Unbelievably, a few weeks ago I passed the 10th anniversary of my graduation from Hillsdale College with a bachelors degree. But the spirit of school pride lives on, and my heart smiled when today I read William McGurn’s Wall Street Journal column “How Hillsdale Beats Harvard”.
After explaining how Hillsdale’s principled stand of not accepting any federal funds fits right in with the school’s warm welcome of military recruiters on campus, McGurn concludes:
If Harvard believes that our Armed Forces are inconsistent with its values, surely the honest thing to do is to stand on principle and accept the funding consequences. The folks at Hillsdale would be glad to show the way.
Back in the good old college days, there was a running quip among some of my friends that went something like this:
Person 1: “You know, Hillsdale is like the Harvard of the Midwest.”
Person 2: “You’ve got it wrong. Harvard is the Hillsdale of the East.”
Hail, alma mater: “Noble pride in our Hillsdale’s name” lives on, and for all the right reasons.