06 September 2009

The Lincoln Experience

For the past year I have had the opportunity to be a community columnist for the LaCrosse Tribune. For my final entry I offered reflections on Lincoln based on the experience I had in July at the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. I was involved in a Gilder-Lehrman Seminar and spent 6 days with Matthew Pinsker, a Lincoln scholar who teaches at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. Part of our time was spent at Soldier's Home in Washington, D.C. Pinsker has written a wonderful book on Lincoln's time at Soldier's Home (Lincoln's Sanctuary).

Throughout the week it became increasingly clear to me that Lincoln provides an excellent model for leadership on many levels. Here is a link to the piece that appreared in the Tribune:


Here are the links to two others that I did:

This one is from March and addresses the issue of combatting cynicism among our students:


This one relates to Roger Bannister and the running experience:


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