January 20, 2022

President’s message: Multipliers among us

This issue honors those who have founded organizations for the good of others, the kind that can multiply the good done in this world. The ability to identify a need in society and proactively create change is part of what makes Earlhamites who they are.

Along with the founders we celebrate, I also admire the people who serve in these organizations—the ones who contribute not only through their thoughts and social media commentary, but through their actions. The ones who are willing to get their hands dirty. The ones whose loving actions benefit those who are not always so lovable. The ones who seek peace and justice without seeking recognition. The ones who broaden understanding, dialogue and friendship across differences of culture, perspective and politics.

Since its founding, Earlham has attracted and nurtured these change-makers. This year marks the 175th anniversary of that founding, and we would love to have you join in and be a part of the festivities.  

There will be many chances for alumni and friends of Earlham to connect and celebrate—both virtually and in person—during the year. The celebration will culminate during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 15-16. We have planned for this to be an in-person event and are hopeful that this will be the case. Due to COVID, it has been two years since we’ve been able to be together for that event, and I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Details will be sent in the coming months, but please save the date and start making plans to be with us and your classmates. 

Wherever Earlhamites gather—on campus or around the world—they seem to make the world better. Like the founders that we honor in this issue of the Earlhamite, I encourage you to be hands-on, to actively support those organizations that are brightening the world. They can and will be better for you taking part. Those are efforts worth multiplying.

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Spark good —
Spark good—
for the next generation of Earlhamites.
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