“It was a dangerous business getting out of bed this morning,” Mr. Balsbaugh reminded students at orientation.
“The path to whatever truth you discover this year will lead inevitably through ideas and conversations that will challenge you, make you uncomfortable, and, yes, sometimes even offend you.”
“But you are not alone in a world of dangerous ideas with nothing more than your commonplace book for a guide. Not unlike Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, you have been provided travelling companions and guides for this journey, and you will meet with more along the way.
“Don’t be afraid of the journey. Don’t be afraid of the truth.”
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2015-16 Beginning of the Year Address to Students