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An Enduring Tradition: May Day Weekend

Prior to delivering the 25th Annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture, Dr. Andrew Delbanco conducted a Q&A session with faculty, staff, students, and the media. Members of the Tabula Rasa student organization helped organize the session, including Ross Gleason and Sarah Marquart. (Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15)

One of the College’s enduring traditions, May Day Weekend, got off to an auspicious start with a talk by Dr. Andrew Delbanco, recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal, Friday night (May 3).

Delbanco delivered the 25thAnnual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture after conducting a Q&A session with students, faculty, staff, and the media earlier in the day.

The lecture series carries the names of Geneva resident Carl Fribolin, an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004, and his late wife.

College President Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera thanked Fribolin for his longtime support of the series and wished him an early happy birthday. Fribolin will celebrate No. 95 next month.

College President Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera congratulates Jeremy Hourihan '08, who recieved the Recent Graduate Award, and Juanita Rotz Hawkins '67, who received the Professional Achievement Award during Honors Convocation (May 4). (Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15)

Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.  He was awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama “for his writing that spans the literature of Melville and Emerson to contemporary issues in higher education.”

May Day Weekend activities will continue through Sunday.To view the full schedule of events, go to:

One Response to An Enduring Tradition: May Day Weekend

  1. Michael McKenzie says:

    The Q & A session was good and informative. Kudos to Sarah and Ross for helping out, and to all the students who came. Of course, everyone heard him mention The Great Socrates by name!

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