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With Thanksgiving Day and the beginning of the holiday season less than one week away, I have been reflecting on the many things we have to be thankful for, despite the challenges and problems we face at the national, state and local level. It is important for us to remember that our nation …

In August, Berea College enacted a number of new policies for students, faculty and staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am happy to report that the measures we took to ensure everyone’s safety while continuing our educational mission have been a success. Students are graduating, we…

Growing up in Madison County, it wasn’t unusual to drive the country roads and see fields lined with rows of tobacco, planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.

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The new hike and bike trail going in along Brushy Fork just south of campus is coming along so nicely.  The rock-bottom creek provides a peaceful atmosphere with its scenic and pleasant sounds and creates a sort of oasis of tranquility right by town.  This trail follows the historically sign…

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Anyone who came of age in America in the late 1960’s will never forget the discord, anger, and divisiveness of those times. An unpopular war in Vietnam pitted brother against brother, generation against generation, toppled politicians, and led to civil disobedience, assassinations, and rioti…

Maybe you heard about the husband who didn’t want his wife to know he’d been out on the town drinking again. When he got home, he sneaked as quietly as he could up the stairs. He looked in the bathroom mirror and bandaged the bumps and bruises he’d received in a fight earlier that night. He …