinson’s Inaugural Address

Sunday, February 2, 1969

(l to r) Mrs. and Dr. Allyn Robinson with Arthur Goldberg on inauguration day.

(l to r) Mrs. and Dr. Allyn Robinson with Arthur Goldberg on inauguration day.

On his inauguration, Dr. Robinson delivered an address entitled “In Pursuit of Wisdom.”  He began by alluding to the unrest on college campuses of recent years:

“This is an occasion to rejoice.

I am sure that in the not too distant past the congratulations which college presidents received upon occasions such as this were without qualification. It has been interesting – perhaps a bit disconcerting- that many of the messages I have been receiving not only from this country, but from abroad have included a note of sympathy. The college campus is not always looked upon today as the peaceful haven it once seemed to be.

I don not however ask for sympathy, instead I seek a commitment that will allow Dowling College to become an instrument to serve the three-fold goals set forth in our motto: Learning, Wisdom, and Compassion.”

 

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