Sunday, February 2, 1969
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.”