Saturday, November 1, 2014
Kevin Powell visits DU
I have always believed it is important to augment and supplement the education on a campus with guests, especially those who bring a different perspective to everyone. Recently we hosted Kevin Powell for 2 days as a scholar in residence. His major evening talks were around domestic violence, but he spoke to our freshman convocation group, to faculty, and to several classes.
Kevin has been active in a number of areas for decades. I first met him in 1997 when he spoke at Old Dominion University, and we have been in touch over the years. Scenes like the one above are what college should be like- students hungry to interaction, discussion and debate.