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Forever New
The Speeches of James Wright, President of Dartmouth College, 1998–2009
James Wright; Sheila Culbert, ed.




Dartmouth College Press
2012 • 276 pp. 15 illus. 6 x 9 1/4"
Leadership Education


$35.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-332-5

$34.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-333-2

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The collected speeches of Dartmouth’s sixteenth president

Jim Wright is an unabashed optimist. Reading his speeches, it doesn’t take long to see that he believes in the fundamental values that shaped the American republic: opportunity and accessibility, individuality and a shared sense of community. He carried this idealism into his presidency of Dartmouth College and, indeed, throughout his career as teacher and historian.

At heart, Jim Wright was always a teacher. His election to the presidency of Dartmouth College gave him the opportunity not only to lead the college he loved, but also to use the presidency as a bully pulpit to encourage his students to make a positive difference in the world. The speeches gathered in this collection, particularly the annual convocation and commencement addresses, illustrate that calling. It is in these addresses that he was the most intentional about his goals and his aspirations for Dartmouth, for the Dartmouth faculty, and ultimately for Dartmouth students.

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SHEILA CULBERT is the Head of the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut and former senior assistant to President James Wright.






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