Published on February 9, 2015  

At a meeting a few days ago in Washington, DC, I heard David Coleman, President of the College Board, reflect on the value—and the demise in so much of higher education—of what he characterized as “productive solitude.”  Writing this message at an early hour, looking across a serene campus, I’m heartened by the fact that Samford is a place where productive solitude may still be found, and even cherished.  Ideas and understanding come to many of us in quiet moments.  Even on the first day of the week of Step Sing, I’m in awe of the silent majesty of this place.

The world is better because productive solitude may still be found at Samford.