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Michael E. Hill

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A final column from the President

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. —Richard Bach, author It’s hard to
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Week Nine Column from the President

Welcome to our final week of this 144th Assembly. Whether you’re joining us for the first time or have been with us all nine weeks, we are grateful for your presence and participation in the
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Week Eight Column from the President

Welcome to Week Eight of this 144th Assembly. A colleague of mine reminded me this past week that while, for some, this is nearing the end of our season together, for many Week Eight is
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Week Seven Column from the President

Welcome to Week Seven of this 144th Assembly. Only at Chautauqua could one be taken on a journey that moves from the Supreme Court to supreme laughter to exploration of the impact of fear in
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Week Six Column from the President

Welcome to Week Six of this 144th Assembly. Our mission is to explore the best in human values, and this week that pursuit brings us a week on comedy and laughter. We so often think
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Week Five Column from the President

Welcome to Week Five of this 144th Assembly. Whether you’re continuing your Chautauqua journey this week or visiting us anew, know we are glad you are here to join in our exploration of the United
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Week Four Column from the President

Welcome to the fourth week of our 144th Assembly. If this is your first week at Chautauqua, we are delighted that you are joining us on these sacred grounds and in this historic grove. If
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Week Three Column from the President

Welcome to the third week of our 144th Assembly. I, for one, enter this week completely energized after an incredible voyage with our friends and colleagues from National Geographic and the unbelievable explosion of patriotism
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Week Two Column from the President

Michael E. Hill Welcome to the second week of our 144th Assembly. It has been such a joy to spend our opening week with so many Chautauquans; I know this week will bring many more
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Let us begin. And let us be bold

Good morning, and welcome home to Chautauqua. It is my privilege to greet you for the first time in this beautiful new Amphitheater as the 18th president of Chautauqua Institution. To say that this day