Hosted by the Cowell Class of 1972. Our 50-year reunion calls us to re-examine our faith in Cowell’s motto, “The pursuit of truth in the company of friends.” Was the idea of truth actually in good standing in 1968-1972? Is there a chance that the idea--that truth was in better shape in our times--is actually just a feature of nostalgia? How successful has the babyboomer generation been in pursuing truth? What do today’s students think of the motto – would they reaffirm it, reject it or revise it? Have university-based scholars put their shoulders to the wheel of protecting and defending truth, or have they put more effort into calling the very idea of truth into question (through well-enforced trends of post-modernism, the cultural construction of reality, and relativism)? With Patricia Nelson Limerick (Cowell ’72), David Stanford (Cowell ’72), Cameron Vanderscoff (Cowell ’11) and current Cowell faculty and students.


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