8/18/2014 Magazine Staff

'Stay Curious, Never Stop Learning'

This magazine article is part of Summer 2014 / Issue 78
As they embark on paths toward professional careers or post-graduate studies, members of Franklin & Marshall’s Class of 2014 should take chances and embrace lifelong learning, ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos urged during the College’s May 10 Commencement ceremony.

“I hope you all stay curious and never stop learning,” Stephanopoulos said in his Commencement address before 604 graduation participants and a crowd of more than 3,000 guests in F&M’s Alumni Sports & Fitness Center. “One of the best parts of my job right now is how many different parts of the world, how many stories, and how much information it exposes me to every day. All that makes for a rich, stimulating and fast-paced professional life, but I also have to remind myself every day to slow down, to think, and remember what it's like to really study.”

Stephanopoulos is a longtime friend of F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield, a fellow Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in the 1980s. In his remarks, Porterfield talked about the things that give individual students the space to learn and grow—in college and beyond.

“Love makes space. A liberal arts education makes space. This great College makes space, for you and for all,” Porterfield said. “If you love what you were empowered to do here, then it is your job to facilitate the preservation of this College and our perhaps fragile tradition of learning, in a society that needs us more than it realizes.”

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