A colleague at San Diego State University recently sent the following email message to other CSU faculty members. I thought it worth sharing more broadly.
June 6 marked the anniversary of President Kennedy’s 1963 Commencement Address at San Diego State University (then San Diego State College). During the Commencement exercises, JFK was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree, the first honorary doctoral degree awarded by any California State University campus. In his commencement address, President Kennedy said:
“As a nation, we have no deeper concern, no older commitment and no higher interest than a strong, sound and free system of education for all. In fulfilling this obligation to ourselves and our children, we provide for the future of our nation-and for the future of freedom.”
How times have changed.